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  • 450 US, Romanian troops in joint military games

    CAMPIA TARZII MILITARY BASE, Romania (AP) — Some 450 U.S. and Romanian troops and technical staff kicked off joint military exercises in northwestern Romania on Thursday, flying U.S. F-16 fighter jets alongside Romanian ones. Four F-16s and one Romanian MiG-21 LanceR took off from Romania's...

  • Congress to be briefed on review of Boston bombing

    The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack.

  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi

    The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Gunmen attack NATO truck in Pakistan, kill driver

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says gunmen in the country's northwest have opened fire on a truck carrying gasoline for NATO forces based in Afghanistan, killing a driver and wounding another. Manzoor Khan says Thursday's attack took place in the tribal Jamrud region when the...

  • Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital — a rare case in which an Afghan officer or...

  • Was 'Cuban Twitter' program political or not?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is looking into whether a "Cuban Twitter" program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained messages that were political in nature, despite assertions from the administration that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information...

  • Chuck Hagel shouldn't apologize for U.S. efforts to counter China's cyber threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's trip to China this week had several purposes. One of them, as reported by the New York Times, was a real head-scratcher. According to the Times, Hagel was there to allay China's assumed fear of increasing U.S. cyberwar forces to about 6,000 people and to give...

  • US troops may be sent to Eastern Europe

    PARIS (AP) — NATO's top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe now feeling at risk. U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove...

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The classified letter came to light after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 last week...

  • John Kerry's fantasy 'peace process'

    After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now “evaluate” its role in the Middle East.

  • Russia rejects US warnings over oil deal with Iran

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday angrily rejected U.S. warnings against striking an oil-for-goods contract with Iran, saying that Moscow wouldn't be intimidated by threats. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in remarks carried by the state RIA Novosti news agency...

  • Iran: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions. Speaking for the six, EU...

  • Car bombs in Baghdad, Iraqi town kill 34 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bombs hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest bout of violence ahead of the country's first parliamentary elections since the 2011 U.S....

  • Chief describes Boston Marathon lessons learned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been almost a year since police in the Boston suburb of Watertown were at the center of the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Police found themselves in a late-night shootout with the suspects — one was killed, the other was found wounded almost a day...

  • Israeli ministers to stop meeting Palestinians

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his ministers Wednesday to cut off contact with their Palestinian counterparts, an official said, the latest in a series of troubles plaguing floundering U.S.-brokered peace talks. The move is retaliation for a Palestinian bid...



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