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Mexico arrests general in case of missing students

Sep. 15, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for alleged connection to the disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, the government announced Thursday. Assistant Public Safety Secretary Ricardo Mejia said...

Election denier Bolduc wins New Hampshire GOP Senate race

Sep. 14, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Retired Army Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc won New Hampshire’s Senate Republican primary on Wednesday and will face potentially vulnerable Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan in November — setting up another test of whether a fierce conservative can appeal to more moderate...

Thailand court to rule on Sept. 30 if PM Prayuth must quit

Sep. 14, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court will rule on Sept. 30 whether suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has already served eight years in office and must resign. Prayuth, then the Thai army commander, led a coup that ousted an elected government eight years ago,...

Panel advises removal of Confederate statue at Arlington

Sep. 13, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy. Panel...

UK army pensioners remember queen who was commander in chief

Sep. 13, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British army veterans known as the Chelsea Pensioners traded their famous scarlet tunics for somber navy blue Tuesday as they bid farewell to their commander in chief, Queen Elizabeth II. The old soldiers, some leaning on canes and others using mobility scooters,...

US leaders avoid victory dance in Ukraine combat advances

Sep. 13, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. leaders from President Joe Biden on down are being careful not to declare a premature victory after a Ukrainian offensive forced Russian troops into a messy retreat in the north. Instead, military officials are looking toward the fights yet to come and laying out plans to...

Bangladesh leader: Prolonged Rohingya stay impacts stability

Sep. 12, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s prime minister said Monday that the prolonged stay of more than 1 million Rohingya refugees in crowded camps in the country has become a serious security and stability concern. “Apart from their own miseries, their prolonged presence is...

Ukraine pushes big counteroffensive as war marks 200 days

Sep. 11, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

As the war in Ukraine marked 200 days on Sunday, the country has reclaimed broad swaths of the south and east in a long-anticipated counteroffensive that has dealt a heavy blow to Russia. The counterattack began in the final days of August and at first focused on the southern region...

Mexico's Senate votes to hand over National Guard to army

Sep. 09, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate passed a bill early Friday handing control of the country’s recently created National Guard over to the military. When the National Guard was created under a Constitutional reform in 2019, it was placed under civilian control. But most of its...

Rallies show Pakistan's ex-PM Khan remains political force

Sep. 07, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Since he was toppled by parliament five months ago, former Prime Minister Imran Khan has demonstrated his continued popularity with mass rallies across Pakistan, signaling to his rivals that he remains a considerable political force. On Tuesday, he addressed some...