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Debate over Iran deal is utterly perplexing

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:27
Iran today is encumbered by economic pressures and a decade of tough nuclear constraints. It would be senseless to squander our international influence and give Iran an early release.

Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:07
Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year's failed military coup.

Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs, Sanders says

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:48
Once and possibly future presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday that President Donald Trump accentuates the worst aspects of generations of U.S. foreign policy.

Pilots erred in Pence plane's skid at airport, investigators say

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:37
Pilots landing a plane that overran a runway at LaGuardia Airport while carrying then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence made "several failures in close succession" that caused the plane to end up in a field of arrestor beds close to a highway, investigators said Thursday.

Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:28
Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bomb attacks, has repeatedly called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Yet it sided with the nuclear powers and NATO in refusing to sign a treaty to ban such weapons during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York.

Tests show residents' wells near former air station in Maine are safe, Navy says

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:26
Navy officials Thursday touted test results showing little to no contamination in private wells near the former Brunswick Naval Air Station but pledged to continue sampling for a potentially harmful chemical once used in aviation firefighting.

Celebs wade into politics and people listen

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:21
The reason many of us tolerate celebrity engagement in policy is because we know that behind their public images celebrities are real people with a right to be in on this conversation.

Nebraska soldiers travel to Sweden for military exercises

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:11
About 60 Nebraska soldiers are participating in a multinational military training exercise in Sweden.

Air Force: Investigators reviewing statements by outspoken chaplain Hernandez

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:00
After initially denying an investigation, the Air Force said Friday that its inspector general’s office is reviewing complaints against reserve chaplain Capt. Sonny Hernandez, who proclaimed that Christian servicemembers are wrong to support the rights of other faiths to practice their religion, actions that he said will lead them to hell.

NY soldier killed in Korean War to be buried in Pennsylvania

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:58
The Pentagon says the remains of a western New York soldier killed during the Korean War will be buried this weekend in Pennsylvania.

Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US and Russia, lawyer says

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:48
Russian authorities are fighting the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker from Spain to the United States, the suspect's lawyer said Friday, in the latest move by Moscow to block U.S. prosecution of suspected Russian cybercriminals.

IOC calms concern about 2018 Olympics amid N. Korea tension

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:39
Responding to France's sports minister raising security risks at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the IOC has tried to calm concern about the Pyeongchang Games in February.

NAFTA’s ‘rules of origin’ kill US jobs

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:36
While NAFTA has achieved its goal of increasing three-way trade in absolute terms, American workers and businesses are not benefiting in a way that is fair and reciprocal.

Credit reporting protections are backward

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:35
The presumption should be that consumers’ financial information is protected unless and until they expressly request that a party be given access to it.

Family finds closure on snowy Idaho crash site, decades after WWII disaster

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:21
Fog clung to the face of Mount Harrison under a steady snowfall on Thursday, the first time Frank J. Pryor’s family saw the site where his plane went down a few months before the end of World War II.

How an Iowa veteran's gas mask became a beacon for veterans' mental health

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:11
But it isn't just the novelty of a man running across Iowa in a gas mask that has intrigued so many. It's Joshua Jorgensen's cause — raising awareness of veteran suicide and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — that has really piqued the public's interest.

Russia sees 'full-scale cyberwar' as bomb-threat wave continues

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:02
A wave of fake bomb threats across Russia has entered its second week in what a senior lawmaker called a “full-scale cyberwar” against the country that authorities are ill-equipped to fight.

Stalin's bust unveiled in Moscow as part of 'Rulers' Alley'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:59
A series of busts of the nation's Soviet-era leaders, including Josef Stalin, were unveiled Friday by a Russian government-sponsored association, in a move that has drawn criticism from those who see it as part of efforts to whitewash his crimes.

WWII veteran, 98, receives replacement medals — and a surprise decoration

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:57
During a ceremony Thursday morning, World War II veteran Joe Salazar received replacements for five missing medals — and a Bronze Star that he not received previously and did not expect.
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