Military and defense

September 27, 2019 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are demanding answers from the White House about its moves ordering the Pentagon and the State department to withhold almost $400 million in aid to Ukraine. The chairs of the Appropriations and Budget committee made the request in a letter to Acting...
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, right, meets with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 27, 2019 - 10:26 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces sealed off Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the so-called Arab Spring uprising in 2011, to prevent possible protests Friday against the country's president. The closures come amid a harsh security clampdown following rare demonstrations in several cities last...
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September 27, 2019 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British police say they have come up empty-handed in their search for the culprits behind December's drone disruptions at Gatwick Airport. More than 140,000 travelers were stranded or delayed after dozens of drone sightings shut down Britain's second-busiest airport for parts of three...
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September 27, 2019 - 2:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says it fired warning shots toward a North Korean boat crossing their sea border, then it sent a navy mechanic to repair the drifting boat's engine so it could return to the North. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday it was the first time the...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. North Korea on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, says it wants Trump to make a "wise option and bold decision" to produce a breakthrough in stalled nuclear diplomacy. The statement by Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan came days after Trump said another meeting with Kim Jong Un "could happen soon" without elaborating. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 26, 2019 - 10:29 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it wants President Donald Trump to make a "wise option and bold decision" to produce a breakthrough in stalled nuclear diplomacy, in an escalation of pressure on the U.S. ahead of an expected resumption of talks. The statement by Foreign Ministry...
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FILE - This Aug. 24, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government, shows the test firing of an unspecified missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Japan has raised its caution level of Pyongyang’s missile capability in a defense paper, saying North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads and remains a serious threat, with the country resuming missile tests without taking any concrete denuclearization steps. The annual paper, approved Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, by the Cabinet, underscores Japan’s fear of being a target. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
September 26, 2019 - 10:23 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has raised its caution level about North Korea's missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and had succeeded in making miniaturized warheads. The annual defense paper, approved Friday by...
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Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2019 - 8:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took to the world stage on Thursday to slam the United States for "depriving the peace process of any credibility" and undermining prospects for a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a speech before the U.N...
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Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2019 - 8:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia called on the world to apply "utmost pressure with every tool available" to end Iran's aggressive conduct, saying Thursday that the most effective way to control Tehran is to cut off its financial resources. Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf again blamed...
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Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2019 - 7:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Saudi Arabia is calling on the world to apply "utmost pressure with every tool available" to end Iran's aggressive conduct, and says the best way to control Tehran is by...
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President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, as he returns from attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 26, 2019 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials took extraordinary steps to "lock down" information about President Donald Trump's summertime phone call with the president of Ukraine, even moving the transcript to a secret computer system, a whistleblower alleges in a politically explosive complaint that...
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