User: newstrust Topic: Afghanistan
Category: government corruption
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After arrest of official, Home Ministry orders probe into grant of long-term visas 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
Overlooked for anti-corruption head post, former DGP writes to BCCI 2.5.2018 Sports – The Indian Express
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Afghanistan is building up its commando force to fight the Taliban. But at what cost? 28.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Conventional Afghan units, facing high casualty rates, still need thousands more soldiers.
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World Happiness Index 2018: Finland tops, US slips to 18th spot 14.3.2018 Reviews–DVD – The Indian Express
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Durbin references Chloe Kim in immigration debate 15.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
During immigration talks on the Senate floor on Feb. 13, 2018, Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) told the story of Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim and her father, who came to the U.S. in 1982.
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Lobbying for their lives 13.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
DACA recipients have been lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill since Thanksgiving in hopes of securing permanent legal status.
Trump will not immediately release Democrats’ memo on FBI surveillance 10.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
President Trump directed the Justice Dept. on Feb. 9 to work with House lawmakers so some form of the document could be made public, the White House counsel said. Democrats say this memo is a rebuttal of GOP claims of FBI surveillance abuses.
How John Kelly’s stance on Rob Porter’s ousting could foreshadow his own 10.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Senior White House officials said chief of staff John Kelly told them to give information about staff secretary Rob Porter's ousting that contradicts other reports. The Fix's Aaron Blake explains how this leak could indicate the end is near for Kelly.
How a potential Census question could shift political power in America 10.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The Justice Department wants to include a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. Here's how that could effect voting districts, especially in state elections.
Why the Left Has to Stand With Iran's Uprising 4.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
It takes less than two minutes to support the bold, independent journalism at Truthout. What are you waiting for? Click here to donate now! Which side are you on? The Iranian state or the wave of class and social struggles that have rocked the country in recent months? Donald Trump claimed again in his State of the Union address that he stands with ordinary Iranians in support of democracy. But those words are as hypocritical and false as anything that comes out of his mouth. Trump's "support" is opportunistic -- the result of the Iranian government being the main regional power that rivals US imperialist interests. But Trump's record of sickening Islamophobia and anti-democratic measures shows he is not a genuine ally of the protests. The question should be easier for the left to answer. But unfortunately, it isn't. A section of socialist and radical individuals and organizations has used the specter of US imperialist manipulation of the protests as justification for betraying -- in the name of ...
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Who is Shahid Abbasi? 3.2.2018 Hindu: News
When Shahid Khaqan Abbasi joined politics in the late 1980s, he may not have dreamed of becoming the Prime Minister of Pakistan, a country whose politics was dominated by the generals, the Sharifs and...
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Protesters in Washington see a different state of the union 31.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Protesters gathered in Washington to denounce President Trump before his first State of the Union address.
Nikki Haley is no stranger to politicizing music 30.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
After a skit during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted her disapproval for politics in music. However, Haley is no stranger to using music to support her politics.
House committee votes to release memo alleging missteps by FBI in Russia probe 30.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said on Jan. 29 that a vote by the House Intelligence Committee to release documents alleging missteps by the FBI in its Russia probe marked a “very sad day.”
Lawmakers agree a DACA deal requires compromise, but the question is on what 29.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Congressional lawmakers of parties agreed that a DACA deal will require bipartisan compromise, but they were at odds at what that means.
Congressional Republicans divided over protecting Mueller from being fired by Trump 29.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
In the wake of reports that President Trump ordered Mueller to be fired, lawmakers double down in their support for the special counsel but Republicans are divided on the need for legislation to protect him from being fired without cause.
U.S. must curb Pak. aid for ultras: Hamid Karzai 26.1.2018 Hindu: Other States
Ex-Afghan president hopes Trump will ‘walk the talk’ on reigning-in Islamabad
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Corruption at 13,000 feet: Afghanistan struggles to maintain a treacherous mountain trade route 22.1.2018 Washington Post
Corruption at 13,000 feet: Afghanistan struggles to maintain a treacherous mountain trade route
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Adam Johnson: The top 10 under-covered news stories of 2017 28.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

There were so many gigantic news events in 2017 that the merely huge, or yooge, got the dog-bites-man treatment. What happened while we were focused on the president's tweets; the attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act; the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico; the tax bill;...

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Feature and TV films 16.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Movies on TV the week of Dec. 17 - 23, 2017
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