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Kerry flies to Afghanistan to tackle presidential election dispute
Kerry flies to Afghanistan to tackle presidential election dispute

Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an unscheduled stopover in Kabul early Friday in an attempt to resolve the dispute between two politicians claiming to have won Afghanistan's protracted presidential election, the State Department announced. Angry claims by former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah that massive election fraud gave the election to former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani have further undermined stability in the country that U.S. forces have occupied for a dozen years and that Washington has propped up with hundreds of billions of dollars in investments. In an announcement via Twitter, the State Department said Kerry had arrived in the Afghan capital to meet with...

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