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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 18, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 17, 2022. Editorial: Operation Lone Star’s cost is out of control At a legislative hearing in Austin last week, lawmakers from both parties grumbled about the murky costs of Operation Lone Star, Gov. Greg Abbott’s exorbitantly...

Ex-military worker to plead guilty to misusing public money

Jul. 08, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former U.S. Department of Defense employee will plead guilty to charges that he used government funds to create a no-show job for a friend and pay for 31 personal trips to Orlando, Fla., Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins announced Friday. Thomas...

Russian court lets opposition figure's jail term stand

Jun. 29, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Wednesday rejected a prominent Russian opposition figure's appeal of the 15-day jail sentence he received on charges of failing to obey police. The decision by the Moscow City Court, the capital's highest municipal judicial body, came one day...

Ukrainians cheer nation's EU candidacy amid wartime woes

Jun. 24, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The European Union's decision to make Ukraine a candidate for EU membership offered war-weary Ukrainians a morale boost and hope of a more secure future Friday as the country's military ordered its fighters to retreat from a key city in the eastern Donbas region. ...

Ex-Venezuela mayor pleads guilty for $3.8 million in bribes

Jun. 23, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A onetime ally of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez pleaded guilty in Miami on Thursday for taking $3.8 million in bribes in exchange for steering lucrative oil contracts from foreign-owned joint ventures to officials in Venezuela's socialist government and military. ...

Norway ends contract for NH90 helicopters, wants full refund

Jun. 10, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO-member Norway terminated its two-decade-old contract with a France-based manufacturer for 14 maritime helicopters, citing delays, errors and time-consuming maintenance, the defense minister said Friday, calling the move “a serious decision.” The...

Bolsonaro using medals to celebrate allies, family, himself

Jun. 05, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Elon Musk arrived in Brazil for his first-ever visit, not knowing his cachaca from his churrasco, and within hours had a prestigious medal draped around his neck as he clasped the hand of President Jair Bolsonaro. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO was the first foreign...

Albania buys anti-tank Javelin missiles to strengthen army

May. 21, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's defense minister said Saturday the Western Balkan country has bought anti-tank Javelin missiles to strengthen its defenses. Niko Peleshi said Albania signed a contract with U.S. Lockheed Martin, without specifying the number of missiles, how much...

Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse

May. 17, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,...

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May. 16, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections, as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a...