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Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

U.S. Ambassador to James Cunningham, seated, signs the documents of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) at the presidential palace as Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, first right, and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, second right, watch, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sep…

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Iraq cloud hovers over US-Afghan troop treaty

Iraq cloud hovers over US-Afghan troop treaty

WASHINGTON — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year’s end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon’s withdrawal.

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Obama hosts India's Modi for White House visit

Obama hosts India's Modi for White House visit

WASHINGTON — Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House, where he kicked off a two-day visit with President Obama. The two leaders sought to put a brave face on the relationship despite widesp…

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Obama hosts India's Modi for White House visit

Obama hosts India's Modi for White House visit

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed warmly on his U.S. visit.

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Afghan president is sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghan president is sworn in, paving way for US pact

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement that would guarantee a continuing American military presence.

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Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, left, is sworn in by Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi at the presidential palace in Kabul on Monday.

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Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

UNITED NATIONS — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination through terror, just like the Nazis.

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Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2010, file photo, director of Israel's Mossad spy agency Tamir Pardo stands outside his home in Nirit, Israel. The typically shadowy Mossad revamped its website last week to include a recruiting video and an online application option for those seeking employment. With…

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Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

This Screen grab from the Mossad, Israeli Secret Intelligence Service website taken Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, shows their home page with a quote by former Israeli President Shimon Peres and a ink to an job application. The typically hush-hush Mossad revamped its website last week to include a …

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Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

This Screen grab from the Mossad, Israeli Secret Intelligence Service website taken Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, shows their home page with a link to a job application and a line that reads, "Join us to see the invisible and do the impossible." The typically hush-hush Mossad revamped its website …

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Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to …

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Words, sanctions won't stop Putin’s aggression against Ukraine

Words, sanctions won't stop Putin’s aggression against Ukraine

Congress should follow Senate committee's approval of $350 million aid for Ukraine.

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Israel's Netanyahu says will refute Gaza "lies"

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Israel on Sunday en route to the United Nations in New York, saying he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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Jonah Goldberg: Hold the guffaws for a sec

Jonah Goldberg: Hold the guffaws for a sec

O'Reilly's proposal flawed, but we should rethink our approach to war.

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A partner for democracy against 'oppressive governments'

A partner for democracy against 'oppressive governments'

President Obama's words starting to sound something like beginning of a counterattack.

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Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts: Address your representative about need to get rid of nuclear arms

As members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, we want to encourage each of you to write to a member of Congress about the dangers of nuclear weapons.

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans

Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans

No matter what line of work you’re in, you should be watching the debate over the emerging trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) very closely.

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Leading by example rather than force can restore our global luster

The new year brings hope for fresh thinking in the Obama administration on foreign affairs. Prompt decisions on a few key issues could enhance our posture, improve our security and contribute to the pursuit of peace. Here are moves that should be on the agenda:

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Dear Abby for Dec. 29

Dear Abby for Dec. 29

DEAR ABBY: For 17 years I have been using the same hairstylist, "Marietta," because she does great cuts and color. She's married to my cousin "Gil," but not for long. They're divorcing.

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