Bomb attack hits US base in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan officials say the country's army chief and the defence minister have resigned following the weekend Taliban attack at a northern army base that killed more than 100 military and other personnel. John Nicholson, said the attack "shows the barbaric nature of the Taliban". President Donald Trump's administration is reviewing America's strategy for its longest war and weighing what impact the proposed deployment of several thousand additional troops into Afghanistan could have on the ...

'Sword Stands Ready' Against North Korea, Pence Tells Troops in Japan

'Sword Stands Ready' Against North Korea, Pence Tells Troops in Japan

From two continents, Pence and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation and assured allies in Asia that the US was ready to work to achieve a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10

Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10

He said the militants were armed with assault rifles and rockets. Three policemen and three of the assailants were killed in the attack, he said. Al-Dulaimi said he blamed the Islamic State group. An estimated 400,000 civilians are believed to still be there, unwilling or unable to leave because any escape would be too unsafe or because the extremists are using them as human shields.

Macron, Le Pen advance to French presidential election runoff

And Le Pen.well, Le Pen is unusual for France, but her hateful policies certainly sound familiar. Other candidates also cast their ballot Sunday morning, including Socialist Benoit Hamon and far-leftist Philippe Poutou. Chirac refused to debate Jean-Marie Le Pen on principle. "The main message that I have is to wish you all the best in the coming days", Obama can be heard telling Macron in a recording of the video the candidate posted on Twitter Thursday.

Don't lose sight of what really matters about Ivanka Trump

The scenario underscores how hard it is for Trump, who has tried to distance herself from the brand that bears her name, to separate business from politics in her new position at the White House. "Sell off the assets. including the clothing import business", George W. Bush ethics lawyer Richard Painter advised. " Ivanka has had no involvement with trademark applications submitted by the business ", Jamie Gorelick, Ivanka Trump's lawyer, was quoted as saying.

Xi urges restraint on NKorea in phone call with Trump

The USS Carl Vinson's strike group is now in the Philippine Sea, where it's taking part in joint exercises with Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force, including two Japanese destroyers. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said the call between the two presidents was the latest manifestation of their close communication, which was good for both of their countries and the world.