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Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

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February 19, 2017 at 10:24 am

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and ...

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Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

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February 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm | HELSINKI (AP) Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American presiden...

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Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassurances

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February 19, 2017 at 11:25 am | MUNICH (AP) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and deman...

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Iraqi forces launch offensive to drive IS from western Mosul

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February 19, 2017 at 10:35 am | HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from its last m...

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US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp

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February 19, 2017 at 5:00 am | DACHAU, Germany (AP) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were kill...

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Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

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February 19, 2017 at 7:18 am | MUNICH (AP) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a...

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Italy's Renzi resigns as party chief, seeks renewed mandate

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February 19, 2017 at 7:11 am | ROME (AP) Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned on Sunday as leader of his fractious Democratic Party in a bid to win a fresh, stronger mandate before parliamentary elections which populist ...

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Malaysia looks for 4 North Korean suspects who left country

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February 19, 2017 at 7:08 am | KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poi...

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Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul

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February 19, 2017 at 6:55 am | BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul's militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began. ...

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