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Thousands join pro-Europe rallies across Germany

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:33
Thousands of people have joined rallies across Germany and other European countries to show their support for the idea of a united Europe.

WWII vet got look at atomic bomb dropped on Japan

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:07
When Angelo C. Ianni arrived at Fort Niagara for processing into World War II, the draftee took notice of other 18-year-olds who were crying.

In a first, former CIA captive appeals Guantanamo trial to Supreme Court

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:54
Lawyers for the man accused of orchestrating the USS Cole bombing have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the military tribunal at Guantanamo using accounts of the captive’s CIA torture drawn from declassified documents and an interrogator’s recent memoirs.

German Defense Ministry contradicts Trump, says it doesn't owe US money for NATO

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:45
President Donald Trump's Saturday tweet accusing Germany of owing the United States "vast sums of money" for NATO might have been an attempt to put pressure on the European ally. But Berlin has rejected his claim while also questioning his understanding of NATO finances.

3 US soldiers wounded in green-on-blue attack in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:17
Three U.S. soldiers were wounded when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them at a base in Helmand province on Sunday, NATO said.

Israel warns Syria after exchange of fire

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:02
Israel has warned Syria not to fire at its jets when they carry out missions over its territory aimed at destroying weapons bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Military members get help with Arkansas driver’s licenses

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:35
A new piece of legislation will provide a helping hand for active duty military members with Arkansas driver's licenses, thanks in part to a native of Fort Smith.

Turkey's referendum campaign unfair, Erdogan opponents say

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:30
Opposition figures in Turkey say they have faced threats, violence, arbitrary detentions, a lack of TV airtime and even sabotage in the campaign for a referendum on expanding the president's powers.

Palestinians give award to UN official who condemned Israel

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:28
The Palestinian president has awarded his people's highest honor to a former U.N. official who was forced to resign last week after authoring a report that accused Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime."

St Pat's parade tradition changing but not without speedbump

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:25
Boston is staging its annual St. Patrick's Day parade and gay veterans will be marching.

The battle to define an 'America First' foreign policy divides the Trump White House

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:17
In his first budget blueprint and in speeches, Trump has preached "America First," an approach that involves bolstering U.S. military might, strengthening the country's borders and slashing foreign aid. In practice, though, Trump has pursued a foreign policy that looks a lot like that of his Republican internationalist predecessors.

Hmong military officer who aided US forces in CIA's 'Secret War' laid to rest

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:03
A Hmong military officer who aided U.S. forces in the CIA's “Secret War” in Laos was honored Saturday as part of his three-day funeral in Milwaukee.

Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 09:58
As chairman of the House intelligence committee, which holds its first public hearing on Monday, Devin Nunes is at the helm of a probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 campaign and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. It's a potentially sprawling enterprise that spans continents, plumbs spycraft and dominates international headlines.

Q&A: What Trump and his supporters call the deep state

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 09:39
For allies of Trump — aides, politicians and right-wing news sites — evidence exists of a “deep state,” a secretive, coordinated network inside the government dedicated to undermining the administration. But whether it goes beyond that is a topic of debate. Here’s some background on the deep state:

West Mosul battle looks to be deadliest yet for Iraqis

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 08:42
As Iraqi forces pushed into southwestern Mosul, four Islamic State fighters moved into Omar Khudair's home and took up positions on the roof.

While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 08:33
The reduction to 400 missiles from 450 is the first for the intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, force in a decade.

Chuck Berry's influence on rock 'n roll was incalculable

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 08:20
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis. He was 90.

Iraqi troops push into area around symbolic Mosul mosque

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 08:13
Black smoke billowed from the area around al-Nuri mosque, also known as the Great Mosque, Sunday as helicopters hovered overhead and fired into the militants' positions.

Duterte: Philippines can't stop China moves in disputed sea

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 07:27
Chinese government ships took control of Scarborough in 2012 after a tense standoff with Philippine vessels.

Afghan officials: 12 insurgents killed in 2 drone attacks

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 07:21
One attack kills two in Paktika province, while 10 more killed in Paktia province.
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