Military and defense

FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Burkina Faso coup leader Gen. Gilbert Diendere, center, greets people at the airport during the arrival of Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou for talks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The trial for 84 people accused of masterminding a 2015 coup attempt in Burkina Faso began Monday Feb.26, 2018 in the West African nation's capital amid tight security. (AP Photo, file)
February 27, 2018 - 12:18 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The trial began Tuesday for 84 people accused of masterminding a 2015 coup attempt in Burkina Faso, with the West African nation's capital under tight security. Former presidential aides Gen. Gilbert Diendere and Gen. Djibril Bassole are among those facing a...
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February 27, 2018 - 12:09 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has killed two extremists and wounded another in an airstrike against al-Shabab fighters in Somalia. A statement from U.S. Africa Command on Tuesday said the airstrike was carried out Monday near Jilib in Middle Juba region. The U.S. has carried...
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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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Stationary traffic stands on the M20 near Ashford, Kent, southeast England following overnight snowfall which has caused disruption across Britain. Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018. Roads across Britain have already seen a good covering snow, with police forces reporting treacherous driving conditions and blocked routes. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
February 27, 2018 - 8:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on frigid weather in Europe (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Heavy snow in parts of Britain is causing disruptions to road, rail and air travel and has forced hundreds of schools across the country to close. Snow and ice warnings were in place Tuesday in eastern Britain. Met...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, then-Crown Prince Salman, left, speaks with his son, Prince Mohammed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia under King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials amid its stalemated war in Yemen early Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
February 27, 2018 - 6:19 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials early on Tuesday morning in a shake-up apparently aimed at overhauling its Defense Ministry during the stalemated and ruinous war in Yemen. The kingdom also announced a new female deputy...
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Kim Yong Chol, center, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, leaves to return to North Korea, at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said Sunday that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests and direct threats of war from both Pyongyang and Washington. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 27, 2018 - 5:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics left South Korea on Tuesday after a visit in which the former general suspected of masterminding deadly 2010 military attacks told Seoul officials the North is willing to talk with Washington. The...
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Kim Yong Chol, center, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, leaves to return to North Korea, at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said Sunday that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests and direct threats of war from both Pyongyang and Washington. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 27, 2018 - 4:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics left South Korea on Tuesday after a visit in which the former general suspected of masterminding deadly 2010 military attacks told Seoul officials the North is willing to talk with Washington. The...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, then-Crown Prince Salman, left, speaks with his son, Prince Mohammed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia under King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials amid its stalemated war in Yemen early Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
February 27, 2018 - 1:43 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials early on Tuesday morning in a shake-up apparently aimed at overhauling its Defense Ministry during the stalemated and ruinous war in Yemen. The kingdom also announced a new female deputy...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, then-Crown Prince Salman, left, speaks with his son, Prince Mohammed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia under King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials amid its stalemated war in Yemen early Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
February 27, 2018 - 1:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials early on Tuesday morning in a shake-up apparently aimed at overhauling its Defense Ministry during the stalemated and ruinous war in Yemen. The kingdom also announced a new female deputy...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, then-Crown Prince Salman, left, speaks with his son, Prince Mohammed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia under King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials amid its stalemated war in Yemen early Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
February 26, 2018 - 11:39 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials early Tuesday morning in a shake-up apparently aimed at overhauling its Defense Ministry during the stalemated war in Yemen. The kingdom also announced a new female deputy minister of...
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