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New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 55 min ago
U.S. earlier this year approved expanded military operations against al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities.

Serbia's president urges resolving Kosovo relations

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 6 min ago
Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to participate in EU-mediated talks to advance their efforts to join the bloc. Serbian nationalists have urged ditching the EU bid over Kosovo.

Turkish opposition journalists on trial for aiding 'terror'

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 16 min ago
As part of the crackdown, about 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down.

Japan ends probe of US Navy ship collision; no input from US

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 24 min ago
The U.S. military holds the right to investigate its naval vessel and has not cooperated with Japan's investigation.

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 49 min ago
North Korea is just one of many countries still dealing with the explosive legacy of major wars. In Asia alone, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and even Japan have huge amounts of unexploded ordnance left to clean up.

France bringing top Libyan rivals together in new initiative

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 11 min ago
Libya, split between rival governments and militias, is a breeding ground for Islamic State militants and people-traffickers preying on migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

At least 8 dead after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 14 min ago
Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people, spilled into neighboring countries and created one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.

China warns India of its 'resolve' amid border standoff

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 24 min ago
While the sides have exercised restraint thus far, heated rhetoric in both Beijing and New Delhi has raised concern over a renewal of hostilities that resulted in a brief but bloody frontier war between the sides in 1962.

After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 45 min ago
The Shiite militias stepped into a vacuum when the Iraqi army largely dissolved after IS overran Mosul and pushed within 80 miles of the Iraqi capital.

UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 52 min ago
Hundreds of people have been killed in Central African Republic and roughly 100,000 displaced in the past two months.

Suicide bombing in Kabul kills dozens, destroys shops

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 3 min ago
In the past year, the insurgents have increasingly targeted state employees and other officials deemed loyal to the government, whom they see as legitimate targets.

US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 7 min ago
An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers.

The Navy is tracking sea turtles released by the Virginia Aquarium. Here's why.

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 15 min ago
Grinch, the green sea turtle, has a reputation for being a little difficult to work with at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

Often unheralded, enlisted sailors integral to success during Talisman Saber

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 35 min ago
The sailors of the USS Bonhomme Richard remained in the thick of the action during massive, monthlong Talisman Saber drills that wrap up Tuesday off the Australian coast.

Changes to Air Force PME program prove popular with airmen

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 36 min ago
Recent changes to the Air Force’s professional military education program for enlisted airmen were met with enthusiastic praise in work centers, dining facilities, online communities, and pretty much anywhere airmen talk.

Servicemember charged with sexually assaulting woman in South Korea

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 36 min ago
A U.S. servicemember stationed at Osan Air Base has been charged with sexually assaulting a South Korean woman at a hotel in Seoul’s trendy Gangnam district, officials said.

Naval Submarine Base New London to hold security drills

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 20:48
The submarine base in Groton is advising nearby residents that security drills planned this week will include the firing of automatic weapons with blanks.

Senate Republicans plan to plow ahead with health-care vote this week

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 19:19
The Senate returns to Washington on Monday with its GOP leaders determined to vote this week on their years-long quest to demolish the Affordable Care Act, even though the goal remains mired in political and substantive uncertainties.

UK joins US in calling for an end to boycott of Qatar

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 18:19
Britain has joined the U.S. in calling for an end to the boycott of Qatar after the country’s pledge to fight terrorism.

Suspect due in court Monday after 9 die in sweltering truck

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 14:47
Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.
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