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82nd podcast: The end of World War I

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:10
In the 82nd Airborne Division's weekly look back at its 100-year history, officials will examine the end of World War I, the unit's reintegration at home and myths from the time period.

Trump said he would isolate his family businesses, but they have already seeped into the White House

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:07
Trump is probably the wealthiest businessman to serve as president, and the first without government or military experience. His success in branding and building hotels, casinos and a media business brought him to prominence, and many of his supporters see that experience as his most valuable asset. But the Trump Organization, with real estate deals all over the world, presents unprecedented possibilities for conflicts.

French foreign minister warns Russia on election meddling

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:31
France's foreign minister is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as "unacceptable."

Senators want materials saved for Russia probe

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:23
The Senate intelligence committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to a probe the panel is conducting on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, a congressional aide said Saturday.

UAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran linger

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:14
Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen.

Senior Trump appointee to NSC fired after critical comments

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:11
A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers.

Lindsey Graham says 2017 is all about hitting back at Russia

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:03
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham promised Sunday that Congress will press ahead with a bill to sanction Russia for interfering in the U.S. presidential election, and investigate the methods it used, to make sure other countries don’t fall victim to similar hacking attacks.

Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:42
Native Americans are hoping President Donald Trump doesn't forget them as he promises to put "America first."

Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo fighting

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:51
The vast Central African country is home to multiple militias vying for control of rich mineral deposits, and human rights groups have long expressed alarm over alleged abuses by the military in the fight against them.

Hamas court in Gaza sentences 3 to death for alleged spying

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:41
Sunday's verdicts raise the number of people on death row to 10, a number likely to increase since others are still appealing their death sentences.

Islamic extremists denounce Somalia's new president

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:23
Al-Shabab leader also referred the new president as "evil-minded," recalling his eight-month tenure as the prime minister of Somalia in 2010 and 2011, during which the extremists lost control of Mogadishu.

Trump voters take inventory after his first month in office

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:19
Those at the western Pennsylvania bar -- not far from the famed "Trump House" -- said controversy is what to expect from a president hell-bent on changing how Washington operates.

Iwo Jima veteran recalls WWII battle

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:02
Marking the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, veteran said it is important for people to remember the sacrifice of those who fought in that brutal battle,

US slams Russia's move to recognize Ukraine rebel documents

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 07:32
The recognition, in an order signed by President Vladimir Putin that was announced Saturday, "is alarming and contradicts the agreed-upon goals of the Minsk Agreement," the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine said Sunday on Twitter.

Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 04:07
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked "the concept of crippling sanctions" as he spoke Sunday at the Munich Security Conference.

Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:51
The man, who was not a traveler, pushed aside a security officer and ran through doors where airplanes were parked. He was stopped by an airport employee, who was backed up by other law enforcement and security officers.

Pakistani police kill 5 militants in counter-terrorism raid

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:43
Police launched a massive counter-terrorism crackdown after a suicide attack last week at a famous shrine killed 88 people and wounded hundreds.

Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:34
Kim Jong Nam told medical workers at the airport that he had been sprayed in the face with a chemical. He grew dizzy, suffered a seizure and was dead within hours.

Putin orders Russia to recognize passports issued by Ukrainian separatists

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 01:48
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed an executive order recognizing passports and other documents issued by Russian-backed separatists in southeast Ukraine, a controversial step that brings Moscow closer to de facto recognition of the breakaway republics.

McCain says a free press is essential to a healthy democracy

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 01:35
Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it." And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying "that's how dictators get started."
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