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EU leaders pledge unity days away from Brexit trigger

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:53
European Union leaders gathering in Rome on Saturday sought to reinforce the unity of the remaining member states, flagging a common defense as a priority, just four days before Britain officially sends notice it's leaving.

Vehicle attacks: Easy success for Islamic State, a challenge for police

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:06
Experts say attacks in which cars or trucks are driven into popular pedestrian areas present a unique challenge for law enforcement officials as they are nearly impossible to predict and easy to pull off. They require no advanced training, no specialized materials. Almost anyone can own or rent a vehicle.

Lancers top ISB to get some title-game revenge

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:36
Both of last year's D-I finalists are 1-1 after splitting opening weekend games, though Lakenheath wins in rematch between two teams.

D-I favorites come away with victories

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:27
Stuttgart and Naples win easily, while Ramstein edges Wiesbaden in division openers.

Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:22
Airstrikes hit a women's prison and a clinic in rebel-held parts of Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the country's worst violence in weeks, opposition activists said.

Army veteran 'Bobblehead Bob' Manak dies at 57

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:48
Bob Manak's hobby was collections, from scouring flea markets for the colorful bobbleheads that filled his West Side Cleveland home to displaying shot glasses, magnets and other trinkets. But mostly he collected friends.

Vice president's wife to visit Mississippi Navy base

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:34
The wife of Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit a Navy base in Mississippi where she'll attend a reception honoring military spouses.

Vilseck routs Kaiserslautern to open strongly

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:29
The Falcons dominated a doubleheader against the Raiders, winning 12-3 and 12-1, with Crystal Morris and Avery Hicks combining for a no-hitter in the second game.

With 'vaping' on the rise, debate centers on its effects

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:12
Whether the "skyrocketing" use of electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit tobacco use or lure youth and adults back to nicotine is a question up for debate.

Written off after 2009 grounding, USS Port Royal finishes 7-month deployment

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:07
A $1 billion guided-missile cruiser Navy brass had previously written off as permanently damaged goods from a bad 2009 grounding off Honolulu Airport returned Friday from a successful seven-month deployment to the Middle East and South China Sea.

Airmen mourn 'mom of the flight line' killed in noncombat incident in Jordan

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:00
U.S. troops gathered at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on Thursday to mourn the death of a colleague they remembered as a kind friend, a loving wife and mother, and a dedicated and driven professional.

Is there an unforgivable sin?

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:49
Is there a sin that God will not forgive? Some members of the clergy in Texas say there is, but it’s none of the things that are punished by the criminal justice system.

Belarus activists arrested before planned protest

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:49
Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest march.

Ex-CIA chief: Flynn's firm discussed removing cleric from US

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:43
Former CIA Director James Woolsey has accused the Trump administration's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the U.S. extradition process to remove a Turkish cleric from the United States.

Former Palestinian prisoner found shot dead in Gaza

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:35
A former Palestinian prisoner whom Israel sent to Gaza after his release has been found shot dead at the entrance of his house in Gaza City.

Roadside bomb, sniper kill 4 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:33
A pair of attacks by suspected Islamic militants on Saturday killed four policemen and injured six others in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to security officials, bringing to 16 the number of policemen and soldiers known to have been slain in the area in three days.

Officials say Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:32
A local official says a Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in Central Kasai province, which has seen a spike in deadly violence in recent months.

Mexican boat stopped for illegally fishing off Texas coast

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:29
The U.S. Coast Guard has seized a Mexican fishing boat and detained its five crewmembers in a poaching investigation off the Gulf Coast waters of South Texas.

Ex-guerrilla leader vows to keep fight for East Timor unity

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:27
A former guerrilla fighter vowed Saturday to keep peace and unity as East Timor's new president, delivering a victory speech after the final tally showed he was on course to win the election.

Turkish chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:24
One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing.
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