David Rising, The Associated Press

  • In this Dec 31, 2019, file photo, protesters burn property in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq. (Khalid Mohammed/AP)
    Iran uses violence, politics to try to push American forces out of Iraq

    Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has added new impetus to the effort, stoking anti-American feelings that Tehran hopes to exploit to help realize the goal.

  • A large Iceberg floats away as the sun sets near Kulusuk, Greenland. (Felipe Dana/AP)
    Icy Arctic becomes hot property for rival powers

    Strategically, Greenland forms part of what the U.S. views as a key corridor for naval operations between the Arctic and the North Atlantic. I

  • The Panamanian-flagged oil tanker MT Riah surrounded by Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels. Iran said Thursday that its Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign oil tanker and its crew of 12 for smuggling fuel out of the country. On Friday, Iran claimed that it had seized another tanker, the British-flagged Impero Stena, in the Strait of Hormuz. (Press TV via AP)
    British say Iran seized two vessels Friday in Strait of Hormuz

    The operator of the Stena Impero said it was unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz.

  • The British Royal Navy air-defense destroyer Duncan, front, joined the guided-missile cruisers Leyte Gulf, left, and Mobile Bay in the Mediterranean Sea on April 24. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Navy)
    London sending warship to the Persian Gulf

    The British navy said Thursday it had stopped three Iranian paramilitary vessels from disrupting the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz.

  • U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott waits for the start of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Ronald Zak/AP)
    US urges world powers to reject Iran’s ‘nuclear extortion’

    The United States admonished world powers seeking to preserve a deal with Iran on its atomic program on Wednesday not to give in to “nuclear extortion” from Tehran, which has breached the pact’s limitations in recent days in an attempt to get them to provide economic incentives to offset American sanctions.

  • Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika is the Deputy Commander-Strategy and Information (S&I) Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. (DoD)
    Tensions over Iran show cracks in a time-tested alliance

    Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe.

  • In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, the fields of Flanders serve as a backdrop for the graves of three German World War I soldiers in Menen, Belgium. (Virginia Mayo/AP)
    WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on French soil, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be in London for a ceremony in Westminster Abbey with Queen Elizabeth II.

  • In this Nov. 20, 2003, file photo, Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, stands in front of a building in the Queens borough of New York. The White House says that Palij, a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard, was deported to Germany early Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, 14 years after a judge ordered his expulsion. (Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times via AP)
    US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

    The deportation is the first for a Nazi war crimes suspect since John Demjanjuk in 2009.

  • Kelly: Trump is working on a 'streamlined' travel order

    President Donald Trump is working on a "streamlined" version of his executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations to iron out the difficulties that landed his first order in the courts, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday.

  • U.S. tanks roll into Germany to bolster NATO deterrent

    Ships began unloading U.S. tanks, self-propelled howitzers and hundreds of other fighting vehicles Friday in the northern German port of Bremerhaven, to be moved into Eastern Europe to bolster NATO's deterrence against possible Russian aggression.