Military and defense

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. EU leaders meet with their Asian counterparts Friday to discuss trade, among other issues. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 19, 2018 - 5:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders gathered Friday to pledge their support for free trade, at a meeting that underscored trade tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels would send a signal that "countries are coming...
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October 19, 2018 - 5:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard has rejected an opposition leader's invitation for a television debate after challenging him to a duel. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, chief of Russia's National Guard and Putin's long-time bodyguard, recorded a rare video address to opposition leader...
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In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota. Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration aimed at confronting and deterring efforts to tamper with elections. Granted, the only way to go was up: In 2016 amid Russian meddling, federal officials were accused first of being too tight-lipped on intelligence about possible hacking into state systems, and later criticized for trying to hijack control from the states. The first test of this new-and-improved relationship could come on Nov. 6. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
October 19, 2018 - 5:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate. "I asked them: 'How am I going to be able to protect...
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Britain's Prince Harry, left, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second from left, and Invictus Games representatives climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day four of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (AP Photo/Steve Christo, Pool)
October 19, 2018 - 3:00 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry has scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific. The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, starts on Saturday. It gives sick and...
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October 18, 2018 - 11:03 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections is unlikely to fundamentally weaken the security situation. Mattis commented on the attack in Kandahar during a break in meetings at...
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Honduran migrants leave Guatemala City at sunrise Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 as they make continue their way north toward the U.S. Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 18, 2018 - 10:14 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2018 - 9:53 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana of viciously attacking Adm. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor whom the president had tapped to be...
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Kandahar Gov. Zalmay Wesa, left, stands with the head of NATO troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, center, and a translator, during a meeting, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The three top officials in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were killed, including Wesa, when their own guards opened fire on them at the security conference Thursday, the deputy provincial governor said. A Taliban spokesman said the target was Miller, who escaped without injury, according to NATO. (AP Photo)
October 18, 2018 - 4:33 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A high-level meeting to lay out security plans for Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun Thursday on the departing delegation in an attack that killed the powerful Kandahar police chief but missed the...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, meets Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe in Singapore Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
October 18, 2018 - 5:53 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on a meeting between U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chinese counterpart (all times local): 5:50 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe. The face...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, meets Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe in Singapore Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
October 18, 2018 - 5:33 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military, after a rocky few months, may be stabilizing, although face-to-face talks between their respective defense chiefs Thursday produced no new agreements. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met for nearly 90 minutes...
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