Military and defense

September 25, 2019 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine's help investigating a political rival is nearly $400 million in critical military aid to help the country battle Russian-backed separatists. That aid had widespread support until the Trump administration put the...
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September 25, 2019 - 4:41 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister has rejected any deal with world powers over Tehran's missile program. The official IRNA news agency on Wednesday quoted Gen. Amir Hatami as saying any deal with the United States over Iran's "missile power" would damage the country's capabilities. He...
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September 25, 2019 - 12:31 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — News reports in Algeria say that a military court has convicted the brother of the country's longtime former president and two ex-intelligence chiefs to prison for plotting against the state. Algerian news site TSA cited Miloud Brahimi, a lawyer for one of the spy bosses, as...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Houthi rebels fighters chant slogans as they take off to a battlefront following a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen. The ongoing conflict in Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands of people and sparked a humanitarian crisis, is among the thorniest issues facing world leaders this week as they meet at the United Nations. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
September 25, 2019 - 12:26 am
The ongoing conflict in Yemen , which has killed tens of thousands of people and sparked a humanitarian crisis, is among the thorniest issues facing world leaders this week as they meet at the United Nations. The U.N. envoy saw reason to hope after Yemen's Houthi rebels announced late Friday that...
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Supporters of a regime change in Iran rally outside United Nations headquarters on the first day of the general debate at the U.N. General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 24, 2019 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's delegates to the United Nations are confined to a roughly six-block radius of Manhattan, but that hasn't limited their reach as they mount a diplomatic blitz at the U.N. General Assembly this week. President Hassan Rouhani has used his time in New York to meet with the...
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Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., leaves a House Democratic Caucus meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., where Pelosi was persuaded to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Rep. Slotkin is one of several freshmen Democrats with national security backgrounds who wrote an op-ed letter to the Washington Post calling for Trump's impeachment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 24, 2019 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rookie Democratic lawmaker caught House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's eye as the two women brushed past each other in a marbled Capitol hallway. Neither slowed her step. But over her shoulder, Pelosi flashed Rep. Elissa Slotkin a thumbs-up and said, "Congratulations." "Thank you!"...
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CORRECTS TO IMRAN KHAN, NOT GHANI - President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 24, 2019 - 6:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him with his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles (322 kilometers) of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. That's according to a Senate aide familiar with a $53 billion draft funding bill...
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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian army troops march at a military parade marking 39th anniversary of outset of Iran-Iraq war, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Speaking during the parade, President Rouhani said his country should lead regional security in the strategic Persian Gulf and warned against the presence of foreign forces, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. deployed more troops to boost security for its Arab allies. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 2:28 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 12:49 a.m. The leaders of France, Britain and Germany are urging Iran to enter talks about a new arrangement to bolster the fraying nuclear deal Tehran struck with the West in 2015 — though they said they still...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 23, 2019 - 1:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's U.N. visit (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says Iran is one of the topics he will raise Tuesday during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly. The U.S. is formulating its response to a drone and missile...
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FILE - This Friday April 10, 2009 file photo shows Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, left, and his brother Said Bouteflika arrives at his campaign headquarters in the Hydra district of Algiers, a day after the Algerian presidential election. A military tribunal has opened the high-profile trial of Said Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs, one whose name alone once made Algerians tremble. (AP Photo, File)
September 23, 2019 - 8:12 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian military tribunal on Monday opened an unprecedented trial of a brother of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs, over an alleged plot against the state. Heavy security, with roadblocks leading to the courthouse in Blida, south of...
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