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Myanmar resistance says military bombing kills 8 civilians

Mar. 30, 2023 11:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Air strikes by Myanmar’s military on a village in the country’s northwest on Thursday killed at least eight civilians, including two children, according to members of a rebel ethnic minority group and independent media reports. The attack on Khuafo village, just...

China renews warnings as Taiwan's Tsai stops over in US

Mar. 30, 2023 07:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — As Taiwan's president began a stopover in the United States on her way to Central America, China said it was closely watching and would “resolutely safeguard our sovereignty and territorial integrity.” China claims Taiwan as its own territory, to be brought under...

Milley: US has long way to go to build munitions stockpile

Mar. 29, 2023 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military “has a long ways to go” to beef up its munitions stockpiles and ensure the country is ready for any large-scale war, the top U.S. military officer told Congress on Wednesday. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said...

Militants kill 9 soldiers in attack on Colombia's military

Mar. 29, 2023 18:14 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Militants in Colombia killed nine soldiers and wounded nine others in an attack early Wednesday on a military unit securing a northern pipeline, officials said, complicating efforts by the country’s new leftist president to negotiate a lasting peace. The...

Poll: Cut federal spending — but not big-ticket programs

Mar. 29, 2023 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the federal budget standoff, the majority of U.S. adults are asking lawmakers to pull off the impossible: Cut the overall size of government, but also devote more money to the most popular and expensive programs. Six in 10 U.S. adults say the government spends...

Myanmar junta dissolves Suu Kyi's party, much of opposition

Mar. 29, 2023 00:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government took another major step in its ongoing campaign to cripple its political opponents on Wednesday, dissolving dozens of opposition parties including that of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to meet a registration deadline ahead of elections....

Ukrainian president extends tour of war’s front-line areas

Mar. 28, 2023 20:59 PM EDT

OKHTYRKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president visited the Sumy region in northern Ukraine on Tuesday, continuing his tour over recent days of areas of the country that have felt the brunt of Russia’s full-scale invasion and as the stage increasingly looks set for a Ukrainian counteroffensive....

Rebels kill at least 17 people in troubled eastern Congo

Mar. 27, 2023 12:45 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least 17 people were killed by rebels in eastern Congo, local authorities said on Monday. The people were abducted while driving on a road and then killed by the CODECO militia group in Djugu territory in Ituri province over the weekend, Col. Ruphin Mapela...

Myanmar army leader calls for decisive action to crush foes

Mar. 27, 2023 02:43 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — As Myanmar’s military put on an annual show of strength Monday, its top leader told its assembled ranks they need to take decisive action against those fighting army rule of the country. Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing spoke at a military parade on Armed Forces Day....

Mass protests erupt after Netanyahu fires defense chief

Mar. 27, 2023 00:05 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis poured into the streets of cities across the country Sunday night in a spontaneous outburst of anger after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly fired his defense minister for challenging the Israeli leader's judicial overhaul plan. ...