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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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Indian paramilitary soldiers keep guard outside the main telephone exchange building in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The Indian government stripped the Indian-administered portion of Kashmir of its limited autonomy on Aug. 5. Authorities imposed a sweeping military curfew that's still in place, and cut off residents from all communication and the internet. Mobile phone services have yet to be restored. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Harsh Vardhan Shringla blasts Kashmir 'disinformation' from Pakistan

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Pakistani charges that India has conducted a militarized takeover of Kashmir and jailed thousands of political prisoners are "completely wrong" and designed to undermine New Delhi's attempts to bring economic prosperity to the disputed territory, India's top diplomat in Washington said Thursday.

Tiger Woods flips his ball as he walks along the ninth green during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) ** FILE **

Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods for drunken driver's death

Associated Press

The parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash last year are suing Tiger Woods. They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated.

Saeb Erekat, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks to journalists after a meeting between Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II, at the Royal Palace, in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Khalil Mazraawi, Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Saeb Erekat says Trump broke pledge by moving embassy to Jerusalem

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The Palestinians' outspoken resistance to U.S. mediation in the Middle East peace process is justified because President Trump broke a promise two years ago to avoid any moves before announcing his blueprint that unfairly favored Israel, according to longtime chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

The rift among Arab nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council is no closer to resolution today than when it began in June 2017, a Qatari diplomat said. (Associated Press/File)

Lolwah Al-Khater, Qatar diplomat, sees long Saudi feud

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: A top Qatari diplomat says the damaging feud between her country and Saudi Arabia that has divided the two American allies over the past two years and created a Middle East headache for the Trump administration is unlikely to be put to rest anytime soon.

In this Nov. 13, 2012, file photo Czech Republic's President Vaclav Klaus speaks during a joint news conference with his Austrian counterpart Heinz Fischer, unseen, at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

Vaclav Klaus seeks European revolution against EU

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus argues that Europe desperately needs to be liberated from the clutches of globalists and multiculturalists, and from a European Union bent on imposing open borders and crushing the principle of sovereign rights.