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North Korea peace would make Trump Nobel-worthy: Carter

Washington - Former US president Jimmy Carter said Donald Trump should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize if he manages to forge peace with North Korea.

Jimmy Carter ribs Trump over size of commencement crowd

Washington - Former US president Jimmy Carter got a mischievous dig in at Donald Trump on Sunday, telling a commencement audience at a Virginia college that he had drawn a bigger crowd than the current president.

Pentagon chief announces 200 more US troops for Syria

Dibai - Washington will send another 200 troops to Syria to help an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters seize the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Saturday.

'Groundwork' being laid for 'isolation' of Raqa: US

Paris - The US-led coalition is "laying the groundwork" for the "isolation" of Raqa, the Islamic State group stronghold in Syria, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday.

Pentagon chief calls Russia out over 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Minot Afb - Russia could be more willing to deploy nuclear weapons today than the Soviet Union ever was during the Cold War, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Monday.

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter lands in Afghanistan

Bagram - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for talks with President Ashraf Ghani, days after the United States and NATO pledged to keep thousands of troops in the troubled country.

Slain hiker's wife testifies in first day of Marin murder trial

San Rafael - Slain yoga teacher Steve Carter sent a text message to his wife moments before he was murdered on a Marin County hiking trail last year, according to testimony heard Monday at the start of a murder case against two West Coast drifters.

Suspect in Bay Area murders said to agree to guilty plea

San Rafael - One of three young drifters charged with killing a hiker in Marin County and a backpacker in Golden Gate Park last year has agreed to a plea deal to testify against the other two, officials said Monday.

US to deploy additional forces to Iraq, says Pentagon chief

Baghdad - The United States will deploy additional forces to Iraq and make Apache attack helicopters available to support the country's troops, US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter said Monday in Baghdad.

Pentagon chief visits warship in South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited a warship close to flashpoint waters of the South China Sea on Friday, as Beijing reacted defiantly to an American military build-up in the area.Carter's trip to the USS John C.

US, Philippines launch joint South China Sea patrols

Manila - The US said Thursday it has launched joint South China Sea naval patrols with the Philippines, escalating its presence as it accused Beijing of "militarising" a region which is locked in territorial disputes.

Some anti-IS partners do 'nothing at all': Pentagon chief

Washington - Several members of the US-led coalition attacking the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are doing "nothing at all" to help destroy the jihadists, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday.

US air strike 'mistake' led to Iraq military deaths: Carter

Washington - US-led coalition forces appear to have been responsible for air strikes that mistakenly killed several Iraqi soldiers, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Saturday.

Pentagon chief Carter used personal email for work: Official

Washington - Defense Secretary Ashton Carter used his personal email for government business in the early part of his tenure, a spokesman said, triggering concerns that hackers would access sensitive information.

U.S. defense chief Ashton Carter in Iraq's Arbil for IS talks

- US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited Arbil on Thursday for talks with Iraqi Kurdish officials on the war against the Islamic State group, an AFP journalist said.

Former U.S. president Carter declares he's free of cancer: reports

Washington - Former US president Jimmy Carter told church parishioners in his native Plains, Georgia on Sunday that he is free of cancer, US media reported.

U.S. defense chief warns of conflict in S. China Sea

Simi Valley - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Saturday warned that land reclamation efforts and a military buildup in the South China Sea could lead to conflict between nations in the region.

U.S. military in new plans to deter Russian 'aggression'

Simi Valley - The United States is adapting its "operational posture" to counter Russian aggression, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Saturday.

U.S. defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday visited a US aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, where he took a jab at Chinese actions that have been blamed for raising tension in the disputed waterway.

Drifters accused of two Bay Area murders win delay in proceedings

San Rafael - Court proceedings have been postponed in the case of three drifters accused of a pair of murders on the U.S. West Coast in October.

Police think suspects in Marin County slaying killed Quebec woman

San Francisco - San Francisco police suspect three drifters in custody in the shooting of a Marin County yoga teacher on Monday are responsible for the death of a young Canadian woman in the city's famed Golden Gate Park last week.

U.S. 'deeply regrets' Afghan hospital deaths: Pentagon chief

Rome - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday said the Pentagon "deeply regrets" the deaths of 22 people who died in a US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.

Russia not cooperating with U.S. in military safety talks: Carter

Spain - Efforts by US military officials to work with Russia to keep the skies over Syria safe for pilots from both countries appear to be stalled, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Tuesday.

US defence chief warns Russia has 'losing strategy' in Syria

Damascus - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Monday that Moscow is pursuing a "losing strategy" in Syria amid rising tensions after a Russian fighter jet violated Turkey's air space.

Pentagon chief arrives in Europe amid Syrian, Afghan crises

Madrid - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Madrid on Sunday, beginning a European tour amid alarm over Russian bombardments in Syria and the refugee crisis sparked by the conflict.

White House officials still plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Washington - Existing prison facilities at Leavenworth, Kan., and Charleston, S.C., are possible locations for where overseas terror suspects may be imprisoned at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when that prison closes sometime next year.

Former U.S. president Carter reveals he has cancer

Washington - Former US president Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that recent liver surgery has shown he has cancer, and that it has spread.The 39th president, now aged 90, underwent an initially successful operation earlier this month to remove a "small mass.

Pentagon chief hails peshmerga as model for Iraq

Arbil - Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said during a visit to Kurdistan Friday that the autonomous region's peshmerga force was a model for the rest of Iraq in its fight against jihadists.

US defence chief in Iraq to assess anti-IS efforts

Baghdad - Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said during his first visit to Baghdad Thursday that the United States was willing to do more to help Iraq defeat the Islamic State group.

Iraqi forces 'failed to fight' in Ramadi: Pentagon chief

Washington - Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday that Iraqi forces "failed to fight" in Ramadi, which has fallen to Islamic State militants, adding the troops lacked the will to defend themselves.
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