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Pakistan celebrates National Day with military parade

Mar. 23, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis are celebrating their National Day with a military parade that's showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware. Pakistani President Arif Alvi marked the occasion saying that the region needs peace, not war and Pakistan wants to live peacefully...

Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

Mar. 21, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that efforts like...

Egypt appoints military officer as transportation minister

Mar. 10, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president appointed a military officer to lead the country's transportation ministry on Sunday, less than two weeks after its minister resigned over a deadly train crash in Cairo that killed 25 people. The announcement underscores President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's penchant for military...

Turkey dismisses US warning over S-400 Russian missiles

Mar. 7, 2019 3:37 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed U.S. threats to cancel the sale of high-tech F-35 jets to Turkey, saying his country will move ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense missiles. In an interview with Kanal 24 television late Wednesday, Erdogan also said...

North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

Mar. 6, 2019 7:27 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul's spy service. The finding follows a high-stakes nuclear summit last...

General: No F-35 jet sale to Turkey if it buys Russia system

Mar. 5, 2019 2:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States should not sell its high-tech F-35 fighter jet to Turkey, if Ankara moves ahead with plans to buy a Russian missile defense system, the top U.S. military commander for Europe told Congress on Tuesday. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, head of U.S. European Command, said Turkey, a...

China sets robust growth target to shore up cooling economy

Mar. 5, 2019 1:06 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a robust annual economic growth target and a 7.5 percent rise in military spending Tuesday as it convened an annual legislative session overshadowed by a tariff war with Washington. Seeking to defuse U.S. and European complaints the Chinese system is rigged against foreign...

How to file your taxes for free

Mar. 3, 2019 10:01 AM EST

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Taxed and confused? Here's where to get tax filing help

Feb. 27, 2019 4:49 PM EST

It's tough to know all the answers at tax time, particularly in a year with massive tax law changes. Sometimes people need help, but where should they turn? Here are a few options: IRS The IRS has answers to most tax questions online. Its website also has a number of tools to help you find what you need,...

Microsoft workers protest use of HoloLens headsets for war

Feb. 22, 2019 8:31 PM EST

A group of Microsoft workers is demanding the company cancel a contract supplying the U.S. Army with HoloLens headsets that they say would turn real-world battlefields into a video game. Microsoft's head-mounted HoloLens displays use augmented reality, which means viewers can see virtual imagery superimposed over...