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Teenager threatens to blow himself up at US base in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:41
Afghan authorities on Tuesday arrested a teenager who had threatened to blow himself up at Bagram Air Field, officials said.

Director, star reflect on long friendship and their latest film together

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:34
Kirsten Dunst didn’t want to kiss anyone. She was 16 and had been playing a young innocent on-screen for a decade. Now, on the set of Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides,” she was supposed to film a scene in which she made out with a handful of guys. And she was riddled with anxiety.

Cape Cod Coast Guard commended for helicopter rescue

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:32
A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer was awarded the distinguished Air Medal Monday for heroic action in the helicopter rescue of a 28-year-old man who had fallen 50 feet while free climbing in Maine last fall.

US sends supersonic bombers over Korean Peninsula

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:22
Two U.S. supersonic bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula while a guided-missile destroyer visited a southern island Tuesday in the latest shows of force against a defiant North Korea.

North Korean treatment of Western prisoners is bizarre, not always physically brutal

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:15
The most curious element of the Otto Warmbier tragedy is why the young student may have been so badly mistreated at the hands of his captors, who some survivors say are strangely cordial to Western prisoners.

Mary Matiella, retired assistant secretary of Army, plans challenge to Rep. McSally

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:04
Mary Matiella, a native of Southern Arizona, made her announcement during the weekly Democrats of Greater Tucson meeting, telling the audience she was the best candidate to face McSally next year in the November general election.

Russian fighter flies within feet of US recon plane over Baltic Sea

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:00
A Russian fighter flew within “several feet” of a U.S. reconnaissance plane operating Monday over the Baltic Sea, a close military encounter that comes just one day after the U.S. Navy shot down a Syrian warplane.

US fighter jet shoots down 2nd Iranian-made drone over Syria

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:57
A U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle has shot down a second Iranian-made drone in two weeks that was threatening U.S.-led coalition forces in southern Syria, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

Maryland firms showcase products at Paris Air Show, including new fighter jet, drone

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:48
Headquartered in Bethesda, Lockheed Martin is one of the top defense contractors in the world and showed off a range of products in its own pavilion at the air show.

A millionaire says he buried a hidden treasure. Another man just died looking for it.

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:36
The goal, Forrest Fenn has said, was to get people off the couch and into the wilderness, and tens of thousands have followed suit, writing the man with tales of their harrowing attempts and regretful failures.

Student's death puts Trump back to square one on North Korea

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:18
The death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier in Ohio on Monday has dashed any hopes of a quick detente between the U.S. and North Korea.

Former Navy SEAL and CIA special agent charged in S.C. federal drug-smuggling case

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:59
A man said to be a former decorated U.S. Navy SEAL and CIA special agent has been arrested in connection with an ongoing national federal marijuana smuggling investigation.

Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:52
Germany and Austria voiced sharp criticism Thursday of the latest U.S. sanctions against Moscow, saying they could affect European businesses involved in piping in Russian natural gas.

Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:46
North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country well used to stoking tensions to get concessions it would otherwise not receive from surrounding big powers.

Afghan forces clear Kabul protest camps, 1 dead in the clashes

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:47
Afghan security forces opened fire on demonstrators armed with sticks, killing one, as they cleared away a protest camp in the early hours of Tuesday that had occupied a busy avenue for the last three weeks.

Afghan de-miners cling to hard but much-needed jobs

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:25
Afghans who scratch out a living by removing some of the country's countless land mines have long had to contend with rugged terrain, accidental explosions and the threat of kidnapping — but these days they face the added risk of being laid off.

Q&A: Big questions in US warship's collision with container ship

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:14
Days after a fatal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a merchant container ship, little information has emerged to explain how it could have happened. As the families of seven American sailors mourn their losses, here's a look at what we know, and what we don't.

French defense chief steps down amid investigation

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 04:16
French President Emmanuel Macron's defense minister is stepping down amid an investigation into her use of European Parliament aides.

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US downed jet

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 03:59
Australia has suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria as a precaution after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week.
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