U.S. ‘heartbroken’ over Afghan killings, Obama says

The killing of innocent civilians is outrageous,” President Obama said today. He ordered a probe of the weekend killings of 16 civilians, allegedly by a U.S. soldier.Afghan protesters angered by the weekend killings of 16 civilians blocked a major highway Tuesday as U.S. President Barack Obama said U.S. officials were “heartbroken” by the deaths. A U.S. Army sergeant is accused […]

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Taliban vow revenge for U.S. soldier’s shooting rampage

[vsw id=”vafgtE5Jfbc” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] The Afghan Taliban vowed Monday to exact revenge for the killing of 16 civilians, allegedly by an American soldier who went on a house-to-house shooting rampage Sunday in two villages near his base. Afghanistan’s parliament, meanwhile, demanded a public trial for the suspect, who is accused of killing nine children, three women and four […]

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Obama strikes back at GOP critics on gas prices

  President Barack Obama is hitting back at Republican criticism of his energy policies and his role in controlling gasoline prices. Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to underscore his administration’s work to develop alternative energy sources and increase fuel efficiency. “I’m going to keep doing everything I can to help you save money on gas, both […]

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US soldier kills 16 Afghans, deepening crisis

An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai, who called it an “assassination” and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the dead. The killing spree deepened a crisis between U.S. forces and their Afghan hosts over Americans burning […]

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