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Austin cancels trip to Brussels for NATO and Ukraine meetings; remains in hospital

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin cancelled a trip to Brussels for NATO and Ukraine meetings later this week as he remains hospitalized at Walter Reed medical center, according to defense official familiar with the plans.

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Austin apologized to Biden for mishandled communication around cancer treatment

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday admitted he mishandled communication around his treatment for prostate cancer and said he’d apologized to President Joe Biden, in his first news conference since returning to work.

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US warship had close call with Houthi missile in Red Sea

A cruise missile launched by the Houthis into the Red Sea on Tuesday night came within a mile of a US destroyer before it was shot down, four US officials told CNN, the closest a Houthi attack has come to a US warship.

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Drone kills US soldiers in Jordan; follows American drone onto base, causes confusion

The drone that killed three US Army soldiers and wounded dozens more in Jordan on Sunday approached the US military outpost, Tower 22, around the same time an American drone was returning to the base, which led to uncertainty over whether it was hostile and caused a delay to the US response, two US officials told CNN.

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Houthi missile attack results in oil tanker fire in Gulf of Aden

An oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden is on fire after a missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi militants, in the latest incident linked to the Iran-backed group in the key shipping route.

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US/Iraqi governments to start talks on future of US military presence in Iraqi

The US and Iraq are expected to soon begin talks on the future of the US military presence in the country, according to sources familiar with the matter, amid public calls from the Iraqi government for the US to withdraw its troops.

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