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Jerusalem stance rules out ‘ultimate’ deal

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:47
When President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel earlier this month, he called it a “long-overdue step to advance the peace process.” Yet the president’s ill-timed Jerusalem speech has had exactly the opposite impact.

Man with knife at Amsterdam airport is not terror case

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:27
A man was shot in the leg at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport on Friday after he walked into a military police office and threatened staff with a knife, a spokesman for the military police said.

French death toll rises to 5 children in train-bus crash

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:10
French authorities backtracked Friday, reducing the death toll from six children to least four after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France.

4 Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashes

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:06
Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded along with an Israeli officer in clashes across the West Bank and near Gaza's border on Friday as the fallout continued over President Donald Trump's announcement last week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

NASA: Navy probe missed key factors in pilot oxygen system failures

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:03
The Navy missed a series of key factors in its investigation into the causes behind a rash of midair, oxygen-related failures in F/A-18s, which led to the deaths of at least four pilots, a NASA team concluded in a recently released report.

Mexican Senate keeps military in policing role

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:55
Mexico's Senate approved a law Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups.

White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:31
The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.

Germany extends facial recognition test at rail station

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:27
Germany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate.

Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:22
More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16 years old.

Military stateside housing allowances to rise only 0.7 percent

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:01
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to 956,000 servicemembers living off base in the United States will climb modestly Jan. 1, an average of only 0.7 percent or $10 a month, as an allowance-dampening formula enters its fourth year.

NATO concerned Russian missile system breaks Cold War pact

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:57
NATO said Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads, and which it says could violate a landmark Cold War arms treaty.

Upcoming COLA cuts leave some Japan-based servicemembers fuming

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:01
Some troops are seeing red over plans to cut an allowance that compensates them for the high cost of living in Japan by as much as half.

New upgunned Strykers arrive in Germany

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:53
Christmas came early for the Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment when the first of the new, upgunned Strykers arrived this week, with their main guns still waiting to be unwrapped.

USAREUR's Hodges retires after 3 busy years at the helm

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:44
The Army general who oversaw the most significant buildup of U.S. troops and infrastructure since the end of the Cold War retired Friday after more than three years in command.

Okinawa governor wants all US aircraft grounded after window fell near schoolchildren

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:35
Okinawa’s governor has demanded that all U.S. military aircraft be grounded on the island for safety checks after a Marine Corps helicopter lost a window over an elementary school on Wednesday.

Suspect in Virginia car attack faces upgraded charge

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:21
The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him.

Aviano out of the baby business, sending military women ‘downtown’ to deliver

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:12
The U.S. military is set to end maternal care for women assigned to Aviano and Vicenza this spring, leaving obstetrical and other medical services to local Italian hospitals that officials say are better-equipped to handle American patients than in the past.

Top Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for scaling back militia influence, backing PM

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:43
Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Friday called on the powerful Shiite militias that helped conquer the Islamic State's territory to choose between politics and arms, backing a key demand of the prime minister.

Navy ends popular early retirement programs

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:31
The Navy has announced it would cancel three early separation programs in order to retain sailors and increase the size of the fleet.

Move of medical logistics unit to Kaiserslautern delayed till mid-2018

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:16
The move of a medical support group from Pirmasens to Kaiserslautern, originally scheduled for this past summer, will now be delayed until the middle of next year because of permitting issues, the Army said Thursday.