Military and defense

In this image taken from video footage by China's CCTV via AP Video,Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, May 3, 2018. China's foreign minister congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday on his moves to reduce tensions with South Korea, China said. Their meeting in Pyongyang underscored warming ties and Beijing's desire to remain a key player in the Korean Peninsula peace process. (CCTV via AP Video)
May 03, 2018 - 8:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday on his moves to reduce tensions with South Korea, China said. Their meeting in Pyongyang underscored warming ties and Beijing's desire to remain a key player in the Korean Peninsula peace process...
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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, second right, meets with Chinese Foreign MinisterWang Yi at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
May 03, 2018 - 7:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday on his moves to reduce tensions with South Korea, China said. Their meeting in Pyongyang underscored warming ties and Beijing's desire to remain a key player in the Korean Peninsula peace process...
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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, second right, meets with Chinese Foreign MinisterWang Yi at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
May 03, 2018 - 6:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday on his moves to reduce tensions with South Korea, China said. Their meeting in Pyongyang underscored warming ties and Beijing's desire to remain a key player in the Korean Peninsula peace process...
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CIA Director-nominee Gina Haspel, attends the ceremonial swearing in for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 03, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With few details about Gina Haspel's undercover career, debate over President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA descended into verbal spatting between those who praise her experience and others who want her disqualified because of her role in the spy agency's harsh...
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Flames and smoke rise from an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane after it crashed near Savannah, Ga., Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (James Lavine via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 11:32 pm
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — An aging C-130 Hercules that rescued and resupplied U.S. citizens after last year's hurricanes crashed onto a highway in Georgia during what was supposed to be its final flight, killing all nine Puerto Ricans on board. After more than 60 years of government service, the...
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Flames and smoke rise from an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane after it crashed near Savannah, Ga., Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (James Lavine via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 11:29 pm
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Puerto Rico's National Guard commander says the plane that crashed onto a Georgia highway and killed its entire crew was more than 60 years old. Adjutant General Isabelo Rivera says the aging C-130 Hercules had been used to rescue and resupply U.S. citizens after last...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Ramzi Kassem, an attorney for Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi, shows al-Darbi from Saudi Arabia holding a photograph of his children, as he sits for a portrait inside the detention center at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Pentagon said Wednesday, May 2, 2018, that Al-Darbi, who was sentenced to 13 years in October 2017 by a military commission, has been sent to his native Saudi Arabia to serve out the remainder of his sentence. (Ramzi Kassem via AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 6:29 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has been sent back to his native Saudi Arabia to serve out the remainder of a 13-year sentence, making him the first detainee to leave the U.S. base in Cuba since President Donald Trump took office. The Pentagon announced the transfer...
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A girl who traveled with the annual caravan of Central American migrants awakens where the group set up camp to wait for access to request asylum in the U.S., outside the El Chaparral port of entry building at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik)
May 02, 2018 - 6:19 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Tension between the Mexican government and Central American asylum seekers simmered Wednesday as men, women and children camped in a large plaza for a fourth straight day waiting for U.S. inspectors to process their claims. U.S. Customs and Border Protection had accepted 28...
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May 02, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering a number of candidates to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs after White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination for the post. White House officials said the president intends to take some time finding the right person to lead the...
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May 02, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering a number of candidates to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs after White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination for the post. White House aides were meeting Wednesday with former Florida Rep. Jeff Miller, a Republican congressman...
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