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Austria court overturns presidential elections, calls rerun

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 35 sec ago
Austria's highest court has ruled that presidential elections narrowly lost by a right-wing candidate must be repeated after his party claimed gross irregularities in the absentee vote count.

Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 34 min ago
As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem.

Tribute of flying flag at half-staff used with increasing frequency

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 56 min ago
Flag buffs have noted that the honor has been extended more widely over time, including to celebrities and police dogs. And some have questioned whether the country has lowered the bar on the lowering of the flag.

Boateng leading from the back for Germany at Euro 2016

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 7 min ago
Germany will take on Italy in a Euro 2016 quarterfinal match Saturday. In other quarterfinals, Wales will face Belgium on Friday and France hosts Iceland on Sunday for the right to join Portugal in the semifinals.

Russian firefighting plane disappears in Siberia

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 23 min ago
Russia's Emergencies Ministry says one of its firefighting planes with a crew of 10 has gone missing in Siberia.

Turkish official: Mastermind of February attack killed

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 32 min ago
As Turkey continues to investigate the Istanbul airport bombing and track down suspects, a Turkish official says the mastermind of an earlier suicide bombing has been killed.

Slovakian PM lays out plans for EU presidency

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 53 min ago
Slovakia takes over the European Union's presidency on Friday determined to help reconnect the EU with its citizens and put decision making back in the hands of Europe's nations as the bloc reels from Britain's vote to leave.

Birthplace of Castro brothers sees rise in visitors

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 3 min ago
For decades, the birthplace of Fidel and Raul Castro was largely ignored by the Castros and their government. But since 2002, the site has been a museum, and it is gaining increasing attention.

10 suspects linked to Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast attacks

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 29 min ago
Authorities say they now have arrested 10 people in connection with attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, most of them charged with providing help and shelter to the jihadists.

Hindu temple worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 46 min ago
A Hindu temple worker was hacked to death in southwest Bangladesh early Friday in the latest attack blamed on radical Islamists, police said.

Man banned from Twitter after threats to 2 US senators

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 3 min ago
A federal judge has barred a Virginia man from using Twitter after he was charged with tweeting threats to two U.S. senators.

Guam bases increase security for holiday, but no cancellations

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 35 min ago
Guam military bases elevated their force protection conditions Friday “to raise awareness and vigilance” during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a Naval Forces Marianas statement said.

Officials spread the word on how to vote from overseas

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 35 min ago
Voting assistance officers are using Independence Day celebrations to encourage U.S. military personnel stationed overseas to register to vote.

Paper cranes folded by Obama in Hiroshima will be exhibited in Nagasaki

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 35 min ago
Origami cranes that President Barack Obama folded and donated to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum during his history-making visit are being loaned to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

Soldier accused of killing former Marine at drugstore seeks lower bail

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 22:40
A soldier accused of fatally shooting a former Marine in Arlington, Texas was due in court Thursday, and his attorney is asking the judge for a bail reduction.

Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 21:41
The White House is to disclose the casualties with a range of numbers indicating that an estimated 100 civilians have been inadvertently killed by 500 drone strikes since 2009.

Ex-Navy SEAL killed in crash while using Tesla's 'Autopilot'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 20:31
Joshua Brown died when his car's cameras failed to distinguish the white side of a tractor-trailer from a brightly lit sky and didn't automatically activate its brakes.

US offers to share intelligence on terrorists in Syria with Russia

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:17
The offer of what one administration official called "enhanced information sharing" does not include joint military planning, targeting or coordination with U.S. airstrikes.

'Trapped by all the sides' in Yemen's largely ignored war

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 19:11
Yemen's warring factions have held peace talks to end their 16-month civil war — but in the city of Taiz the conflict rages on, defying a U.N.-backed cease-fire.

Military honors father and daughter in joint ceremony

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 18:27
A Fort Bragg promotion ceremony for Army Col. Tina Jones-Faison also honored her late father, a Marine, with a posthumous United States Congressional Gold Medal.
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