US confirms airstrike killed al-Shabab commander in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations […]

Trump warns of ‘dangerous low’ in Russia relations – CNN

CNN Trump warns of 'dangerous low' in Russia relationsCNNWashington (CNN) The United States and Russia are plunging deeper into their worst crisis since the Cold War, with politics in both nations outpacing the capacity of either government to mitigate the danger. President Donald Trump's grudging signature …President Trump Blames Congress for 'All-Time' Low Relationship With […]

Ex-bodyguard defends candid Princess Diana documentary

LONDON (AP) — A new documentary about Princess Diana has ignited controversy in Britain, with producers saying it offers insights into the strains of royal life and critics saying it’s pure exploitation. Friends of the late princess have slammed a British broadcaster’s decision to air private recordings in which she speaks frankly about her unhappy […]

US VP Mike Pence: Balkans future is ‘in the West’

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday the future of the Balkans belongs in the West, reaffirming U.S. commitment to the still-tense European region amid strong Russian pressure to assert its historical influence there. Pence was speaking in Montenegro — a small Balkan country that joined NATO this year despite Moscow’s anger. […]

The 5 key questions on Trump’s role in his son’s statement on the Russia meeting – CNN

CNN The 5 key questions on Trump's role in his son's statement on the Russia meetingCNNWashington (CNN) The Washington Post dropped an absolute bombshell on Monday night: President Donald Trump dictated the initial statement from his son, Don Jr., regarding a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer and publicist Rob Goldstone, who …President Trump is […]

Stocks gain as investors assess economic data, earnings

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets advanced Tuesday as investors studied a fresh round of corporate earnings reports and data releases for signs the global economy is on the right track. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.6 percent to 7,413 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.5 percent to 5,118. Germany’s DAX also rose […]

Venezuela: Government, Opposition Clash Over Turnout Numbers in Controversial Elections – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com Venezuela: Government, Opposition Clash Over Turnout Numbers in Controversial ElectionsNBCNews.comMIAMI — Betty Blanco refused to vote in Venezuela's elections on Sunday because she said she loves her country too much. The 77-year-old Caracas resident boycotted the controversial vote for a new constitutional assembly — a body that would vastly …How oil can break the back […]

IS targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; all 4 attackers killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building. The assault set off a four-hour firefight that ended only after Afghan security forces had killed all the attackers. There […]

US, allies prepared to use ‘overwhelming force’ in North Korea, general says – Fox News

Fox News US, allies prepared to use 'overwhelming force' in North Korea, general saysFox NewsThe U.S. and its allies are prepared to use “rapid, lethal and overwhelming force,” if necessary, against North Korea, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces warned Saturday night. The statement from Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, U.S. Pacific …World View: […]

Venezuela leader: Will use new assembly to go after foes

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is pledging to go after his political foes with the virtually unlimited powers of a constitutional assembly that his backers will select Sunday as his opponents wage a last-ditch battle to halt what they call the replacement of Venezuelan democracy with a single-party authoritarian system. Faced with spiraling […]

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