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Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:44
A Syrian military official said Friday that an aerial "aggression" by the U.S.-led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan the day before killed several soldiers and caused material damage.

Trump leaves tumult at home, will visit Middle East, Europe

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:44
President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president.

Will Melania Trump wear a headscarf in Saudi Arabia? Donald Trump circa 2015 seems to think she should.

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:40
In January 2015, President Barack Obama visited Saudi Arabia. Much of the immediate attention, however, was on then-first lady Michelle Obama who appeared without a headscarf during a number of public events. Donald Trump noted in a tweet that "many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted... We have enuf enemies."

Alconbury girls, Brussels boys coast into title games

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:28
Both went 4-0 in divisional play in regular season and in tournament round-robin competition. Sigonella and Ansbach will try to hand them first defeats Saturday.

2 DODEA students selected as US Presidential Scholars

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:00
Two students attending U.S. military schools overseas have been named as 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars, the Department of Defense Education Activity announced this week.

Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:51
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his "life's dream in public service."

Xi is revamping China’s military to win wars, official says

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:46
It might seem like a given that militaries are built to fight wars. But that’s often not the case.

Limit impeachment to what framers intended

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:46
The more deliberate the inquiry, the better chance that the American people will have confidence in it.

GOP knows Mueller’s conclusion will be final

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:43
He brings such credibility that if and when he says “there is no ‘there’ there,” responsible media will accept it.

Treat North Korea as a nuclear threat

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:40
There’s every reason to continue pursuing sanctions and diplomacy, but we should not premise our policy on the expectation that such efforts are going to succeed in persuading North Korea to change course.

For Dems in 2020, look for the lesser known

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:37
If I were betting, I’d take the field against Biden, Sanders and Warren.

Day after skydiving with Navy SEALs, professional golfer shoots 65 to take 1st round lead

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:11
Lexi Thompson shot a 6-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship on Thursday, a day after sky diving with Navy SEALs onto the course.

UN envoy to Libya condemns deadly attack on base in south

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:57
The U.N. envoy to Libya has condemned a suspected militia attack on an air base in the country's south that reportedly killed at least 60 soldiers and civilians and wounded dozens.

Saudis said to forge $6 billion Lockheed deal for Littoral ships

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:46
Lockheed Martin Corp. has reached a $6 billion deal to sell Saudi Arabia four of its Littoral Combat Ships as U.S. President Donald Trump travels to the kingdom, people familiar with the transaction said.

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:42
If President Donald Trump was hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with turmoil calmed at home, he's going to have a disappointing Air Force One departure on Friday.

First alleged terrorist tortured by CIA won’t be testifying after all

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:23
Abu Zubaydah, the first person subjected to CIA waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques after the Sept. 11 attacks, will not be testifying Friday at the war court, attorneys said late Thursday.

There’s far more at stake than espionage etiquette

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:19
As examples of carelessness multiply, the ranks of Trump’s critics will swell.

GOP won’t turn on Trump unless voters do

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:17
Voters who were not put off by candidate Trump’s populist rage, ignorance, sexism, racism or glaring insecurities are not going to be appalled by the deficiencies of his presidency — at least not without abundant encouragement from conservative media and Republican politicians.

Roadside bomb kills 11; attacks kill 10 Afghan policeman

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:11
A roadside bombing killed 11 people in eastern Afghanistan on Friday as they were traveling to a wedding in the country's east, a local official said.

Drone spotted with Chinese ships in Japan’s territorial waters

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:10
Four Chinese government vessels — accompanied by what appeared to be an aerial drone — entered Japanese territorial waters near a contested island group Thursday, just weeks after the last intrusion in the East China Sea.
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