The United States is eager to end its nearly 18-year involvement in the war in Afghanistan, which has killed tens of thousands of civilians, soldiers and Taliban fighters. But Taliban leaders are refusing to sit at the same table as the Afghan government. A US special envoy is in Pakistan, hoping government leaders there can…
Australia inks trade deals with Britain to keep goods exports flowing post-Brexit
The goods can thus be tested in-country before export, rather than being shipped first and then tested and certified at much greater cost in the receiving country. This streamlines export processes, and prevents certification and approval processes from becoming a kind of "behind the border" non-tariff barrier. "This agreement will help give UK and Australian…
What’s Up With the Controversy Dividing the Women’s March — And What Should You Do About It?
By Talia Lavin Earlier this week, the Democratic National Committee officially pulled support from the 2019 Women’s March, the third iteration of an event that galvanized millions of women to take to the streets across the nation on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. Not too long ago, this decision would have been…
Federal workers line up for free meals, visit food banks as shutdown hits Day 28
Hundreds of furloughed federal workers waited on Friday to get free food at a pop-up kitchen on Pennsylvania Avenue — not far from the White House and Capitol — on Day 28 of the longest-running government shutdown. Interested in Government Shutdown? Add Government Shutdown as an interest to stay up to date on the latest…
Champions Cup: Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier – Hosts secure home quarter-final
Darcy Graham scored the decisive try in the second half European Champions Cup Edinburgh (9) 19 Tries: Graham Con: Van der Walt Pens: Van der Walt (4) Montpellier (7) 10 Tries: Du Plessis Con: Pienaar Pen: Pienaar Edinburgh produced a stunning victory over Montpellier to earn a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup. Richard Cockerill's…