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Colorado Springs group wants citizens to wear green in support of Fort Carson

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:23
The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance hopes to make Feb. 3 look like St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs, Colo., as part of an effort to stave off military cuts.

Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobani

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:15
Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy victory when they pushed into Kobani last year dissolved into a bloody, costly and months-long siege.

Russia defiant after threats from West over Ukraine

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 06:11
Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, arguing that the Ukrainian government is responsible for the latest increase in violence.

Shiite rebels violently disperse demonstrators in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:25
Shiite rebels armed with knives and batons attacked and detained demonstrators Monday protesting against their power grab in Yemen's capital, witnesses said.

'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:03
The process of finding "death qualified" jurors has slowed down jury selection in federal case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with setting off two bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 during the 2013 marathon.

Cobra Strike: Patriot battalion learns sports psychology skills to improve readiness, performance

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 04:55
For air defense soldiers, doing their job can consist of "hours of sheer boredom followed by a few minutes of sheer terror."

UN Security Council ends 'informative' visit to Haiti

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 04:34
The United Nations Security Council wrapped up a three-day mission Sunday urging Haiti's warring politicians to work together to stage elections as quickly as possible while remaining mum on whether it will move ahead with plans to reduce the presence of its 7,100-strong peacekeeping mission beginning in March.

Toll of Filipino commandos killed in rebel clash rises to 43

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 04:21
Philippine police say 43 of their commandos have been killed in a fierce battle in the country's south with Muslim guerrillas while hunting one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects.

Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 04:05
The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy.

Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 03:30
A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s.

Iraq 'sleeper cells' fight Islamic State group

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 03:13
"Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press.

Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:56
Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the militant Islamic State group.

North Korea seeking short-term English teachers — for a fee

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:25
Looking to beef up your teaching resume? Like to get off the beaten path? North Korea, one of the most reclusive countries in the world, might be just the answer.

Retrieval of more than 30 slain Filipinos commandos underway

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 01:05
Philippine police have recovered at least 21 bodies of the dozens commandos who were mowed down by Muslim rebel gunfire in a far-flung southern village where they moved in over the weekend to hunt down one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.

Japan seeks Jordan's help on gaining hostage's release

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:58
A Japanese diplomat emerged from talks in Jordan on Monday with no signs of progress in securing the release of a freelance journalist held hostage by the extremist Islamic State group.

Europe at front of Army's new 'Complex World' concept, general says

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:06
If the Army’s new operating concept is about preparing to fight in an increasingly complex security environment, forces in Europe are in some ways on the leading edge, said the Army’s top general in charge of training.

Servicemembers debark grounded cargo ship off Okinawa coast

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:02
Dozens of servicemembers have debarked the USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak, which remained grounded Monday on a reef about six miles east of Okinawa, military officials said.

Vermont’s Sanders has mountains to climb

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:33
Sanders’ authentic passion enlivens our often synthetic politics. There is, however, some justice in the fact that his principled rejection of the connection between money and speech might prevent his other principles from being heard.

Watch out Energy, Rick Perry might run again!

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:30
Perry has been governor of Texas for 14 years but his stint is ending, along with his paycheck from Texas taxpayers. And his ambition for greater glory is doubtless as big as his state.

Pakistani airstrikes kill 35 militants in tribal region

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:25
Pakistani warplanes pounded militant sanctuaries near the northwestern Afghan border Sunday, killing 35 militants, the army said.
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