Armed forces

August 21, 2018 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has identified a U.S. soldier who died of injuries from a helicopter crash in Iraq. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, was from Spokane, Washington. The Pentagon said he died Monday in Baghdad of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in the...
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President Donald Trump welcomes Customs and Border Patrol agent Adrian Anzaldua, right, on stage to speak during an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 20, 2018 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tribute to federal immigration officials (all times local): 4:25 p.m. President Donald Trump invited a U.S. Border Patrol agent to the podium during a White House event to pay tribute to federal immigration officials and joked that the agent...
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FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials’ security clearances. Brennan said Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’s been contacted by a number of lawyers about the basis of a potential complaint. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday dared former CIA Director John Brennan to take legal action to try to prevent him from stripping security clearances from other current and former officials. "I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country's history, brings a lawsuit,"...
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August 19, 2018 - 1:48 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's top leader has appointed a new chief for its air force. The Sunday report says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed Gen. Aziz Nasirzadeh as the new air force chief. Gen. Nasirzadeh, a former F-14...
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Gen Goto, left, of Tokyo, and his son Motoharu Goto, 9, pause in front of a portrait of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan during a visit to U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 18, 2018 - 2:06 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80. Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation...
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August 16, 2018 - 10:03 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. Mattis made the statement to members of a Chilean government delegation before attending a signing...
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Greek soldiers Aggelos Mitretodis, left, and Dimitros Kouklatzis, second left chat with relatives after their arrival at the airport of the the northern city of Thessaloniki , after spending months in a Turkish prison , early Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The men were arrested on March 1, 2018 for illegally entering Turkey after crossing the heavily militarized land border. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has hailed the decision as "an act of justice" that will help boost friendship between the two historic regional rivals.(Yannis Moisiadis /InTime News via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 9:42 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Two Greek soldiers freed after months in a Turkish prison returned to their home country by government jet early Wednesday after their unexpected release eased tensions between the neighbors and historical rivals. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said he phoned his...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Taliban fighters ride their motorbikes inside Ghazni city, capital of Ghazni province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan official said Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, that security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day following a massive insurgent attack into the key city of Ghazni. The Taliban pushed into Ghazni from different directions on Friday and destroyed a telecommunication tower, cutting off landline and cell phone communications. (AP Photo, File)
August 12, 2018 - 8:03 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day after the insurgents' massive attack into the key city of Ghazni. The Taliban pushed into the city, the capital of Ghazni province, from different directions on Friday and destroyed...
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In this July 27, 2018 photo, a university student who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals from the government shows his scars, the product of surgery to extract a bullet from his shoulder, in Managua, Nicaragua. According to the non-governmental Nicaraguan Human Rights Center, 400 "political prisoners" are believed to still be held in jails, prisons and police stations across the country. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
August 10, 2018 - 5:40 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The 21-year-old university student, nearly two months pregnant, had hoped to escape Nicaragua with her boyfriend, but a police officer on a motorcycle blocked their path as they were getting into taxis with other students to go to a safe house. Five police trucks loaded...
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August 10, 2018 - 1:09 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization's chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with...
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