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Greece's parliament approves referendum; future in balance

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 00:14
Greece's parliament voted early Sunday in favor of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' motion to hold a July 5 referendum on creditor proposals for reforms in exchange for loans, with the country's future in the eurozone looking increasingly shaky.

Iran’s motives unclear as talks resume

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 23:32
As international negotiators gathered here Saturday for what is supposed to be a final round of nuclear diplomacy with Iran, the hope of achieving a deal hinges on a mystery: What does Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei really want?

Police arrest Kuwaiti national, others for mosque bombing

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 21:56
Police have arrested a number of people, among them a Kuwaiti citizen, suspected of being behind a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque that killed 27 people, Kuwait's Interior Ministry said early Sunday.

Ukrainian village caught in crossfire of war

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 21:42
Few places along the front line in east Ukraine see regular fighting as bitter as the village of Krymske. Roads to the village have all but crumbled away under the weight of military trucks, tanks and armored personnel carriers.

Alexander Hamilton fans are upset about his demotion on $10 bill

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 21:35
The gain for women in landing a promised spot on U.S. paper currency stands to be a big loss for one founding father — and his supporters aren’t pleased.

Tunisia weighs new security approach as tourists flee

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 20:10
Thousands of tourists fled from Tunisia on Saturday after the country's worst terrorist attack killed 38 people as the government struggles to prevent future jihadi attacks against the all-important tourism sector.

As grave sites dwindle, Jefferson Barracks cemetery again looks to St. Louis County

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 16:41
As it buries the last of the World War II veterans, Jefferson Barracks is now anticipating burying increasing numbers of men and women who served in Korea and Vietnam.

Islamic State militants expelled from Syrian city after killing spree

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 16:30
Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border city of Kobani, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, said Saturday that they expelled Islamic State militants who went on a killing spree months after having been routed by Kurdish forces.

In the heart of Gettysburg's tourism season, debate over Civil War symbol simmers

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:54
As thousands of people stroll through downtown Gettysburg and its nearby historic battlefields — only days before the heart of the July Fourth tourist season — dialogue over one of its Civil War symbols simmers.

Military chefs square off in DC's Barbecue Battle

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:50
The smells of cooking drifted up and down Pennsylvania Ave. Saturday as military chefs diced, sliced and minced the morning hours away in preparation for the 23rd annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle.

His domestic legacy assured, Obama remains challenged abroad

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:34
While back-to-back Supreme Court rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage burnish President Barack Obama’s legacy at home, his foreign policy record is unsettled and may not be fully established until years after he leaves office.

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 14:15
The Confederate flag was temporarily removed from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday when a woman climbed the flagpole and - despite calls by police to get down - removed the banner.

Armenian president suspends electricity hikes behind protest

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 14:13
The president of Armenia on Saturday suspended hikes in household electricity rates in an effort to end the protests that have blocked the capital's main avenue for six straight days. The demonstrators, however, didn't disperse.

Native American code talkers from WWII posthumously honored

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 13:55
Four Native American World War II code talkers from Montana have been posthumously honored for their service.

TIMED OUT: French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:29
Officials say the top suspect in the beheading of a French businessman took a "selfie" photo with the slain victim and sent the image to at least one recipient.

French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:28
Officials say the top suspect in the beheading of a French businessman took a "selfie" photo with the slain victim and sent the image to at least one recipient.

Names of pilot, 8 tourists killed in Southeast Alaska plane crash released

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:21
The remains of nine people killed Thursday in a plane crash in Southeast Alaska during a flightseeing tour were recovered Friday as federal officials continued their investigation into the cause of the wreck.

Report: Ingalls workers in Miss. plead guilty over false invoices

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:19
Two former workers at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., have admitted they failed to report fraudulent invoices in connection with work on Navy and Coast Guard ships, resulting in a loss to taxpayers of more than $1 million, officials said.

At Florida Confederate memorial, giant flag still flies, defiantly so

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:17
Billed as the nation’s largest Confederate flag at 50 by 30 feet, the banner flies from a 139-foot-tall flag pole at the manicured Confederate Memorial Park.

US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:09
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.
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