Marines News

Russia-wary Moldova seeks more US, NATO cooperation

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 40 min ago
The U.S.-led NATO alliance will open a new security cooperation center in neutral Moldova, a small Eastern European country locked in a territorial dispute with Russia.

Boise monument marking 'beginning of civilization' removed

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 41 min ago
A monument to the Army officer who selected the site for Fort Boise in 1863 stood for 84 years near his campsite on the Boise River. But city leaders and club members decided its sentiment — marking that arrival as "the beginning of civilization in the Boise Valley" — is no longer appropriate.

Gadson attempts to show remorse as murder trial wraps up on Okinawa

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 47 min ago
For the first time since his arrest last year, the former U.S. base worker accused of raping and killing a 20-year-old Japanese woman attempted to express remorse during the closing arguments of his murder trial Friday on Okinawa.

Still thankful for human connections, moments of beauty

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 52 min ago
After the floods of Texas and fires of California, I spent a couple of days asking people what they would grab if their home was about to be destroyed. They all mentioned keepsakes and mementos of loved ones.

Veterans, focus on the privilege of service

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 54 min ago
An elitist undercurrent keeps Americans at arm’s length from important conversations about their military — and only veterans and senior military leaders can address it.

Japan protests San Francisco's 'sex slave' statue decision

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 12 min ago
Japan expressed strong regret Friday over San Francisco's decision to give city property status to a statue commemorating Asian women who worked in military brothels for Japanese troops during World War II, with Osaka declaring it will terminate its 60-year sister-city ties.

Guard soldiers back from helping with hurricane response

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 24 min ago
Some Army and Air National Guard soldiers from Wisconsin who helped with the response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria over the past three months have returned home.

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 32 min ago
Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later.

Egypt: Militants kill at least 235 in attack on Sinai mosque

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 42 min ago
Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 235 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt.

With Saudi blockade threatening famine in Yemen, US points finger at Iran

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 53 min ago
The White House is pressing to declassify intelligence allegedly linking Iran to short-range ballistic missile attacks by Yemeni insurgents against Saudi Arabia, part of a public relations blitz aimed at persuading America's U.N. counterparts that Tehran is helping to fuel the country's conflict.

The caliphate is destroyed, but the Islamic State lives on

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 57 min ago
The fall of the town of Abu Kamal in Syria and recent victories by Iraqi security forces in Qaim and Rawa in Iraq mark the collapse of the Islamic State caliphate. As the it has demonstrated in the past, the Islamic State is a resilient and adaptive enemy that almost certainly will not go quietly into the night. Rather, it will work doggedly in the coming months to keep its brand alive.

EU blames Russia for death of 5 in eastern Ukraine

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 5 min ago
The European Union on Friday blamed Russia for the deaths of at least five troops in eastern Ukraine in what appears to be the worst outburst of violence in months.

Military’s mission not fully funded

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 54 min ago
The problem is widely recognized in both Congress and the Trump administration, and yet it is unlikely that anything will be done about it.

Winter Illuminations

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 52 min ago
Where to get your glow on at light shows and winter illuminations in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.

Lakenheath airman killed in car crash

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 15 min ago
A 48th Fighter Wing airman died after a single-car crash off base in Brandon, England, shortly after midnight Thursday.

Poland to phase out Sunday shopping by 2020

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 39 min ago
Poland's lawmakers on Friday approved a law that will phase out Sunday shopping by the year 2020 despite criticism that it may eliminate thousands of jobs.

Anthony Gonzalez, and his mama, living a dream with 'Coco'

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 17 min ago
Like the character he plays in the film “Coco,” Anthony Gonzalez has always wanted to be an artist. But unlike the role he plays, the young actor has been lucky to have the full support of his Mexican family.

A city in Niger worries new US drone base will make it a ‘magnet’ for terrorists

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 1 min ago
The growing perils faced by U.S. troops in Niger are intensifying questions about the decision to build a drone base near Agadez — the second such facility in Niger, an impoverished West African country twice the size of Texas.

As ‘Fat Leonard’ scandal grinds on, another Navy fraud case is under the radar

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 5 min ago
While the Fat Leonard scandal has torn through the Navy, a second case alleging extensive fraud in ship servicing by a different company has cut a far narrower profile.

After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 15 min ago
Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.