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February 27, 2018 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia is seeking to counter U.S. diplomatic influence by stoking conflict in Syria even as it portrays itself as an arbiter in the civil war, the top American general in the Middle East said Tuesday in notably pointed criticism of Moscow. "I'm being very serious when I say they...
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February 27, 2018 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia is seeking to counter U.S. diplomatic influence by stoking conflict in Syria even as it portrays itself as an arbiter in the civil war, the top American general in the Middle East said Tuesday in notably pointed criticism of Moscow. "I'm being very serious when I say they...
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February 27, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general in the Middle East is criticizing Russia for being both "arsonist and fireman" in Syria. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told a House committee on Tuesday that Russia is at the heart of the conflict in Syria. Votel said Moscow is...
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses his statement, during the opening of the High-Level Segment of the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
February 26, 2018 - 2:57 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — As a U.N. cease-fire failed to take hold in Syria, Russia on Monday ordered a daily "humanitarian pause" to allow civilians to evacuate an embattled rebel-held enclave near Damascus, while airstrikes continued and Syrian ground forces fought to push into the besieged area from the...
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Vehicles wait for inspection at the Border Patrol's Laredo North vehicle checkpoint in Laredo, Texas, on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. When traffic backs up at Laredo North, agents say they sometimes have to speed up inspections to try to move vehicles through more quickly. (AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant)
February 25, 2018 - 9:51 am
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — As vehicles line up at the Border Patrol's checkpoint a half-hour drive's north of the U.S.-Mexico border, its agents have around 10 seconds to check each driver and decide which few they will stop for additional inspection. It's a situation challenged constantly by smugglers,...
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February 25, 2018 - 9:36 am
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — As vehicles line up at the Border Patrol's checkpoint a half-hour drive's north of the U.S.-Mexico border, its agents have around 10 seconds to check each driver and decide which few they will stop for additional inspection. It's a situation challenged constantly by smugglers,...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. One of those indicted in the Russia probe is a businessman with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prigozhin is an entrepreneur from St. Petersburg who's been dubbed "Putin's chef" by Russian media. His restaurants and catering businesses have hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 24, 2018 - 9:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. One of those indicted in the Russia probe is a businessman with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prigozhin is an entrepreneur from St. Petersburg who's been dubbed "Putin's chef" by Russian media. His restaurants and catering businesses have hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 24, 2018 - 6:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the...
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US Rep Don McEachin, D-Va. left, greets an environmental activists after a news conference in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The press conference proceeded a public meeting of the Bureau Ocean Energy Management on offshore drilling. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 21, 2018 - 8:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia blasted the Trump Administration's offshore drilling plan Wednesday, claiming that it would interfere with military training near the world's largest Navy base and imperil the coast's tourism...
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February 20, 2018 - 9:19 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's army says it is planning to open a new satellite center to serve the country's military intelligence and NATO. The center will receive images of the situation on the ground around the globe from satellites, analyze them and provide them for the alliance's defense...
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