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  • New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy

    New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy
    With his Ivy League pedigree and professorial air, Ashraf Ghani long seemed ill-suited to the rough-and-tumble politics of his native Afghanistan, especially after a quarter-century as an academic in the United States. After a disastrous presidential...
  • Falcons flying high after huge upset

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Utah State - INSIDE SLANT The Air Force Falcons were picked to finish in last place in the Mountain Division in the Mountain West's preseason media poll. And coming off the worst season in school history, an...
  • Taiwan rebuffs Chinese leader's new pitch for unification

    Taiwan has sharply rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping’s suggestion that the two sides end more than six decades of hostile separation by adopting a “one country, two systems” model like the one employed to achieve the return of the...
  • U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border
    U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction. The strikes...
  • France, Germany offer drones to monitor Ukraine ceasefire

    PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany have offered to deploy drones as part of efforts by the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) to beef up monitoring of the ceasefire in Ukraine, France's foreign ministry said on Monday. OSCE spokesman...
  • Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

    Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence
    Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic handover of power...
  • Black troops proved their mettle in brutal Civil War battle

    When the troops of Brig. Gen. Charles Paine's Third Division crossed the James River at Deep Bottom on Sept. 29, 1864, they were not the first Union men to face the formidable Confederate defenses at New Market Heights near Richmond. Twice before, the...
  • Political conflicts worsening Yemen food security: U.N. agency

    By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) - An escalation of political turmoil in Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, risks aggravating an already dire food security situation, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said...
  • TV Review: 'Star Wars Rebels'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Perhaps the "Star Wars" franchise's worst-kept secret during the second-trilogy era is that its best screen depictions have come via TV animation. Inaugurating the Disney-synergy juggernaut before director J.J. Abrams can get...
  • American becomes a rebel with a cause in east Ukraine

    YASYNUVATA Ukraine (Reuters) - With his face hidden behind a camouflage balaclava and an assault rifle slung over his shoulder, "Hunter" looks like other separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. What distinguishes him from his brothers in arms in the...
  • 'Star Wars' animated series is strong

    Playing around with "Star Wars" mythology can be as dangerous as juggling a lightsaber. One false move and it's a disaster. Despite such potential, Disney XD's new series "Star Wars Rebels" an animated tale that takes place somewhere between the end of...