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Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

Investigative website says French arms used in Yemen's war

Apr. 15, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French investigative website said Monday that weapons made in France "may have been used to commit war crimes" in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Disclose based its report on a classified note from France's military intelligence service saying that French-made weapons,...

WikiLeaks' Assange hauled from embassy, faces US charge

Apr. 12, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday hauled a bearded and shouting Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy where he was holed up for nearly seven years, and the U.S. charged the WikiLeaks founder with conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to get their hands on government...

Analysis: WikiLeaks founder unlikely to be extradited soon

Apr. 11, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The battle between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the American government was always going to be epic, involving concepts like free speech, journalists' rights, national interests, even treason. As Assange settles in to his first night in British custody , his allies and enemies alike...

The Latest: Ex-Ecuadorian president blasts 'double standard'

Apr. 11, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is criticizing what he considers a "double standard" by Western media and governments who he says have been quick to condemn Julian Assange for...

Leader of Sudan coup on US sanction list for Darfur genocide

Apr. 11, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's defense minister, who led the overthrow Thursday of autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, has had his assets blocked by the U.S. Treasury since 2007 for supporting and managing militias accused of carrying out genocide in the country's Darfur conflict. In a televised statement, Gen. Awad...

US labels elite Iran force a foreign terrorist organization

Apr. 8, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies in the...

US adds oil-sector firms, ships to Venezuela sanctions list

Apr. 5, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday added two companies involved in shipping oil from Venezuela to Cuba, along with nearly three dozen ships, to a financial sanctions list aimed at increasing pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down and turn over power to the opposition. A...

Chelsea Manning no longer held in segregated status at jail

Apr. 5, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Supporters of former Army intelligence Chelsea Manning say she is no longer being kept in administrative segregation at a Virginia jail while she serves an indefinite sentence for refusing to testify to a grand jury. Manning's supporters posted on her Twitter account Thursday that...

Censorship or safeguard? Groups challenge pre-pub review

Apr. 2, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit challenging a pre-publication review required for people who have had access to government secrets. Millions of former government and intelligence agency employees are bound by a lifelong obligation to keep national security secrets as long as...