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U.S. to sell up to 20 mln barrels of SPR oil

The U.S. Department of Energy said Monday it would sell up to 20 million barrels of crude from the emergency oil reserve to comply with legislation passed in recent years. Up to 8 million barrels will be offered from the Strategic …

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U.S. aims to complete evacuations by deadline

The United States aims to complete evacuations from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan by a 31 August withdrawal deadline - as calls grow from allies to extend it. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said: "Our focus is on getting this done …

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U.S. evacuates 7,000 from Afghanistan in 5 days

The U.S. has airlifted about 7,000 people out of Kabul, Afghanistan, by cargo aircraft in the past five days, the Pentagon said Thursday, as U.S. forces race to evacuate as many people as possible with less than two weeks before a self-imposed …

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Biden-Zelensky meeting moved up to August 31

The upcoming meeting between Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden has been moved up from August 30 to August 31 due to an expanded program of the Ukrainian leader’s visit which now involves one-on-one …

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U.S. says Ghani 'no longer a figure in Afghanistan'

The United States appeared to dismiss on Wednesday former President Ashraf Ghani's pledge to return to the country he fled amid the Taliban seizure of Kabul, saying he is "no longer a figure in Afghanistan." Deputy …

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Biden approval drops after Taliban takeover

U.S. President Joe Biden's approval rating dropped by 7 percentage points and hit its lowest level so far as the U.S.-backed Afghan government collapsed over the weekend in an upheaval that sent thousands of civilians and Afghan …

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