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New Taliban leader vows: No peace talks; 'terror on enemies' will continue

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new Afghan Taliban leader has told commanders and the group's supreme leadership council that there will be no peace talks with the Afghan government, a source in the group reached through an intermediary said Wednesday.<p>The source said that Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, newly …

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Zimbabwe pardons 2,000 prisoners to free up room in jails

Officials says release of those convicted of low-level crimes should be seen as ‘a second chance to life’<p>Zimbabwe has pardoned 2,000 prisoners to make space in its overcrowded jails, with authorities appealing to the released convicts not to return to a life of crime, according to state media.<p>All …

6 Books to Understand the 2016 Election Landscape

The 2016 election cycle has quickly proven to be one of the most unpredictable, divisive, and potentially consequential in recent memory – and we haven’t even made it past the primaries yet. We’ve sat through hours of Republican debates where at times it felt as though the candidate pool was …

German billionaire could get windfall from stake in robot maker Kuka

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German billionaire Friedhelm Loh stands to make a huge profit if industrial robot manufacturer Kuka (KU2G.DE) accepts a $5-billion takeover bid by Chinese home appliance producer Midea (000333.SZ).<p>A staff member stands next to robots at a plant of Kuka Robotics in Shanghai, …

In agricultural heartland, Trump sides with California farmers over environmentalists

Donald Trump waded into California's perennial water wars Friday, taking the side of agriculture and vowing to boost the state's farmers even if it means cutting back environmental protections.<p>"If I win, believe me, we're going to start opening up the water so that you can have your farmers …