12 18 2014
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Dutch Troops Leave Afghanistan

First NATO member withdraws troops from unpopular war

The Netherlands became the first NATO country to end its combat mission in Afghanistan, withdrawing nearly 1,900 Dutch troops Sunday. Canada has announced it will withdraw its 2,700 troops in 2011 and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has promised to pull out his country's 2,600 soldiers the year after. The move is politically significant because it comes at a time of rising casualties and growing doubts about the war in NATO capitals, even as allied troops are beginning what could be the decisive campaign of the war.


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Video: Floods Devastate Pakistan, 2 Million People Need Help

Protesters say aid efforts are too slow

Relief efforts in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest picked up pace Monday, but survivors complained about government inaction — a worrying sign for authorities seeking public support for the fight against militants in the region.


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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Attacks West at Sister's Funeral

President Mugabe blames the west for Zimbabwe's economic collapse

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe gave an emotional and angry address at the state funeral of his sister Sunday. "To hell" with Europeans and Americans opposed to his rule, he said. "We say to hell, hell, hell with them. They will not decide who is going to lead the people of Zimbabwe."
U.S. Ambassador Charles Ray left the funeral during Mugabe's address, but later refused to comment on his action.

 


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