Afghan Governor Refuses to Leave His Post

A powerful Afghan governor fired by the country’s president refused on Saturday to leave a post he has held for 13 years, raising fears that the escalating political tensions could undermine the country’s fragile security. Speaking to a crowd of roughly 2,000 people in Mazar-i-Sharif, the governor, Atta Muhammad Noor, said that President Ashraf Ghani did not have the power to unilaterally […]

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Paul Ryan Warns of a Showdown With White House Over Spending

New House Speaker Paul Ryan struck a confrontational stance with the Obama administration Tuesday, setting the stage for showdowns over domestic spending and national security matters as Congress works to wrap up business for the year. Mr. Ryan, speaking at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting, said a spending bill needed to avoid a government shutdown in December […]

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