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Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine, sees protests in Russia

Sep. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in four occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow. In cities across Russia, police arrested hundreds of people who tried to...

Mexico arrests general in case of missing students

Sep. 15, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for alleged connection to the disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, the government announced Thursday. Assistant Public Safety Secretary Ricardo Mejia said...

Navy wants new destroyer with lasers, hypersonic missiles

Sep. 07, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Navy’s workhorse destroyer went into production more than 30 years ago, when Tom Stevens was a young welder. Now, the Navy is getting ready to turn the page as it looks to a future ship brimming with lasers that can shoot down missiles and attack...

Australia, France deepen defense ties after breakdown

Sep. 01, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

BREST, France (AP) — Australia and France are strengthening their defense cooperation and deepening their diplomatic ties, officials said Thursday, as the two countries seek to heal wounds from a controversy over a secret submarine contract that infuriated France a year ago. ...

Official: 6 of 43 missing Mexican students given to army

Aug. 26, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six of the 43 college students “disappeared” in 2014 were allegedly kept alive in a warehouse for days then turned over to the local army commander who ordered them killed, the Mexican government official leading a Truth Commission said Friday. Interior...

Poland and South Korea seal $5.8 billion military deal

Aug. 26, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

MORAG, Poland (AP) — Poland sealed a deal with South Korea on Friday to purchase $5.8 billion worth of tanks, howitzers and ammunition as the European country steps up its defense and deterrence capabilities in the face of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Polish Deputy Prime Minister...

Putin orders Russian military to beef up forces by 137,000

Aug. 25, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered the Russian military to increase the number of troops by 137,000 to a total of 1.15 million amid Moscow’s military action in Ukraine. Putin’s decree, which takes effect on Jan. 1, didn’t specify whether the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 18, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 17, 2022. Editorial: Operation Lone Star’s cost is out of control At a legislative hearing in Austin last week, lawmakers from both parties grumbled about the murky costs of Operation Lone Star, Gov. Greg Abbott’s exorbitantly...

Ex-military worker to plead guilty to misusing public money

Jul. 08, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former U.S. Department of Defense employee will plead guilty to charges that he used government funds to create a no-show job for a friend and pay for 31 personal trips to Orlando, Fla., Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins announced Friday. Thomas...