WASHINGTON U.S. airstrikes bombarded an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia Saturday, killing more than 150 militant fighters who were preparing to launch a large-scale attack, likely against African or U.S. personnel, the Pentagon said Monday.
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WASHINGTON Can Donald Trump really make good on his promise to build a wall along the 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometre) U.S.-Mexican border to prevent illegal immigration? What’s more, can he make Mexico pay for it?
Sure, he can build it, but it’s not nearly as simple as he says.
PHOENIX A jury verdict against two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah for discriminating against nonbelievers now puts the future of the communities in the hands of a judge who will have to remedy the sweeping civil rights violations.
DEBARY, Fla. The mayor of a central Florida city is planning to visit Cuba and return home on a makeshift raft so he can better understand what Cuban migrants go through when crossing the Florida Straits.
ANBERRA, Australia The U.S. Air Force will continue to fly daily missions over the South China Sea despite a buildup of Chinese surface-to-air missiles and fighter jets in the contested region, with both nations’ militaries in discussions to avoid any “miscalculation,” a top U.S. general said Tuesday.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of North Korea on Monday issued its latest belligerent threat, warning of an indiscriminate “pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice” on Washington and Seoul, this time in reaction to the start of huge U.S.-South Korean military drills.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands The tiny South Pacific state of the Marshall Islands began legal proceedings Monday against India at the United Nations’ highest court, as part of cases against three of the world’s nuclear powers aimed at breathing new life into disarmament negotiations.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military to be ready to launch nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported Friday, an escalation in rhetoric targeting Seoul and Washington that may not reflect the country’s actual nuclear capacity.
SYDNEY, Australia As the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 370 approaches, the situation would seem decidedly grim. The underwater hunt of a punishing patch of ocean that has trudged along since late 2014 has thus far come up empty, the stretch of water left to search is narrowing and skepticism of whether crews are looking in the right place continues to grow.
MINNEAPOLIS A plan for Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine passed a major milestone Thursday with the Department of Natural Resources approving the project’s final environmental review, meaning the company can now start pursuing the long list of permits it needs to move forward.