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NATO seeks to boost Black Sea presence and cyber defenses

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:37
NATO agreed on Thursday to bolster its presence in the Black Sea in the latest expansion of alliance forces across a strategic region where allies have steadily added ground forces and air power, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

US secretary of state says Russia must honor Ukraine deal

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:20
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Russia must abide by a 2015 deal aimed at ending fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists as the Trump administration searches for ways to work cooperatively with Moscow.

Moscow meeting underlines key US role in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:20
Afghan representatives at a meeting of regional powers in Moscow welcomed their involvement in negotiating an end to the 16-year war but underscored America’s “essential role” in Afghanistan’s future.

GAO report: VA remains a ‘high risk’ for waste and mismanagement

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:18
The Department of Veterans Affairs health care system was again declared a “high risk” area of government, susceptible to waste and mismanagement and in need of more oversight.

Trump nominates R. Alexander Acosta as labor secretary

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:16
President Donald Trump named former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta as his new nominee for labor secretary, the first Hispanic he has chosen for his Cabinet. He replaces Trump's first nominee for the position, Andy Puzder.

2 dead as al-Shabab claims mortar attack near Somalia palace

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:10
Two civilians were killed in an al-Shabab mortar attack outside Somalia's presidential palace during a handover ceremony for the country's new leader, police said Thursday, a sign of the enormous challenges facing the man who has promised his government will make security a priority.

Portuguese prosecutors brings charges against US servicemember from Lajes

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:49
Portuguese prosecutors have brought charges of attempted murder, rape, abduction and assault against an American serviceman stationed at the Lajes Field U.S. Air Force base in Portugal's mid-Atlantic Azores Islands.

'Incoming missile' test message inadvertently sent out to all airmen at Spangdahlem

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:04
A bright-red, mock “incoming missile” message that was mistakenly sent to all wing personnel at Spangdahlem Air Base on Tuesday was recalled in about eight minutes.

Roadside bomb kills 12 in Afghanistan's Paktika province

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:57
An Afghan official says at least 12 civilians were killed and three others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the eastern Paktika province.

Mattis leaves vague what he means by saying US may 'moderate' NATO support

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:40
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declined to elaborate Thursday on his comment that the U.S. could “moderate” its support for NATO if allies didn’t pay more for their defense, saying he expected members of the 28-nation pact to respond to U.S. concerns about military burden-sharing.

The 'Hidden Figures’ screenwriter had NASA in her blood

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:33
NASA has been part of “Hidden Figures” screenwriter Allison Schroeder’s life for as long as she can remember. Not only did a childhood near Cape Canaveral mean that the space program was an ever-present reality — fire drills in school were timed so the kids could see the launches and the Challenger explosion was one of her earliest memories — it’s also in her DNA.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistani shrine attack

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:24
An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted worshippers at a famous shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 35 people and wounding over 50 others, officials said.

Trinidad & Tobago tries to halt fighters to Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:22
A Caribbean island nation has become an unlikely source of fighters and funding for the Islamic State militant group, prompting an internationally backed effort to stem the flow of money and recruits to Syria and Iraq.

Despite reports, new presidency is not crippled

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:22
Trump has been president for less than a month, and Democrats and their allies in the media are already howling that he is an abject failure.

Cal Lutheran students working with Simi Valley veterans to save their VFW

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:21
Six MBA students from Cal Lutheran University have come up with a plan to save VFW Post 10049 and its VFW Military Museum in Simi Valley through a new arsenal of financial, marketing and community outreach tools.

Trump’s rant over leaks won’t help him

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:21
For one thing, the “fake news” line is getting stale. More fundamental, Trump’s old tactic of attacking the press no longer works with his own party.

Baghdad car bomb claimed by Islamic State kills 51

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:47
A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 51 people and wounded more than 60 on Thursday, Iraq's Interior Ministry said.

DODEA Europe student chefs put cooking chops to the test

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:30
The annual culinary competition has been a tradition in DODEA Europe for more than a half-dozen years, offering students in Culinary I or Culinary II — the latter being the second year of instruction in kitchen and restaurant operations — a chance to test their kitchen chops in a competition rivaling the intensity of reality cooking shows.

At Bonn metting, Saudis voice optimism about relations with US under Trump

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:21
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says his country expects to have a productive relationship with the Trump administration and is optimistic that U.S.-Saudi cooperation can overcome challenges in the Middle East. Jubeir made the comments on Thursday at the top of a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Alom Dee brings spicy Thai fare to Landstuhl

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 08:35
Alom Dee, a Thai restaurant and sushi bar, doesn’t look like much from the outside. Or the inside. Good thing the bare interior and worn wooden tables of the cafe in Landstuhl, Germany, aren’t on the menu. Just about everything else is, though. The expansive menu is the size of a small book.
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