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  • Chuck Hagel to tour China's new aircraft carrier

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to get a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship. A senior defense official said Hagel requested the visit, which comes a day after he told reporters that China...

  • Hezbollah: Danger to Syria's president eliminated

    BEIRUT (AP) — The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is no longer in danger of falling, the leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said in an interview with a Lebanese newspaper. In an interview with daily newspaper As-Safir, Hassan Nasrallah also said the threat of bombings in...

  • Afghan election hailed as Taliban threat remains

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic fraud after millions of people braved a Taliban threat to vote for a new president. But some...

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea

    In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea.

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors. In...

  • Rallies in cities across US decrying deportation

    PHOENIX — Immigration advocates and supporters rallied Saturday in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Obama to put a freeze on deportations. Organizers of the more than 50 planned "Day of Action" demonstrations said Obama has the executive power to stop...

  • Retired general taking another look at nuke corps

    Service leaders took an assessment last year of the nuclear Air Force as an encouraging thumbs-up. Yet, in the months that followed, signs emerged that the nuclear missile corps was suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership.

  • Chuck Hagel: U.S. strongly committed to protecting Japan

    Against the backdrop of Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday he will convey to Japanese leaders that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting their country's security.

  • North Korea says US 'hell-bent on regime change'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Friday accused the United States of being "hell-bent on regime change" and warned that any maneuvers with that intention will be viewed as a "red line" that will result in countermeasures. Pyongyang's deputy U.N. ambassador Ri Tong Il also repeated that...

  • Pollard talks latest twist in long legal US saga

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The arrest of Jonathan Pollard nearly 30 years ago set off an emotional legal saga that has confronted American presidents and Israeli prime ministers, wound through the courts and divided those who say the convicted spy has paid his debt to society and those who contend the...

  • Cuba's official media abuzz over 'secret Twitter'

    HAVANA (AP) — Revelations of a secret U.S. government program to set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the island's official media as proof of Havana's repeated allegations that Washington is waging a "cyber-war" to try to stir up unrest. The findings of an...

  • Aircraft carrier hits budget turbulence

    The aircraft carrier is a potent symbol of American global power, but defense policymakers are considering cutting the fleet, despite all the symbolism that would entail. The Pentagon has been warning about the effects of budget cuts known as sequestration for years. But none of its warnings...

  • Suspected North Korean drones crude, reflect new threat

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North were crude and decidedly low-tech — equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars — but underscore a potential new threat that must be...

  • Jason Chaffetz rips USAID over 'slush fund' to Afghan government

    A U.S. House member from Utah expressed shock Thursday over what he called "lobbying money" paid to the government of Afghanistan in exchange for laws or programs the U.S. government wants but the Afghan government wouldn't otherwise enact. Last year, the U.S. Agency for International...

  • US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned. The Obama...



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