Military and defense

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to increase sanctions on Iran, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 24, 2019 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 6:30 p.m. France, Germany and the United Kingdom are warning that increased tensions in the Gulf that were heightened by Iran's downing of a U.S. drone "risk miscalculation and conflict."...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019. Trump’s sudden decision against military strikes may have prevented open conflict with Iran, but it also showed him to be an unpredictable, if unreliable, partner at home and abroad. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 24, 2019 - 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's abrupt decision against military strikes may have prevented open military conflict with Iran, but it also showed him anew to be an unpredictable, unreliable, partner at home and abroad. Trump won his job partly on his claims to be a great dealmaker. But...
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President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question after signing an executive order to increase sanctions on Iran, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Washington. Trump is accompanied by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 24, 2019 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow...
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A burning Eurofighter airplane crashes down near the village Malchow in norther Germany, Monday, June 24, 2019. The two unarmed fighter jets collided on Monday near Lake Mueritz, 100 kilometers ,62 miles, north of Berlin. ( Thomas Steffan/dpa via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 2:27 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A German air force pilot was killed Monday after his fighter jet collided with another during a training mission in northeastern Germany, the country's defense minister said. The pilot of the other Eurofighter Typhoon jet was able to eject safely and survived. Defense Minister Ursula...
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, and his German counterpart Heiko Maas arrives for a media conference after the cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says the risk of war in the Gulf is not ruled out amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 24, 2019 - 1:52 pm
BERLIN (AP) — European officials on Monday appeared cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, with the German foreign minister warning that "maximum pressure" without diplomacy increases the risks of a war and several others stressing that their priority is to de-escalate...
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June 24, 2019 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. military member who became an American citizen during a 2012 White House ceremony has been slain along with her two toddlers, and the children's father has been arrested. Alla Ausheva, 2-year-old Ivan Walker and 3-year-old Elia Walker were found dead Saturday in their Staten...
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June 24, 2019 - 10:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military launched a massive exercise Monday to simulate a response to possible security threats in Central Asia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five-day drills will "check the armed forces' ability to ensure security in the Central Asian region that faces serious...
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The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 24, 2019 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an early challenge to President Donald Trump's authority to impose tariffs on imported steel based on national security concerns. The justices did not comment on Monday in leaving in place a decision by the Court of International Trade that ruled...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke addresses the South Carolina Democratic Party convention, Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Columbia, S.C.. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 24, 2019 - 9:13 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke is pledging to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and help create a federal health care fund to cover the costs of caring for those who serve in future wars by taxing those who don't. The former Texas congressman...
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Ethiopians follow the news on television at a cafe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, June 23, 2019. Ethiopia's government foiled a coup attempt in a region north of the capital and the country's military chief was shot dead, the prime minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday in a TV announcement. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
June 24, 2019 - 9:03 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces, a spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister's office said Monday. Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige was killed on the...
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