Officials say the U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before allowing transgender individuals to enlist in their services. Officials familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press that service leaders reached an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected their concerns that a longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol Hill. Transgender service members have been able to serve openly in the military since last year, but not enlist.
Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 1:16pm
Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country.
The World Jewish Congress and the leading Jewish group in Hungary objected Friday to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's praise for Miklos Horthy, the World War II-era leader who allied Hungary with Nazi Germany.
Aritz Parra, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 12:55pm
Madrid is gearing up to be the world capital of gay pride, a colorful mixture of commercialism and all-night partying that has brought vindication for sexual and gender diversity and created fissures among LGBT activists.
Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 10:56am
Lawmakers from Hungary's governing parties on Friday approved legislation on political advertising which opposition parties say will limit their billboard campaigns while increasing the government's publicity advantage.
Elaine Ganley, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 9:37am
France's interior minister said ruled out creating a help center for migrants in the increasingly tense port city of Calais, and said that the death of a truck driver blamed on migrants is also a humanitarian issue.
Francis Kokutse, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 9:37am
Ghana's government on Friday sought to reassure the public that two former Guantanamo prisoners living in the West African nation remained under supervision, a day after a court ruled their arrival was unconstitutional without parliament's approval.