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Sri Lanka police blamed for not stopping attacks on Muslims

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:44:59 GMT2017-05-24T18:44:59Z

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Opposition lawmakers and rights activists are blaming the Sri Lankan government for failing to stop a series of attacks on business places and mosques of ethnic minority Muslims over the past five weeks....



Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:44:37 GMT2017-05-24T18:44:37Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's prime minister on Wednesday cited the attack in Manchester in which a Polish couple died to reinforce her government's opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants....



NATO chief welcomes increased US defense spending in Europe

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:18:05 GMT2017-05-24T11:18:05Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's chief is welcoming a defense spending boost in the new U.S. budget and says it's a sign of Washington's support for security in Europe....



Senate panel approves Trump nominees for top Pentagon posts

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:08:46 GMT2017-05-23T21:08:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Help is on the way for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis....



Some recent major attacks in Europe

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:33:04 GMT2017-05-23T07:33:04Z

The deadly bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester is the latest attack in Europe in recent years. Here are some of recent major ones:...



After Saudi arms deal, defense shares fly

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:24:25 GMT2017-05-22T21:24:25Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of the three major U.S. defense contractors rose to all-time highs in the first day of trading after President Donald Trump bestowed Saudi Arabia with a $110 billion arms deal....



DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:43:31 GMT2017-05-21T15:43:31Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who says he's been appointed an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, has denied he plagiarized content in his master's thesis on homeland security....



Egypt refers militants to military trial over church attacks

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:53:34 GMT2017-05-21T13:53:34Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 48 suspected Islamic militants to a military trial over their alleged participation in deadly attacks targeting Christian churches....



Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new law

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:48:15 GMT2017-05-20T21:48:15Z

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- After months of trading messages on social media praising violence by the Islamic State militant group, Leonid El Kadre de Melo said it was time to act....



US imposes sanctions in joint action with Saudi Arabia

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:09:08 GMT2017-05-19T16:09:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration imposed its first terrorism sanctions jointly with Saudi Arabia on Friday as President Donald Trump travels to the kingdom on his first overseas trip....