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EU Parliament votes against banning key kebab additive

The European Parliament narrowly defeated plans to ban an additive that is considered key in industrial meats for the popular doner kebab.
3 hours 14 min ago

Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Arab and Islamic leaders on Wednesday that the United States is no longer fit to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and should be replaced as mediator by the United Nations, outlining a significant policy shift in response to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
3 hours 16 min ago

Invest 96W # 2: Signal 1 raised for Eastern Samar

Philippines’ weather authority PAGASA raises Tropical Storm Warning Signal 1 for eastern edges of central islands.
3 hours 17 min ago

USTRANSCOM Completes Transportation Management System Proof of Principle

U.S. Transportation Command just completed a successful proof of principle effort that fused a
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Soldiers, families run to donate toys to German orphanage

Soldiers and family members of the Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment had a festive physical training session Wednesday, when they ran in formation with toys inside their backpacks to donate to a German orphanage.
3 hours 23 min ago

‘Star Wars’ actor looks to discover top military or veteran playwright

A nonprofit organization of actor Adam Driver — who portrays archvillain Kylo Ren in the latest pair of “Star Wars” films — is putting up a $10,000 prize for the best full-length play written by a current or former servicemember.
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