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U.S. Army Study Finds Flaws With Military's Pivotal Assault on Mosul

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:12:53 EST

American military units that participated in the decisive battle for Mosul against the Islamic State were hampered by difficulties in sharing battlefield imagery and often had different understandings of what was happening on the battlefield, according to a new study.image

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Boeing, Airbus Sales Imperiled as Trump Administration Formulates Iran Plan

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:20:13 EST

The Trump administration is advancing a strategy that could derail efforts by Boeing and Airbus to sell hundreds of jetliners to Iranian airlines, U.S. officials said. image

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New U.S.-Backed Force Leads Terrorism Fight in Bangladesh

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:27:56 EST

The botched terror attack in New York this week has created a fresh test for a new counterterrorism force tackling a growing U.S. concern: international extremism in Bangladesh, home of the suspect. image

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Killings Shake South Africa's ANC Before Leadership Vote

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:16:11 EST

The killings of two members of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, both set to cast crucial ballots at the party’s leadership conference this weekend, mark the latest in a violent spree that has left at least 40 local politicians dead since the start of last year.image

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EU Leaders Agree to Advance Brexit Talks

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:15:40 EST

European leaders agreed to advance Brexit negotiations but called on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to tell them quickly what her government wants from a future trade agreement for serious talks to start in March.image

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Australian Report Urges Vatican to Reject Celibacy, Rethink Secret Confessions

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:00:27 EST

An Australian investigation into decades of child sexual abuse, involving tens of thousands of victims, called for sweeping changes in the Catholic Church and other organizations, including making celibacy voluntary for clergy and forcing ministers to report abuse concerns that come to light through confession.image

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Russian Ex-Minister Gets Eight-Year Jail Term for Bribery

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:56:55 EST

A Russian court sentenced a former economy minister to eight years in prison for taking a $2 million bribe in a trial that has cast a spotlight on infighting among elites and the power of the country’s oil czar.image

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U.S. Displays Weaponry It Says Proves Iran's Influence

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:03:38 EST

The U.S. for the first time publicly displayed what officials said were Iranian-made missiles, drones and other weaponry as proof of Tehran’s growing military influence in the Middle East.image

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Latest Talks on Syrian Peace End With No Progress

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:43:10 EST

The latest round of Syrian peace talks ended with no progress toward a political settlement and no pause in government offensives against opposition-held areas. image

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As Fed Tightens, Europe Hangs Loose

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:01:55 EST

Central banks in Europe showed continued caution about the region’s economic recovery, signaling that they are in no rush to follow the Federal Reserve in steadily raising interest rates.image

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Brexit Resurrects Questions About the Governance of Ireland

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:39:41 EST

The U.K.’s coming divorce from the European Union has reopened the centuries-old debate about how Ireland should be governed. And the Irish question in turn will play a significant role in determining what form Brexit takes.image

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