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Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Sep. 19, 2018 1:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information about its air raid which triggered fire by Syrian forces that downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli aircraft, killing all...

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

Sep. 18, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the...

The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

Sep. 18, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad...

Russia's Defense Ministry blames Israeli Air Force for pushing Russian aircraft into the line of fire of Syrian missiles

Sep. 18, 2018 3:49 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry blames Israeli Air Force for pushing Russian aircraft into the line of fire of Syrian missiles.

Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

Sep. 17, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Creating a Space Force as a separate military service, as proposed by President Donald Trump, would cost an estimated $12.9 billion in its first five years, according to a detailed Air Force plan for how to go about it. This is the first publicly available cost estimate. When the White...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

Algerian generals, others fired without explanation

Sep. 12, 2018 5:05 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Heads have been rolling in the Algerian army, the North African nation's most respected institution, and in other security services, with generals in top posts fired — without explanation — at a rate never before seen. The across-the-board changes, and the silence, are...

The Latest: Trump has 4 or 5 suspects for op-ed writer

Sep. 7, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says he can identify up to five people who could have written the anonymous New York Times opinion piece criticizing his leadership. But he declined to...

Trump: Ready to tax an additional $267B in Chinese imports

Sep. 7, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he's prepared to impose tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese imports. Such a step would significantly escalate his trade war with Beijing and would likely increase costs for a broad range of U.S. businesses and consumers. Those potential...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Sep. 3, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...