Armed forces

FILE - In this July 3, 2018, file photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship - at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. (AP Photo/Mike Knaak, File)
August 09, 2018 - 6:53 am
The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who...
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Colombia's new President Ivan Duque greets the public as he arrives for his inauguration ceremony in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
August 07, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The young protégé of a powerful former president was being sworn in as Colombia's new leader Tuesday, tasked with guiding the implementation of a peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. Ivan Duque, 42, who will be the youngest Colombian chief of state...
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August 07, 2018 - 11:57 am
SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — A stretch of border in Arizona has become a popular crossing spot for immigrant families from Central America in recent months. The Border Patrol's Yuma Sector has seen a more than 120 percent spike in the number of families and unaccompanied children caught at the border...
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Col.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoy of the Russian Military General Staff speaks to the media as a screen shows the map of Israel, Jordan, Syria and Li bacon including Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Syria in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Russia says UN peacekeepers return to frontier between Syria, Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for first time in years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
August 02, 2018 - 7:25 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers returned on Thursday to patrol the frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, years after an escalation in fighting and abduction of U.N. troops had prompted them to withdraw, Russia's Defense Ministry announced. For the first time, Russian forces...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, Army drill sergeants stand over recruits during a live-fire marksmanship training course at Fort Jackson, S.C. Under the gun to increase the size of the force, the Army is pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses this year to attract and retain soldiers, and has approved more drug use and conduct waivers for recruits in order to build the ranks. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 01, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the gun to increase the size of the force, the Army is issuing more waivers for past drug use or bad conduct by recruits, and pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses this year to attract and retain soldiers. According to data obtained by The Associated Press, nearly one-...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows Syrians celebrating the return of government authority to the southern town of Quneitra adjacent to Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Syria, Friday, July 27, 2018. Syrian government troops recaptured the town, abandoned and largely destroyed by Israel since 1974, from armed groups who controlled it for more than four years. (SANA via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 8:47 am
QUNEITRA, Syria (AP) — Syrian government officials and lawmakers celebrated Friday with music and an official flag raising ceremony the recapture of this symbolic southern town adjacent to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from armed groups that controlled it for more than four years. The ceremony...
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Student Delany Tarr from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, completes the planting of a tree at Halswell Quarry Park Conservation Area on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The 28 students who survived the Feb. 14, 2018, mass-shooting at the Florida school are visiting New Zealand to learn more about sustaining youth movements. After planting the native totara trees on Tuesday, they recounted memories of their former classmates and teachers in a ceremony that brought many to tears. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
July 24, 2018 - 8:46 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Delaney Tarr says Valentine's Day was supposed to be a time to celebrate beauty and love but instead turned into a day of fear when a gunman attacked her Florida school. But now she's finding inspiration among others who overcame heartbreak half a world away. The 18...
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