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News agency sues after FBI impersonates journalist in sting operation

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:17
Accusing the Justice Department of stonewalling, The Associated Press filed a suit Thursday against the FBI for failing to turn over information under the Freedom of Information Act about a criminal sting operation in which it created a bogus news story and impersonated an AP journalist.

Poland to service Bulgaria's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:00
Poland's defense ministry says the country has reached a preliminary agreement with Bulgaria to modernize the Balkan country's Soviet-era fleet of MiG-29 fighter jets.

Melissa McCarthy launches fashion line for all shapes and sizes

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:44
Before Melissa McCarthy played an unbridled bridesmaid or a spy disguised as a drab desk worker, she aspired to be a real-life fashion designer in New York City.

Afghan effort to clear Taliban from key route tests troops

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:20
In a mud-walled compound surrounded by marijuana fields and almost within sight of the local government center, Taliban fighters faced off beneath their white banner against gathering Afghan forces.

S. Korea's Park eyes China-Japan summit after Kim showdown

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:43
Having defused a military standoff with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean President Park Geun-hye is looking to improve ties with her other North Asian neighbors.

Albuquerque activities honor 85-year old treaty outlawing war

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:55
An 85-year-old international agreement aimed at ending American and world wars — while unsuccessful — is still worth attention, Albuquerque City Councilors declared this month, naming Aug. 27 as Rededication to the Kellogg-Briand Treaty Day.

Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:38
Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian police said 71 people likely suffocated in an airless truck and authorities estimated 200 people drowned off the Libyan coast when two overloaded boats bound for Europe capsized.

3 militants killed, 10 Philippine marines wounded in clash

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:33
The Philippine military says at least three Abu Sayyaf extremists were killed and 10 Philippine marines were wounded in a clash with about 300 of the militants in a remote southern village.

DoD Announces Award of New Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley

DoD News Releases - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:32
As part of the Department of Defense effort to partner with the private sector and academia to ensure the United States continues to lead in the new frontiers of manufacturing, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will announce today that the Obama administration will award a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics to a
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Iraq's top cleric says government must genuinely seek change

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 05:53
Iraq's top Shiite cleric says the government must show it is seeking genuine change to combat corruption and not just introduce temporary measures to placate the embattled nation.

Portuguese judges block surveillance law to fight terror

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 05:19
Portugal's Constitutional Court has disallowed legislation that would have given intelligence agencies access to private communications metadata.

Bomb blast kills 6 Iraqi policemen, injures 10

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 04:11
Iraqi officials say an explosion has ripped through the parking lot of a Baghdad police station when a police bomb squad tried to defuse a car bomb while colleagues looked on, killing six and wounding 10.

Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 04:06
Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.

Austrian official: Death toll of migrants in truck over 70

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 03:58
The number of migrants found dead in a truck abandoned on Austria's main highway to Hungary has risen to more than 70, the Interior Ministry said Friday.

UN calls for panel to identify Syria chemical weapons users

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 02:23
The U.N. chief proposed Thursday that a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time have the freedom to go anywhere and the support of all parties on the ground.

Kim Jong Un fires some top officials after South Korea standoff eases

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:13
The personnel changes suggest that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was holding the dismissed top officials responsible for allowing the recent confrontation with South Korea to almost spin out of control.

Fort Eustis disaster task force proves it's flight ready

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:38
It was a bit of a slow start Thursday for the Fort Eustis, Va.-based task force that is supposed to deploy within hours of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disaster in the U.S.

Wildfire at Army's Yakima Training Center prompts evacuation alerts

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:09
A wildfire on the U.S. Army’s Yakima Training Center in Washington state has prompted the county Sheriff’s Office to issue a Level 2 evacuation notice to residents just east of the military lands.

Camp Casey school to welcome its final students Monday

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:01
Casey Elementary School will open Monday for its final year as the number of command-sponsored families in Area I shrinks due to the upcoming relocation of most U.S. forces in South Korea.

Japan launches flat-top destroyer, strengthening its fleet

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:01
Japan on Thursday launched the helicopter destroyer Kaga, the second version of the largest ship the nation has produced since World War II.
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