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Investigative group names possible UK poisoning suspect

Feb. 14, 2019 12:59 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Bellingcat investigative organization says it has established the identity of an alleged Russian military intelligence officer who was in Britain when a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. Bellingcat on Thursday identified the man as...

Pentagon outlines its first artificial intelligence strategy

Feb. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EST

The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released Tuesday. The plan calls for accelerating the use of AI systems throughout...

Estonia: Ex-army officer, father guilty of spying for Russia

Feb. 11, 2019 10:56 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A court in Estonia on Monday found a former Estonian military officer and his father guilty of treason for spying for Russia, Baltic media reported. The Baltic News Service said the court in Tallinn ruled that 38-year-old Deniss Metsavas — a former major with the Estonian...

Bulgaria, UK to investigate possible poisoning links

Feb. 11, 2019 9:42 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria and Britain said Monday they will jointly investigate possible connections between a poison attack on a Russian ex-spy in England that has been blamed on Russian military intelligence and the poisoning of the Bulgarian owner of an arms factory in 2015. Britain's ambassador...

Bulgaria to investigate 3rd suspect in UK ex-spy poisoning

Feb. 10, 2019 11:03 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday. Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB party said the probe was being...

Army aims for more combat-ready troops with new fitness test

Feb. 6, 2019 10:31 PM EST

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army soldiers struggle to haul heavy sleds backward as fast as they can down a grassy field at Fort Bragg, filling the brisk North Carolina morning air with grunts of exertion and the shouts of instruction from their coaches. Watching from the sidelines, Sgt. Maj. Harold Sampson...

The Latest: Pence going to Miami to meet with Venezuelans

Jan. 30, 2019 6:51 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is going to Miami on Friday to meet with people who have fled Venezuela, as the Trump administration continues to challenge Nicolas Maduro's claim to the presidency. A White...

Israel increasingly goes public with its strikes in Syria

Jan. 21, 2019 2:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of airstrikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, drifting further away from its longstanding policy of playing down or covering up its military activities in the war-torn country. For years, Israel has remained largely silent about...

EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

Jan. 21, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on four Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain as well as a Syrian research center and its staff as the 28-nation bloc stepped up its action against the use of chemical weapons. EU foreign ministers slapped travel bans and asset...

The Latest: Israeli PM says Iranian sites in Syria 'pounded'

Jan. 21, 2019 6:34 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Israel's prime minister says the country's military "pounded" Iranian targets in Syria in response to a missile launch against Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel won't "allow such acts of aggression...