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  • 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...

  • Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead'

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing. In Algeria for strategic security talks after...

  • US: Will stand by allies in disputes with China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States cautioned China Thursday that it will meet its defense commitments to allies as tensions mount over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel told a congressional hearing that some Asian countries fear that...

  • John Kerry and White House say it's a 'critical time' for Israel peace process

    With peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians stalled again, Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House are exhorting both sides to engage and make the necessary concessions to prevent negotiations from collapsing. Kerry, who has traveled to the Middle East twice in the past 10...

  • Defense Department struggles to track its 'revolving door,' IG finds

    "Revolving door" statistics within the Department of Defense are not being properly tracked, the agency's watchdog has found. In 2008, Congress passed laws trying to prevent Pentagon officials who take jobs with government contractors from later influencing the military contracting process in...

  • Ukrainian officers join NATO drills in Bulgaria

    NOVO SELO, Bulgaria (AP) — Lt. Col. Valeria Parada had a challenge. She and her team were responsible for rescuing people caught up in a dangerous situation around the Black Sea and making sure they received whatever humanitarian assistance they needed. To do that, she first had to learn how...

  • Boots on the Ground in Ukraine?

    The United States government has a dangerous penchant for military intervention, so after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea, it was a relief that no one talked about sending troops or deploying bombers. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., scotched any such notion by acknowledging glumly...

  • President Obama being updated on possible Fort Hood shooting

    President Obama is receiving updates on a possible shooting at Fort Hood military base in Texas, the White House said Wednesday afternoon. "The president has been informed of reports of a shooting at Fort Hood,” said deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, who is traveling with the president in...

  • AP Interview: Yanukovych admits mistakes on Crimea

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine's ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin to get the coveted Black Sea peninsula back. "Crimea is a tragedy, a...



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