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Heartbroken parents to sue a year after 9 troops died at sea

Jul. 29, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The families of eight Marines and one sailor who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast last summer plan to sue the manufacturer of the vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring tank, their lawyers announced Thursday, a...

UAE sends 6 Gitmo detainees to Yemen amid concerns

Jul. 29, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has sent six Yemeni detainees who were first held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and then in the Gulf Arab federation, to their home nation of Yemen, the families of the men and a government official said Thursday. The...

Germany charges Syrian doctor with crimes against humanity

Jul. 28, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian doctor has been charged in Germany with crimes against humanity for allegedly torturing people in military hospitals in his homeland and killing one of them, German federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The Federal Prosecutor's Office in Karlsruhe...

Ecuadorian court revokes citizenship for Julian Assange

Jul. 27, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is currently in a British prison. Ecuador’s justice system formally notified the Australian of the nullity of his naturalization in a letter that came in response...

Report: UK military failing to protect women from abuse

Jul. 25, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Around two-thirds of female veterans in the British armed forces have experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination in their careers, a parliamentary report said Sunday. The report also said that women who reported serious sexual offences are...

US seeks to drop Chinese researcher's visa fraud case

Jul. 23, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors sought Thursday to drop their case against a Chinese researcher accused of concealing her ties to the Chinese military on a visa application so she could work in the U.S. In documents filed in federal court in Sacramento,...

Families lay to rest loved ones after deadly Baghdad blast

Jul. 20, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Families laid to rest loved ones Tuesday who were killed in a deadly bombing that claimed at least 30 lives just hours earlier in a busy market in Iraq's capital. Coffins were carried by relatives and placed on minibuses that transported them for burial....

In step to shut Guantanamo, Biden transfers Moroccan home

Jul. 19, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for terror suspects Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who'd been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facility 19...

Probe: Journalists, activists among firm's spyware targets

Jul. 18, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and...

Dutch court: Syrian guilty of war crime in prisoner shooting

Jul. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted a Syrian man Friday of committing a war crime in his country for his role in the 2012 summary execution of a prisoner. The court sentenced the man to 20 years in prison. The case marked the first time a Dutch court...