Mission Accomplished

CHIANG RAI, Thailand | Mission accomplished and boys healthy, rescuers head home

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — The Thai and foreign rescuers of the youth soccer team trapped in a cave for 18 days have been heading home, as doctors said the boys they saved have so far not shown any significant ill effects from their ordeal. Members of the Thai navy SEAL team who were among the … Continue reading CHIANG RAI, Thailand | Mission accomplished and boys healthy, rescuers head home

PARIS | Mission accomplished? Macron shines in US, troubled at home

PARIS — France’s Emmanuel Macron left Washington looking like a superstar — whether or not he changed President Donald Trump’s mind on staying in Syria, how to contain Iran or anything at all. Macron upped his global status by standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the American president amid all the pageantry of a state visit. Then he … Continue reading PARIS | Mission accomplished? Macron shines in US, troubled at home

WASHINGTON | US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

WASHINGTON | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, even as his aides stressed continuing U.S. troop involvement and plans for new economic sanctions against Russia for enabling the government of Bashar Assad. Stepping up … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

WASHINGTON | US to hit Russia with new sanctions over Syria

WASHINGTON | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, even as his aides stressed continuing U.S. troop involvement and plans for new economic sanctions against Russia for enabling the government of Bashar Assad. Stepping … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US to hit Russia with new sanctions over Syria

WASHINGTON | Trump staking claim of ‘Mission Accomplished’ in Syria

WASHINGTON | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Allied missiles struck at the heart of the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal, aiming to punish the Assad government for a suspected poison gas attack against civilians and deter the possible future use of such banned weapons. Pentagon officials said the assault pummeled, but did not eliminate the Syrian program. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump staking claim of ‘Mission Accomplished’ in Syria