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U.S.: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

Navy Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:24
A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.
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Syria presses offensive in Homs’ Old City after talks break down

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:21
The crackle of gunfire and the sound of shelling resounded in this central Syrian city Thursday as army troops pressed an offensive in the Old City following a breakdown in talks between the government and rebels.

UN condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:20
At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic Nuer. U.N. officials strongly condemned Thursday’s attack.

Oil slick not linked to missing jet, Australians say

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:17
Australian authorities coordinating the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Thursday that lab tests have shown an oil slick found in the search area last Sunday is not aircraft engine fuel or hydraulic fluid.

Witness recalls demo in ‘how to slit a throat’ as terror trial opens

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:15
On a ranch in rural Oregon, a Muslim holding a dagger with a curved blade yanked back the head of a kneeling young man and brought the metal to his neck. “He said he was going to show us how to properly slice someone’s throat,” the kneeling man’s sister testified Thursday.

Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

Air Force Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:12
Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
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Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

Military Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:12
Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
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Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:12
Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
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Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

Army Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:12
Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
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Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

Navy Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:12
Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
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Putin: Russia may invade Ukraine to protect locals

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:11
Russia may invade southeast Ukraine to protect the local population, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Syria fighting leaves historic Christian center in ruins

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:07
From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below.

Cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:05
Mexico’s crackdown on drugs and corruption intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and the mayor of a Michoacan city once controlled by the Knights Templar criminal gang.

Russia-Ukraine clash echoes through US farm belt

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:04
America’s diplomats and generals aren’t alone in watching the unfolding conflict between Russia and neighboring Ukraine. The U.S. agriculture sector is following the faraway events closely for reasons of both opportunity and risk.

Russia is only a regional power? Don’t bet on it, some say

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:02
President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a “regional power” in remarks that were interpreted as not only a jab at leader Vladimir Putin’s ego but also justification for the administration’s reluctance to wade deeper into a conflict that’s worsening by the day.

Russia cites economic fallout from Crimea annexation

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:00
Russia’s economy has been hit hard by the turmoil in neighboring Ukraine, Kremlin officials said Wednesday, as pro-Russia separatists battled to take over more territory in Ukraine’s east — and potentially add to Moscow’s economic burden.

Widow called to testify in Coast Guard murder case

Navy Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:47
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The widow of a Coast Guardsman shot to death two years ago at a Kodiak communications station was called by defense attorneys Thursday to answer questions about their marital problems, their finances and her familiarity with the m
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Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:41
The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.

Hope fades as US, S. Korea continue search for ferry disaster survivors

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:02
The U.S. military continues to assist South Korea search for survivors of Wednesday’s ferry sinking in the Yellow Sea, even as the prospect of finding anyone still alive seems increasingly unlikely.

Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:58
Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.
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