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

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 12 min ago
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.

Flag Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - 4 hours 23 min ago
Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson
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US servicemember dies after vehicle accident in Syria

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 33 min ago
A U.S. servicemember died Friday in northern Syria from injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said in a statement.

Putting names to faces for Memorial Day in Cambridge

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 22 min ago
A crowd of U.S. servicemembers, veterans and members of the local British community gathered Friday at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in preparation for the second annual Faces of Cambridge event this Memorial Day.

Review: Not even Dwayne Johnson can rescue 'Baywatch'

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 32 min ago
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has so much charisma it can be seen from space. His charisma should be considered a national resource and channeled to power homes and solve world hunger. It’s a precious and powerful tool that has lifted middling comedies like “Central Intelligence” and revved up the Fast and Furious franchise. But with the sloppy, incoherent “Baywatch,” that unstoppable force meets its match. Shockingly, The Rock’s charisma just can’t save everything.

US says 3 ISIS fighters killed in last 2 months

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 37 min ago
The U.S. military says it killed three Islamic State group fighters in attacks this month and last.

US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 43 min 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.

Trump blasts German carmakers’ US sales and threatens barriers

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 7 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.

Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 10 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

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 22 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

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 28 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

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 49 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

Stars & Stripes - 11 hours 17 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

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 29 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

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 33 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

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 38 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

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 1 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

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 26 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

Stars & Stripes - 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

Stars & Stripes - 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.
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