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Flash floods in southern Afghanistan kill at least 20


March 2, 2019

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan´s Kandahar province, the UN said Saturday, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles and potentially damaged thousands of houses. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said widespread flooding inundated Kandahar city and surrounding districts in the province, with 97mm of rain …

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Chinese FM lodges protest over Huawei CFO extradition to US, slams Canada


March 2, 2019

The Canadian Department of Justice has said that Ottawa had decided to grant authorization to proceed with the extradition process in Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s case. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Saturday that Beijing expressed opposition to Canada’s decision on Meng Wanzhou extradition to the United States. “The Chinese side has expressed its extreme discontent and decisive protest …

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Trump demands China lift all tariffs on US agricultural goods


March 2, 2019

US President Donald Trump said Friday that he had asked “China to immediately remove all Tariffs” on US agricultural goods, stressing that Washington has delayed the 1 March deadline on its planned tariff hike. “I have asked China to immediately remove all Tariffs on our agricultural products (including beef, pork, etc.) based on the fact that we are moving along …

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The Latest: Suicide bombing in Syria’s Idlib kills 7


March 2, 2019

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): Syrian activists and a war monitor say at least seven people have been killed in a suicide bombing inside a restaurant in the northwestern city of Idlib. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a city restaurant …

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US-backed Syrian fighters advance on 2 fronts against IS


March 2, 2019

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The ground assault into the last area held by the Islamic State group intensified Saturday as U.S.-backed Syrian fighters made “remarkable progress” amid heavy clashes, including the capture of a hill overlooking a tent encampment for the extremists, officials with the Kurdish-led forces said. The capture of the last pocket still held by IS fighters …

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The Latest: Sanders says his campaign built to beat Trump


March 2, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is making a second run for the Democratic presidential nomination (all times local): Bernie Sanders is launching his second presidential campaign with a call for Americans from all walks of life to join his fight for a political revolution, one he’s been waging for four decades. Sanders is …

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Turkey rejects US patriot offer amid row over Russian S-400


March 2, 2019

The United States has been pressing Turkey, its NATO ally, to reject a plan to purchase Russia’s cutting-edge S-400 missile systems, which Turkey estimates to be three times cheaper than a $3.5 billion order for US anti-aircraft weapons. Turkey has rejected the offer by the United States on the sale of US long-range surface-to-air Patriot missile systems until the end …

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Analysis: GOP senators struggle to escape no-win border vote


March 2, 2019

WASHINGTON : One by one, the Republican senators floated their ideas. They were trying to find a way out of a seemingly impossible dilemma: how to support President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall without approving the national emergency declaration he invoked to build it. And one by one, during a private lunchtime meeting that ran hot at times, they found …

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Summit collapse breaks hearts in South Korea, leaves Moon losing face


March 2, 2019

HANOI — South Korean President Moon Jae-in put a brave face on the situation Friday morning. In a nationally televised address for a public holiday, he said the collapse of a high-stakes summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un only made South Korea’s role “more important” to help the two sides reach “a complete settlement by …

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