The troops with help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group's key stronghold of Raqqa, Ash Carter said.
The park has been closed since the end of October following the deaths of four people on its now-shuttered Thunder River Rapids ride.
The Japanese govt had planned to present Putin with a male Akita as a companion to Yume, a female of the same breed that Japan gave him in 2012.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces last day in power Friday as parliament voted against her.
The much-needed supply includes nearly 5 tons of food, water and new lithium-ion batteries for the station's solar power system.
The United States will "remain committed" to Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
A delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) visited Cuba to pay last respects to a "great comrade."
An international tribunal has ruled against a London-listed mining company seeking US$1.3 billion in compensation from Indonesia.
But by ratifying the deal, Japan is signalling it hopes the accord can be resuscitated despite opposition by Donald Trump.
Thirteen villagers have died and 75 others hospitalized in Cambodia after drinking homemade rice wine, which was suspicious of containing "high levels of methanol".