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As N. Korea fires missiles, some in Japan want the ability to launch strikes

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 05:14
As the threat from North Korea's missiles grows, so the calls in Japan for a stronger military response are getting louder.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:55
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders.

Day after new pro-Beijing chief chosen, Hong Kong police move to arrest activists

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:51
Hong Kong police are to charge nine leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy campaign with violating public order, protest leaders said - a controversial and potentially divisive decision coming just a day after a new chief executive was chosen for the semi-autonomous territory.

Italian judge tosses sexual assault case because woman didn't scream during alleged attack

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 23:28
Italy's justice minister has requested an investigation into whether a judge rightfully acquitted a man of a sexual assault charge because the woman did not scream.

Connecticut group looks to launch shuttle buses for veterans

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 22:42
Members of a regional government agency in Connecticut are moving ahead with a plan to begin a shuttle service to bring veterans to their medical appointments.

Trump administration weighs deeper involvement in Yemen war

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:53
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asked the White House to lift Obama-era restrictions on U.S. military support for Persian Gulf states engaged in a protracted civil war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to senior Trump administration officials.

Report: South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ex-leader

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:49
Media reports say that South Korean prosecutors have decided to ask a court issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations.

‘Unacceptable’ working conditions ignored at Fort Bragg fire station, firefighters say

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:25
Firefighters at Fort Bragg’s Fire Station No. 7 have been complaining for years that their building is deplorable — even sickening. Fort Bragg’s leaders acknowledge the problems, but say there’s not enough money for repairs.

Iraqi military denies that an airstrike caused massive civilian casualties in Mosul

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:01
Iraq’s military disputed reports that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike ordered by Iraqi forces killed civilians in west Mosul this month, even though the claims were substantiated by an initial coalition investigation this weekend.

82nd Airborne podcast to revisit quadruple amputee Travis Mills, paratrooper for life

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:38
Travis Mills lost his arms and legs in Afghanistan. But that doesn’t make him any less of a paratrooper.

Deployed Fort Bragg paratroopers finish All American "shadow runs" in Kuwait, Iraq

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:34
A full seven hours before the All American Marathon began in downtown Fayetteville, runners were crossing the finish line nearly 7,000 miles away.

Officials: White House fence jumper tried again, at Treasury

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:16
The Secret Service says a woman who got tangled up by her shoelaces after trying to jump the White House fence last week has been arrested again after a similar stunt.

Congolese rebels behead 42 police officers in dramatic escalation of conflict

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 15:30
The group is also suspected of having kidnapped an American man, a Swedish woman and four Congolese working with the United Nations to investigate recent clashes between the militia and government forces.

US-backed forces battling for Islamic State-held air base in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 15:28
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-run monitoring group, on Sunday reported that the IS-held dam was out of service for unknown reasons.

Trawler captain evacuated by Coast Guard off Virginia coast

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 14:44
A Coast Guard helicopter crew has conducted a medical evacuation off the coast of Virginia after receiving an emergency alert from a fishing vessel.

Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 14:07
President Donald Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare.

Lawmaker pushes for medal to recognize veterans who served during Cold War

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 13:43
Lawmakers from Maine long have fought to get a medal created for those who served in the military during the Cold War, a time of high political tension between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union that started after World War II and ended when the Iron Curtain fell in 1991.

Parents say Green Beret son was murdered in crime complicated by politics

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 13:34
The three families want Jordan to clear their sons of any wrongdoing and for the shooter to be punished. Chuck Lewellen knows, however, that Middle Eastern politics is complicated. Jordan allows the United States a military presence in the country.

Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 13:29
Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country.

Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 13:25
An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 defendants in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.
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