US economic growth nudged up in the third quarter and the economy appears to have maintained the moderate pace of expansion as the year ended, supported by a strong labour market.
A US service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, the US military said in a statement. It gave no further details and withheld the name of the service member until the next of kin were informed.
The accident happened just before 8am on Sunday on westbound Interstate 63 in York County near Williamsburg, Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said. No fatalities were reported, but it took crews hours to clear the roadway and reopen all lanes of traffic.
North Korea lashed back at the United States for taking issue with its human rights record on Saturday, saying Washington’s “verbal abuse” would only aggravate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, state news agency KCNA reported.
The leaders of Japan and South Korea will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, amid heightened concern North Korea may be about to return to confrontation with Washington.
Trump’s comments Sunday came amid escalating tensions in the Middle East following the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds force. Iran has vowed to retaliate and Iraq’s parliament responded by voting Sunday to oust US troops based in the country.
Pakistan's foreign minister says his country will not let its soil be used against any other state and the Islamic nation will not become part of any regional conflict.
Donald Trump took the decision to slay Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani for personal reasons rather than in defence of the US. Trump’s two predecessors George W. Bush
Opposition leader Juan Guaido and a rival lawmaker, Luis Parra, both claimed to be Venezuela's parliament speaker on Sunday following two separate votes.