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Germany concerned by talk of Russian mercenary ops in Mali

Sep. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government expressed concern Wednesday at reports on the possible deployment of Russian mercenaries in Mali. Germany has several hundred soldiers taking part in United Nations stabilization and European Union training missions in the West...

The Latest: US says drone strike may have injured others

Aug. 29, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military says a drone strike on a vehicle suspected of being used for a planned attack in Afghanistan may have caused “additional casualties” as well as killed the two Islamic State militants it targeted. An Afghan official has said...

The Latest: New Zealand unable to get everyone out it wanted

Aug. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand says it was not able to get everybody it wanted out of Afghanistan in time before the deadly attacks near Kabul’s airport brought its rescue mission to an end. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday she is not yet sure how...

Remains of WWII soldier found in Germany are identified

Aug. 26, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Human remains found in a cemetery in Belgium have been identified as those of a U.S. Army sergeant from Connecticut who went missing in Germany during World War II, U.S. officials announced Thursday. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said...

Kentucky soldier killed during World War II identified

Aug. 26, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

McKEE, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky soldier killed during World War II have been identified. U.S. Army Pfc. Berton J. McQueen, 20, of McKee, was accounted for last month, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a statement on Wednesday. ...

The Latest: US, others issue security alert at Kabul airport

Aug. 25, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia on Thursday advised its citizens in Afghanistan not to travel to Kabul’s airport, where there as a “very high threat of a terrorist attack.” Australians in the airport’s vicinity were advised to move to a safe location and await...

The Latest: Mexico accepts its 1st group of Afghan refugees

Aug. 24, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has accepted its first group of refugees from Afghanistan. The five women and one man arrived Tuesday in Mexico City, where they were welcomed by Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. Ebrard told the group, “Welcome to your home.” ...

The Latest: Australia, New Zealand evacuate hundreds

Aug. 23, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister says Australian and New Zealand officials evacuated more than 650 people from Kabul Airport over Monday night. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Tuesday five flights had left the airport in the busiest day of...

The Latest: Official Taliban websites abruptly go offline

Aug. 20, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

BOSTON — Taliban websites that delivered the victorious insurgents’ official messages to Afghans and the world at large in five languages have abruptly gone offline. It is not immediately clear why the sites in the Pashto, Urdu, Arabic, English and Dari languages went...

US, Germany hold memorial for soldiers killed in 1971 crash

Aug. 18, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — American and German officials held a ceremony on Wednesday to commemorate a U.S. Army helicopter crash that killed 37 soldiers in Bavaria 50 years ago. The accident over Pegnitz, a town about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Nuremberg, occurred during...