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Taliban, Afghan troops hug, take selfies as ceasefire holds

Taliban, Afghan troops hug, take selfies as ceasefire holds

A auto bomb ripped through a gathering of Taliban and Afghan security officials meeting to celebrate the end of Ramazan fasting season, with 2o casualties being reported in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, officials said. That came after President Ashraf Ghani announced that police and troops would cease operations against the Taliban for eight days, starting last Tuesday - though he warned that operations against other militants, including the Islamic State group, would continue.



United States And North Korea Strive For Peace At Historic Singapore Summit

Critics have assailed Trump for talking warmly of Kim after their meeting. Speaking with AM Joy host Joy Reid , who called Tony Schwartz's description of Trump "scary", the ghostwriter said Trump has mental issues. Trump talked up his achievements at this week's Singapore summit with Kim, which resulted in the signing of a historic agreement between the two leaders.


Weekend Outlook: Hot and humid for Father's Day

Weekend Outlook: Hot and humid for Father's Day

Record highs possibleThis will be the hottest stretch of weather we have seen since the heat we had Memorial Day Weekend. It is possible a Excessive Heat Warning could be issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Morning lows will be a bit higher in the upper 60s, which then heats up quickly into the 90s yet again. Indeed, meteorologists say it will feel more like 100 to 105 degrees in peak afternoon hours.


Italy threatens trade agreement with Canada

Italy threatens trade agreement with Canada

Still, that did not stop Royal Bank of Canada chief executive David McKay and Honda Canada president Dave Gardner to voice their support for Trudeau standing firm on trade with the U.S. For the new coalition, between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and nationalist League, it isn't. But the two parties' government program pledges to oppose CETA on aspects that "imply an excessive weakening of the protection of citizens' rights", including "the highest-quality products of Made in Italy".


Greece: Opposition head to call no-confidence vote in gov't

Greece: Opposition head to call no-confidence vote in gov't

Greece argues that the name "Macedonia" implies a claim on the territory and ancient heritage of its own northern province of the same name, the birthplace of Alexander the Great . But Tsipras said he expects Greek lawmakers to easily approve the agreement. Claims to the name Macedonia have been disputed by the countries. The possibility of Macedonia joining the European Union edged a step closer after it agreed to change its name to end a 27-year dispute with Greece.