War and unrest

President Donald Trump, center, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as they gather for a group photo at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2019 - 9:02 pm
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — A trade war between two economic titans will face a critical junction Saturday, when President Donald Trump meets China's Xi Jinping at a moment when both sides are signaling a desire to de-escalate the year-long conflict, yet seem unwilling to compromise. The meeting, which...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks at the U.S. Attorneys' National Conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 28, 2019 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska on Friday, clearing the way for the Justice Department to award more than $10 million to combat crime in rural communities. The announcement comes a month after Barr visited the state and met with Alaska...
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June 28, 2019 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a dozen Air Force F-22 stealth fighters have deployed to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, part of a force buildup requested by U.S. Central Command in May in response to what it called heightened Iranian threats against American forces in the region. The Air Force arm of U...
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June 28, 2019 - 1:46 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two suspected Muslim militant suicide attackers detonated bombs in an army camp in the southern Philippines on Friday, killing three soldiers, two civilians and themselves, military officials said. Twelve other soldiers were wounded in the "inhumane" attack by suspected...
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June 28, 2019 - 10:19 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Four Ukrainian nationals have been released from separatist captivity and handed over to the Ukrainian government. The rare prisoner release, originally announced on Thursday, was completed on Friday when the four men were handed over to Ukrainian officials at the airport in...
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Detained migrants stand together in a storage room at the back of the Azteca Hotel where they tried to hide from Mexican immigration agents conducting a raid in Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Under increasing U.S. pressure to reduce the flow of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans through Mexican territory, Mexico's government has stepped up enforcement. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
June 28, 2019 - 1:35 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 100 Mexican soldiers and immigration agents raided a freight train in the southern state of Chiapas on Thursday and detained dozens of Central American migrants riding atop the cars. Such raids had been rare since the last crackdown on migrants in 2014. But under increasing...
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June 27, 2019 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political unease over the White House's tough talk against Iran is reviving questions about President Donald Trump's ability to order military strikes without approval from Congress. The Senate is heading toward a vote Friday on an amendment to a sweeping Defense bill that would...
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Brian Hook , the U.S. special envoy for Iran, gestures during an interview in Paris, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Brian Hook is meeting with top French, German and British diplomats in Paris for talks on the Persian Gulf crisis at a time when European powers are trying to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garriga)
June 27, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — The United States does not want a full-blown war with Iran, although it still is seeking to build up international defenses in the region just in case of a conflict, President Donald Trump's special envoy to the country said Thursday. The big question is whether other countries are...
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June 27, 2019 - 11:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has announced the identities of two soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan. Killed on Wednesday in Uruzgan province were 32-year-old Army Master Sgt. Michael B. Riley and 24-year-old Army Sgt. James G. Johnston. Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special...
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June 27, 2019 - 8:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of anti-Semitic acts of violence rose sharply last year alongside a further increase in those identified as far-right extremists. The BfV agency said in its annual report Thursday The number of anti-Semitic acts of violence rose...
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