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Haley urges UN to challenge Iranian actions after Trump decision

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:50
Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council to consider a wide range of Iran's "destabilizing" actions in the Middle East in an early test of whether President Donald Trump's toughening position on the Islamic Republic is alienating allies and leaving the U.S. isolated internationally.

Netanyahu's Iran challenge is helping Trump fix or scrap deal

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:48
Israel is making a diplomatic push to extend restrictions in the international nuclear deal with Iran to its development of ballistic missiles, sponsorship of terrorist acts and weapons proliferation to terrorist groups, three senior Israeli government officials said.

Bergdahl lawyers: Judge should throw out case over new Trump comment

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:57
Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl renewed efforts to have the soldier’s court-martial dismissed, filing an 11th-hour motion Tuesday arguing President Donald Trump’s reasserted past criticism of their client makes a fair sentence impossible.

Hawaii's missile defense urged as North Korean threat persists

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:56
Although the United States has been stymied in reining in North Korea’s nuclear program, a former U.S. Pacific Command deputy commander said President Donald Trump’s tough words can be matched with real action by enhancing the defense of Hawaii.

School fallout shelter untouched for 55 years might come in handy now

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:53
A few Fridays ago, in D.C. neighborhood, Smithsonian curator Frank Blazich put on headlamp and descended into the subbasement of Oyster-Adams intermediate school in search of the past. He found an intact fallout shelter dating to 1962. A time capsule to a nation's panic, lined up in a long, concrete hall.

Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:42
President Donald Trump sent more perplexing signals Wednesday about whether he backs a bipartisan Senate deal for steadying health insurance markets, saying he backs lawmakers' efforts to strike that compromise but "can never support" federal bailouts for insurers.

Tough housing market awaits California wildfire victims

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:36
As firefighters gain on wildfires burning in Northern California's wine country, the many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in those fires will have to find a new place to live in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation.

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:29
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had protected the Democratic presidential nominee by prematurely "exonerating" her before the 2016 election.

US Olympic gymnast alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:17
Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year.

Coast Guard seeks cause of fire aboard ship in Mississippi

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:13
Officials are investigating why a U.S. Coast Guard ship briefly caught fire before dawn while docked on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deaths

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:11
The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in unprecedented wildfires this year in the Iberian nation.

Unexploded WWII bomb forces closures, evacuation near Grafenwoehr

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:49
Discovery of an unexploded WWII-era bomb closed a base gate and parts of a major road near a U.S. Army base in Grafenwoehr, Germany on Wednesday.

Retired major general facing court-martial on rape charges

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:36
A retired major general will face a court-martial on charges alleging he raped a child over a six-year period while on active duty in the 1980s.

More NY Guardsmen heading to Puerto Rico for storm recovery

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:32
Another contingent of National Guard members from New York is preparing to depart for Puerto Rico to help the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria.

Permanent engineer battalion sets up shop at Camp Humphreys

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:31
The 11th Engineer Battalion will replace the stateside rotational engineer battalions U.S. forces in Korea had been relying on since 2015.

Special Tactics airman awarded Air Force Cross for gallantry in Afghanistan raid

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:22
On Tuesday, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson awarded Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter the Air Force Cross, the service’s highest medal, for his gallantry under enemy fire. During a November 2016 battle, he repeatedly braved enemy fire, using his body to protect his teammates while directing dozens of airstrikes and coordinating medical evacuations.

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect'

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:16
The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for presidents to show compassion for slain soldiers, strongly disputed that account.

Soldiers like new ‘pinks and greens’ but aren’t happy about growing wardrobe

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:13
Some soldiers like the look of proposed retro-style uniforms unveiled by the Army last week but say they already have too many outfits.

UN judges to deliver verdicts next month in Mladic trial

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:08
A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdict next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who faces a possible life sentence if convicted of charges including genocide.

N. Korea is playing a longer game than the US

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:05
If we think through the North Korea nuclear weapons dilemma using game theory, one aspect of the problem deserves more attention, namely the age of the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un: 33.
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