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'Forbidden city' tells Germany's complex military history

Mar. 9, 2019 3:21 AM EST

ZOSSEN, Germany (AP) — Werner Borchert grinds out a cigarette with his leather boot, zips up his down jacket and unlocks a rusty door with a sign reading "Do not enter." He's entering anyway. Borchert is stepping into the heart of the forbidden city, a huge abandoned military complex hidden inside a...

Stoltenberg: NATO doesn't want a new Cold War

Mar. 1, 2019 6:14 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Friday that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which has been...

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

Feb. 23, 2019 2:12 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't find rancor toward a former enemy. Instead the North Korean leader will get a glimpse at the potential...

Memorial speaks to North Korea's ties to summit host Vietnam

Feb. 19, 2019 7:43 PM EST

BAC GIANG, Vietnam (AP) — In a rice field in northern Vietnam, 14 headstones are an enduring symbol of the wartime friendship of Vietnam and North Korea. They mark the original burial ground of North Korean pilots who died while secretly fighting alongside Vietnamese comrades against U.S. Air Force and...

AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Feb. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EST

Ahead of Sunday's 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has few sure things. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: "Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Roma," ''A Star Is Born,"...

The Latest: Russian envoy lashes out a UK defense minister

Feb. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has fired back at British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, calling him the "minister of war." Lavrov's comments Saturday came the day after Williamson...

China, Russia concerns top Pompeo agenda in Central Europe

Feb. 10, 2019 12:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fears about China and Russia's growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's agenda as he heads to the region this week, Trump administration officials say. Pompeo leaves Sunday on a five-nation tour of Europe that will begin in Hungary and Slovakia...

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with US in trouble

Feb. 7, 2019 12:45 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov charged that the U.S. refusal to negotiate an extension to the New Start treaty signals...

Trump suspends arms treaty, citing Chinese, Russian threats

Feb. 1, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pulling the plug on a decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia, lifting what it sees as unreasonable constraints on competing with a resurgent Russia and a more assertive China. The move announced Friday sets the stage for delicate talks with U.S. allies...

The Latest: Trump pulls the plug on arms treaty with Russia

Feb. 1, 2019 10:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's decision to pull out of a U.S.-Russia arms control treaty (all times local): 10:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is pulling the plug on a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, accusing Moscow of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty...