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USS Laboon makes another major drug bust in Arabian Sea

Stars & Stripes - 0 sec ago
Guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon was at it again last week, making a second major drug bust in a matter of days in the Arabian Sea, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said in a statement.

Man arrested after abducted woman escapes from trunk

Stars & Stripes - 41 min 2 sec ago
A man recently freed from prison in Alabama is accused of abducting a woman whose dramatic escape from her car trunk was captured on video.

In a first for the government, dogs will be occasionally allowed at Interior Department

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 8 min ago
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will announce in an email to employees Thursday morning the start of "Doggy Days at Interior," a program that will launch with test runs at the agency's Washington headquarters on two Fridays in May and September.

Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 28 min ago
A former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an "act of state terrorism" by Russia, an accusation that has been quickly rejected by the Kremlin.

Ex-postal worker admits scamming $1.2 million in federal benefits

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 30 min ago
Authorities say Richard Klaffka told Veterans Affairs in 2006 that he was disabled and needed to use a wheelchair because of an injury connected to his military service.

US, South Korean soldiers practice taking out chemical-weapons labs

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 33 min ago
Heavy infantry soldiers traded tracks and wheels for a trip through the clouds during air-assault training this week in South Korea.

Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 34 min ago
Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city.

Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves 10 soldiers dead

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 42 min ago
Islamic extremists killed 10 Egyptian soldiers in fighting in a central part of the restive Sinai Peninsula during an army raid on a militant hideout early Thursday, the military said, a toll that underscored its continuing challenges to rein in insurgents in the area.

Turkey warns Russia following sniper fire from Syria

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 43 min ago
A senior Turkish official says his country has warned Russia that Ankara will retaliate against any new cross-border attack on Turkish troops from Syrian Kurdish-held areas in Syria.

Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 46 min ago
The armed group took over the school little by little. One day when a fighter came to collect and burn the students' desks, teacher Thiernd Ouronfei decided he'd had enough.

Japan’s newest helicopter destroyer joins fleet in Yokosuka

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 50 min ago
Japan’s newest ship will be positioned for natural-disaster response but can also carry the U.S.-made Osprey and aircraft made for combat contingencies, Japanese officials said Thursday.

Aid group says medical assistance needed in Iraq's Mosul

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 50 min ago
A leading international relief organization has appealed for more medical assistance to cope with the increasing numbers of civilians fleeing the intensified fighting between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State group in western Mosul.

Uganda at 'breaking point' as South Sudan refugees pour in

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 54 min ago
Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3,000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day, the United Nations refugee chief said Thursday. The U.N. has called it the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

US combat airlift marks deepening involvement in Syria

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 12 min ago
The United States is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria, supported by the first use of U.S. attack helicopters and artillery in the country.

Caught in political crossfire, military advocacy group fights for survival

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 23 min ago
While the prospect of another round of military base closures is getting more talk in Washington, the Florida Legislature is taking steps to kill off a nonprofit created to help keep Florida bases off the chopping block.

US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 44 min ago
U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe.

Syrian troops besiege Islamic State held northern stronghold

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 58 min ago
Syrian government forces are besieging the last Islamic State stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to free the entire province from militants.

20,000 evacuated after fire at military arsenal in Ukraine

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 11 min ago
Around 20,000 people were evacuated Thursday in Ukraine's Kharkiv region near the border with Russia after a massive fire at a military arsenal.

Australia rejects 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Australia rejected 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds during more than a year of vetting while accepting 12,000 eligible for resettlement from Middle Eastern camps, an official said Thursday.

Resume workshop teaches veterans to apply 'military mindset' to job hunt

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 51 min ago
It’s possible to turn military experience into skills in demand by the private sector, says career coach Angela Smith, a civilian who had a 20-year career in the Navy and Marine Corps.
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