Afghanistan
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Trump surprises troops with turkey, Taliban news

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/29/19, 10:35 am

President Donald Trump surprised U.S. troops with Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday during his first trip to Afghanistan. The president announced that negotiations between the United States and the Taliban have resumed. “There’s nowhere I’d rather spend Thanksgiving than right here with the toughest, strongest, best, and bravest warriors of the face of the earth,” Trump told the soldiers. He also met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Air Force headquarters.

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Bolivia crisis deepens

International | Opposition grows against interim leader
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/19/19, 04:48 pm

Bolivia has joined the list of nations around the globe dealing with ongoing battles between protesters and police. But unlike demonstrators who want to depose unpopular leaders in Haiti, Hong Kong, Iraq, and other places, Bolivian protesters want to bring back exiled President Evo Morales.

Morales, who served as president for 14 years, was the country’s first indigenous leader. A former coca farmer, he increased representation for the minority group to which he belonged. The nation’s economy also grew under his leadership.

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Taliban frees U.S., Australian hostages

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/19/19, 10:29 am

Extremists in Afghanistan released American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks on Tuesday in exchange for three high-ranking Taliban prisoners. The group held King and Weeks, who worked as professors at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, for three years after their abduction outside the school in 2016.

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