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U.S. Spent $8.6 Billion On War on Drugs in Afghanistan And It"s Still Losing, Report Says

The report also said that targeted strikes sometimes cause civilian deaths, which could alienate the local population and bolster militant sentiments......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 15th, 2018

Supertyphoon Mangkhut Hits Philippines, Causing as Many as 12 Deaths

The world’s strongest typhoon this year lashed the northern Philippines and left as many as 12 dead, but fell short of causing large-scale casualties, in a test of disaster preparation five years after a similar storm killed more than 6,300 people......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjSep 16th, 2018

Outside the Box: Federal hurricane relief is a disaster

Every year, another disaster strikes. But the federal response to disasters like Hurricane Florence remains mired in the past, inefficient and unaccountable, writes Steve Ellis......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 14th, 2018

Turkmenistan opens plant to ship power to Afghanistan

Turkmenistan has inaugurated a large gas-powered electricity plant that is expected to sell about 3 billion kilowatt-hours of power a year to Afghanistan and Pakistan......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 8th, 2018

Trump reportedly once asked his 27-year-old assistant what he should do in Afghanistan

Win McNamee/Getty Images President D.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 7th, 2018

India"s Top Court Strikes Down Law Banning Gay Sex

India’s Supreme Court ruled that gay sex isn’t a crime, providing an important victory for millions in the South Asian nation who have faced harassment and discrimination because of a more than 150-year-old law, known as Section 377......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 6th, 2018

Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down "377," British-Era Law Criminalizing Gay Sex

India’s Supreme Court ruled that gay sex isn’t a crime, providing an important victory for millions in the South Asian nation who have faced harassment and discrimination because of the more than 150-year-old law, known as Section 377......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 6th, 2018

Goldman Sachs joins Citigroup in flashing warnings on S&P 500

Optimism among investors in U.S. stocks has risen to levels that foreshadowed the year’s worst rout, prompting Citigroup to warn that another pullback may be in the offing. The firm’s... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 5th, 2018

21st Century Fox Strikes Deal With Premier Boxing Champions

21st Century Fox has struck a four-year agreement with Premier Boxing Champions for the rights to carry fights on the Fox broadcast network, Fox Sports 1 cable channel and pay-per-view, starting in December......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 4th, 2018

BTIG Says Wingstop"s Stock Has Gone "Too Far Too Fast"

Up more than 70 percent year-to-date and 35 percent since April, shares of Wingstop Inc (NASDAQ: WING) have risen "too far too fast," according to BTIG. The Analyst BTIG's Peter Saleh downgraded Wingstop from Buy to Neutral. Latest Rati.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaSep 4th, 2018

Ryanair passenger numbers up 9 percent in strike-hit August

Europe's largest low-cost airline Ryanair flew 9 percent more passengers in August than a year ago, it said on Tuesday, its purchase of Austrian carrier Laudamotion helping offset the impact of strikes and staff shortages......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 4th, 2018

Military Believes Trump"s Afghan War Plan Is Working, but Spy Agencies Are Pessimistic

American military and intelligence officials are at odds over the direction of the war in Afghanistan, creating a new source of friction as the president and his national security team seek a way to end the 17-year-old conflict......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 31st, 2018

Military Believes Trump"s Afghan Plan Is Working; Spies Are Pessimistic

American military and intelligence officials are at odds over the direction of the war in Afghanistan, creating a new source of friction as the president and his national security team seek a way to end the 17-year-old conflict......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 31st, 2018

Trump is canceling pay raises for federal workers because it would cost the government $25 billion next year. The GOP tax law is going to cost the government 8 times that much in 2019.

Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump announced that most civilian federal workers will not receive pay raises in 2019, saying he made the move because of fiscal constraints. Trump said the pay .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 30th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Trump says he’ll cancel raises for civilian federal workers next year, citing strained budgets

President Donald Trump said he will invoke his emergency authority to freeze pay for civilian federal workers next year, citing strained federal budgets......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 30th, 2018

Trump to Freeze Pay Raises for Civilian Federal Employees

President Trump said he will invoke his emergency authority to cancel pay increases for civilian federal workers next year, citing strained federal budgets......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 30th, 2018

Tiffany"s strikes gold as sales once again beat expectations

Tiffany & Co. is still shining bright on Wall Street. The jeweler’s shares jumped after it reported sales that exceeded analysts’ estimates and raised its full-year... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 29th, 2018

Pentagon Warns Saudi Arabia It May Cut Support Over Yemen Civilian Casualties

Apparently the Pentagon "talks tough" to its allies c.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 28th, 2018

Social media isn’t a complete cesspit – it’s saving lives

Social media was recently credited with reducing the number of casualties caused by air strikes in the Syrian civil war. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 27th, 2018

Islamic State Leader in Afghanistan Killed in Raid

U.S. and Afghan forces killed the leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan on Saturday night in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, Afghan officials said Sunday, the third head of the terror group to be killed since July last year......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 26th, 2018