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Taliban bombers attack US base in Afghanistan

<b>Taliban militants have attacked a US base in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a lengthy gun battle in which three insurgents were killed.</b><p>Reports say the attack on Torkham base in Nangarhar province unfolded after militants torched Nato supply trucks on the highway leading to the base.<p>Officials said …

Mexican forces seize drug kingpin Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, alias 'Ugly Betty'

Mexican security forces say they have arrested the drug lord known as "Ugly Betty", the alleged leader of the notorious Juarez Cartel which has for years been fighting a bloody turf war along the country's border with the United States.<p>Wanted for drug trafficking, murder and organised crime, …

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Will Angela Merkel escape the austerity backlash?

One after another, incumbent European leaders have been punished by their electorates. Yet the German chancellor appears to be on course for a third term<p>Since the financial crisis broke out for real in Europe in 2010, there have been elections in 25 of 28 EU countries. Incumbents were ousted or …

Syria crisis: Obama 'has the right' to strike regardless of vote, says Kerry

Secretary of state says the US has evidence that sarin gas was used in chemical attacks, as the Obama administration seeks to persuade congressional sceptics of military action<p>The US has evidence that sarin nerve gas was used in chemical attacks outside Damascus last month and could go ahead with …

Syria Resolution Could Be A Hard Sell On Capitol Hill

Twenty-four hours after President Obama announced on Saturday that he'll wait for congressional authorization before launching strikes on Syria; members of Congress attended a classified briefing at the Capitol.<p>For days, most of the discontent among members of Congress has been about not being …

US base in Afghanistan attacked by Taliban

Taliban fighters wearing special forces' uniforms have attacked a car park for NATO vehicles at a US military base in an Afghan province bordering Pakistan.<p>More than 30 vehicles stationed at the base before heading to Pakistan were torched or damaged as a result of early Monday's attack, which was …

North Korea blames US 'provocation' for withdrawal of invitation to envoy

North Korea has explained why it withdrew an invitation to a US envoy to the country by saying Washington perpetrated a "grave provocation" by allegedly mobilising nuclear-capable bombers during recent military drills with Seoul.<p>Analysts said the moves signal that possible informal negotiations …

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