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Journalist group counts 94 slayings of media ranks in 2018

Journalist group counts 94 slayings of media ranks in 2018

30 Dec 2018 Japan Times Japan Times

An international trade association says on-the-job slayings of journalists and news media staff rose again in 2018 following an overall decline during the past half-dozen years. The International Federation of Journalists said in an annual report set for release Monday that 94 journalists and media ...

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Planned drawdown in Afghanistan imperils U.S. push for peace

Planned drawdown in Afghanistan imperils U.S. push for peace

22 Dec 2018 Japan Times Japan Times

U.S. President Donald Trump will upend his own strategy to bring peace to Afghanistan and end America's longest war if he proceeds with plans to withdraw about half of the 14,000 U.S. troops there, according to veteran diplomats and U.S. officials. A drawdown also will ...

War hero or murderer? Trump weighs in on military case

War hero or murderer? Trump weighs in on military case

18 Dec 2018 Japan Times Japan Times

A decorated officer in an elite U.S. Army unit killed an unarmed Taliban suspect in Afghanistan. Of that, there appears to be no doubt. What is less certain is whether Major Matt Golsteyn, who has admitted to the killing, should be considered a cold-blooded killer ...

Despite mounting Afghan deaths, slow peace efforts, NATO vows to stay

Despite mounting Afghan deaths, slow peace efforts, NATO vows to stay

05 Dec 2018 Japan Times Japan Times

Fifteen years after NATO took the lead on international security efforts in Afghanistan, the military alliance's foreign ministers on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to stay the course despite mounting Afghan casualties and the slow pace of peace efforts. At talks in Brussels, the ministers underlined ...