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US fails to weaken UN references to sexual health

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has failed in an attempt to water down references to "sexual and reproductive health" in a proposed U.N. resolution despite support from China and many Islamic countries. The General Assembly's human rights...

 

UN says 8 peacekeepers killed in fight against Congo rebels

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight U.N. peacekeepers and at least 12 Congolese soldiers were killed in a joint military operation against rebels in Congo's northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, the U.N. Security Council said late Thursday....

 

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. One method preferred by the Department of Veterans Affairs is exposure therapy,...

 

VA seeks to reduce GI Bill payment delays after IT woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday promised to try to speed up payments to thousands of veterans after delays caused by information technology problems. "We are working diligently to minimize these delays affecting GI...

 

North Korea says it has tested 'ultramodern tactical weapon'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon," state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressures on the United States and Sout...

 

Trump visits Marines, talks at veterans' event

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump visited with Marines and spoke at a White House veterans' conference Thursday amid fallout over his decision not to visit an American cemetery during his weekend trip to Paris to commemorate the end of World...

 

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea on Friday deported an American citizen it says it detained for illegal entry, a U.S. official said, an apparent concession that came even as the reclusive nation announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified...

 

A look at Americans who have been detained in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it is expelling American Bruce Byron Lowrance after he slipped unlawfully into the police state known for its anti-U.S. fervor. He is believed to be the same person who was deported by South Korea a year...

 

In Yemen, a race to save a boy from al-Qaida and a US drone

ATAQ, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida was giving away motorcycles up in the mountains — that's what the kids in town were saying the day Abdullah disappeared. Early that morning, Mohsanaa Salem woke her 14-year-old son to go buy vegetables. The sun had...

 

Defense chief's resignation pushes Israel toward election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election. Avigdor Lieberman's decision...

 

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug...

 

In factory after factory, Kim tries to grow N. Korea economy

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — For North Korean factory managers, a visit by leader Kim Jong Un is the highest of honors and quite possibly the most stressful event imaginable. The chief engineer at the Songdowon General Foodstuffs Factory had looked...

 

Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

PARIS (AP) — Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically...

 

Centenary of WWI's end bringing leaders to Arc de Triomphe

PARIS (AP) — An overview of the international ceremony taking place in Paris on Sunday for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I: WHO IS ATTENDING: Leaders from the majority of countries that sent troops or workers to the Western Front....

 

Saudi coalition in Yemen, under pressure, ends US refueling

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early Saturday it had "requested cessation of inflight refueling" by the U.S. for its fighter jets after American officials said they would stop the operations amid...

 

Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI

PARIS (AP) — They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I. Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons and even a baboon all were a...

 

China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and...

 

Kim's wooing of investors and slow-walk on nukes bares rift

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea (AP) — The two-lane highway south from North Korea's Mount Kumgang into and across the Demilitarized Zone is lined by tall green fences and street lamps that are only turned on for special occasions. Children play on a...

 

In the final hours of World War I, a terrible toll

VRIGNE-MEUSE, France (AP) — Augustin Trebuchon is buried beneath a white lie. His tiny plot is almost on the front line where the guns finally fell silent at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, after a four-year war that had already...

 

Macron weakened ahead of Trump, Putin meeting

LENS, France (AP) — It's a weakened Emmanuel Macron who'll be hosting U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia's Vladimir Putin and other world leaders at centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the end of World War I. The French...

 

China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks Friday that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and...

 

A century after fighting for Paris, leaders mark armistice

PARIS (AP) — Paris, the City of Light, always was the grandest prize of World War I, either to conquer or defend. So it is only fitting that when victors and vanquished meet to mark the centennial of the armistice this weekend, the biggest...

 

Closed bank, mothballed planes: Iran mocks US sanctions list

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The "largest-ever" U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker that exploded off China months...

 

No answers for family's questions about Civil War unknowns

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — When Paul Davis heard earlier this year that the complete remains of two Civil War soldiers had been uncovered recently at Manassas National Battlefield, mixed among severed limbs in a surgeon's pit, he immediately wondered:...

 

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke development over sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country. The statement released by the Foreign Ministry on...

 

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