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Three U.S. Navy ships and a Marine helicopter were harassed during a night transit of the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday. An Iranian Navy Houdong-class guided-missile boat came within 800 yards of a formation of amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5), guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67) and dry cargo ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11) and harassed …

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Live coverage: Jeff Sessions’ Senate testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying in front of the Senate intelligence committee about his meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States during President Trump’s election campaign — meetings the attorney general did not disclose during his confirmation hearing back in January. Sessions’ account of Trump’s meeting with former …

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Donald Trump will visit UK despite unpopularity concerns

Donald Trump’s spokesman has said the US president will travel to the UK, rejecting reports the state visit had been cancelled. However, Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman gave no indication of when the trip may take place. There were reports over the weekend that the visit, which had been expected to …

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US forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city

United States special forces are providing support to the Philippine military battling to dislodge Islamist militants in a southern city, the US embassy said Saturday, as 13 Filipino marines were killed in fresh fighting. Philippine troops are struggling to defeat hundreds of fighters, who rampaged through Marawi on May 23 …

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