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77 years after battle's end, Okinawa wants US base reduced

Jun. 23, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa marked the 77th anniversary Thursday of the end of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, with the governor calling for a further reduction of the U.S. military presence there as local fears grow that the southern Japanese islands will become embroiled in regional...

AP PHOTOS: Israelis train in ghost town dubbed 'Mini Gaza'

Jun. 22, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

ZEELIM ARMY BASE, Israel (AP) — The Muslim call to prayer echoes through a remote town in southern Israel that has known only war. Its 500 buildings, the tallest eight stories high, are deserted. Its narrow alleys are adorned with militant murals and posters honoring slain...

Army: Disinterred remains do not match Native American boy

Jun. 21, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

The tombstone bore the name of Wade Ayres, a Native American boy who died at a government-run boarding school in Pennsylvania more than a century ago and was thought to have been buried on the grounds of what is now a U.S. Army base. But when the Army exhumed grave B-13 over on...

Earl and Countess of Wessex to underscore UK-Cyprus ties

Jun. 21, 2022 04:36 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Earl and Countess of Wessex met Tuesday with the president of Cyprus as part of a three-day visit to the former British colony to underscore close bilateral ties and to meet soldiers serving with a U.N. peacekeeping force and those stationed at two U.K. military bases....

Panel rejects plan to close Georgia pilot training center

Jun. 20, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A congressional subcommittee has rejected the Biden administration’s proposal to close a training center for military pilots in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Monday the decision by the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee is a big step toward...

Dutch prime minister apologizes to Srebrenica peacekeepers

Jun. 18, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government formally apologized Saturday to soldiers who were sent as U.N. peacekeepers to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica with insufficient firepower and manpower to keep the peace. The soldiers — veterans now — were overrun by...

New push to revitalize former Air Force base in north Maine

Jun. 17, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) — Maine is launching a new push to revitalize a former Air Force base in the northern part of the state. Loring Air Force Base in Limestone closed in the 1990s. It was redeveloped into Loring Commerce Centre. Gov. Janet Mills said Friday the...

Australian minister visits Solomons to counter China

Jun. 17, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new foreign minister visited the Solomon Islands on Friday to assure the South Pacific island nation it does not need a security pact with China. The Solomons is the fifth Pacific nation that Foreign Minister Penny Wong has visited since her...

Macron hints of Ukraine visit to carry 'message of support'

Jun. 15, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Wednesday that he would soon go to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy but said he would not publicly discuss details about such a trip. Answering a journalist’s question during an official...

Macron: NATO troops in Romania are a "powerful deterrent"

Jun. 14, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Romania on Tuesday to hold bilateral talks and meet with French troops stationed there who are part of NATO’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Macron’s visit to Romania, a European Union member...