Military affairs

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, left, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 19, 2019 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he went through a “very routine physical” when he visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday. He’s complaining that first lady Melania Trump and some of his staff members expressed concerns about his health based on media reports...
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The motorcade of President Donald Trump waits at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 18, 2019 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of notice. Past failures to level with the American people. A tough week for the White House as public impeachment hearings got under way. Add it all up, and President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised suspicions...
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The motorcade of President Donald Trump waits at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 16, 2019 - 7:50 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical. The appointment wasn’t on Trump’s weekend public schedule, and his last physical was in February...
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Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic talks for the media during a joint news conference, following the Western Balkan leaders' meeting in the southwestern town of Ohrid, North Macedonia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Western Balkan leaders say they are committed to work closely and to remove administrative barriers for free movement of goods and people between their countries. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
November 15, 2019 - 11:44 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The office of Serbia’s president says he has been hospitalized with cardiovascular problems. The statement released Saturday says that Aleksandar Vucic was admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade, the capital, on Friday afternoon. No other details were immediately...
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November 10, 2019 - 8:14 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's defense ministry says five Italian soldiers have been wounded by the explosion of a device in Iraq. The ministry said three of the wounded were in "grave condition" in the blast of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as they were passing by Sunday morning. It didn't say where...
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A man holds an ill baby as he sits with US military doctors who arrived on the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, as Haitians get free treatment, at the Killick Coast Guard Base, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Haitians are getting free access to U.S. military doctors from the ship on a first-come, first-serve basis for general, pediatric, dental, ophthalmological and orthopedic care. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
November 08, 2019 - 1:30 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The U.S. Navy's...
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October 30, 2019 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is presenting the nation's highest military honor to a Green Beret who helped save four critically wounded comrades and prevented the lead element of a special operations force from being overrun in Afghanistan. The Medal of Honor will be presented to Master...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump give candy to children during a Halloween trick-or-treat event on the South Lawn of the White House which is decorated for Halloween, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 28, 2019 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have handed out candy to hundreds of military families and local schoolchildren as the White House got a head start on Halloween. The children dressed up as astronauts, military officers, pirates and dinosaurs as they greeted the...
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FILE - In tjhis Aug. 2017 file photo then Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a press briefing in Bridgewater, N.J. The book by former VA Secretary David Shulkin, obtained by The Associated Press, describes a March 6, 2017, conversation in the Oval Office where the president explored ways in which the administration could act quickly in shuttering the government-run VA medical centers that he viewed as poorly performing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 16, 2019 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary. In the book, obtained by The...
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People walk past European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. A document read aloud in a Scottish court says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would seek an extension to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline if no withdrawal deal with the European Union is reached by mid-October. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 04, 2019 - 11:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:05 p.m. British NGOs and volunteer groups are helping some of the approximately 70,000 British expatriates in Cyprus to sort out their residency status once Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the month. Tina Graham with SSAFA,...
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