U.S. commander says North Korea unlikely to give up all nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Weeks before a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday echoed an intelligence assessment that North Korea is unlikely to give up all its nuclear weapons. Although he expressed optimism about the Feb. 27-28 Hanoi summit in verbal testimony to the […]

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Congo forces surround presidential runner-up's residence

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Republican Guard soldiers and police officers surrounded the residence of the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election on Saturday before he could leave to file a fraud complaint in court, witnesses said.     Dozens of supporters of Martin Fayulu, who had gathered outside his Kinshasa hotel and residence and were chanting slogans against outgoing President Joseph […]

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U.S. moving to new phase in fight against Islamic State: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has started bringing home troops from Syria as it moves to a new phase in the campaign against Islamic State, the White House said on Wednesday, claiming that the militant Islamist group’s “territorial caliphate” has been defeated. “These victories over ISIS in Syria do not signal the end of the Global Coalition or its […]

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Brooklyn sailor who died at Pearl Harbor could be coming home

The remains of a Pearl Harbor sailor from Brooklyn may finally make it home nearly eight decades after his death — thanks to modern technology, authorities said on the anniversary of the attack. Navy seaman Walter Foley — who was killed at age 18 during the Japanese military strike exactly 77 years ago Friday — was identified as part of […]

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