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Afghan forces battle in key northern city amid Taliban offensives across country

By Pamela Constable and<p>Pamela Constable<p>Foreign correspondent covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Asia, Latin America and immigration<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Sayed Salahuddin<p>KABUL — Afghan forces backed by U.S. air power expelled most Taliban insurgents from the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday, …

Reaction to fatal police shooting in Baton Rouge

The shooting of Alton Sterling, 37, after he was tackled to the ground by two police officers, has fueled anger and protests.

Musicians pay tribute to Prince at New Orleans jazz festival

Janelle Monae stormed the Congo Square stage amid blaring guitars, pounding drums and a screaming crowd that grew even louder when she announced to a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival crowd that she intended to pay tribute to Prince.<p>Monae launched into "Givin'Em What They Love," music she …

How did that ‘sell everything’ strategy work out?

Three months ago, when financial markets were having one of their occasional mini-meltdowns, Royal Bank of Scotland compared the situation to 2008 and issued some extreme advice: "Sell everything except high-quality bonds."<p>As rash and short-sighted as that recommendation was, it made headlines in …

Les États-Unis accusent un homme d’affaires syrien d’être l’intermédiaire entre l’EI et Damas

George Haswani a été frappé par des sanctions financières américaines, mercredi. Ce Syrien est accusé par Washington et Bruxelles d’acheter du pétrole à l’EI pour le compte du régime de Bachar al-Assad.<p>Il serait une sorte de chaînon manquant entre le régime de Bachar al-Assad et l’organisation de …

Mali – Zahabi Ould Sidi Mohamed : « Jihadistes et narcotrafiquants, même combat !

Lors du remaniement du 11 avril, Zahabi Ould Sidi Mohamed, 56 ans, chef de la diplomatie malienne dans le précédent gouvernement, s'est vu confier le …