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FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Senate sends Trump defense bill he has vowed to veto

Dec. 11, 2020 3:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Friday approved a wide-ranging defense policy bill, sending it to President Donald Trump, despite his threat to veto the bill because it does not clamp down on big tech companies he claims were biased during the election. The 84-13 vote mirrored an earlier, overwhelming...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi attend a ceremony celebrating the arrival of the first of four new Sa'ar 6 ships, left, in Haifa, Israel on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Israel’s Navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural-gas industry. The first missile boat of “Project Magen” docked at Israel’s Haifa port, with three more of the German-made corvettes scheduled to arrive over the next two years. (Heidi Levine/Pool Photo via AP)

Israeli navy welcomes new generation of German-made warships

Dec. 2, 2020 2:37 PM EST

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel’s navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural-gas industry. The first missile boat of “Project Magen” docked at Israel’s...

Turkey probes German navy's search of Libya-bound freighter

Nov. 27, 2020 5:44 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation Friday into the search of a Turkish commercial freighter by the crew of a German frigate participating in a European Union mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya. Turkey has protested the incident on the Mediterranean Sea, insisting...

German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks during a questioning of the Federal Government as part of a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. On Wednesday Germany’s Cabinet has approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military until a change of policy in 2000. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

Germany to compensate gay servicepeople for discrimination

Nov. 25, 2020 8:54 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a change of policy 20 years ago. The decision comes two months after Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer issued an apology for...