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N. Korea, Trump and the ticking Doomsday Clock

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:30
Truman knew there would be no retaliation; he could rely on what Trump cannot: a monopoly on atomic weapons.

Years of failure brought us to ‘fire and fury’

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:28
The president’s calculated tough tone was meant for Asia, where long-lasting regimes promise Americans change in trade or policies and then wait patiently for U.S. politicians to give up or get unelected.

That robot bartender will pour your drink but won't listen to your problems

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:26
In a city where liquor can be consumed in public, The Tipsy Robot has a drink-and-go vibe. Order. Watch the robots. Question mankind's place in the world. Leave.

Afghan migrant 'Little Picasso' offered Serbian citizenship

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:17
A 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed "Little Picasso" because of his talent for painting, and his family have been offered Serbian citizenship and a job for his father after being stuck for eight months in a refugee camp while seeking to reach Switzerland.

Turkey asks Germany to extradite top coup suspect

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:17
Turkey formally asked the German government on Wednesday to arrest and extradite a top suspect in last year's failed coup attempt following reports suggesting that he has been spotted in Germany.

Group estimates 34,000 gallons of oil spilled off Kuwait

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:11
An analysis of satellite imagery by a U.S.-based nonprofit organization suggests at least 34,000 gallons of oil have leaked out during a spill off the coast of Kuwait.

Veteran returns to Vietnam to search for soldier left behind

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:09
Michael Cunningham, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War, traveled back to Vietnam with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to search for a member of his unit who was killed in a bombing but never recovered.

Search on for 5 soldiers after Black Hawk helicopter goes down off Hawaii

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:08
Coast Guard, Army and Marine Corps aircraft were searching waters off Kaena Point on northwestern Oahu on Wednesday, where a debris field was located about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lawyers fight to keep Afghan man who helped military in US

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:58
An Afghan man who has been detained for five months since he tried to enter the United States on a special visa for people who helped the U.S. military remains stranded. Attorney Farrin Anello said Wednesday that an asylum officer interviewed him and determined he has a "credible fear" of persecution in Afghanistan based upon his work for the Americans.

Pilot recounts landing A-10 without landing gear, canopy after gun malfunction

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:50
Capt. Brett DeVries was practicing bombing and strafing runs at Grayling Air Gunnery Range when on his second pass, his gun malfunctioned and the canopy blew off his aircraft. The wind then caught in his helmet and slammed his head against his seat.

New UK aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives at port

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:38
The HMS Queen Elizabeth, the biggest ship ever built for the British navy, sailed into its homeport for the first time Wednesday as tens of thousands jammed the harbor to welcome it.

In Germany, a Boy Scout leader on the front lines against the far right

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:23
Michael Steiger, who heads a Scouting division in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, makes no apologies for infusing traditional Scout activity — canoeing and pitching tents — with politics, particularly as the stakes rise before Germans go to the polls next month.

Movies on base through Aug. 23

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:23
Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands and Spain and Turkey.

Psychiatric test deems driver responsible in pizzeria attack

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:03
French prosecutors say a psychiatric examination has determined that a security guard can be held legally responsible for deliberately ramming his car into a crowded pizzeria east of Paris, killing an adolescent girl and injuring a dozen other people.

Turkey warns Kurdish referendum can lead to ‘civil war’

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:40
Turkey says Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region should reverse its decision to hold a referendum on independence, warning that the vote could lead to a civil war.

How the world is reacting to violence in Charlottesville

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:02
In countries such as Germany and France that have adopted strict codes policing hateful speech, there were questions about why white supremacists carrying guns were allowed to assemble and propagate a message targeting racial and religious minorities.

Football camp signals start of DODEA-Europe sports year

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:07
The regular season is slated to begin the weekend of Sept. 9.

China urges US, North Korea to ‘hit the brakes’ on threats

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:52
China has urged the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang's recent missile tests and threats to fire them toward Guam.
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