Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

Iraqi police forces fire from a humvee at Islamic State positions from a hillside outside the town of Abu Saif, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Iraqi Federal Police forces have pushed into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new push to drive Islamic State militants...

US Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, center, is greeted by U.S. Ambassador Douglas Silliman as he arrives at Baghdad International Airport on an unannounced trip Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an...

Pence was disappointed Flynn gave him inaccurate information

United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk address a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a two-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP...

Trans-Atlantic relations put to test in Trump’s first month

United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and EU Council President Donald Tusk pose for photographers as Pence arrives at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Pence is currently on a one day trip to Brussels to meet with EU and NATO...

Pence tries to reassure Europeans on US support

United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk address a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a two-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP...

Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on board Air Force One as he arrived to speak at his “Make America Great Again Rally” at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)...

Iraqi troops push into IS-held southern outskirts of Mosul

A member of the federal police takes a break from fighting Islamic State militants, in Hamam al-Alil, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul city. (AP...

N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

North Korea’s Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol speaks to the media outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the...

Trump’s first month augurs stormy trans-Atlantic relations

United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, shakes hands with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini during a meeting at US ambassadors residence in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a two-day visit to meet with EU and...

Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those here illegally

US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)...