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US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Mar. 22, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore...

Ex-Starbucks executive Schultz slams Trump for Syria pullout

Mar. 21, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Thursday slammed President Trump's hastily-announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria as he kicked off a Colorado tour while exploring a presidential bid as an independent. Schultz spoke at town halls in Denver and Boulder on Thursday. The...

The Latest: Police say mosque gunman planned another attack

Mar. 20, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 5:25 p.m. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says he believes police officers stopped the gunman who killed 50 people at two mosques on his way to another attack. Bush says they believe they know...

AP Interview: Yemen's rebels say they won't give up port

Mar. 19, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen said Tuesday that his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the government. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committees, accused his rivals from the...

Trump, top national security officials discuss Afghanistan

Mar. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on Friday, a day after a top Afghan official openly complained that the Trump administration was keeping his government in the dark about its negotiations with the Taliban. The meeting...

Security Council members report no progress on Yemen deal

Mar. 13, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Security Council members said envoy Martin Griffiths reported no progress Wednesday in getting the warring parties in Yemen to withdraw their forces from the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports as called for in an agreement they signed in December. France's U.N. Ambassador...

Q&A: After marathon Afghan talks, is peace at hand?

Mar. 13, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The longest direct talks ever held between the United States and the Taliban concluded this week with both sides citing progress toward ending the 17-year war in Afghanistan, but many questions remain unanswered. The Taliban are negotiating from a position of strength: They effectively...

Cheney criticized Trump foreign policy in closed-door event

Mar. 11, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Donald Trump's foreign policy, even comparing it with that of former President Barack Obama, in a striking rebuke of the president by a member of his own party. Speaking with Vice President Mike Pence this weekend at a closed-door...

Wisconsin Guard: No problem with Kinzinger border remarks

Mar. 6, 2019 9:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard has decided an Illinois congressman who serves as a guardsman did nothing wrong when he criticized Gov. Tony Evers' decision to withdraw troops from the U.S. southern border. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger blasted Evers on Twitter and on Fox News last week...

Trump's cost complaint casts doubt on SKorea military drills

Feb. 28, 2019 8:43 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Even as he announced the failure of nuclear negotiations with North Korea, President Donald Trump complained that annual military drills with South Korea were "very, very expensive" and said the South must pay more for them. Trump's comments Thursday raised the question of...