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US diplomat wants 'credible' probe into Sudan crackdown

Jun. 15, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, as the ruling military council failed to announce the findings of its own investigation...

US Naval War College is getting its 1st female president

Jun. 14, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over questionable behavior. Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield will be...

Sudan military acknowledges violations in sit-in dispersal

Jun. 14, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse protesters at a sit-in camp outside military headquarters in Khartoum last week, and a major human rights organization said Friday the need for an outside investigation was...

US extradition case against Assange set for next year

Jun. 14, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British court has set a date early next year for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face a U.S. extradition attempt over his role in revealing classified government and military information. The judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday set a full extradition hearing for Feb. 25,...

Former Australian army lawyer in court over leak to media

Jun. 12, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian army lawyer charged with leaking secret documents to journalists said on Thursday his prosecution was not about protecting national security but concealing "a national shame." David William McBride, 55, made his first appearance in the Australian Capital...

Mothers say Air Force fails amid child sex assaults reports

Jun. 12, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

To the mothers, the 13-year-old boy appeared largely unsupervised as he roamed among the clusters of townhomes on the U.S. Air Force base in Japan. It would have been unremarkable — the neighborhood was full of kids — except that young girls were starting to report the boy had led them from play and...

4 Jamaican fishermen detained on Coast Guard ships

Jun. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Jamaican fishermen were detained for nearly a month aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Caribbean Sea, spending much of their time chained to the deck in the blistering sun while their families believed they were dead, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Coast Guard said...

AP Interview: Navy's top admiral discusses war college probe

Jun. 12, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Navy's top admiral said Wednesday that he felt he had enough information to warrant removing the president of the Naval War College from his post this week, days after The Associated Press reported on the investigation at the college and more than a year after the initial complaint...

Egyptian court sentences 296 to prison on terror charges

Jun. 12, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military court has sentenced 32 people to life in prison on terror charges including plotting to assassinate President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The court in Cairo Wednesday said the defendants attempted the president's assassination twice, including when he was on pilgrimage in Saudi...

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Jun. 11, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and...