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June 24, 2015 - 1:20pm
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BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is telling NATO leaders the alliance must improve its ability to defend itself against cyberattacks before it tries to build its cyber warfare capabilities.

Carter's remarks in Brussels come amid rising tensions with Russia, which has proven its willingness to launch computer-based attacks against other nations.

His message on offensive cyber operations runs counter to some experts and leaders who...

June 24, 2015 - 12:49pm
1 week 3 days ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — Rejecting charges they are engaging in a Cold War-style arms race with Moscow, the U.S. and its NATO allies on Wednesday approved an array of military upgrades that should help them come to the aid of a threatened alliance member faster, better-equipped and with more firepower.

"We stand united in the way we are facing the challenges we face," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, U.S...

June 24, 2015 - 12:46pm
1 week 3 days ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's intelligence service says a Pakistani intelligence officer helped the Taliban carry out an attack on parliament earlier this week.

Afghan intelligence services spokesman Hassib Sediqqi said Wednesday that the officer in Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence helped the Haqqani network carry out the attack outside parliament in Kabul, which killed two people and wounded more than 30 as lawmakers were meeting inside....

June 24, 2015 - 12:29pm
1 week 3 days ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they found six tigers, seven baboons, four camels and three dromedaries abandoned in cages without food, water or adequate care in the southern Mexico state of Yucatan.

The passage of laws forbidding animal acts in circuses has raised fears that the exotic species might be abandoned once they could no longer pay for their keep by performing.

The Attorney General's Office for Environmental Protection said a...

June 24, 2015 - 12:12pm
1 week 4 days ago

VAUGHAN, Ontario (AP) — Two people are dead and two others are seriously injured after a gunman opened fire at a cafe north of Toronto.

"The information that we have is that a man arrived here and began shooting," York Regional Police Const. Andy Pattenden said Wednesday morning.

Police have not released any information on the victims or possible suspects. It is not yet known if the victims were employees or customers at the cafe, nor if other people...

June 24, 2015 - 11:22am
1 week 3 days ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says a truck carrying border crossing cards was hijacked in northern Mexico and the documents stolen.

The embassy says in a statement Wednesday that the theft occurred on June 7 "in northern Mexico," without specifying where.

The truck was making a trip from the United States to U.S. Consulates in the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara.

Border crossing cards are a sort of visa...

June 24, 2015 - 11:12am
1 week 4 days ago

LONDON (AP) — A former UBS trader convicted of a fraud that lost the Swiss bank 1.4 billion pounds ($2.3 billion) has been freed from prison after serving about half his seven-year sentence.

Ghana-born Kweku Adoboli was convicted of two counts of fraud in November 2012.

Prosecutors said the London-based trader, now 35, racked up huge losses, then faked records to cover his tracks. They called it Britain's biggest-ever bank fraud.

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June 24, 2015 - 11:03am
1 week 4 days ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials say that member countries will never agree at the EU summit opening Thursday to plans that will oblige them to share thousands of refugees arriving in Greece and Italy.

Conflict and poverty have driven more than 100,000 migrants to Europe this year, and almost 2,000 have died or gone missing while crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

The EU wants countries to share 40,000 Syrians and Eritreans landing in Greece and...

June 24, 2015 - 10:49am
1 week 4 days ago

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say ground fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels continue across the country as negotiators in neighboring Oman try to bring a halt to the combat.

The officials say representatives of the southern separatist movement were meeting with the rebels, known as Houthis, in the Omani capital, Muscat.

They also say a delegation from the party of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh is...

June 24, 2015 - 10:49am
1 week 4 days ago

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A U.S. man charged after police discovered hazardous chemicals in two Canada locations has been found not guilty of threatening police and possessing a dangerous weapon.

Christopher Burton Phillips, 42, was arrested inside a hotel in Ottawa in January after police found a large stockpile of his chemicals at a home and cottage in Nova Scotia.

The chemicals prompted evacuations in Nova Scotia and at the hotel where he was...

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