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Taliban talks dead: what comes next for the U.S. in Afghanistan?

By Hollie McKay

Days after U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Elis Angel Barreto Ortiz and eleven civilians were killed in a Kabul suicide bombing – for which the Taliban claimed responsibility – President Trump said Monday that peace talks between the United States and Taliban leaders are dead. So what come next for bloodstained Afghanistan and U.S. involvement in the war that has raged for the past 18 years?

Brazil's tourism ambassador threatens to 'choke' Macron, says he is 'sleeping with a dragon'

By Hollie McKay

Brazil’s tourism ambassador and former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Renzo Gracie, has posted a video on Twitter threatening to “choke” French President Emmanuel Macron - along with insulting his wife.

Brazil's tourism ambassador threatens to 'choke' Macron, says he is 'sleeping with a dragon'

By Hollie McKay

Brazil’s tourism ambassador and former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Renzo Gracie, has posted a video on Twitter threatening to “choke” French President Emmanuel Macron - along with insulting his wife.

Hong Kong students skip first day of school to hold anti-government protests

By Hollie McKay

In the latest installment of the unrest convulsing Hong Kong, thousands of students bypassed the first day of the new school term on Monday to join the quest for democratic reforms.

Hong Kong students skip first day of school to hold anti-government protests

By Hollie McKay

In the latest installment of the unrest convulsing Hong Kong, thousands of students bypassed the first day of the new school term on Monday to join the quest for democratic reforms.

90-year-old inventor of the ATM celebrates its 50th birthday, admits wife has never used one

By Hollie McKay

It was a cool Friday afternoon in 1968 and businessman Donald Wetzel needed money to travel before the end of the weekend. The then-40-year-old examined the long line snaking through the bank and out the door, the clock was etching close to 5 o’clock, and his agitation was only growing.

Jeffrey Epstein had painting of girl lying with tiger at New Mexico home, in latest odd art reveal

By Hollie McKay

Odd and often creepy details continue to surface in the aftermath of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, giving a glimpse of the twisted extravagance that was a staple of his life -- right down to the art he chose to display on his walls.

Ezekiel Elliott snapped golfing in Mexico as Dallas Cowboys holdout continues

By Hollie McKay

As the clock ticks on whether or not the Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott will handshake on a deal before the NFL season kicks off, the star running back continues his daily golf sessions at the luxurious, 1500-acre private Diamante Los Cabos resort in Mexico.

Pedophiles in prison: The hell that would have awaited Epstein if he'd stayed behind bars

By Hollie McKay

Whether Jeffrey Epstein had languished for years awaiting trial under charges of operating a child sex ring – or been convicted – life behind bars for the disgraced money man would have been a far cry from the private islands and majestic mansions to which he'd grown accustomed.

Pro athletes unite to bring wheelchair basketball and healing to those trapped in war

By Hollie McKay

Wheelchair basketball is transforming the lives of those caught in the crossfire of conflict, disease and poverty – spurred by the International Committee of the Red Cross and two pro American players.

Pro athletes unite to bring wheelchair basketball and healing to those trapped in war

By Hollie McKay

Wheelchair basketball is transforming the lives of those caught in the crossfire of conflict, disease and poverty – spurred by the International Committee of the Red Cross and two pro American players.

Mysterious French modeling agent, accused Epstein 'procurer' whereabouts unknown as probe continues

By Hollie McKay

Criminal charges against Jeffrey Epstein are set to be tossed after the disgraced financier's shocking suicide behind bars earlier this month, but far from closing up shop, investigators worldwide are now switching the focus of the underage sex trafficking probe to hone in on Epstein's friends and enablers -- including a 72-year-old French modeling agent and scout.

Islamist terror plots in Europe declining, but schemes getting more 'creative,' analysis says

By Hollie McKay

Despite being driven from its former Iraq and Syria strongholds six months ago, ISIS continues to find ways to wreak havoc across the Middle East, remaining an innovative -- if less strategically successful -- terror force.

Islamist terror plots in Europe declining, but schemes getting more 'creative,' analysis says

By Hollie McKay

Despite being driven from its former Iraq and Syria strongholds six months ago, ISIS continues to find ways to wreak havoc across the Middle East, remaining an innovative -- if less strategically successful -- terror force.

Liz Cheney cautions any US-Taliban deal should be public, must include denouncement of Al Qaeda

By Hollie McKay

As representatives of the Taliban and the United States meet in Doha, Qatar, and edge closer to a deal to end the 18-year stalemated conflict in Afghanistan, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney on Monday became the latest lawmaker to express misgivings about a potential agreement, highlighting the deadly "daily attacks" carried out by the terror group even as its officials ostensibly seek peace.

Kurdish-Syrian 'feminists' form giant human shield to resist Turkish incursion

By Hollie McKay

When the threat of an attack looms, scores of Kurdish women in every major township in their carved out canton of Rojava in northeastern Syria, routinely stand shoulder-to-shoulder with defiant faces. Amid a region ravaged by years of conflict and ISIS incursions, their formation is what they call their own human shield – a shield comprised of self-declared feminists belonging to their group called “Kongra Star” with the tagline “Woman, Life, Freedom.”

Mass shootings and mental illness in America. Inside the debate

By Hollie McKay

As Americans reel from a weekend punctured by two mass shootings and at least 33 lives lost, the issue of whether the tragedies were a product of access to firearms, unchecked mental illness or miscellaneous factors has again caused a schism among lawmakers, medical professionals, and political pundits.

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