SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military on Tuesday greeted the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing "merciless retaliation" for exercises Pyongyang claims are an invasion rehearsal.
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia late Monday, causing destruction that left one person dead and one missing at peak tourist season, authorities said. A woman was killed in Casamicciola, in the north of the small tourist island, hit by debris that fell from a church, with around 25 people injured in the quake, for the most part lightly. At a press conference early Tuesday, the head of the local department of civil protection, Angelo Borrelli, said that two small communes, Casamicciola and neighbouring Lacco Ameno, had borne the brunt of the quake.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen years of U.S. warfare in Afghanistan have left the insurgents as strong as ever and the nation's future precarious. Facing a quagmire, President Donald Trump on Monday outlined his strategy for "victory" in a country that has historically snared great powers and defied easy solutions.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some graduates of Liberty University say they're returning their diplomas to the evangelical school to denounce President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s latest show of support for Donald Trump.
During a primetime address to the nation on Monday night, President Trump questioned the strategies that past administrations used in Afghanistan and South Asia. The president said the United States was no longer concerned with building democracies abroad. "We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists,” he said.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Bail was set at $2 million for two western Montana residents who are charged in the stabbing deaths of two people whose bodies were found in plastic tubs of chemicals in the basement of a Missoula home.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter, opening the possibility of political opponents using the congressman's mug shot next year when he is up for re-election.
Chelsea Clinton, the former first daughter, has jumped to the defence of Barron Trump after a report criticised the way he dressed. While his mother Melania receives most of the attention in the family when it comes to fashion, the 11-year-old has caused a stir of his own for his style choices. Two months ago, President Donald Trump's youngest son set social media alight by wearing a blue T-shirt that said "the Expert" on the front. And on Sunday night, the "first boy" caused a stir again when he returned to the White House with his father and mother wearing another J. Crew T-shirt that bore the phrase "On your mark tiger shark", along with an image of a shark. Preach! Barron is a tshirt expert pic.twitter.com/KF920ZAE0n— Ben Fox Rubin (@benfoxrubin) August 21, 2017 While many social media users praised his style, right-wing website The Daily Caller was not impressed. "Barron looked like he was hopping on Air Force One for a trip to the movie theater," an article said, under the headline "It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House". It concluded: "The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public." Ms Clinton, who lived in the White House from the age of 12 to 20, tweeted a link to the article, saying: "It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves." It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves https://t.co/Wxq51TvgDX— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 21, 2017 It is not the first the 37-year-old daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton has leapt to the defence on Barron. After the young boy was mocked by comedians and social media users for looking bored on inauguration day, Ms Clinton, a friend of Barron’s sister Ivanka, said the boy should be allowed to “be a kid”. “Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does - to be a kid,” she tweeted on Sunday. Barron Trump is the first boy since John F Kennedy Jr to live in the White House. Barron Trump joins Donald and Melania to watch total eclipse from the White House 00:44 He has spent his life living in Trump Tower, where he has a whole floor to himself – close to his grandparents. He speaks Slovenian with them and with his mother. He was thrust into the spotlight on election night when he stood alongside his father as he celebrated his victory. Since then, the media attention has grown, even apparently becoming a manga character in Japan.