Army

Brazil elects far-right congressman Bolsonaro to presidency

SAO PAULO (AP) — Jair Bolsonaro, a brash far-right congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil's old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America's largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that he would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after...
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Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, US general unhurt

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A high-level meeting to lay out security plans for Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun Thursday on the departing delegation in an attack that killed the powerful Kandahar police chief but missed the...
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APNewsBreak: Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year

Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found. The decade-old Military...
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Brazil leans toward unsparing vision of far-right Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The far-right former army captain who looks likely to become Brazil's next president promised nothing short of a complete overhaul of Latin America's largest nation, vowing Monday to combat the evils of corruption by gutting government ministries and privatizing state...
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Problems for Pentagon's immigrant recruit program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricter Trump administration immigration policies have stymied Pentagon plans to restart a program that allowed thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military and become American citizens, according to several U.S. officials...
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Wives of 2 Reuters reporters in Myanmar shocked by verdicts

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The wives of two Myanmar reporters for the Reuters news agency sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for possessing state secrets said Tuesday they were shocked by the court's decision. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced Monday in proceedings that were widely decried as...
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Arizona swing district features vacant seat, crowded primary

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — With acres of ranches, small southern border towns and most of populous Tucson, the landscape of Arizona's 2nd Congressional District is as varied as its swing seat electorate. Just as varied is the field of candidates competing in this year's primary, where seven Democrats...
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Army reinstates at least 36 discharged immigrants

At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the U.S. Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve, according to court records filed Monday. Since Aug. 17, the U.S. Army has reinstated 32 reservists, and revoked discharge orders of...
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For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant...
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The Latest: Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 11:42 p.m. The Hamas militant group says a cease-fire has been reached to end the latest round of fighting with Israel. Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV channel reported late Thursday that a cease-fire has...
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