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Swiss detail extra security measures for Biden-Putin summit

Jun. 11, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities plan to temporarily restrict airspace over the city of Geneva and to deploy up to 3,000 troops and police officers as part of extra security for the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden next week. ...

UN rights chief warns of escalating violence in Myanmar

Jun. 11, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is warning of a military buildup in parts of Myanmar and rising violence, with the army using heavy weapons against armed groups as well as civilian targets, including Christian churches. Michelle Bachelet said more than...

Russia to form 20 new military units in west to counter NATO

May. 31, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military will form 20 new units in the country's west this year to counter what it claims is a growing threat from NATO, the defense minister said Monday. Sergei Shoigu made the announcement at a meeting with top military officials. He pointed to...

Colombia's president deploys military to protest-hit city

May. 29, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque on Friday announced the deployment of military forces to the city of Cali after at least three people died in increasingly violent protests and talks to end the social uprising stalled. Duque repeated his...

Queen Elizabeth II visits navy carrier ahead of deployment

May. 22, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II made a quick visit Saturday to the Royal Navy's flagship aircraft carrier that bears the name of her eponymous 16th- century predecessor, ahead of its maiden operational deployment. The HMS Queen Elizabeth, the latest Royal Navy ship to...

Japan, US, France hold 1st joint drills on Japanese land

May. 11, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese ground troops joined American and French counterparts in their first three-way exercise on Japanese land, as they seek to strengthen military ties amid growing Chinese assertiveness in the region. The “ARC21” exercise started Tuesday at the...

French admiral: Air power helps root out 'underground' IS

May. 10, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — The Islamic State group is using stealth to regenerate its forces by developing its military capabilities underground, and France is deploying its warships and aircraft in the region to help troops on the ground root out the threat, a senior French naval officer said...

Ukraine's leader marks end of WWII in village near Russia

May. 08, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president marked the anniversary of World War II's end in Europe by visiting a village along the Russian border, where tensions had escalated during a recent Russian military buildup. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the village of...

EU mulls new reaction force as previous one gathers dust

May. 06, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is considering whether to set up a 5,000-strong military force that could be deployed quickly to a potential conflict zone, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Thursday as the 27-nation bloc weighs its future as an international security provider. ...

Blinken reaffirms US support for Ukraine amid Russia tension

May. 06, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed Washington’s support for Ukraine at a meeting Thursday with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the wake of Kyiv’s heightened tensions with Russia, fueled by Moscow’s recent troop buildup near their border. ...