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Russia warns Britain against planned spy plane overflight

Aug. 16, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry warned Britain Tuesday against a planned spy plane flight over Russian territory, saying the country's air force has been given orders to prevent an intrusion. The tough statement comes amid tensions between Russia and the West over Moscow's...

India criticizes China for blocking UN sanctions on militant

Aug. 12, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday criticized China's decision to block the imposition of U.N. sanctions sought by it and the United States against the deputy chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based extremist group designated by the United Nations as a terrorist organization. "It...

China conducts 'precision missile strikes' in Taiwan Strait

Aug. 04, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

KEELUNG, Taiwan (AP) — China conducted “precision missile strikes” Thursday in waters off Taiwan's coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China earlier...

Slovakia may consider giving Ukraine Russian-built warplanes

Jul. 25, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia may consider donating its fleet of Soviet-era MiG warplanes to Ukraine, the Slovak defense minister said Monday. Standing alongside his British counterpart Ben Wallace, Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad said “we can discuss the future" of...

White House announces $270M military package for Ukraine

Jul. 22, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Friday that the U.S. is sending an additional $270 million in security assistance to Ukraine, a package that will include additional medium range rocket systems and tactical drones. The latest tranche brings the total U.S. security...

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills 3 soldiers, wounds 7

Jul. 21, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes targeting Syrian military positions around Damascus overnight, killing three soldiers, wounding seven others, and causing material damage, state media reported Thursday. Syrian state media quoted a military official as saying the...

As recruiters struggle, Air Force seeks lift from 'Top Gun'

Jul. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When “Top Gun: Maverick” roared into theaters in late May, the Air Force was ready. The smash hit movie may feature Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a hotshot Navy aviator, but to much of the movie-going public, the distinction between Air Force...

Russia steps up attacks across Ukraine's north, east, south

Jul. 16, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces fired missiles and shells at cities and towns across Ukraine on Saturday after Russia's military announced it was stepping up its onslaught against its neighbor. Ukraine reported at least 17 more civilians killed. Russian Defense Minister...

Russian cruise missiles rain down on southern Ukrainian city

Jul. 15, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — Cruise missiles fired by Russian strategic bombers struck a southeastern Ukrainian city late Friday, killing at least three people and wounding 15, as air raid sirens went off across the country, officials said. The attack on Dnipro came a day after a...

The Latest: Biden trip won't immediately impact gas prices

Jul. 15, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — President Joe Biden said Friday that gas prices across the U.S. “have been coming down every single day to the best of my knowledge” but cautioned that his visit to Saudi Arabia may not have an...