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Russia says it has foiled a major Ukrainian drone attack as concerns grow about weapons supplies

Oct. 04, 2023 06:35 AM EDT

Russian air defenses shot down 31 Ukrainian drones during a concerted nighttime attack by Kyiv's forces on border regions, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday, even as uncertainty grew over Ukraine's future access to weapons and ammunition from its Western allies. The drone...

Lawyers of Imran Khan in Pakistan oppose his closed-door trial over revealing official secrets

Oct. 04, 2023 05:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lawyers for Pakistan's imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday opposed his closed-door trial in a case in which he is accused of revealing state secrets after his 2022 ouster, saying it's aimed at convicting the popular opposition leader quickly. ...

Former US military pilot's lawyer tells Sydney court that extradition hearing should be delayed

Oct. 03, 2023 22:36 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A lawyer for a former U.S. military pilot accused of illegally training Chinese aviators told a Sydney court on Wednesday that an extradition hearing scheduled for next month should be postponed due to delays in government agencies handing over crucial material. ...

Colombia's government issues long awaited apology for extrajudicial killings during armed conflict

Oct. 03, 2023 21:24 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government issued a long awaited public apology on Tuesday for the extrajudicial killings of 19 civilians who were slain by the military and registered as rebel fighters during one of the most violent periods of the nation’s civil war. The...

North Korea vows strong response to Pentagon report that calls it a 'persistent' threat

Oct. 03, 2023 21:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea slammed the United States over a recent Pentagon report that labeled it a “persistent” threat because of weapons of mass destruction, saying Wednesday that it will counter any U.S. aggression or provocations with “the most overwhelming and sustained...

North Dakota lawmaker killed in Utah plane crash had recently earned commercial pilot's license

Oct. 03, 2023 21:19 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker who had recently received his commercial pilot’s license was flying his own small plane home from a family celebration in Arizona when it crashed in Utah, killing him, his wife and their two young sons, family members said Tuesday. It...

2 Army soldiers killed, 12 injured in crash of military transport vehicle in Alaska

Oct. 03, 2023 16:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two U.S. Army soldiers were killed and 12 others injured after a military transport vehicle flipped on a dirt road leading to a training area in Alaska, officials said. The single-vehicle accident happened Monday as the soldiers headed to the Yukon Training...

Maldives president-elect says he's committed to removing the Indian military from the archipelago

Oct. 03, 2023 07:02 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The president-elect of the Maldives said he will stick to his campaign promise to remove Indian military personnel stationed in the archipelago state, promising he would initiate the process. Mohamed Muiz told his supporters gathered Monday night at a...

Congolese military court convicts colonel and 3 soldiers in connection with killings of protesters

Oct. 03, 2023 06:36 AM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A military court sentenced a Congolese military colonel to death and convicted three soldiers following the deaths of more than 50 people who were protesting the U.N. peacekeeping mission earlier this year. Col. Mike Mikombe, former commander of the Republican...

Congress didn't include funds for Ukraine in its spending bill. How will that affect the war?

Oct. 02, 2023 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine had little reason to celebrate when U.S. lawmakers approved a spending bill Saturday that averted a widely expected government shutdown. The measure didn't include the $6 billion in military assistance that Ukraine said it urgently needed. Now the...