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Canada's defense investment in the Arctic puts it on track to meet NATO guideline, minister says

Jun. 14, 2024 03:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Canada looks on track to meet NATO’s military spending guideline soon, Defense Minister Bill Blair said Friday, notably by boosting investment in the Arctic near its shared border with Russia as the region warms quickly due to climate change. After Russia annexed...

Maine shooting exposes gaps in mental health treatment and communication practices, official says

Jun. 13, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Army health official told a panel investigating a mass shooting by a reservist who was experiencing a psychiatric breakdown that there are limitations in health care coverage for reservists compared with full-time soldiers. There are no Army hospitals in...

UN adopts a resolution demanding that Sudan's paramilitary force halt its siege of a Darfur city

Jun. 13, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Thursday demanding that Sudan’s paramilitary force immediately halt its siege of the only capital in the vast western region of Darfur that it doesn’t control and where more than a million people are reportedly trapped. ...

Biden and Zelenskyy sign security deal as Ukraine's leader questions how long the unity will last

Jun. 13, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

FASANO, Italy (AP) — President Joe Biden and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a 10-year security agreement Thursday that they hailed as a milestone in relations between their countries, but that alone was not enough to stop Zelenskyy from wondering how much longer he could count on...

EPA to disband Red Hill oversight group amid Navy complaints

Jun. 13, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A community-led group formed to provide public oversight of the Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility will be shut down after the committee refused to cede control of the meetings to the military. The Red Hill Community Representation Initiative, or CRI, was formed last...

US submarine pulls into Guantanamo Bay a day after Russian warships arrive in Cuba

Jun. 13, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy submarine has arrived in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a show of force as a fleet of Russian warships gather for planned military exercises in the Caribbean. U.S. Southern Command said the USS Helena, a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine, pulled into the...

NATO defense ministers thrash out new security aid and training support plan for Ukraine

Jun. 13, 2024 10:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers gathered Thursday hoping to agree on a new plan to provide long-term security assistance and military training to Ukraine amid Russia's full-scale invasion, after Hungary promised not to veto the proposal as long as it’s not forced to take part. ...

Bulgarian ex-prime minister Borissov offers a coalition. But he doesn't want his old job back

Jun. 13, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, whose center-right GERB party garnered the most votes in Bulgaria’s parliamentary election, invited his political opponents Thursday to hold talks about forming a new government. Speaking to reporters at his party’s...

Yemen's Houthi rebels launch boat-borne bomb attack against Greek-owned ship in Red Sea

Jun. 13, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS LABOON IN THE RED SEA (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a boat-borne bomb attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday, authorities said, the latest escalation despite a U.S.-led campaign trying to protect the vital waterway. The use of a boat...

Woman with gun taken into custody after standoff at FBI building in Seattle, authorities say

Jun. 12, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman armed with a handgun was taken into custody after an hourlong standoff at the FBI building in Seattle on Wednesday, authorities said. The woman walked into a publicly accessible area where people have to wait to be buzzed into the lobby, according to FBI...