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U.S peace envoy visits Kabul to consult president on talks with Taliban

U.S peace envoy visits Kabul to consult president on talks with TalibanWith Khalilzad and his boss U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well Taliban officials, hailing progress toward ending America’s longest war, he must now win over President Ashraf Ghani — whose government the Taliban have so far kept out of the process. Six days of talks ended in Qatar on Saturday with key parts of a draft pact mapped out, including an 18-month timeline for the withdrawal of foreign troops after the completion of a deal, according to Taliban officials. The draft also includes assurances from the hardline Islamic group that it will not allow Afghanistan to be used by al-Qaeda and Islamic State to attack the U.S. and its allies – a core U.S. demand.



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Trump Visits Rio Grande on Texas Border Tour: Shutdown Update

Trump Visits Rio Grande on Texas Border Tour: Shutdown UpdateTrump addressed reporters and gave Fox News an interview on the bank of the Rio Grande river after a tour of a Border Patrol station and a briefing in McAllen, Texas. The Border Patrol brought 500 pounds of marijuana seized that were seized in two separate incidents outside an official port of entry, an agent told Trump. “What they need more than anything is the barrier, the wall,” Trump said of the Border Patrol.



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Trump visits the border, government shutdown, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: 5 things to know Thursday

Trump visits the border, government shutdown, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: 5 things to know ThursdayPresident Donald Trump visit the border as the shutdown enters its 20th day, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will begin another six years in power and more things to start your Thursday



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Australia FM visits Thailand amid Saudi asylum seeker saga

Australia FM visits Thailand amid Saudi asylum seeker sagaAustralia’s foreign minister Marise Payne met her Thai counterpart Thursday, as her country appeared poised to offer to asylum to a young Saudi woman who fled her family to Thailand in a drama relayed in real-time over Twitter. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s attempt to flee the ultra-conservative kingdom has become a cause celebre for rights groups since the 18-year-old landed in Bangkok from Kuwait over the weekend. Thai authorities had threatened to deport her but with the help of activists, diplomats and a hastily opened Twitter account Qunun launched an impassioned campaign for asylum.



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21 bodies found on US-Mexico border as Trump visits

21 bodies found on US-Mexico border as Trump visitsMexican authorities said Thursday they had found 21 bodies on the US-Mexican border after a drug-gang shootout in a town near where President Donald Trump was due to visit later in the day. The bodies — some of them badly burned — were found Wednesday in the border town of Miguel Aleman, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) from McAllen, Texas, the city Trump was due to visit as he continues his push to build his long-sought border wall. “We have reports there was a shootout yesterday (Wednesday) between two criminal groups that ended with 21 people dead,” the security spokesman for the state of Tamaulipas, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, told Mexican TV news channel Milenio.



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U.S. Envoy to Russia Visits American Detained on Spy Allegations

U.S. Envoy to Russia Visits American Detained on Spy AllegationsHuntsman visited Paul Whelan, a former Marine who is the director of global security for Michigan-based auto-parts supplier BorgWarner Inc., on Wednesday, according to a State Department official. Whelan hadn’t been in touch with his family since his Dec. 28 arrest, his brother David said on Twitter.



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Nielsen visits Texas border after second child's death

Nielsen visits Texas border after second child's deathEL PASO, Texas (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Friday visited the Texas border city where an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy was detained with his father before dying in government custody .



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Trump visits U.S. troops in Iraq, his first trip as president to a combat zone

Trump visits U.S. troops in Iraq, his first trip as president to a combat zoneTrump made a surprise visit to Iraq amid controversy over his planned troop withdrawal in Syria.



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Italy's far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticism

Italy's far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticismJERUSALEM (AP) — One of Europe's most divisive political figures, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, opened his visit to Israel Tuesday with warm words of support for his hosts, condemning Hezbollah as a "terrorist" organization and denouncing rising waves of anti-Semitism in Europe.



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Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020

Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going forward."



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