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Germany charges man with spying for Iran

Aug. 16, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany say they have indicted an army employee with spying for an Iranian intelligence service. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement that the German-Afghan dual citizen is charged with "a particularly serious case" of treason and of breaching official secrecy...

Rio police find 8 bodies in clandestine grave

Aug. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities have found eight bodies, some dismembered, in what appears to be a clandestine graveyard in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Rio state prosecutors said Wednesday they believe the corpses were victims of paramilitary groups that operate in the area about 30...

General orders ethics review of US special operations forces

Aug. 12, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of U.S. Special Operations Command has ordered an ethics review of his commando forces, in the wake of a number of recent incidents of bad behavior and criminal allegations against troops. Army Gen. Richard Clarke said that "recent incidents have called our culture and ethics...

Former Sri Lankan strongman's brother to run for president

Aug. 11, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was a livewire in Sri Lanka's military campaign to end a long civil war but faces allegations of human rights violations, was nominated Sunday as the opposition's candidate for the presidential election to be held later this year. Gotabaya, a...

Sri Lanka's feared wartime official now in presidential fray

Aug. 11, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was nominated as the Sri Lankan opposition's presidential candidate on Sunday, is a national hero to some for his role in ending the island nation's long civil war. But to his critics and victims of war and shadowy disappearances, he's a feared...

The Latest: UN chief urges no action on Kashmir status

Aug. 8, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's security clampdown in Kashmir (all times local): 10:35 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on India and Pakistan to refrain from taking any steps that would affect the status of Kashmir. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday "the...

Pakistan says it is not considering military options, but is seeking political, legal response to India's Kashmir action

Aug. 8, 2019 6:51 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says it is not considering military options, but is seeking political, legal response to India's Kashmir action.

Navy drops Afghanistan detainee abuse charges against SEALs

Aug. 7, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy has dropped charges against four SEALs involving alleged abuse of detainees in Afghanistan in 2012. Navy Region Southwest commander Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar announced Tuesday the dismissal of charges against Lt. Jason Webb, Chief Petty Officers David Swarts and Xavier Silva,...

Military alleges sexual misconduct in soldier's hazing death

Aug. 5, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Military prosecutors in Virginia said Monday that they want to add allegations of sexual misconduct to their murder case against a U.S. Marine and a Navy SEAL who are among those blamed for the 2017 hazing death of a U.S. Green Beret in Africa. Navy prosecutor Benjamin Garcia made the...

UN study finds businesses fund Myanmar army abuses

Aug. 5, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A United Nations fact-finding mission called Monday for an embargo on arms sales to Myanmar and for targeted sanctions on businesses with connections to the military after finding they are funding human rights abuses. The mission released a report detailing how businesses run by...