Military and defense

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, left, welcomes United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, at the foreign ministry's guest house Villa Borsig for talks in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 31, 2019. Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
June 06, 2019 - 10:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister is traveling to Iran next week to discuss the faltering nuclear accord between Tehran and leading world powers, his office said Thursday. Heiko Maas' visit to Iran will be part of a broader trip to the Middle East starting Friday, with stops in Jordan and...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019 file photo, migrant children play soccer at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children on Good Friday in Homestead, Fla. The government has stopped reimbursing some contracted shelters for the cost of teaching immigrant children English-language courses and providing legal services and recreational activities. The Health and Human Services department notified shelters around the country recently that it was not going to reimburse them for teachers' pay or other costs. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 05, 2019 - 9:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, at the Shannon Airport, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 05, 2019 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks late Wednesday, but President Donald Trump declared it was "not nearly enough" to halt the import taxes he is holding out as a way to force Mexico to stanch the...
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence National Intelligence Council counselor Peter Kiemel speaks at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on national security implications of climate change on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 05, 2019 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials warned Wednesday that climate change is an increasing threat to national security, a message at odds with a broader Trump administration effort to downplay the threat from global warming. Military and intelligence officials outlined a range of long-term...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted at an entrance to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash.The state of Washington believes the federal government is unlikely to meet legal deadlines for emptying underground tanks holding radioactive waste at Hanford. The state Department of Ecology says it is prepared to take the U.S. Department of Energy back to federal court to get the cleanup back on track. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File)
June 05, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. government on Wednesday will reclassify some of the nation's most dangerous radioactive waste to lower its threat level, outraging critics who say the move would make it cheaper and easier to walk away from cleaning up nuclear weapons production sites in Washington...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha smiles after speech for the opening ceremony of Anti-Human Trafficking Day in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote scheduled for Wednesday that would give him a second term in office. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 05, 2019 - 1:17 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — When Prayuth Chan-ocha led a military coup to take over Thailand's government five years ago, he wore a dowdy officer's uniform. A five-year makeover transformed him into a politician, now styled in a well-tailored Western suit or an elegant silk "suea phraratchathan," a Thai spin on...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on the south coast of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 05, 2019 - 6:27 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Britain (all times local): 11:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is helping kick off two days of D-Day observances by reading excerpts of a prayer that President Franklin Roosevelt read to the nation on June 6, 1944. Trump is to read the...
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An F/A-18 fighter jet flies over the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea, Monday, June 3, 2019. The U.S. aircraft carrier the White House ordered to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf amid efforts to de-escalate tensions between Tehran and Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
June 05, 2019 - 1:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said it evacuated an Iranian crew member from a "hostile" ship off the coast of Yemen amid its war against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, the second-such aid it has offered in recent weeks amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The...
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June 04, 2019 - 7:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed smoothing the way Tuesday for more prospecting and mining of dozens of minerals, including on public lands and even in the oceans, calling them essential to the U.S. economy and security. A Democratic lawmaker called the proposals a potential...
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June 04, 2019 - 11:43 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents fatally shot a motorist who refused to stop at California's border with Mexico. San Diego police say the shooting took place Monday night in a secondary vehicle inspection area near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Police say the suspect's...
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