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Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of Mosul mosque | Reuters

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State’s de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group’s self-styled caliphate at an end.<p>Iraqi authorities expect the …

G-20 summit smackdown: Merkel and Trump to battle for world leadership

A leader-of-the-free-world showdown looms between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump when she hosts the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg starting Friday.<p>Based on global opinions of the two leaders, think of a matchup between Europe's real-world political <i>Wonder Woman</i> without the skimpy …

‘What is the price of not fighting this war?’: Mattis makes his pitch to get more NATO troops in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS — Nearly three years after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ended combat operations in Afghanistan, the 29-nation alliance will send troops once more into the country with hopes that the renewed surge will help the Afghan military beat back a resurgent Taliban.<p>Speaking ahead of a …

NATO Announces Deployment of More Troops to Afghanistan

At a meeting of defense ministers in Brussels, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to U.S. strategy in the Central Asian nation<p>By<p>Julian E. Barnes<p>Julian E. Barnes<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@julianbarnes<p>julian.e.barnes<p>Google+<p>Julian.Barnes@wsj.com<p>BRUSSELS—The North Atlantic Treaty …

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Crispr Offers a Leap Forward for Diagnosing Disease

Scientists are hoping it can detect deadly ailments faster, cheaper and more accurately than current tests<p>When it comes to treating deadly diseases, scientists are always looking for a method of diagnosis that is fast, cheap and accurate. Now, they may have found it in an unlikely place: …

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