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Trump makes surprise visit to Afghanistan, meets Afghan president

Photo: Xinhua  US President Donald Trump paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thursday evening, meeting with his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and spending Thanksgiving with US troops stationed in the country. It was Trump’s first trip to the war-torn country since becoming president. “In our bilateral meeting, we discussed the important progress we …

Cuba works to boost renewable energy by 2030

Image taken on July 19, 2017 shows finished photovoltaic panels at the Ernesto Che Guevara Electronic Components plant, in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez)  Cuba hopes to generate a quarter of its energy needs from renewable sources over the next decade, an industry official said on Thursday. The government’s Renewable Energy …

Russia to test first upgraded Tu-160M strategic bomber

A Russian Tu-160 bomber flies past during the Belarus Independence Day military parade in Minsk, Belarus, July 3, 2019. (Xinhua/Wei Zhongjie  Russia has finished assembling its first modernized Tu-160M strategic bomber and will test it soon, local media reported on Thursday. The first deeply modernized Tu-160M strategic missile-carrying bomber was transferred from production workshops to …

US announces cut of share to NATO budget

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during the wrapping-up press conference of a two-day NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) defense ministers’ meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)   The US is to cut its contribution to NATO’s operating budget, officials said on Thursday, with Germany increasing payments as …

NK fires two unknown projectiles Pyongyang-Washington nuclear talks remain stalled

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended the testing of a “super-large multiple rocket launcher” at an undisclosed location in North Korea on September 10, 2019. Photo: IC   North Korea fired two “unidentified projectiles” on Thursday – the Thanksgiving holiday in the US – Seoul said, as nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked. …

UK election poll predicts comfortable Conservative majority of 68 seats

In this handout image provided by ITV, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn shake hands during their election head-to-head debate live on ITV in Salford, Britain, Nov. 19, 2019. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn faced a national audience on Tuesday night in the first ever televised head-to-head clash …

Albania quake toll up to 40, says ministry of defense

Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, Albania, on Nov. 27, 2019. Some 40 hours after a strong earthquake hit Albania, 48 people have been rescued, as searches for more survivors are racing against time on Wednesday. The earthquake that hit the Balkan country early Tuesday morning has …