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Trump talks tough on Pakistan’s ‘terrorist’ havens, but options scarce

/  22.08.2017  /  Politics 

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants – an approach analysts say probably won’t change Pakistan’s strategic calculations and might push it in directions Washington does not want it to go.

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Big protests expected as Trump goes to Phoenix for rally

/  22.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON(Reuters) – Large protests could greet President Donald Trump on Tuesday when he travels to Arizona for his first campaign rally since he caused an uproar with his remarks about a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia.

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U.S. defense secretary in Iraq as troops battle for Tal Afar

/  22.08.2017  /  Politics 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Iraq on Tuesday just days after the start of an offensive to oust Islamic State from the city of Tal Afar, with talks focused on backing Iraqi efforts to stabilize areas recaptured from the militant group.

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U.S. Air Force awards contracts to Boeing, Northrop for ICBM replacement

/  22.08.2017  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing Co and Northrop Grumman Corp separate contracts to continue work on the replacement of the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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Trump to visit section of U.S.-Mexican border wall in Arizona

/  22.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will visit a section of a U.S.-Mexican border fence in Arizona on Tuesday as he seeks congressional funding for the wall he wants built, administration officials said on Monday.

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U.S. Secret Service says 1,100 employees face unpaid overtime

/  22.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Secret Service will not be able to pay an estimated 1,100 employees for required overtime work after September due to government-imposed pay caps, the agency’s chief said on Monday.

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Trump likely to announce modest troop increase for Afghanistan

/  21.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is likely to announce a modest increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan when he lays out his strategy on Monday for the war there, America’s longest military conflict, a senior administration official said.

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Russia names replacement for Sergei Kislyak as envoy in Washington

/  21.08.2017  /  Politics 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s next ambassador to Washington will be Anatoly Antonov, a former defense official who is subject to European sanctions over his role in the conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin announced on Monday.

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Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

/  20.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend’s violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

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Leading Democrat: Critics can’t conclude Trump is impaired

/  20.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that it was premature to try to remove U.S. President Donald Trump by claiming he is physically or mentally impaired.

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