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New President, Old War: Trump outlines his strategy for Afghanistan

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Trump: An expensive president to protect

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Oil theft: a multi-billion dollar business fuels Mexican cartels

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'Here are six costly failures from America’s longest war. No. 1: cashmere goats'

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IN THE PAPERS

Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

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Latest update : 2013-06-14

Google stops attempts to hack thousands of Iranian web users ahead of vote

Many Iranians who want to surf online have to use a VPN - a Virtual Private Network - via a connection abroad. Iran has had a cyber police force since 2011. Google says there have been attempts to hack into tens of thousands of its accounts in the country prior to Friday's presidential election. We also look at a TV quiz show host in Turkey who re-jigged his programme to satirise Erdogan. And at an unexpected media break-up: the Rupert Murdoch-Wendy Deng divorce.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-08-22 Donald Trump

A closer look at Trump's Afghan policy

A closer look at how Donald Trump's Afghan strategy came into being, and arguments in favor and against it. Also, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's wife is under fire for her...

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2017-08-21 security

Trump: An expensive president to protect

An expensive president: US President Donald Trump has used up all the Congress-mandated money for secret service to protect him until the end of the year - and we're only in...

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2017-08-18 Spain

'Siempre vida Barcelona'

Did the media show images that were too graphic of the Las Ramblas attack? We take a look at this and other questions in the media the day after the deadly attacks in Spain.

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

Trump's 'unprecedented transgression'

Le Monde, along with other media around the world, is leading on Donald Trump's press conference on Tuesday where he appeared to "draw a moral equivalence between anti-racist...

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2017-08-15 Donald Trump

Are Trump's deleted retweets accidental or calculated?

Donald Trump seems to have attacked the media again by retweeting a meme showing a Trump-labeled train crashing into the CNN logo. The retweet was subsequently deleted. We ask...

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