Military and defense

Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi speaks in an interview with The Associated Press at the headquarters of Iran's atomic energy agency, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Salehi told The Associated Press that he hopes the atomic deal between Tehran and world powers survives, but warns the program will be in a stronger position than ever if not. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
September 11, 2018 - 1:36 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief said Tuesday he hopes Tehran's landmark atomic deal with world powers will survive President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from it, warning the Islamic Republic's program stands ready to build advanced centrifuges and further enrich uranium. In an...
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National security adviser John Bolton calls on a reporter during a news conference after speaking at a Federalist Society luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 11, 2018 - 7:57 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan rights workers warned Tuesday that the U.S. national security adviser's blistering attack on the International Criminal Court investigating war crimes allegations will strengthen a climate of impunity in Afghanistan, prolong the war and embolden those carrying out acts of...
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Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., participate in a sunset memorial service on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as the nation marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 11, 2018 - 7:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a Sept. 11 memorial. Trump and his wife, Melania, were participating in Tuesday's somber remembrance in Shanksville. It's where hijackers crashed...
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U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun, second from right, holds a talk with South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon, second from left, during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 3:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Tuesday urged both North Korea and the United States to "make bold decisions" to break a deepening diplomatic impasse over the North's nuclear ambitions, saying he'll continue to act as mediator. President Moon Jae-in's comments come days before...
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September 10, 2018 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that the State Department has approved the possible sale of up to nine early warning aircraft to Japan for about $3.1 billion. The department says Japan will use the Navy's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to get greater awareness of activities in the air and sea...
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An evidence is seen at the site of a knife attack in Paris, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. A several people were injured in a knife attack in central Paris late Sunday but police said that terrorism was not suspected. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 10, 2018 - 6:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — They only went out to play a calm game of petanque and enjoy some late summer warmth by a Parisian canal. By the end of the evening, the three friends had neutralized a knife-wielding attacker who had stabbed seven people, with an unlikely weapon: the game's clanking — and hefty —...
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September 10, 2018 - 2:39 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain says it is holding talks with Saudi Arabia to resolve differences over a shipment of bombs that, according to Spanish defense authorities, could end up targeting civilians in Yemen. Defense Minister Margarita Robles told senators at a hearing on Monday that the decision wasn't...
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North Korean students take part in a torch light march held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 10, 2018 - 10:02 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Korean students rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square on Monday night in the final major event of the country's 70th anniversary, an elaborate celebration that has showcased the nation's aspirations for economic growth and Korean unity...
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September 10, 2018 - 7:01 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister says the country will boost its military presence in the east with the formation of a new division of the armed forces. In comments published Monday by the Defense Ministry, Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said the new force will be based in Siedlce and...
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September 10, 2018 - 4:44 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 102 people, including military officers, over their suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt in 2016. Anadolu Agency said Monday the Ankara...
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