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Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:45
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Fight over Iran nuclear deal threatens Senate spending bill

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:35
A last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans to buy Iranian "heavy water" threatened to derail the appropriations process in the Senate.

Lawmaker urge more US naval operations in South China Sea

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:29
Members of Congress urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to order more naval operations close to disputed islands in the South China Sea. The State Department said Beijing risks conflict and isolation through its assertive behavior in those waters.

Iran's president slams US court ruling on Marine barracks bombing

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:43
Iran's president said Wednesday that a U.S. court ruling that allows for the seizure of Iranian assets amounts to theft and indicates continued "hostility" toward his country.

Texas gathering of Vietnam participants looks back at a hot war

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:33
Until the first soldiers jumped off their helicopters at Landing Zone Albany in the winter of 1965, the Vietnam War had been confined to American advisers who had suffered relatively light casualties.

South Korea becomes 1st Asian nation to sign space pact with US

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:31
South Korea on Wednesday became the first Asian nation to sign a space-cooperation pact with the U.S., officials said.

For Jan Scruggs at Vietnam summit, the legacy of a wall that unites

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:21
In 1979, Jan Scruggs was an anonymous U.S. Labor Department investigator who was overcome with a simple insight after seeing the emotionally harrowing Vietnam War film, “The Deer Hunter.”

Head of German spy agency to be replaced in July

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:08
Germany's spy chief is being replaced, Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said Wednesday, citing major upcoming "challenges" for the country's foreign intelligence agency.

The real danger with North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is possible partners

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:54
Pyongyang has more than proven its readiness to sell some of the world’s most dangerous weapons and technology to the world’s most dangerous actors, so long as there is money to be made and no serious chance of meaningful punishment for its transgressions.

Nominate Cruz to gauge strength of conservatism

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:53
A Cruz candidacy would be a useful experiment in American politics. It would test the conservative argument that Republicans would win more elections if they only nominated unambiguously right-wing candidates.

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work’s Visit to Sweden

DoD News Releases - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:15
Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson provided the following: Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work visited Stockholm, Sweden, to meet with senior Swedish officials and hear their concerns about emerging security challenges in the region, April 25-27.Work also participated in a meeting of U.S.-Nordic-Baltic countries,
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Separatists: 5 civilians killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:08
At least five people including a pregnant woman were killed and more than 10 injured early Wednesday on the front line in eastern Ukraine in the worst civilian loss of life there in months, separatist officials said.

Artificial limbs offer Syrians new chances at life

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:27
Every time 3-year-old Seif wears his new prosthetic legs, the toddler puts up a fight. He has already made peace with walking on his stumps, but there is no dodging his daily rehabilitation session at a prosthetic clinic in southern Turkey.

Islamic State advances against rebels in north Syria

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:19
Islamic State militants seized five villages from Syrian rebels close to the Turkish border Wednesday, further weakening the rebels' foothold in and around the northern city of Aleppo.

Amid outside pressure, N. Korea sets date for key convention

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:02
Facing mounting international pressure over its nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korea has set a date for its biggest political convention in decades next week that is expected to bolster young dictator Kim Jong Un's grip on power.

Why are people fleeing to Darfur? And other questions from Africa's refugee crisis.

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:53
Since January, 43,000 South Sudanese refugees have fled to eastern Darfur. That's right - Darfur, home to one of the 21st century's worst, ongoing humanitarian crises.

Thousands of protesters threaten to storm Iraq’s parliament

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:08
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi desperately tried to steer his country out of political turmoil on Tuesday, partially reshuffling his cabinet amid stepped-up pressure as thousands of protesters threatened to storm parliament.

Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:22
Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic front-runner of "playing the woman card" in her presidential campaign.

Initiative gives 3rd Fleet greater autonomy in Western Pacific

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:37
Three guided-missile destroyers will deploy from Hawaii to the western Pacific on Wednesday, the first group of ships to set sail under an initiative giving the 3rd Fleet greater autonomy west of the International Date Line.

Supreme Court strengthens free-speech rights of public employees

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:03
Just in time for the election season, the Supreme Court has strengthened legal protections for the nation’s 22 million public employees against being demoted or fired for supporting the wrong political candidate in the eyes of their supervisors.
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