World

Italian lawmakers pass anti-terror military mission to Niger

Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism.

World

US ramps up airstrikes in Afghanistan under Trump administration

The U.S. military dropped more bombs in Afghanistan in 2017 than in 2012 when the U.S. military had nearly 100,000 troops on the ground, according to newly released airstrike figures from the Air Force.

World

Palestinian teen to be held until trial for slapping troops

An Israeli military court has denied bail for a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, ordering her held until her trial on charges that she slapped and pushed two Israeli soldiers.

Politics

Immigration, now military spending, threaten to shut down government

Democratic and Republican congressional leaders hustled Wednesday to unite enough members of their respective parties to pass a temporary spending bill and avoid a government shutdown before the weekend -- with immigration and now military spending sticki

World

Reports: Turkish military training plane crashes, killing 3

Turkish media reports say a military training plane has crashed in southwestern Turkey, killing two pilots and a technician on board.

World

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and other cruelty for his efforts to bring democracy.

United States

Legislation on foreign surveillance clears Senate hurdle

Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle.

United States

Navy files homicide charges against commanders of 2 ships in deadly crashes

The Navy said Tuesday that it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in deadly crashes last year.

United States

US agency to work with states to ensure proper safety alerts

The Department of Homeland Security will be working with states to ensure they follow proper protocols when issuing safety alerts and can quickly retract incorrect alerts, like Hawaii's warning of a ballistic missile over the weekend, Secretary Kirstjen N

United States

Hawaii National Guard official to review emergency plan

Gov. David Ige has appointed a new head of Hawaii's emergency management agency after a faulty alert was sent to cellphones around the state warning of an incoming missile attack.

World

7 dead in Colombia military helicopter crash

Seven people have been confirmed dead in a military helicopter crash in northern Colombia.

United States

Ceiling partially collapses at Walter Reed emergency center

Authorities say part of a ceiling has collapsed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburbs.

United States

White House doc to provide more details about Trump's health

A fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up is expected later Tuesday.

United States

VA hospital left scalpel in body of vet after surgery, lawsuit claims

A Bridgeport, Conn. Army veteran says a VA hospital sewed him up after surgery four years ago with a scalpel still inside his body.

World

Russian military conducts massive missile drills

The Russian military is conducting massive drills involving truck-mounted intercontinental ballistic missile launchers.

United States

Pakistan briefs senior US envoy on counterterrorism efforts

Pakistani officials have briefed a visiting senior U.S. diplomat on recent efforts to combat terrorism, after President Donald Trump suspended security assistance to the longtime ally.

United States

Transgender US military recruits enlist amid uncertainty

Transgender Americans are openly enlisting in the U.S. military for the first time because they feel that courts will ultimately block President Donald Trump from banning their service.

United States

APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major c

United States

Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.

United States

World War II dog tag is back with Battle of Bulge survivor 73 years later

A 92-year-old Battle of Bulge survivor has been reunited with a dog tag he lost days before the bloody World War II battle 73 years ago.

World

Turkey says it will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, Syria

Turkey's president has said Turkey will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, northern Syria, as the military shelled the area from across the border.

United States

Trump on his promises: Yes on tax cuts but where's the wall?

President Donald Trump often brags that he's done more in his first year in office than any other president.

United States

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.

World

German defense minister visits German troops at Jordan base

Germany's defense minister is visiting a Jordanian air base where German troops have been stationed since October as part of an international military campaign against Islamic State extremists.

World

1 killed as Somali, Kenyan troops clash in border town

A Somali military officer says one Somali soldier has been killed in brief clashes between Somali and Kenyan troops in a border town.

Sport

Army challenges nickname of NHL's Las Vegas franchise

The U.S. Army has filed a challenge opposing the application of the NHL's newest franchise to register the trademark "Vegas Golden Knights."

United States

Pilots of ex-military planes honor veterans through flight

Arizona’s Falcon Warbirds is made up of a retired Air Force General who was a fighter pilot, a retired General Motors engineer, an airline pilot, a doctor, six others, and their 10 military trainee planes. All with one goal—to take care of v

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