North Korea keeps up its missile barrage with launch of ICBM

North Korea keeps up its missile barrage with launch of ICBM

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea added to its barrage of recent weapons tests on Thursday, firing at least three missiles including an intercontinental ballistic missile that forced the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and temporarily halt trains. The launches are the latest in a series of North Korean weapons tests in recent months … Read more

Heavy Russian barrage on Ukraine, no water for much of Kyiv

Heavy Russian barrage on Ukraine, no water for much of Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine — A massive barrage of Russian cruise missile and drone strikes hit critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities early Monday, knocking out water and power supplies in apparent retaliation for what Moscow alleged was a Ukrainian attack on its Black Sea Fleet. Russia has intensified its attacks on Ukraine’s power … Read more

N. Korea fires another missile, flies warplanes near border

N. Korea fires another missile, flies warplanes near border

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea early Friday launched a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern waters and flew warplanes near the border with South Korea, further raising animosities triggered by the North’s recent barrage of weapons tests. South Korea’s military also said it detected North Korea firing about 170 rounds of artillery from eastern … Read more

New Biden counterterror strategy puts limits on drone use

New Biden counterterror strategy puts limits on drone use

By ZEKE MILLER – AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday formally issued new guidance curtailing the use of armed drones outside of war zones as part of a new counterterrorism strategy that places a greater priority on protecting civilian lives. The new policies require presidential approval before a suspected … Read more

Military intel chief says Putin can’t achieve Ukraine goal

Military intel chief says Putin can’t achieve Ukraine goal

WASHINGTON — Russia’s setbacks and stretched resources in Ukraine show its forces are incapable of achieving President Vladimir Putin’s initial aims in invading the country as things stand now, the Pentagon’s intelligence chief said Friday. “We’re coming to a point right now where I think Putin is going to have to revise what his objectives … Read more

Biden meets with families of Whelan, Griner at White House | National Politics

Biden meets with families of Whelan, Griner at White House | National Politics

By SEUNG MIN KIM and ERIC TUCKER – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met Friday with family members of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another American detained in Russia, Paul Whelan, the first face-to-face encounter that the president has had with the relatives. In a statement after the meetings, which were held … Read more

Biden meets with families of Whelan, Griner at White House | Govt. & Politics

Biden meets with families of Whelan, Griner at White House | Govt. & Politics

By SEUNG MIN KIM and ERIC TUCKER – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met Friday with family members of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another American detained in Russia, Paul Whelan, the first face-to-face encounter that the president has had with the relatives. In a statement after the meetings, which were held … Read more

Biden meets with families of Whelan, Griner at White House | Ap-sports

Biden meets with families of Whelan, Griner at White House | Ap-sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met Friday with family members of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another American detained in Russia, Paul Whelan, the first face-to-face encounter that the president has had with the relatives. In a statement after the meetings, which were held separately, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden stressed … Read more

Report: US Coast Guard ship denied port call in Solomons

Report: US Coast Guard ship denied port call in Solomons

BANGKOK — A U.S. coast guard cutter conducting patrols as part of an international mission to prevent illegal fishing was recently unable to get clearance for a scheduled port call in the Solomon Islands, according to reports, an incident that comes amid growing concerns of Chinese influence on the Pacific nation. The cutter Oliver Henry … Read more