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Taliban were invited into Kabul, says former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai – National

The Taliban didn’t take the Afghan capital — they were invited, says the man who issued the invitation. In an Associated Press interview, former Afghan...

Biden visits Kentucky to assess damage of devastating tornadoes – National

For the fifth time since taking office less than a year ago, President Joe Biden is taking on the grim task Wednesday of visiting...

German court convicts man in Russia-linked murder in Berlin, Europe News & Top Stories

BERLIN (BLOOMBERG) - A German court convicted a 56-year-old man of an execution-style murder in Berlin, reviving a dark episode in recent relations with...

UK Supreme Court rejects gender-neutral passports, Europe News & Top Stories

LONDON (AFP) - Five judges at Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday (Dec 15) rejected a legal challenge against a government policy not to allow...

EU to set up scheme to encourage CO2 removal from atmosphere, Europe News & Top Stories

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - European Union policymakers said on Wednesday (Dec 15) they will create a system to certify carbon removals next year, a move...

China’s Covid-19 Lockdowns Starting to Sting

China’s lockdown of many factories in the Yangtze River Delta last week in a prolonged battle with Covid-19 has underlined the economic costs of...

Russia says Xi backs Putin in push for Western security guarantees, Europe News & Top Stories

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won support from Chinese President Xi Jinping in a video call on Wednesday (Dec 15) for his...

After Taliban Return, Afghan Women Face Old Pressures From Fathers, Brothers

KABUL—When Marjan Amiri marched for women’s rights on the streets of Kabul in September, Taliban gunmen called her a prostitute, kicked her and threatened...

Omicron to become dominant in Europe by mid-January, EU warns, Europe News & Top Stories

BRUSSELS (BLOOMBERG) - The Omicron variant will likely be dominant in Europe by mid-January, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday...

London nightclub owners pan Britain’s new Covid-19 rules for venues, Europe News & Top Stories

LONDON (REUTERS) - Nightclub owners in London criticised new restrictions to halt the spread of coronavirus variants that will go into effect on Wednesday...

Kim Yong Ju, Brother of North Korea’s Founder, Dies Aged 101

SEOUL— Kim Yong Ju, who was the oldest...

U.K. Inflation Accelerates at Fastest Pace in a Decade

LONDON—Inflation in the U.K. accelerated in November to its fastest annual...
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