German media, lawmakers point finger at Moscow over executed Georgian

German media, lawmakers point finger at Moscow over executed GeorgianDespite Russian denials, German politicians and media are blaming Moscow for the Berlin assassination of a Georgian who once fought Russian forces in Chechnya, an affair that could spark a diplomatic crisis. One security source, in comments to German weekly Der Spiegel, described the killing as a second Skripal affair — referring to the attempt on the life of a former Russian agent in England last year. On Friday, August 23, German police arrested a 49-year-old suspect from Russia’s Chechnya republic, shortly after Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, 40, had been shot dead.

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Taliban launch major attack on Afghan city of Kunduz

Sat Aug 31 , 2019
The Taliban launched a large-scale attack on Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s main cities, killing at least 15 people and wounding more than 75 others, government officials said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the United States on ending America’s longest war. The militants, who have demanded that all foreign forces leave Afghanistan, now control or hold sway over roughly half of the country and are at their strongest since their 2001 defeat by a U.S.-led invasion. The U.S. envoy in the talks, Zalmay Khalilzad, said in a Twitter post that he raised the Kunduz attack with the […]