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PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is going to the Central African Republic just days into a tricky French military operation there to try to restore calm amid sectarian violence.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An eclectic mix of world leaders including President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will eulogize Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service Tuesday in South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a day of remembrance and celebration for his personal hero Nelson Mandela, arriving in South Africa for a memorial service honoring the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95.
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner who died Thursday at age 95.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kerry leaves Wednesday on his ninth trip to the Mideast as Secretary of State to resume talks with Israel and the Palestinians aimed at crafting a final status agreement to end the decades-long conflict.
Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea, issued a written statement Monday through his son, Jeffrey. Here is the statement:
HAVANA (AP) — Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy who survived a boat sinking and became a political football during the 2000 U.S. presidential campaign as the subject of an international custody fight, is on his first trip overseas since being reunited with his father.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is pressuring Congress to act this year on a defense policy bill.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hagel orders US military to transport Burundian troops to Central African Republic.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says he decided to court-martial two midshipmen in a sexual assault case because he wanted to make sure the charges were examined in great detail.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An inspection team from the International Atomic Energy Agency will visit Libya to assess the thousands of barrels of yellowcake uranium that reportedly are being stored in a former military facility amid a "precarious" security situation in the country.
CAIRO (AP) — The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has appeared in court for the first time, facing — along with 14 other leaders of the group — charges of inciting murder during protests this summer.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say more than a thousand people have protested in support of ultra-Orthodox Jews who were detained for failing to report for a mandatory draft assessment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal appeals court judges are questioning whether the government has gone too far in searching the genital areas of Guantanamo detainees who want to meet with their lawyers.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 9, 2013--The U.S. Army has selected BAE Systems to provide a range of services to support space and mission defense as part of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract worth as much as $220 million over three years. Under the contract, BAE Systems will bid on task orders with four other companies to support various missions of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) and the Army Forces Strategic Command.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has dramatically improved the accuracy of its ballistic missiles by using laser systems, its defense minister said Monday.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil failed to enter orbit after the rocket carrying it malfunctioned after launch.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Nations says Israel has agreed to again allow imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip after a two-month clampdown.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Defense Minister says his country is now using laser systems to dramatically improve the accuracy of its ballistic missiles.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has banned its workers from Yemen after an attack by militants there killed more than 50 people, including seven Filipinos.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has arrived in Pakistan for meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (nah-WAHZ' shah-REEF') and other officials.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland won't have to cross the state line for its first bowl appearance since 2010.