Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United ...
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Woman Killed By Border Patrol Identified As Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales, 20

The woman shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol on Wednesday has been
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The Latest: South Korea relieved about revived US-NK talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local):
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The Latest: So far, lava has destroyed 82 Hawaii structures

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):
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Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot ...
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Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, ...
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Pentagon chief hails peshmerga as model for Iraq

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter talks to multinational troops at the Arbil International Airport in the capital of the autonomous northern Iraqi region on July 24, 2015Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said during a visit to Kurdistan Friday that the autonomous region's peshmerga force was a model for the rest of Iraq in its fight against jihadists. The US defence secretary, on the second day of his first visit to Iraq since taking office earlier this year, praised the efforts of what is the region's de facto army. "We are trying to build a force throughout the territory of Iraq, and someday in Syria, that can do" what the peshmerga have achieved, Carter said.


Training Israel’s cyber warriors

צילום: דובר צה"ל, יואב זיתון

Inside IDF computer labs, troops use a model city to practice creating mayhem: Causing a nuclear reactor to overheat, taking over traffic lights and rail, cutting power, hacking missiles, creating chaos in the stock market, and more – all in preparation for the next major conflict.

Expulsion from Derna bastion may show limits for Islamic State in Libya

Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, aim a weapon during their deployment in the Lamluda area, southwest of the city of DernaBy Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli CAIRO/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Islamic State jihadists have exploited widespread chaos to gain a foothold in Libya, but their ejection from an eastern city suggests they may not achieve a Iraq-style takeover due to strong local rivals and the absence of sectarian divisions. Last month, local Islamist fighters reinforced by local civilians ousted Islamic State militants from Derna on Libya's eastern Mediterranean coast, one of two bastions the jihadists had established in the North African oil-producing country. It was the first setback in Libya for the ultra-violent jihadist movement that has sent in combatants and clerics from Tunisia, Yemen and other Arab states to try repeat its success in Iraq and Syria, where it has captured vast territories and proclaimed a "caliphate" based on medieval religious precepts.


Family’s message removed from soldier’s grave

Defense Ministry erases writing that criticized prime minister and defense minister, which family created to protest government’s refusal to include brothers’ names on headstone; soldier’s parents outraged, while ministry claims other bereaved families requested the removal.