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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows missiles during a military parade marking the ruling party congress, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

N.Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might

Jan. 15, 2021 3:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea displayed new submarine-launched ballistic missiles under development and other military hardware in a parade that underlined leader Kim Jong Un’s defiant calls to expand the country's nuclear weapons program. State media said Kim took center stage in Thursday...

Louisiana shipyard to build 2 new research ships for NOAA

Jan. 4, 2021 2:45 PM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A shipyard in Louisiana has a $178 million Navy contract to build two new research ships for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC is located in Houma, the same city where another shipyard is building three smaller research vessels for the...

In this Dec. 16, 2020, photo released by Harvey Smith, he poses for a photo as he makes his round on the U.S.-owned Horizon Spirit getting overhauled at the dock in Nantong, eastern China's Jiangsu Province. The crew of the Horizon Spirit plan to spend Christmas looking after their 800-foot (240-meter) long container ship in a southern Chinese shipyard while they are barred, like thousands of sailors worldwide, from going ashore due to coronavirus restrictions. (Harvey Smith via AP)

Anti-virus controls strand merchant sailors aboard ships

Dec. 24, 2020 12:40 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The crew of the U.S.-owned Horizon Spirit expect to spend Christmas looking after their 800-foot (240-meter) long container ship in a southern Chinese shipyard, barred, like thousands of sailors worldwide, from going ashore due to coronavirus restrictions. Most of the 22-member crew that...

Future USS Inouye heads to sea for builder trials

Dec. 16, 2020 5:02 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — For the first time in two years, a destroyer built at Bath Iron Works headed to sea on Wednesday to begin builder trials. The future USS Daniel Inouye headed down the Kennebec River to the open ocean with protocols in place to keep workers safe during the pandemic. The Arleigh...

Keel laid for ship that will install offshore wind turbines

Dec. 16, 2020 2:52 PM EST

Dominion Energy says the keel has been laid for an offshore wind turbine installation vessel that is part of its project to create what it says will be the largest offshore wind farm in the U.S. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Dominion made the announcement on Wednesday. The wind farm will be 27 miles...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to reporters after Friday prayers, in Istanbul, Friday, Dec.11, 2020. Following the approval of European leaders Friday Dec. 11, 2020 of expanding sanctions against Ankara, Turkey called on the European Union to act as an ' honest mediator ' in its dispute with EU members Greece and Cyprus over the exploration of gas reserves in the Mediterranean. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

Faced with US, EU sanctions, Erdogan calls for dialogue

Dec. 11, 2020 8:40 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Faced with the prospect of sanctions from both the United States and the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that economic penalties would be detrimental to all sides and that Turkey's disputes with its allies can be resolved through dialogue and...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to reporters before departing for a visit to Azerbaijan, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Erdogan brushed off possible European Union sanctions against Turkey on Wednesday, saying they would not affect his country. Erdogan also accused the EU of acting

Turkey's Erdogan brushes off EU sanctions threat

Dec. 9, 2020 1:11 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushed off possible European Union sanctions against Turkey on Wednesday, saying they would not affect his country. Speaking to reporters before departing for a visit to Azerbaijan, Erdogan also accused the EU of acting...

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, visits the Framatome nuclear reactor production site in Le Creusot, France, which the government holds up as an example of industry that serves both civilian and military needs, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Macron wants to stress that nuclear energy is central to France's energy transition and says it emits less than wind or solar. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, Pool)

France to build new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Dec. 8, 2020 11:56 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France will build a new, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to replace its Charles de Gaulle carrier by 2038, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday. Macron framed the decision to use nuclear reactors to propel the future warship as part of France’s climate strategy, stressing...

FILE - In this March 27, 2020 file photo, U.S. soldiers stand guard during the hand over ceremony of Qayyarah Airfield, Iraqi Security Forces, in the south of Mosul, Iraq. In a quest to root out Islamic State group hideouts over the summer, Iraqi forces on the ground cleared nearly 90 villages across a notoriously unruly northern province. But the much-touted operation still relied heavily on U.S. intelligence, coalition flights and planning assistance. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan, File)

US troop pullouts in Mideast raise fears of Iranian attacks

Dec. 7, 2020 9:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Pentagon pulls troops out of the Middle East in the coming weeks, under orders from President Donald Trump, U.S. military leaders are working to find other ways to deter potential attacks by Iran and its proxies, and to counter arguments that America is abandoning the region. A...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks, in Istanbul, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Erdogan has criticised France for supporting illegally Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a day after he renewed his vitriolic attacks on French President Emmanuel Macron, saying he hopes France will get rid of him soon. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

Erdogan calls for energy talks as EU considers Med sanctions

Dec. 7, 2020 11:49 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called for negotiations over energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean, days ahead of a European Union summit where leaders could decide to impose sanctions on Turkey. The leaders are meeting Thursday in Brussels and will...