American contractor killed, troops wounded in Iran-linked drone attack in Syria, prompting U.S. air strikes

An American contractor was killed and five U.S. troops and a second U.S. contractor were wounded when a suspected Iran-linked drone attacked a coalition military base in northeast Syria late Thursday, the Pentagon said in a statement.  The Pentagon said it responded to the attack by launching retaliatory airstrikes on facilities used by […]

Live updates: TikTok CEO testifies to Congress as scrutiny mounts on the Chinese-owned app

12m ago / 3:10 PM UTC ‘Blackout challenge’ used as example of TikTok’s negative influence Latta questioned Chew on the “blackout challenge” that some have attributed to the death of young children, including 10-year-old Taiwanna Anderson. The challenge involves participants holding their breath until they pass out. Latta called Taiwanna’s […]

UPDATE 1-UK PM Sunak urges lawmakers to back “good deal” on Northern Ireland – spokesperson

(Adds quotes, detail) LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s spokesperson on Tuesday urged lawmakers to back a major element of the new deal over post-Brexit trading arrangements in Northern Ireland, adding it was a good deal amid criticism from some Conservatives. An influential group of eurosceptic […]