Military and defense

Greek police officers in plain clothes escort eight Turkish servicemen to the appeal court in Athens, on Friday March 16, 2018. The servicemen fled to Greece in a helicopter and requested political asylum. Athens appeal judges hear Friday new Turkish extradition request for military officers, accused of participation in anti-Erdogan coup. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 16, 2018 - 8:45 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Friday rejected a new request from Turkey for the extradition of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in July 2016 after a failed military coup. The Athens appeals court ruled that the men would not get a fair trial in Turkey and would face inhumane...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov as they attend a security council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Lavrov said Thursday that Moscow would "certainly" expel some British diplomats in a tit-for-tat response. In remarks carried by the RIA Novosti news agency, Lavrov said the move would come "soon." (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 7:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday that it will expel British diplomats and halt high-level meetings with the U.K. in an increasingly global standoff over the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy — but still isn't saying who will be kicked out or when. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said to expect a...
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March 16, 2018 - 7:47 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Pentagon says all seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed. The Pentagon says in a statement Friday that the crash does not appear to be the result of enemy activity and is under investigation. The U.S. military helicopter crashed in western...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov as they attend a security council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Lavrov said Thursday that Moscow would "certainly" expel some British diplomats in a tit-for-tat response. In remarks carried by the RIA Novosti news agency, Lavrov said the move would come "soon." (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 6:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will expel British diplomats in a worsening global standoff over a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy — but still isn't saying when or how many. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday also accused Britain of violating international law and said Britain's defense minister...
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Greek police officers in plain clothes escort eight Turkish servicemen to the appeal court in Athens, on Friday March 16, 2018. The servicemen fled to Greece in a helicopter and requested political asylum. Athens appeal judges hear Friday new Turkish extradition request for military officers, accused of participation in anti-Erdogan coup. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 16, 2018 - 5:19 am
ATEHNS, Greece (AP) — A Greek prosecutor has urged a court to reject a third Turkish request for the extradition of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in July 2016 after a failed military coup. An Athens appeals court is hearing the case of the servicemen, which has increased tension...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov as they attend a security council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Lavrov said Thursday that Moscow would "certainly" expel some British diplomats in a tit-for-tat response. In remarks carried by the RIA Novosti news agency, Lavrov said the move would come "soon." (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 3:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia will kick out British diplomats in a worsening standoff over a nerve agent attack, but still isn't saying when or how many. Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized Britain's defense minister for...
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In this March 14, 2018 photo, U.S. Navy personnel respond to a F/A-18 Super Hornet that crashed on its approach to Naval Air Station Key West in Florida. Both the pilot and weapons system officer ejected and were recovered, but U.S. Naval Air Forces reported late Wednesday night that both had died. (Rob O'Neal/The Key West Citizen via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 11:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon acknowledged Thursday that budget shortfalls have eroded military capabilities, including training and flight hours, but stopped short of blaming those cutbacks for the crash of a U.S. Navy fighter jet that killed both crew members. Dana White, Pentagon spokeswoman,...
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March 15, 2018 - 9:13 pm
Congress reacted Thursday to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defense and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, said it had begun its...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
March 15, 2018 - 7:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is accusing Iran of "mucking around" in Iraq's elections. He tells reporters the U.S. has what he called "worrisome evidence" that Iran is funneling money into Iraq to try to sway votes. He is declining to say whether Iran's efforts are aimed...
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In this March 14, 2018 photo, U.S. Navy personnel respond to a F/A-18 Super Hornet that crashed on its approach to Naval Air Station Key West in Florida. Both the pilot and weapons system officer ejected and were recovered, but U.S. Naval Air Forces reported late Wednesday night that both had died. (Rob O'Neal/The Key West Citizen via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon acknowledged Thursday that budget shortfalls have eroded military capabilities, including training and flight hours, but stopped short of blaming those cutbacks for the crash of a U.S. Navy fighter jet that killed both crew members. Dana White, Pentagon spokeswoman,...
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