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In this  July 19, 2016, file photo, Arthur Sinodinos is sworn in as Senator for New South Wales by the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Government House in Canberra, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

U.S. deal about more than subs, Australia’s ambassador says

- The Washington Times

Australia’s decision to throw over France in favor of a nuclear submarine deal with the U.S. and Great Britain may have generated the most headlines recently, but the new Anglophone partnership known as AUKUS (Australia-United Kingdom-United States) is about much more than any one particular weapon system, Canberra’s ambassador to the United States said this week.

In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Afghan security personnel gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File) **FILE**

Asad Khan, Pakistan envoy, says U.S., Taliban forced to negotiate

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: America has exhausted all of its military options in Afghanistan and is left with little choice but to forge ahead in peace talks with the Taliban, Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Asad M. Khan said Monday, underscoring the high stakes of grueling negotiations.

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