By Phil Stewart BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed and around 20 U.S. and Afghan troops were wounded during a push against Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday, as Washington wrestled with a months-long debate about the 16-year-old war.
By John Davison AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic
By Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Navigating a chaotic maze of cars and people, the convoy of British army armored vehicles weaves slowly through Kabul. The job of about a dozen soldiers is to protect just two international advisers on their way to meet Afghan soldiers. While every mission varies
Since April, Venezuela’s opposition coalition seemed to be gaining the kind of support and momentum it was long criticized for lacking. Its calls for peaceful protests and boycotts were met by a broad, consistent turnout, and an unofficial referendum it organized in July led more than 7 million Venezuelans
When hundreds of white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend in their largest public appearance in decades, it put faces to ideologies that have become increasingly high-profile over the past year. In response to the rally – which descended into violence in clashes with counter-protesters
Russian critics have long worried about the propensity of the country’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor (RKZ), to cast an overly wide net in censoring “extremist” content on the internet. “This is one of the few times when we can feel like RKZ’s intervention is totally warranted,” says Alexey
On Art and Helen Tanderup’s small farm, the land is something else. Helen grew up here, in the two-story farmhouse that she and her husband got when her mother passed away. “I don’t want something like this to happen to what my grandparents built up,” says Helen.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing a man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.
A fire that broke out on Thursday at state oil major PetroChina's plant in northeastern China, one of the country's largest refineries, has been put out with no reported casualties, state media reported. The fire came just two months after the Dalian refinery finished a planned major maintenance
After North Korea and the United States traded bellicose threats of nuclear conflagration, all eyes will be on an annual war game in the South next week that could send tensions spiralling back upwards, analysts say. Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that appeared
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The U.S. Navy awarded a contract Friday for utility construction and site improvements for a future Marine Corps base on Guam.
Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city Thursday and Friday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others. In the first incident which police qualified as a "terrorist attack," the driver of a
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Arsenal head to Stoke City this weekend aiming to register a second victory of the season and divert attention away from continuing questions about the future of Alexis Sanchez. Arsene Wenger's side kicked off the Premier League campaign in exciting, if not
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Forest rangers and fire managers across the U.S. West will be on high alert as motorists flock to Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming for next week's total solar eclipse, clogging roads and straining scarce resources at the height of summer wildfire season. "
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it.
By Hugh Bronstein CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will hunt down and jail leaders of violent protests that have rocked the country since April, its new top prosecutor said on Thursday, a day before a hate crimes law was expected to be approved despite fears that it will be used to crush dissent. The
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Australia's Travis Smyth knocked off No. 3-ranked Braden Thornberry in the morning and advanced to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals in the afternoon with a 2-and-1 victory over No. 12 Will Zalatoris on Thursday.
By Andrés González and Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned attacks. Islamic State
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles' NFL exhibition game Thursday against Buffalo.
By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will allow environmental transgressors to exchange millionaire fines for recovery works at a discount, the environment minister said on Thursday, in a bid to reduce litigation and raise funds for projects in times of austerity. A decree to be published
A lightning-sparked wildfire burning for more than a month in western Montana has flared anew, prompting the evacuation of nearly 750 homes on Thursday as firefighters braced for more hot and windy weather forecast for the weekend, authorities said. “When the winds kicked up last Sunday, it made a run