Marines News

EU blames Russia for death of 5 in eastern Ukraine

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 26 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 - 11 hours 16 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 - 12 hours 14 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 - 12 hours 37 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 - 13 hours 1 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 - 13 hours 39 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 - 14 hours 23 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 - 15 hours 27 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 - 15 hours 37 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.

Attacks on Israeli soldier turned whistleblower get personal

Stars & Stripes - 15 hours 57 min ago
A former Israeli combat officer turned whistleblower has found himself in the fight of his lifetime, leading a campaign against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and drawing relentless criticism from the country's leaders who have labeled him a traitor.

German Amazon workers stage 'Black Friday' strike

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 10 min ago
Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with "Black Friday" to demand better wages from the American online giant.

Private plane crashes at training base, killing pilot

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 21 min ago
A private plane has crashed at a National Guard training site in Florida, killing the pilot.

Report: N. Korea replaces border guards following defection

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 50 min ago
North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire, according to South Korean media. Military officials said Friday they could not confirm the report.

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Stars & Stripes - 19 hours 48 min ago
Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday.

Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order

Stars & Stripes - 20 hours 39 min ago
Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said.

Army report blames ‘human factors’ for deadly Apache crash in 2015

Stars & Stripes - 21 hours 30 min ago
Two soldiers were killed when their AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crashed 50 miles east of Camp Humphreys in South Korea on Nov. 23, 2015.

8 thought to be North Korean fishermen wash ashore in Japan

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:44
Police said the men were in good health and spoke Korean. They identified themselves as North Koreans who were fishing before the boat broke down and washed ashore.

Navy calls off search for 3 sailors missing after plane crash in Philippine Sea

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:50
The Navy announced the end of the search in a statement Friday morning, saying U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft covered nearly 1,000 square nautical miles over two days searching for the missing sailors.

Collision-damaged USS Fitzgerald departs Japan to receive repairs stateside

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:10
The Fitzgerald will be taken to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., for fixes and upgrades. A deadly collision on June 17 between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged merchant ship killed seven sailors.

Flynn's lawyer shuts down talks with Trump's team, a sign he may be cooperating with Mueller probe

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 18:18
The call from Flynn lawyer Robert Kelner to Trump attorney John Dowd came Wednesday evening and is a potentially ominous sign for Trump and other close associates to the president.