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FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military court on Naval Base San Diego. The secretary of the U.S. Navy said Saturday, Nov. 23, he doesn't consider a tweet by President Donald Trump an order and would need a formal order to stop a review of Gallagher, who could lose his status as a Navy Seal. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Official says White House gave Navy go-ahead on Gallagher

Nov. 24, 2019 11:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has been notified that the White House will not intervene to stop a disciplinary proceeding that could cost a SEAL his position in the elite unit, a senior Navy official said Sunday. Although President Donald Trump had tweeted on Thursday that he would not let the Navy remove...

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien attends a roundtable event at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.  (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

US security adviser says world silent on China camps

Nov. 23, 2019 3:43 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — President Donald Trump's new national security adviser is criticizing what he says is silence from the rest of the world over China’s confinement of more than 1 million Muslims in reeducation camps, linking the lack of a global outcry to China’s economic clout....

China's Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu participates in a roundtable interview with journalists at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada’s defense minister says China is not an adversary

Nov. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada's defense minister said Friday China is not an adversary despite the arbitrary detention of two Canadians as he hosts a major international security forum that will honor pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said at the Halifax...