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Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:48
U.S. armored vehicles are deploying in areas in northern Syria along the tense border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, a Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists said Friday.

Pope urges Egypt imams to teach and preach tolerance, peace

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:34
Pope Francis urged Egypt's leading imams on Friday to teach their students to reject violence in God's name and preach messages of peace and tolerance instead, forging ahead with a delicate visit to the Arab world's most populous country following a spate of deadly Islamic militant attacks against Christians.

Congress has 1 more week to negotiate 2017 spending bill

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:19
Over many of their own protestations, lawmakers voted Friday to avert a government shutdown by extending a temporary 2017 spending bill for one more week. The stopgap measure, known as a continuing resolution, is aimed at giving negotiators from both congressional chambers time to complete a consensus omnibus spending bill.

Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:59
Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding drilling in the Arctic and opening other federal areas to oil and gas exploration.

Pentagon IDs Rangers killed in Afghanistan fighting ISIS; possible friendly fire investigated

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:51
Army Rangers Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas were the two soldiers killed Wednesday in a raid targeting top Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon, which is investigating the possibility their deaths were the result of friendly fire.

Hungary completes 2nd border fence meant to stop migrants

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:02
A second fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop any surge in the flow of migrants toward Western Europe has been completed, the Hungarian government said Friday.

Secret warriors can be blinded by sunlight

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:46
When intelligence officers like Flynn move from compartmented boxes to a wider world, they often make mistakes.

Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisoners

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:32
Dozens of protesters were wounded at West Bank demonstrations in support of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel, Palestinian health officials said Friday.

'Baywatch's' Dwayne Johnson just wants to entertain you

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:03
In 2000, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in "The Mummy Returns" and high-wattage charm. He also had no acting experience, no idea how Hollywood worked, and, besides a few idols in Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger, no blueprint for success.

Trump still has time to turn things around

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:39
If he decides to change course, Trump won’t find it too wrenching to alter his policies; he’s done that frequently during his 22-month political career.

Talking with Taliban part of winning the peace

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:37
In this region of the world, the current Afghan government is a rare and willing ally at the epicenter of the fight against Islamic State and international terrorism. Its collapse would again create a haven for terrorist organizations that would threaten the United States and could destabilize nuclear-armed Pakistan.

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

DoD News Releases - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:36
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation
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Montenegro lawmakers back NATO membership in historic move

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:29
Montenegrin lawmakers convened Friday to ratify the Balkan country's membership in NATO and make a historic turn toward the West amid protests by Russia and pro-Russia opposition.

Full honors for Filipino-American WWII vet who died at 101

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:23
Florence Ebersole Smith Finch, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who was held captive and tortured by the Japanese during World War II, will be buried Saturday with full military honors. She died Dec. 8 at the age of 101.

Korean War-era bomb found in sea near Pyeongtaek

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:22
Construction workers dredging the sea near Pyeongtaek found an unexploded Korean War-era bomb, officials said Friday.

UN Security Council to confer on North Korea nuclear program

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:21
Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on China in particular to turn the screws on its wayward ally.

Injured victim in Stockholm truck attack dies; death toll now at 5

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:19
A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.

Taliban official announces spring offensive, vows to build institutions

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:17
Afghanistan's Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces.

USS Bush launches Super Hornets to pound Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:09
Supersonic F/A-18 Super Hornets soar off the USS George H.W. Bush to bomb Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria at all hours of the day and night.

How USS Bush’s crews fight flab and stress while battling Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 08:38
The gym in the USS George H.W. Bush's hangar bay dark, cramped and crowded, with sailors clanging weights, punching heavy bags and bantering with each other.
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