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“It’ll divide the country, energize Trump’s base — and anyway, he’ll never be convicted in the Senate!” Mehdi Hasan rebuts the arguments against impeachment. The post Why All the Arguments Against Impeaching Trump Are B.S. appeared first on The Intercept.

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Russian Cosmonauts Conduct Six-Hour Spacewalk Outside Space Station

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have exited the craft for a six-hour spacewalk to undertake scientific research and conduct maintenance and tidying-up work on their orbiting base. Oleg Kononenko and Aleksei Ovchinin on May 29 retrieved several scientific experiments designed to study the impact of space flight and cleaned some of […]

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Taliban Militants Storm Checkpoints, Kill 20 Afghan Troops

April 9, 2019           |                                       

Taliban fighters attacked Afghan Army checkpoints near the Pakistani border overnight, killing 20 troops, an Afghan official has said. Eight more troops were wounded in the attack in Shorabak district, Mohammad Yousof Younosi, a council member in Kandahar Province, said on April 9. An official from the provincial governor’s office, who spoke under the condition […]

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$7 Billion in Equipment Looted From Former US Base in Afghanistan

April 2, 2019           |                                       

The US handed over the Camp Kearney base in Paktika Province to the Afghan government in 2014, with an estimated $8 billion in equipment still inside. Today, the estimation is that about $1 billion worth of equipment is left. So what happened between then and now that cost the site about $7 billion? Mass looting. […]

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Barack Obama campaigned on the promise to close the Pentagon-operated prison at Guantánamo Bay. Donald Trump, on the other hand, campaigned to fill the prison base back up. From the January day 17 years ago when the first prisoners arrived until today, two things have remained remarkably consistent: The prison at Guantánamo Bay remains open […]

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Casualties Reported In Attack On Basij Base In Southern Iran

February 2, 2019           |                                       

State media in Iran report that an attack on a paramilitary base in the country has left one dead and five injured. Iranian state television reported that the February 2 attack on a Basij paramilitary base in Nikshahr, in southeastern Iran, came during the morning flag-raising at the base. Mohammad Hadi Marashi, the deputy provincial […]

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The debate about Lexit is now irrelevant. The only form of Brexit that is possible is one that will entrench the status quo or produce something far worse. The left must unite against it. Theresa May has survived to fight another day as Prime Minister. But the humilating defeat of her proposed withdrawal agreement in […]

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Bernie Sanders Maintains Support Among Delegates

January 3, 2019           |                                       

Three out of four former delegates for Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention now say he’s their first choice to be the party’s 2020 presidential nominee, while one out of 20 say he isn’t their first choice, according to a recently-released poll conducted in late December by the independent Bernie Delegates Network. The […]

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Five Afghan Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack

January 2, 2019           |                                       

An Afghan official says at least five government soldiers were killed after Taliban militants attacked a military base in the country’s south. Mohammad Ashraf Watandost, the police spokesman for Kandahar Province, said six soldiers were also wounded in the January 2 attack in the Maiwand district. Watandost said the militants entered the base through an […]

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Robert Reich: The End Is Near for Trump

December 21, 2018           |                                       

This morning I phoned my friend, the former Republican member of Congress. ME: So, what are you hearing? HE: Trump is in deep sh*t. ME: Tell me more. HE: When it looked like he was backing down on the wall, Rush and the crazies on Fox went ballistic. So he has to do the shutdown […]

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Whereabouts Of Russian Soldier Arrested In Armenia Over Woman's Killing Unknown

December 14, 2018           |                                       

YEREVAN – The whereabouts of a Russian soldier arrested in Armenia over the killing of a local woman have been unknown for days. On December 13, Armenia’s Judicial Department said that the soldier serving at Russia’s 102nd military base in Armenia’s northwestern city of Gyumri was arrested on the decision of the Shirak regional court […]

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“Don’t cry here,” an 86-year-old Okinawan grandmother I had never met before told me. She stood next to me and took my hand. I had been visiting my family in Okinawa with my four children early in August and had traveled to Henoko, in the northeastern region of our main island, to join the protest […]

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Russian Soldier Detained In Armenia Over Woman's Killing

December 11, 2018           |                                       

Armenian authorities say they have detained a Russian soldier on suspicion of killing a woman in the northwestern city of Gyumri. The Prosecutor-General’s Office said on December 11 that a soldier serving at Russia’s 102nd military base in Gyumri was suspected of beating a 57-year-old local woman on December 2. The woman died during her […]

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IS Claims Suicide Attack On Mosque At Afghan Army Base

November 24, 2018           |                                       

The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a crowded mosque inside an Afghan army base in Khost Province during Friday Prayers on November 23, killing dozens of people. Some news agencies put the death toll at 26, citing Afghan officials who said more than 50 others were wounded […]

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