Military and defense

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 10, 2018 - 3:56 am
QINGDAO, China (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's remarks at a summit of the Chinese- and Russian-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the eastern city of Qingdao (all times local): ___ 3:35 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says it wasn't his country's decision...
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June 09, 2018 - 10:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities have confirmed that a Honduran man was found dead in a Texas jail cell of an "apparent suicide" last month, but made no mention of details in a Washington Post report that the man was enraged after his wife and son were separated from him. U.S. Customs and Border...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, in Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 09, 2018 - 8:29 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as a "one-time shot" for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community of nations, saying he would know within moments if Kim is serious about the talks. Trump said Saturday...
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June 09, 2018 - 5:52 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's defense minister says Turkish and U.S. soldiers will patrol the key northern Syrian town of Manbij as part of a deal reached this week for the withdrawal of a Syrian Kurdish militia. Speaking in Brussels after a NATO summit late Friday, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli...
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President Donald Trump meets with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G-7 summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 08, 2018 - 8:56 pm
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the annual Group of Seven meeting of industrialized nations (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump had positive meetings at the G-7 summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. International Criminal Court appeals judges overturned Friday, June 8, 2018 the convictions of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic. The reversal delivered a serious blow to ICC prosecutors by scrapping all the convictions in the court’s first trial to focus largely on sexual violence and on command responsibility - the legal principle that a commanding officer can be held responsible for crimes committed by his or her troops or for failing to prevent or punish the crimes. (Michael Kooren, Pool via AP, File)
June 08, 2018 - 7:00 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on Friday overturned the convictions of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his...
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FILE - This undated file aerial photo shows the Los Alamos National laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. The U.S. government has awarded a team of two universities and a research firm with offices around the world a $2.5 billion-a-year contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory. (The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
June 08, 2018 - 2:54 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world, the U.S. government announced Friday. The National...
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June 08, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House on Friday passed a $145 billion spending bill funding Energy Department and veterans' programs for the upcoming budget year. Approval of the measure came over the opposition of Democrats on a 235-179 vote that sent the three-bill bundle to the Senate,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 24, 2018 file picture President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron embrace at the conclusion of a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Tensions are mounting between French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump, meeting Friday with other leaders at the G-7 summit in Canada. Just six weeks ago Macron and Trump exhibited their friendship at a state dinner in Washington but today Macron is positioning himself to lead the anti-Trump brigade at the G7. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 08, 2018 - 10:02 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to take the lead of the European brigade against U.S. President Donald Trump at the summit of the Group of Seven wealthy countries in Canada. Macron called a meeting Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa...
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A small convoy of cars, one with representatives of the Russian embassy, arrive at the Finnish government's K'nigstedt Manor in Helsinki, Finland, Friday, June 8, 2018. The Finnish Defense Forces says a top U.S. military chief will meet his Russian counterpart in Helsinki to discuss "current issues between the countries." (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
June 08, 2018 - 9:00 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The top U.S. military chief met Friday with his Russian counterpart in Finland to exchange views on U.S.-Russia military relations, Syria and the current international security situation. Finnish news agency FNB said the meeting between Gen. Joseph Dunford, current...
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