ON BOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump's decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war.
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U.S. targets Chinese, Russia entities for helping North Korea
The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang's weapons programs, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks.
Asia joins global stocks rally, dollar buoyant before Jackson Hole
Asian stocks edged higher on Wednesday to extend a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe, while the dollar was buoyant against the euro and yen ahead of a meeting of central bankers later in the week.
Barcelona van attackers plotted major bombings, Spanish court hears
An Islamist militant cell that last week used a van to kill 13 people in Barcelona had planned one or several major bomb attacks, possibly against churches or monuments, one suspect told a court on Tuesday, according to sources close to the investigation.
As tax debate heats up, Republicans tweak business interest plan
Congressional Republicans, seeking to address the complaints of small businesses, are floating changes to their controversial proposal to eliminate business tax deductions for debt interest payments, business lobbyists said on Tuesday.
Exclusive: U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid
The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Treasury secretary's wife apologizes for Instagram sniping
The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Tuesday apologized for sniping at a critic on social media site Instagram who called her "deplorable" for a post highlighting her expensive clothing as she exited a government plane.
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Some members of a White House infrastructure advisory council have resigned, the White House said on Tuesday, days after President Donald Trump's response to violence at a rally by white nationalists in Virginia prompted business leaders and cultural figures to quit other panels in protest.