Taliban attack on Afghan military outpost kills dozens

The attack, which came as the central city of Ghazni struggles to recover from five days of intense fighting, underlined how hard the insurgents have been pressuring badly stretched local security forces. Officials in the area said nine police and 35 soldiers were killed in the latest attack of a series that has killed dozens of security forces nationwide. A ... Read More »

US voices alarm over Russia satellite's 'very abnormal behaviour'

The United States has voiced concern about Russia’s launch of a mysterious satellite that is exhibiting “very abnormal behaviour”, raising suspicions about Moscow’s pursuit of new space weapons. The Russian government has insisted the satellite is a “space apparatus inspector”, but an American official said the object’s movements in orbit were “inconsistent with anything seen before” in that capacity. “We ... Read More »

US stocks climb ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are surging Thursday as China and the U.S. prepare to hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending the trade war between them. Walmart is surging after the retailer said its sales climbed in second quarter. Metals prices rose sharply, a day after a big drop, and the ... Read More »

Trump advisor touts Sprint, T-Mobile deal while denying lobbying

Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, touted on Wednesday benefits he sees in federal government approval of T-Mobile US Inc’s bid to acquire Sprint Corp, while also denying that he has worked directly for the company. Lewandowski said he remains in regular contact with the president and has daily contact with Trump’s new campaign manager Brad Parscale. Read More »

Iran Supreme Leader admits mistake over nuclear talks

(Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country’s foreign minister to speak to his U.S. counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact with world powers came into force in 2016, but the expected level of foreign investment ... Read More »

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