Military and defense

French riot police officers patrol on the Champs Elysees boulevard, with the Arc of Triomphe in background, in Paris, Friday, April 21, 2017. France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 21, 2017 - 5:40 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of police officers in Paris (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Belgium's interior minister says Islamic State gave a false name for the man who attacked police on Paris' Champs-Elysees. Islamic State's claim of responsibility came just a few hours after the...
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French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon speaks in Paris, Friday, April 21, 2017. France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 21, 2017 - 4:58 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of police officers in Paris (all times local): 11:55 a.m. French conservative candidate Francois Fillon has pledged to keep the country under a state of emergency following the shooting of police officers Thursday in Paris. In a statement at his campaign...
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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis takes seats for a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April 21, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 4:10 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat...
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The Arc de Triomphe is pictured on the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, early Friday, April 21, 2017. Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard is reopen and picking up its usual early morning routine Friday after a gunman opened fire on police, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 21, 2017 - 4:04 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of police officers in Paris (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Far-left presidential candidate Philippe Poutou is blaming French politics for the deadly attack on Paris' Champs-Elysees, in which a police officer and the attacker were killed. Poutou, a car-factory...
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The Arc de Triomphe is pictured on the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, early Friday, April 21, 2017. Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard is reopen and picking up its usual early morning routine Friday after a gunman opened fire on police, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 21, 2017 - 3:51 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of police officers in Paris (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The Belgian man who had been linked by some as an accomplice to the Paris terror attack turned himself in, but authorities said there was no link. A prosecutor in Belgium's Antwerp said: "That man...
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The Arc de Triomphe is pictured on the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, early Friday, April 21, 2017. Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard is reopen and picking up its usual early morning routine Friday after a gunman opened fire on police, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 21, 2017 - 3:26 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of police officers in Paris (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Far-right French populist leader Marine Le Pen is calling for "a clear head and a firm grip" in the wake of the Champs-Elysees gun attack that put the focus back on one of the main themes of her...
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April 21, 2017 - 3:13 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria still possesses banned chemical weapons. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat aircraft. The implication is that Syria may be concerned about...
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In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo, South Korean army soldiers walk to take their trains at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 21, 2017 - 1:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. Military investigators looking into the...
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Police seal off the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker, Thursday, April 20, 2017. French media are reporting that two police officers were shot Thursday on the famed shopping boulevard. Many police vehicles can be seen on the avenue that passes many of the city's most iconic landmarks. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
April 20, 2017 - 10:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in Paris (all times local): 5 a.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says the shooting of police officers in Paris is the "latest reminder that terrorism can strike anywhere, anytime." He says the U.S. "will not relent in our effort to...
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April 20, 2017 - 8:40 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. Military investigators looking into the...
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