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Top U.S. general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

The U.S. special forces unit ambushed by Islamic militants in Niger didn't call for help until an hour into their first contact with the enemy, the top U.S. general said Monday, as he tried to clear up some of the murky details of the assault that killed four American troops and has triggered a...

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  • Catalan parliament to respond to Spain's planned takeover

    Catalonia's regional parliament plans to hold a debate this week on the Spanish prime minister's plan to take direct control of the region — a session many fear could lead to a vote declaring Catalan independence. The president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, asked regional lawmakers to debate...

  • After election win, Abe prioritizes North Korea, aging Japan

    Fresh off a decisive election victory, Japan's leader pledged Monday to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a news conference that he is committed to protect the Japanese...

  • IS came with a hit list, left Syria town in a trail of blood

    The Islamic State militants came into the Syrian town with a hit list. By the time they left three weeks later, more than 70 civilians had been killed — shot or beheaded, their bodies dumped in farms and ditches. The apparent revenge killings in the town of Qaryatayn underscore the ability of the...

  • Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in Marawi

    The Philippine government declared the end Monday to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia. Speaking at an annual meeting of the region's defense ministers,...

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