Military and defense

United States President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 20, 2017 - 4:31 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump has vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation's nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of a...
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A man walks past a TV screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 20, 2017 - 4:10 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2006 file photo, Israeli soldiers cover their ears as an artillery unit fires shells towards southern Lebanon from a position near Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, near the border with Lebanon. With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)
September 20, 2017 - 2:24 am
PILON MILITARY BASE, Israel (AP) — With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is agitating...
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In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Marta Rivera consoles her 10-year-old daughter, Santo, who sobbed as her mother described how she became more anxious about being deported since Donald Trump was elected president, during a meeting with an immigration advocate at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Houston. People in the United States illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricane Harvey will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities instead. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
September 20, 2017 - 1:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach. For many of them, the church was the safest place to seek relief after Harvey devastated Houston and left thousands...
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 20, 2017 - 1:07 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council hold a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations as world leaders tackle a wide range of crises and challenges on the...
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FILE- In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg smiles at the beginning of the informal meeting of the EU ministers of defence in Tallinn, Estonia. Stoltenberg said in an interview Tuesday, Sept. 19, with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting that after many years of decline, "we have now seen for the first time since the end of the Cold War a real increase in defense spending across Europe and Canada." (AP Photo/Liis Treimann, File)
September 19, 2017 - 11:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results. Jens Stoltenberg said in a wide-ranging interview with The...
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United States President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 19, 2017 - 10:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation's nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:57 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to reporters during a news conference at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 19, 2017 - 3:32 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 3:33 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is calling President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord "a mistake." At a news conference following his address Tuesday to the U.N. General...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor unit was deployed at the Hakodate base on southern...
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