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NATO chief tells Congress of 'serious' alliance divisions

Apr. 3, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first address to Congress by a NATO head, Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday acknowledged serious divisions within the alliance and called for bigger defense budgets to cope with global challenges such as Russian assertiveness, the core reason NATO was created in Washington 70 years ago...

House votes to condemn Trump's transgender military ban

Mar. 28, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House delivered a rebuke to President Donald Trump on Thursday by voting to condemn his administration's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. A non-binding resolution opposing Trump's transgender ban passed 238-185. Every Democrat supported the resolution,...

US: North Korean nuke work 'inconsistent' with disarmament

Mar. 27, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's work on nuclear weapons and missiles is "inconsistent" with its stated intent to move toward nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula, the commander of American and allied forces in South Korea said Wednesday. Army Gen. Robert Abrams, in testimony before the House Armed...

Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

Mar. 26, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House failed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting border barriers and delivering a victory to the White House in a constitutional and political clash that's raged for months....

Lawmakers denounce plan to divert military money for wall

Mar. 26, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers on Tuesday denounced Defense Department plans to use military funds to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall, telling Pentagon leaders the "unbelievably irresponsible" maneuver will threaten the agency's future ability to shift money around when needed. Both...