Coast Guard News

Sure to win, Egypt's president seeks re-election

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:12
A general-turned-president with authoritarian practices, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's announcement confirmed what was long expected and paved the way for his virtually certain triumph in the March 26-28 vote.

Beijing: US warship violated sovereignty near contested S. China Sea island

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:01
The Chinese government on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:56
From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U.S. alignment with a nationalist Israeli government.

As Congress shuts down government, now what?

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:49
The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here's a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government.

All-female UK team of soldiers crosses Antarctica

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:39
They spent 62 days skiing across more than 1,000 miles. A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power.

Overseas military families lose AFN; access to other services remains unclear

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:19
It didn’t take long for some DOD operations to grind to a halt: American Forces Network, which provides entertainment and command information to U.S. servicemembers worldwide through its television and radio services, was dark early Saturday morning in Europe.

Wyche back to 2016 form as Panthers triumph

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 09:41
E.J. King wins both boys and girls titles in Western Japan Athletic Association Tournament; St. Mary's takes Kanto mat title.

Army Corps of Engineers general views mudslide operations

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 09:30
The Army Corps of Engineers is focusing on clearing basins that are designed to capture debris that would otherwise flow out of the hills and mountains above the community.

Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 08:41
Congress prepared to return to work Saturday as negotiators pressed for a budget deal to keep a government shutdown that began at midnight short-lived.

Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 08:34
During a stopover in Ireland, Pence greeted US soldiers at Shannon Airport in Ireland hours after the federal government shutdown. Pence told the troops: "We'll get this thing figured out in Washington." He told the soldiers to "stay focused on your mission."

French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EU

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 08:30
French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules.

Strong emotions ahead in drama about Serbia's Milosevic

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:16
Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking about subjects for a possible musical.

North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 05:47
North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:33
Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office.

Legislation filed to grant veterans status to WWII nurse corps

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:47
While multiple bills have gone before federal lawmakers to give the cadet nurses their status as veterans, none have passed. The latest, H.R. 1168, the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act, was introduced in February of last year.

Russia exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:33
Sergey Lavrov didn't offer a specific course of action for Trump, whose presidential campaign is being investigated by a special counsel for possible coordination with Russia's alleged efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:14
A state employee mistakenly sent an emergency alert to mobile devices and TV and radio stations warning of an incoming missile strike, causing widespread panic and confusion.

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:58
Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.

Prosecutors say they will seek to retry New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:06
The Justice Department plans to put Sen. Robert Menendez back on trial on corruption charges, following a mistrial last year in which most jurors wanted to acquit the New Jersey Democrat.

Damaged Navy ship arrives in Mississippi for repairs

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:36
The Navy said Friday that it will take several days for the Transshelf to unload the Fitzgerald, which will be repaired by the 11,600 employees of Ingalls Shipbuilding.