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S. Korea says it agrees with China to seek summit with Japan

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:58
South Korea said it agreed with China to seek a three-way summit with Japan in late October or early November in a step toward easing tensions in the region.

Ronda Rousey accepts invitation to Marine Corps Ball from serviceman

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:57
When Marine Jarrod Haschert posted a video asking for Ronda Rousey to accompany him to the Marine Corps Ball, he figured the most that would come of it would be some ribbing from his friends. However, the video went viral, and it is on the verge of paying off in an unimaginable way.

Wiesbaden bids adieu to Warrior Transition Unit with barbecue

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:25
Red Cross volunteers showed their appreciation for 11 soldiers Wednesday at a farewell barbecue for members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Warrior Transition Unit, many of who will move to Kaiserslautern as part of Europe Regional Medical Command’s initiative to consolidate WTUs.

Congolese warlord known as the 'Terminator' finally going to trial in The Hague

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:58
He wasn't called the "Terminator" for nothing. Bosco Ntaganda was one of the most brutal rebel leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The forces he commanded have been implicated in ethnic massacres, rapes, torture, and in recruiting hundreds of children, some as young as seven, to fight on the front lines. He has been wanted for war crimes since 2006.

Movies on base through Sept. 10

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:44
Times and dates for theaters in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea

Guardsman hero in Paris train attack in ABC's new 'Dancing With the Stars' cast

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:30
ABC moved quickly to land one of the three men who foiled a terror attack on a Paris-bound train last month for the 21st season cast of "Dancing With the Stars."

The blood-stained Indian Child Welfare Act

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:55
By treating children, however attenuated or imaginary their Indian ancestry, as little trophies for tribal power, the ICWA discourages adoptions by parents who see only children, not pawns of identity politics.

Our stake in the future – and the past

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:52
When we feel a revulsion at the destruction of the past or a threat to the future, what we are really affirming is human survival.

Trump’s detractors unable to combat his charisma

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:50
The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?

Bad signs in Supreme Court plaza ruling

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:47
The true function of the plaza is to create an open public space in front of the people’s court where the people can congregate. And like it or not, in a democracy, the people don’t always show order or decorum.

Humphreys gets boost from transfer, but roster still thin

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:32
Jalen Barmer takes over running back duties after moving from Pennsylvania, but inexperienced line is a concern.

European railways become ground zero for the migrant crisis

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:24
European railways were ground zero Wednesday in faltering efforts to contain the continent's burgeoning refugee crisis, with thousands of asylum-seekers camped out at Hungary's main train station and service between Paris and London disrupted overnight after reports of migrants on the tracks.

Gunmen kill 2 Yemeni Red Cross workers in rebel-held area

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:10
Gunmen shot dead two Yemenis working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday as they were traveling from the northern Saada province to the capital, Sanaa, the group said.

Center honoring United Flight 93 to open day before 9/11 anniversary

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 07:29
Almost 14 years to the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the National Park Service is preparing to open a visitor center on the site where United Flight 93 went down outside Shanksville, Penn., killing 40 people and four hijackers.

Osan hopes hang on bulked-up line, new QB

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 07:21
Second-year Cougars coach Don Tusha is hoping Gregory Yi’s success on the diamond can translate onto the gridiron as Osan looks to snap a 16-game regular-season losing streak.

Russia's Putin commemorates victory over Japan in WWII

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 06:41
President Vladimir Putin has joined Russian veterans for an unusual ceremony commemorating the 1945 victory over Japan to end World War II.

New coach, but same basic philosophy at Daegu: win

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 06:18
Phillip Loyd takes over for longtime coach Ken Walter and adds own print on program that expects to contend every year.

State media: Car bomb in Syrian port city kills 10

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 06:15
A car bomb exploded Wednesday in a square in the Syrian port city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad, killing at least 10 people and wounding 25, the official Syrian news agency SANA said.

Praying for rain in Okieville, Calif.

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 06:00
People living in this dusty neighborhood called Okieville at the heart of California's Central Valley know the harsh reality of drought.

Iranian hard-liners unveil anti-US plaque at former embassy

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 05:54
More than a dozen hard-line Iranian students have unveiled an anti-American plaque at the gate of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
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