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Wall builder who pitched to Trump on Fox wins $400M contract

Dec. 3, 2019 8:31 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher’s ambitious plan to win a border wall contract included what could be the next best thing to making a pitch directly to President Donald Trump himself — talking to him through his favorite cable TV channel, Fox News. And it just may have worked....

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

Dec. 2, 2019 5:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing...

Eggs, protests, apathy mar Algeria’s presidential campaign

Dec. 1, 2019 7:04 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s presidential campaign is in trouble. Candidates are struggling to fill rally venues, campaign managers have quit, voters have pelted campaign headquarters with tomatoes and eggs, and the country’s 9-month-old pro-democracy movement calls the whole thing a...

Afghan official: Roadside blast kills senior army commander

Nov. 30, 2019 5:51 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province has killed two security personnel, including a senior border commander. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Saturday that the blast in the Marjah district wounded two other security...

Pakistan court OKs new 6-month term for army chief

Nov. 28, 2019 7:32 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday extended the army chief’s term for six months, ending days of legal tension with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. That’s still less than the three-year extension Khan originally wanted to keep the army chief at his post. But...

Pakistan court delays ruling on army chief’s retirement

Nov. 27, 2019 9:54 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court is giving government lawyers an extra day to argue their case in favor of extending the powerful army chief’s term. Wednesday’s decision adjourns the case until the following day. The government will use that time to fix what the court says are...

Pakistan court may force army chief to retire early

Nov. 26, 2019 11:42 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court took a first step Tuesday toward blocking the extension of the army chief’s term, an unprecedented move that deals a blow to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Khan, who is believed to enjoy the support of Pakistan’s military, had hoped to keep Gen. Qamar...

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Nov. 26, 2019 10:02 AM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two helicopters collided on a moonless night and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic State group-linked extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, mourning its highest military death toll in nearly four decades. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the global fight...

Philippine rebel spokesman arrested in Manila hospital

Nov. 26, 2019 7:30 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say a communist guerrilla leader and spokesman has been arrested while being secretly treated for high blood pressure in a hospital in an upscale residential and shopping district in suburban Manila. Military officials said Tuesday that army troops...

Lebanon clashes threaten to crack open fault lines

Nov. 25, 2019 8:04 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between Lebanese protesters and supporters of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group are putting Lebanon’s military and security forces in a delicate position, threatening to crack open the country’s dangerous fault lines amid a political deadlock. For weeks, the Lebanese...