Military and defense

This Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 photo, from left, Luz Viviana Perez, 53, arranges chess board with her daughters, 17 and 12. at a migrant shelter affiliated with the San Diego Rapid Response Network in San Diego. The Mexican family is seeking asylum. Registration forms at the San Diego shelter for asylum-seeking families offer insights on who is coming, how they are treated in U.S. custody and where they go. Houston was the most popular destination by far, a reflection of its emergence as a primary gateway for immigrants.(AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
August 28, 2019 - 2:34 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A detailed snapshot of the recent surge of asylum-seeking families crossing into the U.S. from Mexico gives a sense of how they were treated after entering and where they settled. Houston was the destination for 432 of 7,358 families briefly housed in a San Diego shelter from late...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, migrants return to Mexico as other migrants line up on their way to request asylum in the U.S., at the foot of the Puerta Mexico bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, that crosses into Brownsville, Texas. A Trump administration program forcing asylum seekers to wait out the process in Mexico has evolved into a sweeping rejection of all forms of migrants, with both countries quietly working to keep people out of the U.S. despite threats to their safety. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel, File)
August 28, 2019 - 1:57 pm
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — A Trump administration program forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico has evolved into a sweeping rejection of all forms of migrants, with both countries quietly working to keep people out of the U.S. despite threats to the migrants' safety. The results serve the goals...
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Lebanese soldiers next to a Hezbollah flag patrol in the southern Lebanese village of Aitaroun, on the Israel-Lebanon border, Israel, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Israeli forces along the border with Lebanon are on high alert, raising fears of a repeat of the 2006 war. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
August 28, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Lebanon and Israel (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Lebanon's official news agency and a security official say the military has fired at two Israeli reconnaissance drones that violated Lebanese airspace. The National News Agency says the incident happened...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mattis warns bitter political divisions have pushed American society to the “breaking point” in his most extensive public remarks since he resigned in protest from the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 28, 2019 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning of bitter political divisions that threaten American society, echoing themes he often cited before he resigned from the Trump administration in protest. The retired Marine general, who quit in December 2018 amid policy disagreements...
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In this frame grab from video provided by Yemen Today, Yemeni army vehicles enter Zinjibar, Yemen, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Yemeni officials and local residents say forces loyal to the country's internationally recognized government have wrested control of the capital of southern Abyan province from separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates. They say government forces on Wednesday pushed the UAE-backed militia, known as the Security Belt, out of Zinjibar after clasher that left at least one dead and 30 wounded fighters. (Yemen Today via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 10:36 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government pushed Wednesday into the key port city of Aden after wresting control of another southern provincial capital from separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates, officials and local residents said. Government troops...
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South Korean middle school students wave the national flags during a rally against Japan in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that has already set off a series of reactions hurting bilateral relations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 28, 2019 - 3:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that has already set off a series of reactions hurting their relations. Japanese manufacturers now must apply for approval for each technology-related contract for South Korean export, rather than the...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, three migrants who had managed to evade the Mexican National Guard and cross the Rio Grande onto U.S. territory walk along a border wall set back from the geographical border, in El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to fund immigration detention beds and support its policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez, File)
August 27, 2019 - 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to increase the number of beds for detained immigrants and support its policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases play out. The news comes as...
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U.S President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands after their joint press conference at the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. French president says he hopes for meeting between US President Trump and Iranian President Rouhani in coming weeks. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 27, 2019 - 11:06 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump's takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was "unity." In fact, "flawless" unity. During this year's gathering of leaders of the world's wealthiest...
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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Rouhani defended his foreign minister's surprise visit to the G-7 summit, saying he ready to go anywhere to negotiate a way out of the crisis following the U.S. pullout from the nuclear deal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 10:47 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. Hassan Rouhani's change of heart came a day after Trump said Monday...
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August 27, 2019 - 6:40 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense ministry says Russia has begun delivering the second battery of its S-400 missile defense system that has strained ties between Ankara and Washington. Turkey took delivery of the first battery of the Russian-made system last month, despite strong objections...
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