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Taliban Shun Afghanistan Talks Until Foreign Forces Go

The Taliban said on Tuesday they would not attend a summit on Afghanistan’s future in Turkey this month until all foreign forces leave their country.”Until all foreign forces completely withdraw from our homeland, (we) will not participate in any conference that shall make decisions about Afghanistan,” tweeted Mohammad Naeem, spokesman for the Taliban office in Qatar.His intervention came just hours after it emerged that the U.S. would withdraw its forces from Afghanistan about five months later than Washington had originally agreed with the insurgents.U.S. officials said President Joe Biden would withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.FILE – U.S. troops patrol at an Afghan National Army Base in Logar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2018.The drawdown, finally ending America’s longest war despite mounting fears of a Taliban victory, delays by around five months an agreement with the Taliban inked by former President Donald Trump to pull troops.There is a growing consensus in Washington that little more can be achieved in the conflict-torn nation.The decision came as Turkey announced an international peace conference on Afghanistan that the hosts hope could pave the way to a power-sharing arrangement.The conference, due to be held in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4, will seek to revive long-stalled peace talks that are being hosted in the Qatari capital Doha.

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У «справі Бекірова» в окупованому Криму сторона захисту надаватиме докази 23 квітня – адвокат

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Іран попередив, що вийде на збагачення урану до 60%. США і МАГАТЕ поінформовані про намір

Тегеран каже, що збагачення в такому масштабі розпочнеться з 14 квітня

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У Кремлі розповіли свою версію розмови Путіна і Байдена

У Кремлі коротко згадали, що під час бесіди йшлося про «внутрішньоукраїнську кризу»

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Defense Set to Make Case in George Floyd Death

The defense in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin starts its case Tuesday after prosecution witnesses for 11 days blamed him for the death last year of a Black man, George Floyd, by pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as he lay face down on a city street.Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, will try to undercut the evidence presented by prosecutors that Chauvin, for 19 years a policeman before he was fired, violated normal police practices in the way he arrested the 46-year-old Floyd, and medical evidence that Chauvin asphyxiated the suspect by his actions.Nelson has contended that Chauvin followed his police training in arresting Floyd, who was suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store last May, and that Floyd died of a heart attack and underlying health conditions related to his drug use, not because of the way Chauvin arrested him. Doctor Testifies George Floyd Died from Lack of Oxygen Medical expert tells jury police hold on Floyd was like putting his body ‘in a vise’ The arrest of Floyd and his death triggered weeks of demonstrations last year against police abuse of minorities in cities across the U.S. and in major cities overseas.It is not known whether the 45-year-old Chauvin, who is white, will take the witness stand in his own defense. But the case is moving rapidly, and closing arguments could be held next week. The racially diverse 12-member jury could then start its deliberations on Chauvin’s guilt or innocence.Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges. If convicted, he could face years in prison. Three other police officers who played various roles in Floyd’s arrest last May 25 are awaiting trial, although charges against them would likely be dropped if Chauvin is acquitted.Minnesota state prosecutors rested their case after presenting an array of evidence against Chauvin, including a video of the policeman pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck and testimony from police experts on the proper use of force in arrests and medical personnel on how Floyd died.One of the last prosecution witnesses, Seth Stoughton, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, testified Monday that Chauvin’s actions went beyond the bounds of what a reasonable police officer would have done in arresting Floyd.”No reasonable officer would have believed that that was an appropriate, acceptable or reasonable use of force,” Stoughton said of the way Floyd was held facedown with a knee across his neck.He said that the failure to roll Floyd over and render aid “as his increasing medical distress became obvious” was not appropriate under the circumstances.Stoughton said it was unreasonable to think that Floyd might harm officers or escape after he had been handcuffed, as he was sprawled out on the ground.

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В офісі та павільйонах ВДНГ у Києві проходять обшуки – СБУ

У ВДНГ кажуть, що слідчі підозрюють гендиректора Євгена Мушкіна у начебто зловживанні службовим становищем та в отриманні неправомірної вигоди

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Від імені заступника Венедіктової невідомі здійснюють дзвінки з фейковими вимогами – речниця

Дзвінки невідомі здійснюють за допомогою штучно створеного аудіозапису з імітацією голосу Гундуза Мамедова з кількох телефонних номерів

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Biden Will Pull US Troops Out of Afghanistan by September 11, Official Says

President Joe Biden has decided to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, 20 years to the day after al Qaida’s attacks triggered America’s longest war, three sources familiar with the decision told Reuters.US to drawdown troops in #Afghanistan from May with goal of having all of them out by 9/11 of this year — the 20th anniversary of the Al Qaeda attacks, announces a senior US official.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) April 13, 2021A clear-eyed assessment of the best path forward is to focus on the ongoing peace process between the Taliban and the Afghan peace process and US troops won’t be a bargaining chip in those talks, says the official.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) April 13, 2021″This is not condition-based,” says the senior administration official of the 9/11 2021 deadline.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) April 13, 2021However, the withdrawal would be based on certain security and human rights guarantees, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the formalization of the decision. The sources did not provide further details.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are expected to brief the decision to NATO allies in Brussels on Wednesday. Biden may also publicly announce his decision, the sources said.Biden’s decision, should it be confirmed, would miss a May 1 deadline for withdrawal agreed with Taliban insurgents by his predecessor Donald Trump’s administration. In a statement last month, the Taliban threatened to resume hostilities against foreign troops in Afghanistan if they did not meet the May 1 deadline.If Taliban attack US or allied forces “we will hit back hard,” says the senior official.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) April 13, 2021But it would still set a near-term date with withdrawal, potentially allaying Taliban concerns that Biden would drag out the process.The May 1 deadline had already started to appear less and less likely in recent weeks, given the lack of preparations on the ground to ensure it could be done in a safe and responsible way. U.S. officials have also blamed the Taliban for failing to live up to commitments to reduce violence and some have warned about persistent Taliban links to al Qaida.It was those ties that triggered U.S. military intervention in 2001 following al Qaida’s Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington because the Taliban had harbored al Qaida leaders.