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Kerry in Bangladesh For Talks on Security, Human Rights

DHAKA, Aug 29  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh on Monday to discuss security cooperation after a series of killings by Islamist militants, as well as economic development and human rights. Kerry will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, opposition and civic leaders during the one-day visit, his first to Bangladesh as

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U.S. Joint Base Andrews on Lockdown After Report of Gunman on the Loose

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, June 30 – U.S. Joint Base Andrews near Washington was placed on lockdown because of reports of a gunman on the loose and personnel were told to shelter in place on Thursday. Joint Base Andrews is the military facility where the U.S. presidential aircraft, Air Force One, is based. President Barack

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Daesh: You Can’t Stop ‘Em All

Washington, D.C., is no less vulnerable to a terrorist attack than any other city—and that’s the problem. By Jeff Stein The cellphones of dead people were still ringing inside the Pulse nightclub on June 12 when Cathy Lanier, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., got a message from her counterparts in Orlando, Florida.

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Obama, India’s Modi to Meet Next Month in Washington: White House

WASHINGTON, May 20 – U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with India’s Narendra Modi at the White House next month to discuss security and other issues when the prime minister visits Washington, the White House said on Friday. In a statement, the White House said Obama and Modi will discuss economic growth, climate change, clean

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U.S. Poised to Approve Boeing Fighter Jet Sales to Qatar, Kuwait

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, April 18 – The U.S. government is poised to approve two long-delayed sales of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait, and could announce the multibillion-dollar deals during President Barack Obama’s visit to the Gulf this week, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Both deals have been stalled

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Microsoft Sues U.S. Government Over Data Requests

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Microsoft Corp has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in federal court in Seattle,

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U.S., Iran Keep Iraqi PM in Place as He Challenges Ruling Elite

By Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, April 5 – The United States and Iran have formed an unlikely tacit alliance behind Iraq’s prime minister as he challenges the ruling elite with plans for a non-political cabinet to fight corruption undermining the OPEC nation’s economic and political stability. Local calls for Haider al-Abadi’s removal —

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Man Shot by Police at U.S. Capitol Complex

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, March 28 – A man walked into the underground U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Monday and was shot and wounded by police after he pointed what appeared to be a weapon at officers, police said. The suspect, Larry Dawson, 66, of Tennessee, was in stable but critical condition

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U.S. Offers Turkey Technology to Block Daesh at Syria border

By Warren Strobel, Jonathan Landay and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Jan 21 – The United States is accelerating efforts to help Turkey clamp down on its border with Syria, senior U.S. officials said, and for the first time will offer technologies to Ankara to help it secure the frontier. Washington and Ankara have been discussing for

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