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  • Iran nuclear talks head into overtime

    Iran nuclear talks head into overtime
    With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Enough progress had been made to warrant the...
  • Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports

    Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of...
  • GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?

    GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?
    Republican presidential hopefuls are at war with each other over the budget for war. In the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio proposed billions of extra dollars for the Pentagon. So did Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, but, unlike Mr. Rubio, the...
  • Poland says its plans to train Ukrainian army instructors

    Poland's Defense Ministry says it plans to train about 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, joining a NATO effort to improve Ukraine's defense capabilities as it struggles with a pro-Russia insurgency in its east. The ministry said Tuesday that...
  • Pakistan officials arrive in Saudi to assess Yemen mission

    Senior Pakistani officials arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to assess whether to take part in Riyadh's coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen, as the Pakistani prime minister vowed that any violation of Saudi sovereignty would bring a "strong...
  • Defense secretary to talk to students, military families

    A day after addressing U.S. troops based at Fort Drum in northern New York, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to visit the Syracuse University campus. Carter is scheduled to speak Tuesday morning at a gathering of students and military families...
  • Latest on NSA shooting: Driver refused orders to stop

    4:20 p.m. Mary Phelan, a spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department, says the car involved in the NSA shooting was stolen Monday morning from a hotel in Jessup, Maryland. She declined to name the hotel, citing the ongoing investigation, or...
  • Carter says US policy on Iran-backed forces will hold

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter says that when Iraqi security forces carry their counteroffensive beyond the current battle for Tikrit, the U.S. will continue to insist that Iranian-backed Shiite militias not participate. In remarks Monday at Fort Drum, New...
  • FACT CHECK: Can Paul bring balance to the federal budget?

    Sen. Rand Paul is campaigning for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as a man who wants to upend the ways of Washington. In one way, though, he's a creature of the nation's capital: He carries on a long tradition of promising the implausible,...
  • Lawmakers who led push for Purple Hearts for Fort Hood survivors will attend ceremony

    WASHINGTON Victims of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood will receive the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Medal for the Defense of Freedom, in a ceremony Friday at Fort Hood. Texas lawmakers who led the push in Congress to award the...
  • Dissecting a press gaggle with Defense Secretary Ash Carter

    Dissecting a press gaggle with Defense Secretary Ash Carter
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to troops at Yokota Air Base, Japan, on Thursday, followed by that grand journalism tradition -- the press gaggle. This one didn't make any headlines, but that's OK. It shows the kind of routine give-and-take that...