Biden says remark on Putin’s power was about ‘moral outrage’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says he is “not walking anything back” after his weekend comment that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power,” although Biden insists he’s not calling for regime change in Moscow. “I was expressing the moral outrage that I felt toward this man,” he said Monday. “I wasn’t articulating…

Taliban cancels higher education for girls despite pledges

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have decided against reopening schools to girls above the sixth grade, reneging on a promise and opting to appease their hard-line base, at the expense of further alienating the international community. The surprise decision is bound to disrupt Taliban efforts to win recognition from potential donors abroad at…