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Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:06
One of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched an investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday.

Missiles knock out hospital in Syria's north, opposition group says

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:48
Missiles struck a medical center in Syria's northern rebel-held province, putting the facility built underground for protection out of service and killing a number of its staff, opposition activists said Saturday.

Kadena takes over first after two weeks of military football action

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:43
Carl Williams ran for 72 yards, had 118 receiving yards and returned a kickoff 102 yards for one of his three scores.

Military kids in Kaiserslautern get outside for Earth Day

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:41
USO Kaiserslautern hosted the first Kinder Volksmarch in celebration of Earth Day and the Month of the Military Child at Rhine Ordnance Barracks on Saturday.

Army hoping to entice doctors to the battlefield

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:24
Before aspiring medical school students venture off on careers at hospitals, Army leaders hope to entice them to bring their critical life-saving skills to battlefields across the globe. Medical professionals from 26 universities in the Southeast visited Fort Bragg on a tour for a glimpse of Army medicine — both at installation hospitals and in tents on combat zones. The educational tour is a tool used to connect medical students to careers in the Army.

CENTCOM surveillance footage shows ISIS using human shields

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:01
In the wake of a series of large scale civilian casualty incidents in the anti-Islamic State battle in Iraq and Syria last month, the Pentagon on Friday released surveillance footage it says shows the coalition's restraint in striking when noncombatants are at risk.

Trump immigration agency wants to kick 50,000 Haitians out of US

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 09:52
President Trump's immigration agency is recommending that the U.S. end temporary protections by next January for 50,000 Haitians allowed to remain in the United States following a series of natural disasters that have crippled the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation.

Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 09:19
President Donald Trump said he struck "no deal" for the release of an Egyptian-American charity worker who had been detained in the country for nearly three years.

Divisions, protests erupt at German nationalist convention

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:32
Divisions among German nationalists erupted Saturday as delegates from the far-right Alternative for Germany party rejected an appeal by one of their leaders to seek a pragmatic political path instead of turning into a "fundamental opposition" party.

French election could bring a jolt to Western security, no matter who wins

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:16
French voters make their choices Sunday in the first round of the country's utterly unpredictable presidential race. The vote could become yet another convulsive moment for a decades-old international security order that is still wobbling from the turbulence of President Donald Trump.

After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:46
Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present.

13 injured as ferry slams into port in Canary Islands, Spanish officials say

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:43
Thirteen ferry passengers were injured when the boat slammed into a breakwater in a port on the Canary Islands, Spanish authorities said Saturday.

China, Philippines argue over defense chief's island visit

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:02
China has protested the visit by Manila's defense and military chiefs to a disputed island in the South China Sea, but the Philippine government maintained Saturday that it owns the territory where Filipino troops and villagers have lived for decades.

Trump answers questions ranging from terror to taxes

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:32
Excerpts from an interview conducted Friday with President Donald Trump.

March for science events take place around the globe

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:05
Thousands of scientists worldwide made plans to leave their labs and take to the streets Saturday to rail against what they say are mounting attacks against science.

Army vet, wife are proud parents of rare quadruplets

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 05:02
A set of rare quadruplets born without fertility treatments are healthy and waiting to go home in Sarasota, Fla.

Chinese jihadis' rise in Syria raises concerns at home

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 04:42
Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country's northern regions.

Man who went AWOL 45 years ago home after 30-day sentence

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 04:29
A Florida man who went AWOL from the U.S. Air Force and spent 45 years on the lam has returned home after serving a 30-day sentence.

Taliban dressed as soldiers, faked injury in deadly attack on Afghan base

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:57
A Taliban attack on an Afghan base Friday could turn out to be country’s deadliest on an Afghan military installation and is raising questions about the army’s ability to hold off the Taliban, which are seeking to topple the country’s central government.

How suspected bus bomber in Germany hoped to make millions

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:02
The man accused of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team allegedly hoped to make millions off an expected slump in the team's share price by using an obscure financial trade, a "put option."
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