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  • Lesotho PM calls for regional peace force after 'coup': aide

    MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday. Thomas Thabane fled to South Africa, whose...
  • North Korea Condemns U.K. TV Series as 'Despicable Burlesque'

    LONDON -- The government of North Korea has condemned a TV political thriller about the country that has been commissioned by U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4. The series, "Opposite Number," centers on a British nuclear scientist who is taken prisoner...
  • Japan and India vow to boost defense ties during summit

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defense ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the "expansionism" of some nations....
  • Governor hosting Hampton Roads mayors for dinner

    Governor hosting Hampton Roads mayors for dinner
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe will host a group of Hampton Roads mayors for dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 3, to discuss economic development and job creation. Mayors for Hampton Roads' seven largest cities will meet at the governor's mansion to discuss creating...
  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
    Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
  • Russia sends tanks and troops into Ukraine, seizes a strategic town

    Russian tanks and troops fired their way into eastern Ukraine on Thursday and seized a strategic gateway town on the road to the heavily militarized Crimean peninsula in a brazen display of support for pro-Russia separatists fighting Ukrainian...
  • Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military operations against Islamic State in Iraq have cost an average of $7.5 million per day since they began in mid-June, the Pentagon said on Friday, a figure that means the department has spent more than $500 million on...
  • Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian soldiers back rebel thrust

    Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian soldiers back rebel thrust
    Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a five-month-old separatist war. Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of security chiefs that...
  • Killing of U.S. major general in Afghanistan revives worries about safety of trainers

    WASHINGTON An American major general was fatally gunned down by an Afghan soldier Tuesday at a Kabul military academy, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. officer killed in combat overseas since the Vietnam War and renewing fears about the ability of U.S....
  • Pentagon says U.S. airstrikes won't break Islamic State's ability to wage war

    WASHINGTON The United States' senior military officer in charge of operations said Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have not affected the overall military effectiveness of the Islamic State and aren't likely to, as long as protecting American lives and...
  • Russia tests surface-to-air missiles in military exercises: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday tested surface-to-air missiles during army exercises in the southern Russian province of Astrakhan, a defense ministry spokesman was quoted as saying, in a move to show its military might as fighting rages in...