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US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 16, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region, an American defense official...

N. Korea vows to respond to South's deployment of F-35 jets

Jul. 11, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea slammed South Korea over its ongoing deployment of high-tech U.S. fighter jets, warning Thursday that it will respond by developing and testing unspecified special weapons of its own to "destroy" the aircraft. The statement, which also urged South Korea to abandon its...

AP Interview: Rising Iran politician has intelligence ties

Jul. 10, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's first government minister born after its 1979 Islamic Revolution is a carefully manicured, charming internet engineer who posts Instagram pictures of his weekends with his family and spends 30 minutes a day reading letters from his constituents. He also used to work for the...

Chemical weapons watchdog members voice concerns over Syria

Jul. 9, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog voiced concern Tuesday that Syria may still possess such weapons after inspectors discovered traces of what could be a byproduct of a nerve agent or poison gas at a Syrian research facility. In a report submitted to the...

Seeking gun rights back, Iowa farmer gets arrested instead

Jun. 26, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Retired farmer Allan Phillips had been out of legal trouble for 40 years when he asked Iowa's governor to restore the gun rights he lost in 1978. Phillips, 76, wrote in his 2017 application for clemency that it was time for him to get past the consequence of his misdemeanor...

US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

Jun. 25, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles. U.S. Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison said "there will be a disassociation with the F-35" if NATO member Turkey buys...

AP: Purdue foreign arm caught up in opioid probe in Europe

May. 29, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

PARMA, Italy (AP) — The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They'd tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria. They heard him boast about his power to help Big Pharma make millions pushing painkillers, and about all the money they say...

AP Report: 'Pain League' allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

May. 29, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

PARMA, Italy (AP) — The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They'd tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria. They heard him boast about his power to help Big Pharma make millions pushing painkillers, and about all the money they say...

Putin hails new Russian laser weapons

May. 17, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says that new types of laser weapons developed in Russia will significantly enhance the nation's military capability. Speaking during Friday's meeting with top officials, Putin specifically mentioned the Peresvet, the military's first laser weapon that entered service...