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The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said on Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.

Are you a friend or foe? That seems to be uppermost in President Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy in the first six months of office.

A former U.S. naval combat-tested officer said she feels angry that President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve.

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During his election campaign, US President Donald Trump occasionally presented himself as a potential ally of gays and lesbians, promising to be a "real friend" of the LGBT community.

The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy.

The Greek government says it has raised 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) from the country's first bond issue in more than three years, which was more than two times oversubscribed.

A US company is asking its workers to act as guinea pigs for an under-the-skin chip that lets them buy snacks, use office equipment and open doors.

President Emmanuel Macron opened meetings on yesterday with the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, trying to play peacemaker for a country where the stakes are high for both Europe and Africa.

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose bank accounts were frozen this week, says she will fight to prove her innocence, as a trial that could put her in prison for 10 years enters its final stages.

A Macedonian appeals court has rejected a prosecutor's bid for former prime minister Nikola Gruevski to be remanded in custody pending trial on charges connected with a wiretapping scandal.

A US Navy patrol boat fired warning shots yesterday near an Iranian vessel that came close to it during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, an American defense official said.

US stock indexes returned to their winning ways yesterday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index headed for a record after corporate profits continued to come in better than analysts expected.