Military and defense

European Council President Donald Tusk tells reporters the case in which he was questioned for over eight hours as a witness in Warsaw, Poland, is of highly political character, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The investigation deals with alleged secret illegal contacts between Polish and Russian intelligence officials at a time when Tusk was Poland's prime minister from 2007-2014. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 19, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk spent more than eight hours behind closed doors Wednesday being questioned by Polish prosecutors, emerging from the proceedings to say the case in which he appeared as a witness is of a "highly political character." Military prosecutors...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso shake hands as they end the joint press conference at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. After meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pence held talks with Aso on a new U.S.-Japan "economic dialogue" to be led by the two. The new forum for trade talks was launched by U.S. President Donald Trump and Abe during the Japanese leader's visit to the U.S. in February. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 18, 2017 - 6:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — From two continents, top Trump administration officials warned Tuesday that North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation and assured allies in Asia that the United States was ready to work to achieve a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula...
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A hooded elite police officers pulls a suitcase after searches in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The French interior minister says police have arrested two suspected radicals who were allegedly preparing an "imminent" terror attack in France as it prepares to vote Sunday in the first round of its presidential election. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 18, 2017 - 2:44 pm
PARIS (AP) — Extremism concerns shook France's presidential campaign Tuesday as authorities announced arrests in what they said was a thwarted attack and candidates urged tougher counterterrorism efforts for a country already under a state of emergency. While national security previously has been a...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks at the North side from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017. Viewing his adversaries in the distance, Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 18, 2017 - 2:42 pm
TOKYO (AP) — From two continents, top Trump administration officials warned Tuesday that North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation and assured allies in Asia that the United States was ready to work to achieve a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula...
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April 18, 2017 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska's coast. Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, says a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday. Ross says the intercept was "safe and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, a CVS drugstore and pharmacy in Philadelphia. Three years after a wait-time scandal, the Veterans Affairs Department is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing timely urgent care. The new initiative announced Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is a pilot program that allows ailing veterans who receive treatment at the Phoenix VA medical center to access one of 24 "MinuteClinics" operated by CVS for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, such as respiratory infections or to order lab tests. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 18, 2017 - 9:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new program, currently limited to the Phoenix area, comes three...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, a CVS drugstore and pharmacy in Philadelphia. Three years after a wait-time scandal, the Veterans Affairs Department is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing timely urgent care. The new initiative announced Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is a pilot program that allows ailing veterans who receive treatment at the Phoenix VA medical center to access one of 24 "MinuteClinics" operated by CVS for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, such as respiratory infections or to order lab tests. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 18, 2017 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new program, currently limited to the Phoenix area, comes three...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, a CVS drugstore and pharmacy in Philadelphia. Three years after a wait-time scandal, the Veterans Affairs Department is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing timely urgent care. The new initiative announced Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is a pilot program that allows ailing veterans who receive treatment at the Phoenix VA medical center to access one of 24 "MinuteClinics" operated by CVS for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, such as respiratory infections or to order lab tests. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 18, 2017 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new program, currently limited to the Phoenix area, comes three...
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French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, center, poses for selfie with employees as he visits the meat paviIion at the Rungis wholesale food market, south of Paris, Tuesday April 18, 2017. Macron, an independent centrist with pro-business, pro-European views, is among the front-runners in France's unpredictable presidential race. The top two vote-getters in the first round Sunday will advance to the May 7 presidential runoff. (Philippe Wojazer; Pool via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 7:14 am
PARIS (AP) — Security concerns shook France's presidential campaign Tuesday as authorities announced arrests in a thwarted attack on the eve of the vote, and candidates urged tougher counterterrorism efforts for a country already under a state of emergency. Security has already been a strong...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2017 file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pauses during a news conference at the Pentagon. Mattis is looking to the Middle East and North Africa for broader contributions and new ideas to fight Islamic extremism as the Trump administration fleshes out its counterterrorism strategy. His trip to the region this week includes stops with longstanding allies Israel and Saudi Arabia, and new partners like Djibouti. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 18, 2017 - 6:40 am
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation. Mattis commented on the weekend missile launch in an interview with reporters traveling with him Tuesday to Saudi Arabia, where he begins a weeklong Mideast...
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