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Jury to be seated in Navy SEAL's California murder trial

Jun. 18, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Combat veterans who lost friends and comrades in battle are being questioned as potential jurors in the war-crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL. Seven Marines, including one woman who is a major, four sailors and one Navy SEAL were interviewed Monday as jury selection began in the...

Combat vets in jury pool for decorated Navy SEAL's trial

Jun. 17, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seasoned combat veterans who described losing comrades and taking war prisoners were questioned Monday as possible jurors in the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq. All but one of the potential jurors in the court-martial of Special...

Rights group: Houthi attack on airport 'apparent war crime'

Jun. 15, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group has called the recent drone attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia an "apparent war crime." Human Rights Watch urged the Houthis to stop attacks on civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia. Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at HRW, said...

The Latest: Trump impressed with protests, doesn't take side

Jun. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 3:30 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is impressed with the number of protesters who took to the streets of Hong Kong, calling it as big a demonstration as he has ever seen but he's avoiding...

Amnesty warns war crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur

Jun. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese security forces have continued to commit "war crimes and other serious human rights violations" in the Darfur region, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as the African country has been rocked by political turmoil following the military's ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir in...

Ukraine says panel has jurisdiction to hear Russia case

Jun. 11, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russia of "wholesale violations" of its mineral resources and fishing rights in the Black Sea and other waters bordered by the two countries as Kiev urged international arbitrators to hear a case about alleged Russian breaches of a United Nations...

Judge cuts penalty facing Navy SEAL, cites email intrusion

Jun. 8, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military judge on Friday refused to dismiss the murder case of a decorated Navy SEAL, but found the prosecution's meddling in defense lawyer emails troubling enough to reduce the maximum penalty he faces. Capt. Aaron Rugh said an effort to track emails sent to lawyers for Special...

Australia public broadcaster head concerned by police raid

Jun. 7, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of Australia's public broadcaster ABC said she has "grave concern" about a recent police raid on the corporation's headquarters in connection with a 2017 story based on leaked documents that indicated the country's military forces were being investigated for possible war...

Ethiopian PM visits Sudan in bid to mediate crisis

Jun. 7, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister urged "courage" as he met separately with Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders on Friday in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 people since Monday. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a young reformist...

ICC prosecutor asks to appeal rejection of Afghanistan probe

Jun. 7, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Friday sought to appeal the court's rejection of an investigation into crimes linked to the conflict in Afghanistan by rebels, government security services and American forces. In a 17-page document seeking clearance to file an...