Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives lost.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

LONDON (AP) — After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions.


  • Written by By JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.

  • Written by By HYUNG-JIN KIM , Associated Press

Spain death toll to 15 as suspect linked to fatal carjacking

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The fugitive in the Barcelona van attack carjacked a man and stabbed him to death Thursday night as he made his getaway, Spanish officials said Monday as they raised the death toll in the country's two vehicle attacks to 15.

  • Written by By JOSEPH WILSON and ARITZ PARRA , Associated Press

Danish police: Submarine owner says woman died in accident

HELSINKI (AP) — The owner of a home-built submarine has told investigators that a missing Swedish female journalist died onboard in an accident and he buried her at sea in an unspecified location, Danish police said Monday.