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Raiders stay perfect by routing Wiesbaden

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:55
Kaiserslautern, Naples are only teams left in D-I to have yet to suffer defeat this season.

Another match, another blowout for Stuttgart

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:46
Defending champions stay perfect on the season with 7-0 victory over ISB.

UAE's battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:38
The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its small size belies a quiet expansion of its battle-hardened military into Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Lakenheath earns split with Ramstein

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:37
Royals lose for third time this season, but go 3-1 on weekend in baseball. In softball, Ramstein stays unbeaten with two sweeps.

Pakistan's army rejects prime minister Sharif's call to sack adviser

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:32
Pakistan's army on Saturday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's order to sack an adviser, a sign of escalating tension between the army and the government. Civil-military relations are a sensitive issue in Pakistan, given the country's history of military coups.

Syria government repels ISIS attack in Aleppo province

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:23
Syria's military said its troops and allied fighters repelled Saturday an attack by the Islamic State group on a strategic area held by the government in southern Aleppo province.

Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:07
Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants.

Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:35
Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants.

Sailor who served with special warfare units to be posthumously named honorary chief

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:25
A sailor who spent more than a decade working with East Coast-based reserve SEAL teams will be posthumously named an honorary chief petty officer during a private ceremony Sunday at the SEAL Heritage Center on Joint Expeditionary Base.

Spanish-American War vet gets military recognition 44 years after his death

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 11:47
Cindy Mohr grew up hearing stories of her grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Henegar, serving in the military as a cook for his unit in the Spanish-American War. Henegar was 93 at the time of his death in October 1973. But he didn’t receive any military honors at his funeral because records of his service were destroyed in a fire.

US should stop enabling Palestinians rewarding terrorists

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 11:26
President Donald Trump will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas this coming week. One item that ought to be on the agenda is a scarcely known feature of civic life in the West Bank: monthly salaries and lump-sum payments to terrorists.

Kurdish leader: We're America's best friend in Syria; Turkey bombed us anyway

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:36
Turkish planes and artillery have been bombing northern Syria for more than a year, and Turkish forces invaded the country last year. In each case, the Turks have acted under false pretenses. They claim to have invaded Syria to fight terrorism, and yet the groups they support on the ground (Ahrar Al Sham and Nour Eddin Al Zanki) share the same jihadist ideology that the United States has been fighting since 9/11.

Austria's president: Every woman should wear a headscarf to fight Islamophobia

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:21
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has ignited debate in Europe after a video appeared to show him supporting a woman's right to wear an Islamic headscarf - and suggesting that all women should wear a headscarf to battle prejudice against Muslims.

Kadena stays perfect in military football play

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:07
The Dragons have outscored opponents 54-6 over the first three weeks with two on-field wins and one by forfeit, which puts Kadena at 3-0.

ASIJ quartet now holds Pacific 3,200 relay mark

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:04
With Pacific 800-meter record-holder Britt Sease running the anchor leg in 1 minute, 55.1 seconds, the Mustangs foursome shattered the three-year-old Pacific record.

Putin urged not to run again, dozens arrested at Russian rallies

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 09:54
Under the slogan "I'm fed up," demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere.

Osan, Seoul Foreign earn title sweeps

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 09:46
Goalkeeper Haille Nugent stopped the last two shots in a penalty-kick shootout and the Cougars held off Seoul Foreign 3-1 for the tournament title. Crusaders top Seoul American 9-2 for boys title.

Marines take over advising mission in Helmand

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 09:30
For the first time since the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan in late 2014, U.S. Marines returned to Helmand province en masse Saturday as the 300-person Task Force Southwest took over the training and advising mission there.

EU leaders show firm united front ahead of Brexit talks

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 07:01
European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly."

Macron optimism disguises historic meltdown in European politics

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 06:37
The challenge of reforming France was too much for former President Nicolas Sarkozy and is only getting harder as a new divide between champions of nationalist protectionism and defenders of open borders realigns postwar politics across the western world.
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