22 Aug 2017

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Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan

Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan"My instinct was to pull out," Trump said as he spoke of his frustration with a war that has killed thousands of US troops and cost US taxpayers trillions of dollars. While Trump refused to offer detailed troop numbers, senior White House officials said he had already authorized his defense secretary to deploy up to 3,900 more troops to Afghanistan.


22 Aug 2017 6:01am GMT

U.S. Navy to launch fleet-wide probe as search for 10 missing sailors goes on

U.S. Navy to launch fleet-wide probe as search for 10 missing sailors goes onBy Karishma Singh and Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ships, aircraft and divers from an international search-and-rescue operation were still looking for 10 missing U.S. sailors on Tuesday after a collision between a U.S. warship and a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia. The USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided early on Monday while the guided-missile destroyer was nearing Singapore for a routine port call. The collision tore a hole in the warship's port side at the waterline, flooding compartments that included a crew sleeping area.


22 Aug 2017 5:38am GMT

The Latest: Afghan government applauds Trump speech

The Latest: Afghan government applauds Trump speechWASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT):


22 Aug 2017 3:19am GMT