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NATO set for defense spending increases as Trump seeks even more

NATO allies are expected to boost defense spending in 2017 by 4.3 percent, marking the third consecutive year expenditures will rise for an alliance under pressure from the Trump administration to invest even more in their militaries.
16 hours 34 min ago

Police detain 6 ISIS suspects in Spain, Britain and Germany

Police on Wednesday arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State group, four in Spain and one each in Britain and Germany, Spain's Interior Ministry said.
16 hours 34 min ago

Hamas to create buffer zone with Egypt to improve ties

Hamas has begun work on a buffer zone along Gaza's border with Egypt, the Islamic militant group said Wednesday, as part of an effort to assure Cairo that it's serious about preventing the cross-border flow of weapons and militants.
16 hours 35 min ago

Pennsylvania veterans can benefit from canine companion program

Canine Companions for Veterans aims to connect veterans with a forever-pet, according to Siera Gross, manager of Strayhaven Animal Shelter in Greenville.
16 hours 39 min ago

Kosovo war crimes court clears way for indictments

A court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after Kosovo's war for independence has approved its rules of procedure and evidence, a crucial step toward prosecutors issuing indictments.
17 hours 8 min ago

Quincy pier owner says USS Salem to move soon

The famed Sea Witch is on track to make its planned move to its new pier in the Fore River Shipyard in the next several weeks, according to Quincy businessman Jay Cashman, who owns both the old and the new pier.
17 hours 9 min ago