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China bristles at ’very irresponsible’ US flight near disputed islands

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:59
China accused the United States on Friday of "very irresponsible" and potentially dangerous actions after a surveillance plane flew near disputed islands in the South China Sea and was warned off by the Chinese navy earlier this week.

Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:58
Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats.

Aspiring Asia leader China takes no role in Rohingya crisis

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:54
The Asian region's biggest power, China, has remained largely silent on the crisis involving Muslim Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar and Bangladeshis seeking to escape poverty.

Female peace activists say Korean DMZ walk is still on

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:43
A group of female activists, including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, said Friday they will go ahead with their plan to walk across the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas despite reluctance by officials to guarantee their safety and criticism they are being used as propaganda tools by North Korea's government.

Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:34
A campaign is underway here and elsewhere around the U.S. to "demilitarize" the police and produce officers who think of themselves as guardians of their communities, not members of an occupying force.

Army removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:19
The 110-pound bomb was discovered Thursday by workers at a construction site near the stadium. It is believed to have been dropped over London during German bombing raids in the early 1940s.

Obama: Iran nuclear deal 'will have my name on it'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:13
President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally.

NATO announces next summit will be July 2016 in Warsaw

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:51
NATO says its next summit will take place July 8-9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland as the alliance continues to reshape itself to meet new security challenges.

'Insane schedule' begins for WWI memorial design, construction

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:42
If you ever wanted to design a war memorial with the possibility of having it built, now’s your chance. The National World War I Memorial Design Competition officially kicked off Thursday. It’s open to all, and there’s a $25,000 cash prize for those selected as finalists.

IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:10
Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting some in the head on the spot, activists said Friday, estimating at least 150 have been killed in the past two days.

VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:00
Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.

US military confirms first civilian casualties in war against Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:55
American airstrikes have killed at least two civilians since they began in Iraq and Syria last year, the Pentagon said Thursday, in its first acknowledgment of noncombatant deaths in the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State.

Suspicious package found at NYC's Grand Central Terminal

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:07
Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the lower level of New York City's Grand Central Terminal and have closed the area to the public.

Favorites moving to next round on diamonds

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:00
The big school league’s Ramstein, Patch, Vilseck and Kaiserslautern will square off, though later games Friday would determine who plays who.

McHugh says decisions on force cuts will be made by the summer

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:51
As the military looks at personnel cuts at bases like Fort Drum, Army Secretary and north country native John M. McHugh said Thursday, the decisions ahead will be difficult.

Fort Carson soldier from Illinois goes missing

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:22
On Sunday morning, Tom Domres' world changed completely. That's when the dad of Army Spc. Danny Domres learned his son had gone missing without explanation from his Colorado Springs, Colo., Army base and hadn't been heard from since.

18 rebels said killed in Colombian raid on guerrilla camp

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:05
Officials say that at least 18 leftist rebels have been killed in a raid in western Colombia.

Eiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:00
The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.

More records fall before Pac meet concludes

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:16
Seisen's Shappell sets two more meet records and one Pacific mark, while ASIJ's Doyno now owns 300 hurdles record.

After court-martial, Marine cites religious freedom in continued legal fight

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:49
A court case working its way through the military justice system raises a basic question: Should a member of the military be allowed to post a religious passage in her place of work?
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