Afghan army collapse 'took us all by surprise,' U.S. defense secretary saysAsia Pacific · 8:39 PM UTC
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Tuesday that the Afghan army's sudden collapse caught the Pentagon "by surprise," as military leaders confronted a contentious Senate hearing about how and why America lost its longest war.
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Digital asset exchange Kraken to pay $1.25 mln penalty to settle U.S. CFTC charges
Kraken, one of the largest digital asset exchanges in the United States, has agreed to pay a $1.25 million fine to settle U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charges it illegally offered certain transactions in digital assets and failed to register as required with the agency.
Spain pledges aid to La Palma as erratic eruption keeps island guessing
Spain classified La Palma as a disaster zone on Tuesday, a move that will trigger financial support for the island where a volcanic eruption has wrecked buildings and destroyed crops over the past nine days.