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Blast in Somalia kills 20 in Mogadishu marketplace

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:32
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast. However, Somalia's homegrown Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, often carry out such attacks.

French foreign minister warns Russia on election meddling

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:31
France's foreign minister is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as "unacceptable."

Senators want materials saved for Russia probe

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:23
The Senate intelligence committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to a probe the panel is conducting on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, a congressional aide said Saturday.

UAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran linger

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:14
Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen.

Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:11
A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers.

Lindsey Graham says 2017 is all about hitting back at Russia

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:03
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham promised Sunday that Congress will press ahead with a bill to sanction Russia for interfering in the U.S. presidential election, and investigate the methods it used, to make sure other countries don’t fall victim to similar hacking attacks.

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:53
NASA's historic moonshot pad is back in business.

Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:42
Native Americans are hoping President Donald Trump doesn't forget them as he promises to put "America first."

Report: Israeli leader turned down regional peace initiative

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:12
Haaretz reported that Netanyahu took part in a secret summit that Kerry organized in the southern Jordanian port city of Aqaba last February and included Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.

Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo fighting

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:51
The vast Central African country is home to multiple militias vying for control of rich mineral deposits, and human rights groups have long expressed alarm over alleged abuses by the military in the fight against them.

Hamas court in Gaza sentences 3 to death for alleged spying

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:41
Sunday's verdicts raise the number of people on death row to 10, a number likely to increase since others are still appealing their death sentences.

Islamic extremists denounce Somalia's new president

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:23
Al-Shabab leader also referred the new president as "evil-minded," recalling his eight-month tenure as the prime minister of Somalia in 2010 and 2011, during which the extremists lost control of Mogadishu.

Trump voters take inventory after his first month in office

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:19
Those at the western Pennsylvania bar -- not far from the famed "Trump House" -- said controversy is what to expect from a president hell-bent on changing how Washington operates.

Iwo Jima veteran recalls WWII battle

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:02
Marking the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, veteran said it is important for people to remember the sacrifice of those who fought in that brutal battle,

Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosul

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:01
The United Nations meanwhile warned that hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped inside their houses "are at extreme risk," with dwindling fuel and food supplies and scare drinking water and electricity.

Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 07:06
Former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted , "Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound."

US slams Russia's move to recognize Ukraine rebel documents

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 06:32
The recognition, in an order signed by President Vladimir Putin that was announced Saturday, "is alarming and contradicts the agreed-upon goals of the Minsk Agreement," the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine said Sunday on Twitter.

US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:58
Mike Pence spoke at the Munich Security Conference of foreign diplomats and defense officials on Saturday and was traveling to Brussels later Sunday for meetings with NATO and European Union officials.

Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:07
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked "the concept of crippling sanctions" as he spoke Sunday at the Munich Security Conference.

Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:51
The man, who was not a traveler, pushed aside a security officer and ran through doors where airplanes were parked. He was stopped by an airport employee, who was backed up by other law enforcement and security officers.