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Russia deflects Ukraine blame after Germany pushes for talks

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:45
A day after Russia and Ukraine clashed over how to move toward a new cease-fire agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States and the European Union had repeatedly "torpedoed" peace efforts.

From Islamic State militant to Iraq informant

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:32
A look at the strange path of Abu Shakr, a 36-year-old who joined al-Qaida out of anger over treatment of Iraq's Sunnis and rose in the group as it transformed into the extremist juggernaut now called the Islamic State. He became an informant against the group after his capture.

Europe, facing multiple threats, still isn’t spending on defense

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:30
The European members of NATO have about 230 million more people than the United States and a combined gross domestic product that’s slightly larger than that of the United States. Yet European nations today spend only 37 percent of what the United States does on defense: $270 billion vs. $735 billion.

Capitol improvements: 2-year project refurbishes Washington's most famous dome

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:10
Atop the roof of the U.S. Capitol, in front of its apex covered in scaffolding, officials on Tuesday provided an update on a two-year restoration project that planners say will add 50 to 75 years to the life of the cast-iron dome.

Sick Air Force officer back from Africa being monitored at Fort Bliss

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:02
An Air Force officer is being monitored at William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, Texas, after returning sick on Tuesday from deployment to a mission fighting Ebola in West Africa, military officials said.

New Kurdish offensive targets Islamic State group

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:34
Kurdish peshmerga forces launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting Islamic State group extremists in Iraq, even as a suicide bomber killed at least five people in the Kurds' regional capital.

Flag Officer Announcement

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