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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, left, shakes hands with Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Paul Farnes, in Dover, England. One of the last remaining and most decorated Battle of Britain fighter pilots who helped protect Britain during World War II has died. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust said Wing Commander Paul Farnes died at his home Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at the age of 101. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP, File)

Battle of Britain fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies at 101

Jan. 30, 2020 6:32 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Paul Farnes, one of the last remaining Battle of Britain fighter pilots who helped protect the U.K. during World War II, has died. He was 101. Farnes, who was a wing commander during the war, died at his home Tuesday, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust said late Wednesday. He had been the...

German military resumes training troops in northern Iraq

Jan. 26, 2020 4:34 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German military resumed training Iraqi troops in the country's Kurdish north on Sunday, about three weeks after it was suspended following the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad. The military said the commander of the international operation fighting the Islamic State group...

Former German military translator on trial as Iran spy

Jan. 20, 2020 6:14 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German-Afghan man who worked for years as an interpreter and adviser for the German military went on trial Monday on charges of spying for Iranian intelligence. The 51-year-old man, who has been identified only as Abdul S. in line with German privacy rules, is charged with "a particularly...

FILE- In this Monday, May 27, 2019 file photo, NATO forces attend the graduation ceremony of Afghan National Army soldiers from a 3-month training program at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

Iran warning puts thousands of European troops in spotlight

Jan. 15, 2020 9:09 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A warning by Iran's president that European forces in the Middle East could be at risk if their nations join the U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic puts a focus on thousands of foreign troops in the region. Britain, France, and Germany have spent months...

A protester waves the national flag while demonstrators set fire to close streets near Tahrir Square during a demonstration against the Iranian missile strike in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

The Latest: Iran says it doesn't want war, but will respond

Jan. 14, 2020 8:50 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions after the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Iran is informing the United Nations that it took “a measured and proportionate military response” to the U.S. airstrike that killed its top military...

FILE - This Tuesday, Sept.11, 2007 file photo shows the main entrance of US airbase in Spangdahlem, western Germany. The U.S. Air Force has named two servicemen who died at a base in Germany last week as Airman 1st Class Xavier Leaphart and Airman 1st Class Aziess Whitehurst, both aged 20. The men were found unresponsive in a dormitory room at at Spangdahlem Air Base in western Germany on Thursday evening and pronounced dead shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil, file)

US Air Force investigating death of 2 airmen at Germany base

Jan. 13, 2020 6:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Air Force said Monday it is investigating the cause of death of two servicemen who died at a base in Germany last week. Airman 1st Class Xavier Leaphart and Airman 1st Class Aziess Whitehurst, both aged 20, were found unresponsive in a dormitory room at at Spangdahlem Air Base in...

The Latest: Japan calls for easing of Middle East tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:25 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Japan says it will urge governments to do their utmost to help ease tensions following an Iranian missile strike at bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces. The...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference after a meeting of The North Atlantic Council at Ambassadorial level at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Germany, NATO moving soldiers out of Iraq amid tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany moved 35 soldiers serving in Iraq to neighboring Jordan and Kuwait on Tuesday, while NATO said it was also shifting some of its troops out of the country amid tensions over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in an airstrike in Baghdad last week. The killing of Iranian...

The Latest: UN chief urges 'maximum restraint' in the Gulf

Jan. 3, 2020 11:36 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The latest on the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. secretary-general has urged leaders to “exercise maximum restraint" following the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top military commander. Antonio Guterres stressed that...