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Woman with gun taken into custody after standoff at FBI building in Seattle, authorities say

Jun. 12, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman armed with a handgun was taken into custody after an hourlong standoff at the FBI building in Seattle on Wednesday, authorities said. The woman walked into a publicly accessible area where people have to wait to be buzzed into the lobby, according to FBI...

Armenian leader announces plan to leave Russia-dominated security alliance as ties with Moscow sour

Jun. 12, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The leader of Armenia on Wednesday declared his intention to pull out of a Russia-dominated security alliance of several ex-Soviet nations as tensions rise between the two allies. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said his government will decide later...

Russian warships reach Cuban waters ahead of military exercises in the Caribbean

Jun. 12, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fleet of Russian warships reached Cuban waters on Wednesday ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean that some see as a projection of strength as tensions grow over Western support for Ukraine. The fleet, made up of a frigate, a nuclear-powered...

Ospreys face flight restrictions through 2025 due to crashes, military tells Congress

Jun. 12, 2024 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military’s hundreds of V-22 Ospreys will not be permitted to fly their full range of missions until at least 2025 as the Pentagon addresses safety concerns in the fleet, the head of the program told lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday. Vice Adm. Carl Chebi,...

Kentucky man convicted of training with Islamic State group in Syria

Jun. 12, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been convicted in federal court of leaving the U.S. to train and fight with the Islamic State group in Syria a decade ago. A jury in Bowling Green convicted Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic, 34, of multiple counts of supporting and receiving...

9 killed in Russian aerial attacks on Ukraine ahead of G7 summit aimed at slowing Moscow's offensive

Jun. 12, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new deadly attacks on Ukraine, killing at least nine people on Wednesday, a day before the leaders of countries that are some of Ukraine’s biggest backers were to discuss how to slow Moscow's offensive. Ukrainian authorities said that...

France's Macron defends decision on snap legislative elections, urges voters to defeat far-right

Jun. 12, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron defended his decision to call snap parlimentary elections after his party’s crushing defeat in the European parliamentary vote, insisting on Wednesday that voters will ultimately choose the “progressive bloc" over the far-right. In...

Hungary agrees not to veto NATO support to Ukraine as long as it's not forced to help out

Jun. 12, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary agreed on Wednesday not to veto NATO support for Ukraine but Prime Minister Viktor Orbán insisted that his government would provide neither funds nor military personnel for any joint assistance effort. At a summit in Washington next month, U.S. President...

Germany's government proposes a new law to fast-track young men to join its depleted armed forces

Jun. 12, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister announced on Wednesday plans for new legislation that would help refill the depleted ranks of the armed forces to bolster the country's defense capabilities. Boris Pistorius said the proposed bill would allow the government to send letters...

Russian warships and aircraft enter the Caribbean for military drills as tensions grow over Western support for Ukraine

Jun. 12, 2024 08:16 AM EDT
HAVANA (AP) — Russian warships and aircraft enter the Caribbean for military drills as tensions grow over Western support for Ukraine.