Operations against IS in Afghanistan to intensify, US general says

  1. Operations against IS in Afghanistan to intensify, US general says  Reuters
  2. Afghan President Announces Cease-Fire in Bid to Squeeze Taliban  Wall Street Journal
  3. Counting the cost of Trump’s air war in Afghanistan  BBC News
  4. Afghanistan declares temporary cease-fire with Taliban in new peace effort  Washington Post
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Mattis says U.S. to continue operations in South China Sea

Mattis says U.S. to continue operations in South China SeaBy Idrees Ali ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that the United States would continue to confront what Washington sees as China’s militarization of islands in the South China Sea, despite drawing condemnation from Beijing for an operation in the region over the weekend. Reuters first reported that two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, even as President Donald Trump seeks Chinese cooperation on North Korea. The operation, known as “freedom of navigation,” was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, where Chinese, Japanese and some Southeast Asian navies operate.


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Uber is shuttering its Arizona self-driving testing operations and laying off 300 test drivers

  1. Uber is shuttering its Arizona self-driving testing operations and laying off 300 test drivers  Recode
  2. Months after a fatal crash, Uber lays off 300 workers as it pulls its self-driving car tests out of Arizona  Business Insider
  3. UPDATE 1-Uber ends Arizona self-driving program following fatality  Reuters
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Mike Pompeo Says Iran Is Carrying Out “Assassination Operations” in Europe. What Is He Talking About?

  1. Mike Pompeo Says Iran Is Carrying Out “Assassination Operations” in Europe. What Is He Talking About?  Slate Magazine
  2. Could Iran reach the US with a nuclear bomb? A congressman gets it wrong.  News & Observer
  3. In his first major policy speech, Pompeo calls for global anti-Iran coalition  Los Angeles Times
  4. Pompeo’s ‘Plan B’ for Iran is ‘designed to put the US’ on a path to ‘forcible regime change’  CNBC
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As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline

GARDEN CITY, Kansas (Reuters) – In his first whirlwind weeks in the United States, Wimber Htoo, 23, racked up a list of accomplishments. He learned to use the bus, applied for a social security card and obtained a state ID, all new experiences for Htoo, a member of the Karen minority who fled Myanmar as a teenager for a refugee camp in Thailand.


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Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: MaduroVenezuela’s government seized control Tuesday of the South American country’s Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced. Maduro said the company had been “handed over to the workers” to continue production after the US-based cereals manufacturer said it was ceasing operations. In a statement, the US multinational cited Venezuela’s crippling economic crisis as the reason it was ending its operations in the country.


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County orders vacation rental owners to cease operations in Lower Puna because of eruption threat

  1. County orders vacation rental owners to cease operations in Lower Puna because of eruption threat  Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  2. Mount St. Helens eruption: Never-before-published photos  WHAS11.com
  3. Hawaii’s Big Island braces for major volcano eruption, prepares for possible evacuation of 2000  USA TODAY
  4. Volcanologist: Why Hawaii’s volcano is in danger of going ballistic  CNN
  5. Once the lava stops, rebuilding and futures uncertain in Hawaii  NBCNews.com
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