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Kerry heading to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks

Stars & Stripes - 44 min 22 sec ago
Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen.

Sunken Japan WWII warship found off Philippines

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 32 min ago
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen says he's found a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank over 70 years ago.

3 sought over 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 38 min ago
More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.

Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Italy; 10 die

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 44 min ago
Italy's coast guard is bringing nearly 1,000 migrants to southern Italian ports from several different boat rescues, but 10 migrants perished at sea.

Different views of bombing suspect to be given at trial

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 57 min ago
Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.

'American Sniper' killer files appeal

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 22 min ago
Attorneys for Eddie Ray Routh filed a formal appeal Tuesday of his capital murder conviction in the deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.

Navy captain pleads guilty to viewing porn at work

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 33 min ago
A Navy captain will spend a month in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to charges of downloading pornography on his work computer at Norfolk Naval Station.

Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 45 min ago
Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in May and June to participate in NATO aerial policing missions, Romania's top defense body said Tuesday.

Obama, EU leaders discuss new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 12 min ago
U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders agreed Tuesday to weigh further sanctions against Russia if the cease-fire agreement in Ukraine is violated, EU officials said.

Terror investigators revisit home in teen’s Islamic State case

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 19 min ago
Federal authorities last week returned to the home of a Chicago-area teen accused of trying to travel to join the Islamic State and seized several cellphones and computer equipment apparently belonging to his siblings who are minors and have not been charged, the teen’s lawyer said Tuesday.

Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 12 min ago
China's military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, despite slowing economic growth that fell to 7.4 percent last year and is expected to further decline in 2015.

North Korea: Airmen died with ‘suicidal-attack spirit’ during 2009 missile launch

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00
North Korea lost 14 airmen to an accident during the launch of a long-range missile and satellite in 2009, according to a state media report issued Tuesday.

Four months in, Veterans Choice Program remains underused, officials say

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:36
The four-month old VA program that allows certain veterans to seek medical care from outside facilities has been vastly underused by eligible veterans, according to a VFW report issued Monday.

US pushes back on Venezuela's order to slash embassy staff

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 22:41
The United States on Tuesday pushed back against Venezuela's demand for a dramatic cut in the American diplomatic mission in Caracas.

72 passengers reach settlements in Asiana crash

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 22:04
More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday.

New ideas required to fight this brand of terror

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:00
Obama’s basketball metaphors would be tiresome if they hadn’t proved so dangerous.

USS Cole defense lawyers want entire Senate ‘Torture Report’

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:46
Defense lawyers for a former CIA captive awaiting a death-penalty trial as the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing asked the judge Tuesday to secure a U.S. government copy of the full so-called “Torture Report” before it disappears into a Senate vault.

Conspiracies swirl over Moscow murder as no suspects named

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:09
The contract-style murder last Friday night of Boris Nemtsov, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has led to accusations of Kremlin complicity but also to a slew of competing theories involving everything from the CIA to Islamic militants and Ukrainian nationalists.

Islamic State is capitalizing on chaos

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:00
The obsession with Islam makes Western liberal democracies seem too much like their present weapon of choice, the drone: programmed to find and exterminate supposed enemies, but incapable of thinking imaginatively.

In first testimony as DOD chief, Carter defends White House defense budget

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:58
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told senators that President Barack Obama’s proposed $534-billion budget — $38 billion over the cap — will allow the military to defend the country and fight wars, while also warning that funding the military under the smaller cap could create a national security crisis.
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