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Hezbollah airs video of Israeli barges in disputed gas field

Jul. 31, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Hezbollah on Sunday aired drone footage of Israeli ships in a disputed gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, highlighting the tension at the center of U.S.-mediated maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel. The footage was aired as the U.S. energy...

Navy expedites waterborne drones to close gap with China

Jul. 29, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

Facing a growing threat from China, the Navy envisions drone ships keeping an electronic eye on enemy forces across the vast Pacific Ocean, extending the reach of firepower, and keeping sailors out of harm's way. The Navy is speeding development of those robotic ships as an...

White House announces $270M military package for Ukraine

Jul. 22, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Friday that the U.S. is sending an additional $270 million in security assistance to Ukraine, a package that will include additional medium range rocket systems and tactical drones. The latest tranche brings the total U.S. security...

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' might have drone wingman, use AI

Jul. 22, 2022 03:59 AM EDT

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Maverick’s next wingman could be a drone. In the movies, fighter pilots are depicted as highly trained military aviators with the skills and experience to defeat adversaries in thrilling aerial dogfights. New technologies, though, are...

Russia declares plans to grab more land in Ukraine

Jul. 20, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces on Wednesday damaged a bridge that is key to supplying Russian troops in southern Ukraine, where Russia’s foreign minister said Moscow will consolidate its territorial gains. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told state-controlled RT...

Putin reshuffles top officials, names new space agency head

Jul. 15, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday reshuffled his top officials, naming a new head of the state space corporation and giving new broad powers to one of his top ministers. Putin removed Dmitry Rogozin as the head of state-controlled Roscosmos space agency that...

In Ukraine war, a race to acquire smarter, deadlier drones

Jul. 14, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Drone camera footage defines much of the public's view of the war in Ukraine: grenades quietly dropped on unwitting soldiers, eerie flights over silent, bombed-out cities, armor and outposts exploding in fireballs. Never in the history of warfare have drones...

EXPLAINER: Why Iran cracks down at home, cozies up to Moscow

Jul. 13, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Backed into a corner by the West, Iran is ramping up uranium enrichment, clamping down on dissent and deepening ties with Russia in a challenge to the U.S. and Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Tehran next week to meet with Iran's...

Lithuanian crowdfunding drive gets Ukraine an armed drone

Jul. 07, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania will present a combat drone to Ukraine that was donated by the Turkish manufacturer after a private crowdfunding campaign among ordinary Lithuanians, who raised nearly 6 million euros ($6.1 million) for the purpose within days. The campaign's...

Live updates | U.S. to hold Russia accountable for crimes

Jun. 02, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS —The United States and its allies are vowing to hold Russia accountable for crimes committed by its forces since they invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. U.S. Undersecretary of State Uzra Zeya told a U.N. Security Council meeting Thursday on strengthening accountability and...