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Airstrike on IS-held area in Eastern Syria kills 20

Jan. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike hit militants and civilians trying to flee the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Friday, killing at least 20, the country's state media and opposition activists reported. The airstrike on the IS-held village of Baghouz comes as the offensive...

Syria attack victims include daughter of US police official

Jan. 18, 2019 3:29 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday. The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in Wednesday's...

Trump, North Korean leader to hold 2nd summit

Jan. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump met at the...

Russian jets collide over Sea of Japan; 2 dead, 1 missing

Jan. 18, 2019 3:06 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian fighter jets collided Friday during a training mission over the Sea of Japan, leaving two crewmembers dead and another one still missing, officials said. The Defense Ministry said the two Su-34 jets, each with a crew of two, collided while maneuvering and went down 35 kilometers...

The Latest: Trump to hold 2nd summit with North Korea's Kim

Jan. 18, 2019 2:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is to hold a second summit with the leader of North Korea near the end of February to try to coax the North to give up its nuclear program. The announcement came at the White House Friday after Trump...

White House: Trump to hold 2nd summit with North Korean leader, seeking end to North's nuclear weapons program

Jan. 18, 2019 2:29 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Trump to hold 2nd summit with North Korean leader, seeking end to North's nuclear weapons program.

Russia warns US missile defense plans will fuel arms race

Jan. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday the Pentagon's new missile defense strategy will trigger an arms race in space and further undermine global stability. The tough Russian statement came in response to the U.S. administration's Missile Defense Review released Thursday during President Donald Trump's visit to...

Pelosi cancels Afghanistan trip, cites Trump 'leak'

Jan. 18, 2019 2:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip. It was the latest twist in what has become a Washington game of brinkmanship...

Night voyages across the Channel: Frigid water, flimsy boats

Jan. 18, 2019 1:23 PM EST

CALAIS, France (AP) — One migrant family's night voyage across the English Channel ended an hour after it began, back on a beach in northern France, after their overloaded rubber boat listed and two small Iranian children slid into the frigid, murky water before being hauled back to safety. "After one...

Colombia blames ELN rebels for deadliest attack in 15 years

Jan. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities said that a one-armed explosives expert belonging to the country's last remaining rebel group carried out a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. Chief Prosecutor Nestor Martinez said at a press conference Friday that...