How the US made its Putin problem worse

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In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.

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Now playing at the Cinematheque in Hanoi

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Now playing at the Cinematheque in Hanoi

HANOI – Sooner or later, expatriates in this city will find their way to the Cinematheque, a funky venue a few blocks from Hoan Kiem Lake that screens classic films and hosts social functions.

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Smooth Afghan election raises questions about Taliban's strength

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Smooth Afghan election raises questions about Taliban's strength

Afghan women stand in line while waiting for their turn to vote at a polling station in Mazar-i-sharif April 5, 2014.

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Afghans risk lives to vote in first democratic election since 2001

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Afghans risk lives to vote in first democratic election since 2001

Afghan voters line up outside a local polling station in Kabul on April 5, 2014.

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With no Karzai, Afghans vote in open race with high stakes

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With no Karzai, Afghans vote in open race with high stakes

Long before campaigning for the April 5 poll began, Afghan President Hamid Karzai promised he would not endorse any presidential candidate. He did not break his vow. But everybody knows who Karzai supports – it’s one of Kabul’s worst-kept secrets.

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Afghan presidential election: a thorny path

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VOV News English 2 week(s) ago

Afghan presidential election: a thorny path

(VOV) - Afghan people will cast their ballots in a presidential election late this week in the hope that a new government can resolve instability, corruption, poor management, and the impasse in security negotiations with the US.

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Afghan President’s intentional move

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Afghan President’s intentional move

(VOV) - President Hamid Karzai repeated last week that Afghan security forces can ensure national security without international assistance. The announcement has dashed any US hope that the outgoing Afghan President will sign a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US.

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Trial begins for US Army general accused of sex crimes

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

An Army general will be accused of forcing a junior officer to perform oral sex, grabbing her genitalia against her will and having intercourse with her in public places when the US government lays out its case against him on Friday.

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Karzai says Afghan war not fought in his country's interest: report

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Karzai says Afghan war not fought in his country's interest: report

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul January 25, 2014 FILE PHOTO.

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Afghan exit could hamper US drone war against al-Qaeda

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The possible withdrawal of all US forces from Afghanistan would hamper manhunts for al-Qaeda militants in neighbouring Pakistan, forcing Washington to find alternative bases for its drone flights, officials and experts say.

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US to unveil $300 mn in Afghan aid

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

The United States will unveil $300 million on Monday in new aid initiatives for Afghanistan for the impoverished nation as the war economy winds down and global troops withdraw, a US official said.

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U.S. aid plan seeks to shield Afghanistan from end to war economy

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U.S. aid plan seeks to shield Afghanistan from end to war economy

(Reuters) - The Obama administration will unveil on Monday a package of aid initiatives it hopes will help Afghanistan, still one of the world's poorest countries after a dozen years of massive international aid efforts, shield itself from the departure of foreign troops and an expected drop in assistance.

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UN: More children dying in Afghan violence

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UN: More children dying in Afghan violence

The number of children killed and wounded in Afghanistan's war jumped by 34 percent last year as the Taliban stepped up attacks across the country and continued to lay thousands of roadside bombs, the United Nations said Saturday.

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Pakistani city is world's biggest reservoir of polio viruses

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Pakistani city is world's biggest reservoir of polio viruses

Pakistan's volatile northwestern city of Peshawar is the largest reservoir of endemic polio viruses in the world, the World Health Organization said on Friday, amid concerns over continuing violence against polio vaccination teams.

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US House passes bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill

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US House passes bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2014, capping months-long negotiations and marking a truce in three years of fiscal battles plaguing Washington.

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