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Former Air Force intelligence officer charged with spying for Iran and revealing defense secrets

Former Air Force intelligence officer charged with spying for Iran and revealing defense secretsFormer Air Force intel officer charged with espionage for Iran govt



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El Chapo defense to US jury: Don't believe 'garbage' testimony

El Chapo defense to US jury: Don't believe 'garbage' testimonyMexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s defense team on Thursday urged a US jury not to believe “garbage” testimony of government witnesses, insisting their client was not the real mastermind of the Sinaloa cartel. The 14 ex-associates of Guzman who took the stand during the trial in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn did so to get reduced sentences, attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told the jury.



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Defense lawyer: Government case against El Chapo 'a fantasy'

Defense lawyer: Government case against El Chapo 'a fantasy'NEW YORK (AP) — A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman assailed the federal case against the Mexican drug lord as "a fantasy," telling a U.S. jury Thursday that the prosecution relied on a parade of cooperating witnesses who "lie, steal, cheat, deal drugs and kill people" for a living.



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'El Chapo' defense rests after calling one witness

'El Chapo' defense rests after calling one witnessAfter that, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, who is presiding over the trial in Brooklyn federal court, will instruct the jury so it can begin deliberating Guzman’s fate. The brief defense case was in sharp contrast to the 10-week presentation put on by prosecutors, who called over 50 witnesses to testify. Guzman said on Monday that he would not testify in his own defense.



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Feds rest case against Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán; accused drug lord won't testify in his own defense

Feds rest case against Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán; accused drug lord won't testify in his own defenseAccused Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, facing federal charges that could put him in prison for life, has opted not to testify in his own defense.



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Speedy defense for El Chapo in US court — 30 minutes

Speedy defense for El Chapo in US court -- 30 minutesFor nearly three months, US federal prosecutors have made their case against Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in a Brooklyn courtroom. The only witness called by the defense was FBI agent Paul Roberts, who in February 2017 interviewed Jorge Cifuentes, one of Guzman’s cocaine suppliers who is jailed in the US and testified against his former boss. Guzman’s legal team put Roberts — who took notes during that interview — on the stand to try to undermine the credibility of Cifuentes, one of the main witnesses against the 61-year-old onetime Sinaloa cartel boss.



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Venezuelan U.S. defense attache breaks with Maduro as diplomats leave

Venezuelan U.S. defense attache breaks with Maduro as diplomats leaveThe diplomatic friction and defection was triggered by U.S. recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. Washington, Canada and most Latin American nations said Maduro’s second-term election win was fraudulent. “Today I speak to the people of Venezuela, and especially to my brothers in the armed forces of the nation, to recognize President Juan Guaido as the only legitimate president,” Colonel Jose Luis Silva said in a video recorded at the embassy in Washington, seated at a desk alongside the Venezuelan flag.



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As El Chapo trial nears end, will the alleged Mexican drug lord testify in his own defense?

As El Chapo trial nears end, will the alleged Mexican drug lord testify in his own defense?Will accused Mexican drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán speak in his own defense, to rebut the avalanche of testimony provided by his former associates?



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Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully tested

Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully testedJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday that it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against long-range ballistic missile threats.



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Missile Defense Review: North Korea remains 'extraordinary threat' to US

Missile Defense Review: North Korea remains 'extraordinary threat' to USThe Missile Defense Review report, introduced by President Donald Trump during a speech at the Pentagon, was released just hours ahead of a top North Korean envoy’s arrival in Washington to discuss a potential second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.



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