Jan 13

Secretary of State John Kerry gave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov two Idaho potatoes at a meeting in Paris on Monday. Kerry and Lavrov are meeting in preparation for Geneva II peace talks over Syria next week.

Taliban insurgents with assault rifles and suicide vests stormed two government buildings and killed at least 19 people Wednesday, Afghan officials said, in one of the most audacious attacks on the capital by the Islamist group since its 2001 ouster.

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