Military and defense

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles as she wishes President Donald Trump a happy birthday, during the daily briefing, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2018 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended President Donald Trump's decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general. "It's a common courtesy when a military official from another government salutes, that you return that," presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens a question from a reporter during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 14, 2018 - 1:27 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump had not backed down on Pyongyang's weapons program. Pompeo, meeting in Seoul with top South...
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This photo released by Hawar News, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows the anti-IS U.S. coalition, Maj. General James Jarrard, center, and veteran Middle East diplomat William Roebuck, left, in the town of Manbij, in Aleppo province, Syria, Thursday, June 7, 2018. The US delegation's visit comes days after a delicate U.S-Turkish deal that is expected to see an American-backed Kurdish militia pull out of the area. The sign in Arabic in the background reads, "The Civil Democratic Administration in Manbij." (Hawar News via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 10:37 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military said Thursday that Turkish and U.S. officials meeting in Germany have reached an agreement on the Syrian town of Manbij, which has been a source of tension between the NATO allies. A U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led force captured Manbij from the Islamic State...
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June 14, 2018 - 1:31 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday joined critics of elite Australian Special Forces troops who were photographed more than a decade ago flying a Nazi flag from a vehicle while on patrol in Afghanistan. Australian Broadcasting Corp. published the photograph of the red...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, center, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono listen during a joint press conference following their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 14, 2018 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America and the world can "sleep well tonight," President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meeting produced no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or even reduced...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, attends a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, second from right, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, second from left, at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June14, 2018. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there will be no sanctions relief for North Korea until it denuclearizes. Pompeo is pushing back on a report from...
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En esta foto distribuida por el Ministerio de Comunicaciones e Información de Singapur, el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump aborda el avión presidencial Air Force One tras la cumbre con el líder norcoreano Kim Jong Un, martes 12 de junio de 2018 en Singapur. (Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 6:52 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is stretching credulity at home and abroad by declaring there is "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea" after his summit with Kim...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, walks with U.S. General Vincent K. Brooks, left, commander of United States Forces Korea, upon his arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek Wednesday, June 13, 2018. South Korea's presidential office said Pompeo will meet President Moon Jae-in Thursday morning to discuss the meeting, which made history as the first between sitting leaders of the U.S. and North Korea. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stretched credulity at home and abroad Wednesday by declaring there is "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea" after his summit with Kim Jong Un that reduced tensions but produced no details on how or when Pyongyang might disarm. Tempering Trump's very...
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FILE--In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a Customs and Border Patrol agent patrols the international border near Nogales, Ariz. The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent has been wounded in a shooting in southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Matt York, file)
June 13, 2018 - 1:52 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The wounded U.S. Border Patrol agent who was shot this week while patrolling a remote area alone near Arizona's border with Mexico is in stable condition and good spirts, the chief of the agency in Tucson said Wednesday. Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch of the agency's Tucson...
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Inn this June 6, 2018, photo, Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 13, 2018 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, has been released from the hospital after what the White House had described as a "very mild" heart attack. Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, says in a statement that Kudlow was discharged from Walter Reed...
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