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Live updates | Zelenskyy: No one can predict length of war

May. 13, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said although Ukrainians are doing everything they can to drive out the Russians, “no one today can predict how long this war will last.” “This will depend, unfortunately, not only on our people, who are already giving their...

US, Russian defense chiefs speak for 1st time since invasion

May. 13, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu spoke with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday after months of refusing direct contact with his American counterpart. But officials said the call didn’t appear to signal any change in Moscow’s war in Ukraine. ...

Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight

May. 12, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army is poised to revamp its forces in Alaska to better prepare for future cold-weather conflicts, and it is expected to replace the larger, heavily equipped Stryker Brigade in the state with a more mobile infantry unit better suited for the...

Indonesian sailors seize $82M of cocaine floating off port

May. 10, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sailors deployed to secure travel during the Eid al-Fitr holiday made Indonesia's biggest cocaine seizure after finding plastic packages of the drugs floating at sea, the navy said. Indonesia is a major hub for drug trafficking in Southeast Asia and has...

Hifter a no-show for deposition accusing him of war crimes

May. 09, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who lived for decades in northern Virginia failed to show up for a deposition Monday in a federal lawsuit in which he is accused of war crimes. Khalifa Hifter had been scheduled to appear for seven hours in a long-sought video...

Defense leaders say Russia learning from mistakes in Ukraine

May. 03, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has learned a great deal about Russian military shortfalls and capabilities in the first two months of the war in Ukraine, top Pentagon leaders told Congress Tuesday. But they warned that Moscow is learning from its mistakes as the war shifts to a new phase, and that...

US Navy submarine training school commander fired

Apr. 29, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The commander of the Navy's submarine training school was fired after less than a year on the job because of a “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command," the service announced Friday. Following an investigation, Cmdr. Jared Severson was relieved of...

Suspected cartel gunmen abduct 2 female soldiers in Mexico

Apr. 28, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Suspected drug cartel gunmen abducted two off-duty female soldiers at gunpoint for several hours Thursday, the Mexican army said. The commander of the army headquarters in the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta said the two women were vacationing there when...

US urges more arms for Ukraine amid fears of expanding war

Apr. 26, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

TORETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The U.S. pressed its allies Tuesday to move “heaven and earth” to keep Kyiv well-supplied with weapons as Russian forces rained fire on eastern and southern Ukraine amid growing new fears the war could spill over the country's borders. For the second...

Russia hits faraway targets; diplomat warns of risk of WWIII

Apr. 25, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia unleashed a string of attacks Monday against rail and fuel installations deep inside Ukraine, far from the front lines of Moscow’s new eastern offensive, as Russia’s top diplomat warned against provoking World War III and said the threat of a nuclear conflict...