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Security situation in Afghanistan likely to get worse: U.S. intel chief | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The security situation in Afghanistan will further deteriorate even if there is a modest increase in U.S. military support for the war-torn country, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump’s administration weighs sending more forces to …

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants Donald Trump to keep tweeting

Because Trump’s tweets hold him accountable, Dorsey says.<p>Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey believes that it’s “important” that President Donald Trump continues to tweet.<p>Why? Because hearing from Trump publicly will help hold him accountable, Dorsey says.<p>“I believe it's really important to have these …

Donald Trump

US Army Needs More Troops to Confront Global Threats

The United States today faces a rising number of threats to national security from around the world, whether it be from North Korea, ISIS, or …

Trump’s Odds of Impeachment Are Spiking Online

Betting markets are predicting the president won’t last a full term.<p>Since the election, millions of people the world over have comforted themselves with the thought that no matter how outrageous, incompetent, or stupid <b>Donald J. Trump</b> may be, at least the odds are reasonably high that he won’t make …

The US Is Right to Insist on Lower UN Peacekeeping Dues

A consistent theme from the earliest days of the Trump administration was the intent to lower the amount that America pays for United Nations …

Trump-Kim summit — which country has the strongest military in the region? | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 08.06.2018

The meeting between Trump and Kim could be a diplomatic milestone in defusing tensions in one of the world's most dangerous hotspots. DW takes a look …

North Korea

Gentleman arrested after rudeness at beach

A Connecticut man who screamed "You will never ever, ever, stop me, my Christianity", thumped his chest, and menaced an Arab family on a Texas beach, …

Crime

Trump just made a major, risky move against ISIS

And Turkey, a vital NATO ally, threatened to retaliate with military force.<p>In one fell swoop, President Trump just changed the future course of the war against ISIS — and alienated a vital American ally along the way.<p>That’s because of a new US move to arm the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a …

Middle East

Rogers: Trump is feeding 'conspiracy meter'

Jake Tapper dissects this week in politics with our State of the Union panel Rep. Mike Rogers, Jennifer Granholm, Dana Loesch, and Bakari Sellers

Jake Tapper

China returns seized U.S. sea drone, concluding standoff

China on Tuesday gave back an American underwater drone that its navy seized last week, ending a standoff that engaged President-elect Donald Trump and risked ballooning into a larger confrontation.<p>The Chinese Ministry of Defense said it handed over the drone in the South China Sea after "friendly …

China

At least 26 killed in Congo protests, rights group says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Security forces in Congo killed at least 26 demonstrators Tuesday and arrested scores more amid protests against President …

Bolivia: Human error caused crash that killed soccer team

<b>(CNN) —</b> Human error caused a November 28 plane crash that killed 71 people, including members of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, the Bolivian government said Tuesday.<p>LaMia Flight 2933 was flying from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin, Colombia, when it crashed into a hillside near …

UN rights chief calls for murder investigation into Duterte claims

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein urges Philippine judicial authorities to demonstrate their independence by investigating president<p>The UN human rights chief has asked Philippine authorities to launch a murder investigation after the president, Rodrigo Duterte, claimed to have killed people in the past, and to …

California Supreme Court halts voter-approved death penalty measure

The California Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a voter-approved measure intended to speed up the appeals process for the state's death row inmates to give it time to consider a lawsuit challenging the measure.<p>In a one-page decision, the court stayed the "implementation of all provisions of …

San Francisco names LAPD veteran as new police chief

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco named a new police chief, an African-American police veteran who officials and community activists hope can reform …

Sources: Obama hurries to shrink Guantanamo ahead of Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama, in his final month in office, is moving to leave as few prisoners in Guantanamo Bay as possible, notifying Congress that the administration intends to transfer out some of the detainees before Donald Trump is sworn in.<p>The Gitmo downsizing move could rankle …

Israeli ambassador urges move of U.S. embassy

Israel's ambassador to the United States on Tuesday evening forcefully endorsed moving America's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying the controversial diplomatic move would boost the chances of peace in the region.<p>Ron Dermer, Israel's top diplomat in the United States, made the statement at …

A 'Wikileaks' for Secret Church Documents Launches for Concerned Mormons

The man behind a controversial YouTube site that publishes leaked videos disclosing the inner workings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched a website where members and employees can anonymously submit leaked church documents.<p>The site, named MormonWikileaks, went live …

Proposed Fundraiser Featuring Trump's Sons Raises Questions

If you have a lot of money to spare, and want to spend time with the Trump family right after the inauguration, earlier Tuesday it seemed you might have been able to make that dream come true.<p>A new nonprofit organization, the Opening Day Foundation, had advertised access to the Trumps at a big …

Volkswagen reaches agreement to fix, buyback U.S. diesels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) has agreed to a $1 billion settlement to fix or buy back another 80,000 polluting diesel vehicles sold in the United States as the German automaker on Tuesday took new steps to put its emissions cheating scandal behind it.<p>The settlement deal covered …

Environmentalism

The Latest: Governor raises death toll to 29 in Mexico blast

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at Mexico's best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital. (all times …

10 College Football Teams That Are the Best at Producing NFL Talent

Let's face it: college football programs are the unofficial minor leagues for the NFL, a place where upcoming prospects can hone their skills for a few years before being ready to shine in the pros. And for those who enter college with their eyes on the NFL, their school choices tend to be …

Turkey and Russia probe slaying of ambassador in Ankara gallery

Investigators from Turkey and Russia hunted for clues Tuesday in the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara.<p>A team of 18 Russian investigators and foreign ministry officials arrived in Turkey and began inspecting the art gallery …

MLB Hot stove trades: Red Sox trade Clay Buchholz to Phillies

Right-hander Clay Buchholz has been dealt from Boston to Philly<p>The Red Sox have reportedly traded right-hander Clay Buchholz to the Phillies in …