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August 17, 2017 5:31 AM Top U.S. General Breaks Bread With Chinese Soldiers on North Korea’s Doorstep

Beijing uses Gen. Dunford’s visit as a ‘strong message’ to Pyongyang SHENYANG, China—The Pentagon’s top general on Wednesday said he discussed with his Chinese counterparts ways to coordinate with China’s military to avoid dangerous miscalculations should war break out with North Korea. Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described 21

August 17, 2017 5:18 AM South Korea Says Trump Will Seek Its Consent for Any Strike on North

SEOUL, South Korea — President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that President Trump had agreed to seek South Korea’s consent before taking any action on North Korea, including a military strike, assuring his public that there would be no war on the Korean Peninsula. “No matter what options the United States and President Trump want to use, they have promised 38

August 16, 2017 6:57 PM Firefighters free toddler's hand from toy vending machine

Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Firefighters were called to a hospital in China to free a toddler whose hand became stuck in the dispenser chute of a small toy vending machine. The boy's parents told rescuers they left the young boy alone momentarily while they bought some medicine at the hospital in Sihong County, Jiangsu Province, and they returned to find he had apparently 17

August 16, 2017 2:36 PM Army Black Hawk chopper carrying 5 missing off Hawaii coast

Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army and Coast Guard are investigating a downed military Black Hawk helicopter off the Hawaii coast, authorities said Wednesday. The Army UH-60 helicopter, with five people aboard, was reported down two miles west of Kaena Point on the island of Oahu. A debris field was spotted late Tuesday at that location, after the Coast 18

August 15, 2017 6:18 PM Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight

The fight, which came to light on Monday when Dreamhost published a blog post entitled “We Fight For the Users,” centers on a search warrant for information about a website,, which served as a clearinghouse for activists seeking to mobilize resistance to Mr. Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The website featured maps to organize blockades 85

August 15, 2017 9:37 AM London's Holborn underground station reopens after evacuation

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Holborn underground station closed briefly on Tuesday after overheating equipment on a train filled a platform with smoke. The fire service said it had sent two fire engines and 10 firefighters to the station. "It was an overheated compressor on a train not a fire," London Fire Brigade said a statement. A witness on a train 29

August 15, 2017 1:27 AM North Korea Backs Off Threat to Hit Guam

Hours after China took steps to support U.N. sanctions, North Korean state media says Kim Jong Un decided not to fire on Guam North Korea pulled back its threat to attack a U.S. territory, after days of trading increasingly bellicose rhetoric with U.S. President Donald Trump, and hours after China took its toughest steps against Pyongyang to support 28

August 14, 2017 8:33 PM Machine gun attack on U.N. Mali base in Timbuktu kills seven

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, officials said, killing seven people, including five Malian security guards, a gendarme and civilian. "An attack has been launched against one of our camps in Timbuktu (by) unknown men with machine guns," Radhia Achouri, a spokeswoman 15

August 14, 2017 4:43 PM Kendrick Lamar holds off Brett Eldredge for Billboard top spot

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kendrick Lamar reclaimed the top spot of the weekly U.s Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, fending off country music star Brett Eldredge. Lamar's "Damn." climbed from No. 2 to No. 1 with 47,000 album units sold, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Streaming accounted for much of the sales activity, with more than 46 million 10

August 14, 2017 1:33 PM Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, made for each other?

Trump turns up rhetoric ahead of high-stakes mtg Jamie Metzl, a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council, has served as a director on the US National Security Council, at the State Department and on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff. He also served with the United Nations in Cambodia and is author of "Eternal Sonata" and three other books. The views 20