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Kuwait pursues corruption charges in Eurofighter plane deal

Jan. 24, 2022 15:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's government said Monday that it had referred two senior military officers for prosecution in a major corruption case related to the country's purchase of Eurofighter Typhoon combat planes, after an investigation into the jets' improperly inflated price....

NC-based soldiers face court martial related to death

Jan. 22, 2022 13:47 PM EST

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Three North Carolina-based soldiers who were camping with another soldier whose partial remains were found along the coast in 2020 are facing court martial on drug use and other charges, officials said. Spc. Alex R. Becerra, Pvt. Annamarie L. Cochell and...

Myanmar court sentences 2 prominent activists to death

Jan. 21, 2022 14:21 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two prominent political activists in military-ruled Myanmar have been sentenced to death for alleged involvement in terrorist activities, an army television station reported Friday. Myawaddy TV said on its evening news broadcast that Kyaw Min Yu, better known as Ko...

South Dakota man given 10 years for defrauding military

Jan. 21, 2022 10:58 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former western Wisconsin man has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years in prison for committing fraud to obtain military contracts. Craig Klund, of Yankton, South Dakota, was convicted of wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft for...

Doctor goes on trial in Germany accused of torture in Syria

Jan. 19, 2022 06:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany began hearing a case Wednesday against a Syrian doctor accused of crimes against humanity for torturing and killing inmates at a government-run prison and two military hospitals in his home country. Federal prosecutors say the doctor, identified as...

UKs embattled Prince Andrew loses honorary military titles

Jan. 13, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew has been stripped of his honorary military roles as the growing furor over allegations that he sexually abused a teenage girl trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein threatened to taint the House of Windsor. Buckingham Palace said late Thursday...

2 plead guilty to submitting fake COVID-19 loan applications

Jan. 13, 2022 08:23 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia couple has pleaded guilty to submitting at least 40 fake loan applications totaling more than $5.1 million connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Malik Mitchum, 26, and Jenna Mitchum, 25, worked to...

Army offers reward in Fort Riley woman's killing last fall

Jan. 12, 2022 16:32 PM EST

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in a shooting death at Milford State Park last year. Enfinnity Hayes, 22, of Fort Riley, was killed on Oct. 3 while she was at the group...

AP Photos: Hundreds protest over controversial Indian act

Jan. 12, 2022 01:00 AM EST

KOHIMA, India (AP) — Hundreds of people walked over 40 miles on Tuesday in India’s northeast to demand the repeal of a controversial act that grants special powers to Indian troops, following a deadly incident last month when soldiers killed over a dozen civilians. They began...

Ugandan author charged with 'disturbing' president's peace

Jan. 11, 2022 07:31 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities on Tuesday brought criminal charges against an author critical of the government whose ongoing detention has sparked concern at home and abroad. Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, who has been detained since Dec. 28, was charged with two counts of...