War and unrest

Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks about the National Defense Review, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. China's expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are among the U.S. military's top national security priorities, the Pentagon said Friday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 19, 2018 - 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. He said competition with those adversaries has threatened...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. Trump repeatedly declared in his presidential campaign that he would improve relations with Russia but was never specific. A year into his presidency, it’s no more clear. Moscow and Washington are at odds over issues ranging from North Korea to Ukraine, despite Trump’s open admiration of Putin. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 10:12 am
With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office. It has been delivered with his own brand of bombast and occasional threats. Contentious issues have always existed, especially in...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the German parliament Bundestag prior to a debate about refugee policy in Germany, in Berlin, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 19, 2018 - 9:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it won't approve arms exports to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, a move that could affect sales of military hardware to Saudi Arabia. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats agreed during preliminary coalition talks last...
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January 19, 2018 - 8:51 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali and U.S. commandos stormed a camp for al-Shabab extremist fighters in an overnight raid, killing at least four of the fighters and rescuing child conscripts, a Somali intelligence official said Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was...
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This photo released by the press office of the Kurdish militia, People's Protection Units or YPG, shows protesters waving giant flags of the YPG and other parties and militias, during a demonstration against Turkish threats, in Afrin, Aleppo province, north Syria, Thursday, Jan 18, 2018. Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad said the country's air force will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack Syria. The warning comes as tensions are skyrocketing over apparent Turkish preparations to attack a Kurdish enclave in the north of the country. (YPG Press Office via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 8:35 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area...
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Relatives of Indian boy Sahil kumar who was killed in Pakistani firing and shelling, wail near his body at a hospital in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Friday, Jan.19,2018. Tensions soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
January 19, 2018 - 4:15 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival troops continued shelling villages and border posts for a third day Friday. In the latest clash, three civilians were killed on both sides,...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:02 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A concert by a Chinese artistic group on Friday night to mark the anniversary of Chinese and Vietnamese diplomatic relations has been postponed because of an unexpected electrical issue, a Vietnamese official said. Many people on Facebook had urged the government to cancel the...
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January 19, 2018 - 1:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse. Over 16 years that included hundreds of deadly U.S. drone strikes, Osama bin Laden's killing on Pakistani soil and accusations Pakistan helps insurgents that kill Americans, the reluctant...
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January 18, 2018 - 8:58 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Missouri man on charges related to the stopping of an Amtrak train in Nebraska. The U.S. attorney's office in Omaha says the grand jury on Wednesday indicted 25-year-old Taylor Michael Wilson, of St. Charles, Missouri, on charges of attempting to...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Nov. 23, 2015, British former boxing champion Anthony Small. British police said Thursday Jan. 18, 2018, that 36-year old Muslim convert Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging acts of terrorism, after posting a video on social media in September 2016, which they assert violates anti-terrorism laws. (Nick Ansell/PA FILE via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — A former British boxing champion has been charged with encouraging extremist violence. Police said Thursday that 36-year-old Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging acts of terrorism. They say the London native, a convert to Islam, posted a video on social media in 2016 that...
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