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Navy’s new ‘fitness suit’ to launch in July

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The Navy’s unveiling of a mandatory new “fitness suit” met with a tepid response from sailors based in Japan on Friday.

North Korea threat could slow Marines’ relocation, commandant says

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The commandant of the Marine Corps suggested that the United States may reconsider the timeframe for relocating troops from Okinawa to Guam because of North Korea’s growing missile threat.

Navy officer cleared of attempted teen sex-assault charges by military jury

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A Navy officer accused of attempted sexual assault of a minor following an Okinawa sting operation was acquitted of five related charges by a court martial jury on Thursday.

US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35

55 min 57 sec ago
A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and an observer group reported Friday, and the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the country.

Egypt: Gunmen attack Christians, killing at least 24

1 hour 50 min ago
Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing 24 people and wounding 25, officials said.

Trump blasts German carmakers’ US sales and threatens barriers

2 hours 20 min ago
German carmakers found themselves at the receiving end of renewed attacks by President Donald Trump, who reportedly chided them for selling too many vehicles in the U.S., contributing to a lopsided German trade surplus that's hurting the U.S. economy.

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

3 hours 13 min ago
More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father's Navy plane had been shot down in northern Vietnam, and he was presumed dead, though his body had not been found.

Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

3 hours 23 min ago
Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the U.S.-led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a U.S. bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians.

Discharge papers issued for members of WWII Alaska militia

3 hours 36 min ago
Army discharge papers will finally be issued for 16 members who served in a largely Native citizen militia to guard Alaska during World War II.

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldiers

4 hours 41 min ago
Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace. She finishes each new violin with another ritual, by gluing a small, handwritten message inside. Each is different, but they are often a tribute to members of the military.

Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

5 hours 2 min ago
In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

5 hours 30 min ago
One of Asia's most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the country's military chief said Friday.

Sentencing delayed for Air Force reservist guilty of sex crime on base

7 hours 42 min ago
Kyle Jordan, 31, an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Korea, was to be sentenced Thursday for having sex with an unconscious woman he supervised at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Fort Carson's fallen honored at Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony

7 hours 46 min ago
Hundreds who gathered Thursday at Fort Carson's Mountain Post Warrior Memorial to remember the scores of local soldiers who've lost their lives in combat since 2004.

Their fathers were enemies, but the children of Vietnam's dead share a bond

7 hours 51 min ago
Vietnamese and American children of parents killed on opposite sides in the war are gathering to honor lost fathers and mothers and to embrace each other as brothers and sisters as a part of the 2 Sides Project.

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

8 hours 14 min ago
China has signed on to U.N. sanctions and suspended coal imports from North Korea through the rest of the year, but has been generally reticent about what other steps it may be taking to use its leverage as Pyongyang's most important trading and diplomatic partner.

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with N. Korea in goodwill gesture

8 hours 39 min ago
The announcement is a sign that the liberal government led by new President Moon Jae-in is trying to restart stalled civilian aid and exchange programs as a way to improve strained ties with the rival North.

New Palestinian metropolis rises in the West Bank as Israeli occupation turns 50

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:50
Israel's military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza began five decades ago, when Israel defeated three Arab armies. Today, millions of Palestinians still face concrete walls, checkpoints and other Israeli controls. What does it feel like to be "occupied" in 2017?

Trump told in Brussels that West should focus on 'values,' not only interests

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:13
President Donald Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, scolding European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defense and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of U.S. taxpayers.

At Arlington's Flags-In, remembering and honoring the fallen

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:51
More than 284,000 flags were placed in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday by hundreds of soldiers with The Old Guard during the annual pre-Memorial Day Flags-In ceremony.