The leaders of Japan and China got off to a tense start but have made significant progress in turning around their relations in recent years.Asia Politicsread more
Tech's hottest IPOs of the year, including Beyond Meat and Zoom, dropped on Monday, falling more than the broader market.Technologyread more
Stocks in Asia slipped in Tuesday afternoon trade, while investors looked toward a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping set to happen...Asia Marketsread more
A week of dovish fireworks out of the central banking community has just gone by with most of the world's leading central banks now guiding towards easing in light of downside...Commentaryread more
"We do not seek conflict with Iran or any other country," Trump tells reporters in the Oval Office.Politicsread more
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held a phone conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, China's Ministry of Commerce...World Economyread more
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a plan Monday to forgive the country's $1.6 trillion outstanding student loan tab, intensifying the higher education policy debate in the 2020...Personal Financeread more
While earnings usually come in substantially ahead of expectations — as much as 4 or 5 percentage points is not unusual — the downward direction in the outlook doesn't speak...Earningsread more
U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway will not testify before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee this week on her alleged violations of...Politicsread more
"We missed being the dominant mobile operating system by a very tiny amount. We were distracted during our antitrust trial. We didn't assign the best people to do the work,"...Technologyread more
PatientsLikeMe was bought by UnitedHealth following a review by Trump's Treasury Department, which scrutinized the start-up because it's backed by Chinese cash.Technologyread more
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan on Thursday vowed to annihilate the Islamic State and crush what remains of al-Qaeda after President Trump announced a renewed effort in the war that has dragged on for nearly 16 years.
Gen. John Nicholson said the new strategy is a sign of a long-term commitment.
He told reporters in the country's capital, Kabul, that additional troops will further train Afghan forces and promised more air support. Nicholson also urged the Taliban to pursue diplomacy and said that Afghan commandos and special forces were strong.
More from USA Today:
Pakistan's ambassador: We want to work with Trump to end war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan endorses Trump's revised strategy; Taliban warns of 'graveyard'
Cautioning against 'hasty' pullout from Afghanistan, Trump clears path for more U.S. troops
President Trump said Monday that he was lifting restrictions on commanders in the field imposed by the Obama administration and increasing pressure on Afghanistan's neighbor Pakistan to stop providing a safe haven to militant groups along its border.
The U.S. will send up to 3,900 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan as part of the strategy, according to media reports.
"The Taliban cannot win on the battlefield; it's time for them to join the peace process," Nicholson said, according to Reuters.
"We will not fail in Afghanistan, our national security depends on that as well."
Russia on Thursday warned that military force will not resolve the conflict.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the U.S. strategy "puts emphasis on force" and that "we believe that this path offers no prospects."
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow is ready to cooperate with the U.S. and others to help end the war.
Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have vowed to step up pressure on Pakistan to work harder with its neighbor to end the conflict.
Aizaz Chaudhry, Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, pledged Wednesday that his country's government is willing to work closely with the Trump administration to find a political solution to end the war.
Chaudhry told USA TODAY that the government will help promote peace talks between the U.S.-backed Afghan government and the Taliban "in whatever manner it can."
He said Pakistan would use its considerable influence over the Taliban to prod the insurgent group to the negotiation table.
Pakistan has its own struggle against the Taliban, but some agencies, such as the Intelligence services, have been accused by the U.S. and other governments of supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid dismissed Trump's strategy earlier this week.
"If America doesn't withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, soon Afghanistan will become another graveyard for this superpower in the 21st century," he said, according to Al Jazeera.
Contributing: Waseem Abbasi, Associated Press