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In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, Capt. Ryan Vickers stands for a photo to display his new service tapes after taking his oath of office to transfer from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Space Force, the first new U.S. military service since the creation of the Air Force in 1947, now has some 20 members stationed at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base in its first foreign deployment. (Staff Sgt. Kayla White/U.S. Air Force via AP)

US Space Force deploys to vast new frontier: Arabian Desert

Sep. 21, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The newly formed U.S. Space Force is deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula. Space Force now has a squadron of 20 airmen stationed at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base in its first foreign deployment. The force, pushed by President Donald Trump,...

FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, Polaris submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) are paraded to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea could soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year, South Korea’s military said Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, amid long-stalled nuclear talks between the North and the United States.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

Seoul: N. Korea may conduct underwater-launched missile test

Sep. 16, 2020 6:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year, a top South Korean military official said Wednesday, amid long-stalled nuclear talks between the North and the United States. In written remarks to lawmakers ahead of a confirmation...

European Council President Charles Michel makes statements after his meeting with Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Michel will visit Lesbos later today as Greece's migration minister says the government will use force if necessary to move homeless migrants to a new facility on the island after thousands of people were left without shelter by fires last week at an overcrowded refugee camp. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

EU: Greece-Turkey crisis talks might include other nations

Sep. 15, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Third countries may be invited to talks aimed at easing a dispute between Greece and Turkey over energy rights that has brought warships to the eastern Mediterranean, a top European Union official said Tuesday. Greece and Turkey have been involved in a standoff at sea for weeks over...

In this photo provided by the Greek President's office on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, Greece's President Katerina Sakellaropoulou arrives at Kastellorizo to attend the celebrations marking when the southeastern island of Kastellorizo, formally became part of Greece. Greece's prime minister outlined plans Saturday to upgrade the country's defense capabilities, including purchasing new fighter planes, frigates, helicopters and weapons systems amid heightened tensions with Turkey over rights to resources in the eastern Mediterranean. (Thodoris Manolopoulos/Greek President's Office via AP)

Greece, Turkey signal willingness to talk about sea dispute

Sep. 13, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — After weeks of tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, Greece and Turkey have signaled a willingness to start talks aimed at resolving a long-standing sea dispute tied to potentially lucrative offshore gas deposits. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed the return of...

Worker says he was fired from shipyard for wearing Trump hat

Sep. 3, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man says he was fired from his job at a shipyard for refusing to remove a hat supporting President Donald Trump. The Virginian-Pilot reports Dave Sunderland, 55, was fired last week from Newport News Shipbuilding. The private firm builds the nation's aircraft carriers...

FILE - In this June 20, 2009 file photo, the Palau Capital building is seen in Melekeok, Palau. Defense Secretary Mark Esper plans to fly nearly halfway around the world this week to tiny Palau, which no Pentagon chief has ever visited. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

Esper visit to tiny Palau highlights US-China competition

Aug. 27, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No nation is too small or too distant from Washington, it seems, to be excluded from the Trump administration’s campaign to counter China’s efforts to supplant America as the dominant Pacific power. Evidence of this is Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s decision to fly...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020 file photo, striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity in Bath, Maine. A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works — against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year — came to an end Sunday, Aug. 23 with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warships for the United States Navy. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Shipbuilders approve 3-year pact, ending monthslong strike

Aug. 23, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works — against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year — came to an end Sunday with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warships for the United States Navy. With the approval of a three-year contract, the 4,300...

Production workers in Maine agree to new contract, end monthslong strike at 1 of US Navy’s biggest shipbuilders

Aug. 23, 2020 12:17 PM EDT
BATH, Maine (AP) — Production workers in Maine agree to new contract, end monthslong strike at 1 of US Navy’s biggest shipbuilders.
FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, Saturday, in Bath, Maine. The production workers went on strike June 22 after overwhelmingly rejecting the company's final contract proposal. The dispute centers on subcontractors, work rules and seniority. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Shipyard workers to begin voting this week on labor pact

Aug. 16, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Shipyard workers who have maintained pickets for nearly two months during a global pandemic will have the final say on a proposed labor pact at Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works. The tentative agreement that’s the subject of a vote starting Friday represents several victories for...

A group of people thought to be migrants are escorted by Border Force officers following a number of small boat incidents in the Channel, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Dover, England. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Migrants cross English Channel to UK for 10th day in a row

Aug. 13, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Migrants crossing the English Channel arrived in the southern English port of Dover for the 10th day in a row Thursday, as British officials hardened their rhetoric against asylum-seekers. The migrants, including children, were brought aboard a Border Force patrol boat into Dover harbor,...