Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Media caption“We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists,” President Trump said The Afghan president has hailed Donald Trump’s decision to commit US troops to the country to fight against the resurgent Taliban. Ashraf Ghani thanked the US for supporting “the joint struggle against the threat of terrorism”. Donald Trump has committed the […]

Football in the state of Florida is crazier than ever – ESPN

9:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Jim McElwain might be a long way from his Montana roots, but he knows exactly what the stakes are when it comes to coaching football in the state of Florida. Just this past January, on the heels of back-to-back SEC Eastern Division championships, Florida’s […]

Does your travel insurance cover terrorist attacks? – CBS News

By Haley Osman/ValuePenguin The spate of recent terrorist attacks and attempts across the globe may spur even skeptics of travel insurance into considering a purchase, especially for journeys that include London, Paris and other sites of recent incidents. Here’s a look at how travel insurance — whether from a separate policy or other sources — […]

Kenya is king of domestic air travel in Africa – Quartz

Kenya is king of domestic air travel in Africa – Quartz

When it comes to domestic air travel in Africa, Kenya’s capital Nairobi is king. According to travel data company Forward Keys, Nairobi’s domestic air travel recorded 22% growth in 2017, beating its closest competitors Tunis and Addis Ababa, which grew by 14% and 9% respectively. In addition, long-haul international flights to Nairobi grew by 8%, […]

What Travel Can Learn From Michael Kors’ Acquisition Strategy – Skift

What is the similarity between a $864 heel and an airplane seat? More than you think. Both the luxury fashion and travel industries are consolidating, striking that balance between brick and mortar and online sales, doing that dance between exclusivity and approachability for the aspirational and affluent. Traditionally considered “middle market” of the luxury sector, […]

UK public finances notch up first July surplus since 2002 – The Guardian

The government ran the first July budget surplus in more than a decade last month, as Britain’s public finances recorded an unexpected leap back into the black with help from an increase in self-assessed tax payments. Public sector net borrowing last month, excluding the nationalised banks, was in surplus by £184m, the first surplus in […]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard knocks Dunkirk off the top of the UK box office – but only just – The Guardian

The winner: The Hitman’s Bodyguard Knocking Dunkirk off the top spot of the official comScore UK box office chart, The Hitman’s Bodyguard opens with £1.98m from 467 cinemas, including preview takings of £367,000. While 2017 has been light on action comedy hits for adult audiences, the Ryan Reynolds/Samuel L Jackson team-up, rated 15 for language […]

UK not yet planning to increase troop numbers in Afghanistan – The Guardian

The UK will rethink how its military resources are deployed in Afghanistan but Michael Fallon is not yet mulling an increase in troop numbers like Donald Trump, a senior defence source has said. The UK government source said it was premature to talk about raising the level of military personnel in Afghanistan and no direct […]