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  • Judge orders US release of military detainee abuse photos

    The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners. U.S. District Judge...
  • GOP budgets don't agree on how to boost military, cut Medicare

    GOP budgets don't agree on how to boost military, cut Medicare
    Now that Republicans control Congress, they have largely agreed that they want to boost military spending at the expense of other domestic social programs. But they're at odds over how to do it. Senate Republicans made clear Wednesday, in releasing...
  • Danish minister quarrels with Russian ambassador

    Russia's ambassador to Denmark has said Moscow could send nuclear missiles against ships from the Scandinavian NATO country if it joins the alliance's missile defense system. Ambassador Mikhail Vanin's comments, published in newspaper Jyllands-Posten...
  • US air defense troops train fast deployment in Poland

    U.S. air defense troops are training rapid deployment of Patriot missile launchers in Poland amid concerns that the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine is threatening the security in the region. On Saturday, at a test...
  • Study: China has grown to world's 3rd-biggest arms exporter

    China has overtaken Germany to become the world's third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 percent share remains small compared to the combined 58 percent of exports from the U.S. and Russia, a new study says. China's share of the global arms market...
  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans

    Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to make a down payment on last fall's campaign promise to erase deficits by the end of the decade. Last-minute...
  • Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?

    Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?
    For the first time in nearly three years, the foreign ministers of China, South Korea and Japan will meet Saturday for trilateral talks that could pave the way for a new era of cooperation – or prolong festering animosities rooted in the World War...
  • GOP defense hawks, fiscal conservatives battle over budget

    A battle between GOP defense hawks and fiscal conservatives prompted the GOP chairman of the House Budget Committee late Wednesday to delay a vote on his party's budget blueprint. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., called off a vote on a move by GOP leaders to...
  • Bill seeks interagency coordination in US hostage cases

    A House Republican's effort to better coordinate government-wide efforts to free U.S. hostages held abroad is winning early support from the Pentagon chief. California Rep. Duncan Hunter said he will introduce a bill Thursday that calls on the...
  • House Republicans in standoff over deficit, war funds in budget

    WASHINGTON House Republican leaders are struggling to find a compromise between spending-cut advocates and defense hawks on how to increase U.S. war funding in their proposed fiscal 2016 budget. The House Budget Committee approved the plan Thursday while...
  • UK military trainers in Ukraine for medical, tactical drills

    Around 30 British military personnel have arrived in Ukraine to provide medical and tactical training to the country's troops, officials said Thursday. Britain's defense ministry said it aims to boost Ukrainian armed forces' defensive capability in their...