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Putin says Trump foes harm US with Russia collusion probes

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:21
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the U.S. is only hurting itself with investigations of alleged collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, and the Kremlin leader vowed he won't allow the radical opposition at home to challenge the status quo as he seeks re-election.

NASA: Navy probe missed key factors in pilot oxygen system failures

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:13
The Navy missed a series of key factors in its investigation into the causes behind a rash of midair, oxygen-related failures in F/A-18s, which led to the deaths of at least four pilots, a NASA team concluded in a recently released report.

Special counsel investigation leads to change in VA policy about suicidal vets

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:06
Veterans Affairs is implementing a new agency-wide policy to flag medical records of patients at high risk of suicide within 24 hours — a decision made following whistleblower allegations that a VA suicide-prevention team was being neglectful of suicidal veterans.

Missouri veterans chief resigns under pressure from governor

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:48
Against the backdrop of concerns raised about conditions at the St. Louis Veterans Home in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Larry Kay stepped down from the post he’s held at the Missouri Veterans Commission since 2008.

No Tannenbaum: Schumer says rule keeps trees from US troops

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:47
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says a federal rule change that is stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook.

US-backed Syria fighters kill more than 20 ISIS fighters

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:26
An American-supported Syrian opposition force killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters in an area near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, U.S. officials said. The clash was described as a response to the Syrian army's failure to prevent ISIS from moving freely through its lines.

US F-22s intercept Russian fighters over Syria

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:25
American stealth fighter jets fired warning flares near Russian fighters over eastern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to drive them out of airspace controlled by the U.S.-led, anti-Islamic State coalition, Pentagon officials said.

WWII Marine veteran laid to rest in Kentucky

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:21
World War II Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Albert Strange, missing in action since 1943, was laid to rest Wednesday at a cemetery in central Kentucky.

Support from Conservative Freedom Caucus boosts tax bill

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:18
Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus said Thursday they support a sweeping tax package speeding toward votes in Congress next week, giving GOP leaders a boost from a key faction as they work to deliver a major legislative victory to President Donald Trump.

Haley unveils missile parts, says proof Iran arming Houthis

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:13
President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Hamas marks 30th anniversary at low point of Gaza rule

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:01
Hamas marked the 30th anniversary of its founding with a mass rally of many thousands of supporters Thursday, staging a show of strength at a low point in the Islamic militant group's history.

Partial, unidentified remains of US troops now have place in Arlington cemetery

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:54
On Wednesday, Arlington National Cemetery officials dedicated the "Tomb of Remembrance," a resting place to inter the partial, unidentified remains of those who died while serving in the U.S. armed services.

Gaza eatery offers discounts to North Koreans but no takers

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:52
A Gaza eatery is offering massive discounts to North Korean diners but there is just one problem — there are no North Koreans in Gaza.

Polish official says Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:45
Poland's defense minister says a plane crash that killed the nation's president in 2010 in Russia was preceded by two explosions on board, calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "take responsibility for what happened."

Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:41
In the final days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, members of his inner circle pleaded with him to acknowledge publicly what U.S. intelligence agencies had already concluded - that Russia's interference in the 2016 election was real.

Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:39
A Nigerian governor says 36 state leaders have approved the transfer of $1 billion to the federal government to fight the deadly Boko Haram insurgency.

Hunger at the doors of Damascus, as government blocks aid

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:28
At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad's forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking trucks filled with humanitarian relief.

Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:25
A Nigerian governor says 36 state leaders have approved the transfer of $1 billion to the federal government to fight the deadly Boko Haram insurgency.

Syria's government team won't talk with opposition in Geneva

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:19
Syria's government team at the U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva said on Thursday that there will be no dialogue with the opposition as long as it insists on the removal of President Bashar Assad.

Scientists solve speed surprise in stratospheric stunt

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:08
Scientists say they've figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound fell faster than the drag of his body should have allowed.
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