Military and defense

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 - 9:29 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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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 - 7:35 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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Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto 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 - 6:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has railed against what he called the "dangerous phenomenon" of migration in a speech that reflected the country's nationalist...
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File- This Sept. 7, 2019, file photo shows U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper delivering a speech during a press conference with French Defense Minister Florence Parly in Paris. Military suicides surged this year to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a frustrating trend that Pentagon officials say they are struggling to counter. Asked about the deaths in the crew of the USS George W. Bush, Esper said, “I wish I could tell you we have an answer to prevent further, future suicides in the Armed Services. We don't. We are caught up in what some call a national epidemic of suicide among our youth.” (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 26, 2019 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides surged this year to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a frustrating trend that Pentagon officials say they are struggling to counter. The Army, Navy and Marine Corps all saw the rate of suicides go up as well as the overall numbers, with only the...
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Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to the media after Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 26, 2019 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on testimony by the acting director of national intelligence and a whistleblower complaint (all times local): 7 p.m. House Democrats are condemning President Donald Trump's attack on an intelligence community whistleblower, calling it "witness intimidation" in their...
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September 26, 2019 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending one Patriot missile battery and four ground-based radar systems to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Thursday, in what officials describe as the first steps to help the kingdom protect itself against Iranian attacks. Two more Patriot batteries and a THAAD missile...
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A Russian navy missile ship 'Veliky Ustyug' sails off from the Russian naval facility in Tartus, Syria, on patrol in eastern Mediterranean, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Two Russian diesel-electric submarines of the project 636.3 Varshavyanka' are seen on the right. Russia has a naval base in Tartus, the only such facility it has outside the former Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 26, 2019 - 1:24 pm
TARTUS, Syria (AP) — A Russian submarine has moored at Russia's base in Syria after a patrol mission while another one is getting ready to sail off after replenishing supplies — the rotation that underlines Moscow's growing military foothold in the Mediterranean Sea. The naval base in Tartus is the...
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The rising sun divides the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2019, the day after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared she will launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2019 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a temporary government-wide funding bill on Thursday that staves off the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21. The measure would buy additional time for lawmakers to work to unclog a $1.4 trillion bundle of yearly spending bills that is hung up amid...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2109. The office of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a new government. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
September 26, 2019 - 7:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began Thursday the daunting task of trying to cobble together a coalition government amid political deadlock that emerged from this month's repeat elections, which had no clear winner. He now has up to six weeks to attempt to resolve the...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats are now launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Rep. Schiff characterized Trump's words saying, "this is how a mafia boss talks." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2019 - 5:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A rough transcript released by the White House shows President Donald Trump pressing the leader of Ukraine to "look into" Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The July 25...
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