Obama praises Afghan efforts to reconcile with Taliban

WASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama has expressed support for Afghanistan's efforts to reconcile with the Taliban.

Obama spoke by video conference on Wednesday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The White House says Obama praised Ghani for promoting the peace process.

The two leaders also spoke about U.S. efforts to advise and strengthen Afghanistan's military and to counter terrorist threats. Obama cited the Kabul government's progress in fighting corruption and improving the...

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