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Trump thanks troops in Afghanistan, says Taliban want a deal

Trump thanks troops in Afghanistan, says Taliban want a deal

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and the Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire.
Rod Stewart: Rocker turned model railroad builder

Rod Stewart: Rocker turned model railroad builder

LONDON — Rod Stewart, known for decades as a consummate crooner, rocker, fashion plate and tongue-in-cheek sex symbol, is adding a new element to his image: serious model railroad builder.
2 K-pop stars get prison terms for sexual crimes

2 K-pop stars get prison terms for sexual crimes

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A South Korean court on Friday found two K-pop stars guilty of illicit sexual relations with a woman who was unable to resist and sentenced them to up to six years in prison.
Saints beat Falcons to clinch 3rd straight NFC South title

Saints beat Falcons to clinch 3rd straight NFC South title

ATLANTA — Taysom Hill’s rare moment in the spotlight came in an important game for the New Orleans Saints.
Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dead at 101

Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dead at 101

TOKYO — Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics who pushed for a more assertive Japan while strengthening military ties with the United States, has died. He was 101.
Ban Black Friday? French activists, lawmakers want to try

Ban Black Friday? French activists, lawmakers want to try

PARIS — Dozens of French activists blocked an Amazon warehouse south of Paris in a Black Friday-inspired protest, amid increased opposition to the post-Thanksgiving sales phenomenon that has seen a group of French lawmakers push to ban it altogether.
China furious, Hong Kong celebrates after US move on bills

China furious, Hong Kong celebrates after US move on bills

BEIJING — China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and warning the move would undermine co-operation with Washington.
Rebel attacks in eastern Congo kill several Ebola responders

Rebel attacks in eastern Congo kill several Ebola responders

BENI, Congo — Rebels killed four Ebola response workers in an overnight ambush in eastern Congo, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that the attack will give the waning outbreak new momentum in what has been called a war zone.
Seoul says North Korea has fired 2 short-range projectiles

Seoul says North Korea has fired 2 short-range projectiles

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea on Thursday fired two short-range projectiles, likely from a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher, South Korea’s military said, adding to tensions three days after the North said its troops conducted artiller
After wind scare, balloons fly in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

After wind scare, balloons fly in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK — The beloved balloons flew, if lower than usual, as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade rolled on after an anxious weather watch Thursday.