In Asia, Mattis addresses concerns about North Korea and China — and Trump’s agenda – Washington Post

Washington Post In Asia, Mattis addresses concerns about North Korea and China — and Trump's agendaWashington PostSINGAPORE — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought Saturday to reassure jittery allies in the Pacific about President Trump's nationalist agenda after delivering a speech that cast North Korea as an “urgent military threat” and cited China for its …Mattis […]

Mattis: North Korea a ‘clear and present danger’ to world

ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a “clear and present danger,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking at an international security conference in Singapore, […]

The Latest: UN weather agency warns of potential cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he’s pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. (all times EDT): 7 a.m. A top atmospheric scientist at the U.N.’s weather agency says the “worst-case scenario” caused by the planned U.S. pullout from the Paris climate deal would be a further 0.3-degree […]

Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday afternoon. Trump promoted his announcement Wednesday night on Twitter, after a day in which U.S. allies around the […]

Kabul blast: Attack kills 80 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan – CNN

CNN Kabul blast: Attack kills 80 near diplomatic area in AfghanistanCNNKabul, Afghanistan (CNN) A huge suicide bomb ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour, killing at least 80 people and wounding 360, Afghan officials said. The blast, which came a few days into the Muslim …Kabul Bombing […]

Pentagon missile defense program scores a win

ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s oft-criticized missile defense program has scored a triumph, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territory from a North Korean attack. Vice Adm. Jim Syring, director of the Pentagon agency in charge of developing […]

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group’s positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement came as Syrian government troops pushed ahead in their offensive against IS and militants in central and northern Syria. Moscow […]

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

JUAN ZAMORANO, Associated Press KATHIA MARTINEZ, Associated Press PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a […]

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