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In this image from video, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper talks to the press on Iran and Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Pentagon in Washington. (divids via AP)
January 12, 2020 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran's top commander. Members of Trump's national security team tried to...
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In this image from video, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper talks to the press on Iran and Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Pentagon in Washington. (divids via AP)
January 12, 2020 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump's national security team tried to amplify voices of dissent in Iran by suggesting on Sunday that the Islamic Republic is under internal threat after denying and then admitting it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane. His Pentagon chief explicitly...
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In this image from video, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper talks to the press on Iran and Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Pentagon in Washington. (divids via AP)
January 12, 2020 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the Trump administration foresees no more Iranian military attacks in retaliation for the U.S. strike that killed the Islamic Republic's most powerful general. The Pentagon chief suggested that Iran's government is under internal threat...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, Michael Ingram touches the framed uniform of his son, Sgt. Michael Ingram Jr., as he talks about the 2010 death of his son in Kandahar, Afghanistan, during an interview in Carlton, Mich. With the announcement that America was not going immediately into war on Wednesday, Ingram said, “I was proud of Trump because I thought it was going to get a lot worse. I thought it was going to be bombing all night long, and I don’t want anyone to die.” He voted for the president three years ago and suspects he will again. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)
January 11, 2020 - 1:15 pm
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — He flipped anxiously between news stations, bracing for an announcement of bombs falling and troops boarding planes destined for the Middle East. It was a nightmare he hoped he would never see again. Michael Ingram’s son, Michael Jr., died in Afghanistan in 2010 at age 23...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, Michael Ingram touches the framed uniform of his son, Sgt. Michael Ingram Jr., as he talks about the 2010 death of his son in Kandahar, Afghanistan, during an interview in Carlton, Mich. With the announcement that America was not going immediately into war on Wednesday, Ingram said, “I was proud of Trump because I thought it was going to get a lot worse. I thought it was going to be bombing all night long, and I don’t want anyone to die.” He voted for the president three years ago and suspects he will again. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)
January 11, 2020 - 12:53 pm
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — He flipped anxiously between news stations, bracing for an announcement of bombs falling and troops boarding planes destined for the Middle East. It was a nightmare he hoped he would never see again. Michael Ingram’s son, Michael Jr., died in Afghanistan in 2010 at age 23...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands after their joint news conference following their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Merkel visits Moscow to discuss current international issues such as the situation in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, US-Iran tensions, as well as bilateral relations. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
January 11, 2020 - 12:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in Moscow on Saturday to discuss growing tensions in the Middle East and other issues. Earlier in the week, the German leader's spokesman described Russia as “indispensable when it comes to solving...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Greer each other prior to the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Merkel visits Moscow to discuss current international issues such as the situation in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, US-Iran tensions, as well as bilateral relations. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
January 11, 2020 - 10:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Moscow on Saturday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing tensions in the Middle East and elsewhere. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran on Friday denied Western allegations that one of its own missiles downed a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, and called on the U.S. and Canada to share any information they have on the crash, which killed all 176 people on board. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
January 10, 2020 - 11:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on Iran-related developments (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Iran has announced that its military ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard. The statement Saturday morning blames “human error” for the shootdown. The jetliner, a Boeing 737...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran on Friday denied Western allegations that one of its own missiles downed a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, and called on the U.S. and Canada to share any information they have on the crash, which killed all 176 people on board. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
January 10, 2020 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on Iran-related developments (all times local): 8 p.m. Canada's foreign minister has announced the creation of an international working group of countries to press Iran for a thorough investigation into the plane crash that killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran on Friday denied Western allegations that one of its own missiles downed a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, and called on the U.S. and Canada to share any information they have on the crash, which killed all 176 people on board. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
January 10, 2020 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on Iran-related developments (all times local): 3 p.m. Ukraine's national security service says it is now considering two possible causes of the Ukrainian airliner disaster in Iran that killed 176 people — either terrorism or an anti-aircraft missile hit. Service...
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