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Missile attacks damage a ship in the Red Sea off Yemen's coast near previous Houthi rebel assaults

May. 28, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Missile attacks twice damaged a Marshall Islands-flagged, Greek-owned ship Tuesday in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, with a private security firm saying radio traffic suggested the vessel took on water after being struck. No group claimed...

US-built pier will be removed from Gaza coast and repaired after damage from rough seas

May. 28, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-built temporary pier that has been taking humanitarian aid to starving Palestinians for less than two weeks will be removed from the coast of Gaza to be repaired after getting damaged in rough seas and weather, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Over the next two...

US temporary pier for aid will be removed from coast of Gaza for repairs after damage from rough seas, the Pentagon says

May. 28, 2024 14:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US temporary pier for aid will be removed from coast of Gaza for repairs after damage from rough seas, the Pentagon says.

Israeli military says it used small munitions in Rafah airstrike and deadly fire was caused by a secondary explosion

May. 28, 2024 08:36 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says it used small munitions in Rafah airstrike and deadly fire was caused by a secondary explosion.

Netanyahu says deadly Israeli strike in Rafah was the result of a 'tragic mishap'

May. 28, 2024 04:52 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a “tragic mishap” was made in an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that set fire to a camp housing displaced Palestinians and, according to local officials, killed at least 45 people. The...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy gets more air defense missiles from Spain to fight deadly Russian glide bombs

May. 27, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday secured from Spain a pledge of additional air defense missiles to help fight the about 3,000 bombs that he says Russia launches every month at Ukraine in the third year of the war. However, Ukraine still urgently needs...

German military officer convicted of spying for Russia, sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

May. 27, 2024 07:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court convicted a military officer of espionage Monday for passing internal documents to Russia and offering more, and sentenced him to 3 1/2 years in prison. The 54-year-old defendant, identified only as Thomas H. in line with German privacy rules, worked...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 27, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. May 26, 2024. Editorial: A salute to all who make honor flights possible Nearly 200 local military veterans got the trip of a lifetime last week in one of the coolest traditions to ever honor any and all who wore the uniform. ...

Poland rolls out plans for fortifications along its border with Russia and Belarus

May. 27, 2024 06:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Defense officials in NATO member Poland on Monday presented a plan to strengthen anti-drone surveillance and on-ground military defense through a system of fortifications and barriers along about 700 kilometers (430 miles) of its eastern border with Russia and Russian ally...

Incumbent Lithuanian president reelected in landslide win over PM

May. 27, 2024 05:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda secured a second five-year term as Lithuanian president in a landslide victory over Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė. Preliminary figures by the Lithuania’s Central Electoral Commission showed that Nausėda won...