Marines News

Merkel offered path to fourth term as resistance dwindles

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:41
Germany's biggest opposition party is ready to begin talks with Angela Merkel on a minority government, offering her a way to restore political leadership in Europe's biggest economy.

Brass help mark ‘normal’ holiday in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:40
American military brass served Thanksgiving dinner to troops and contractors at NATO’s Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul on Thursday.

Howard Schaffer, South Asia specialist and ambassador to Bangladesh, dies at 88

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:32
Howard B. Schaffer, a leading South Asia specialist who served as ambassador to Bangladesh in a 36-year career in the Foreign Service and who formed a then-rare "diplomatic couple" with his wife, a fellow ambassador, died in Washington. He was 88.

Museum to chronicle how WWII shaped a Georgia community

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:23
The Coastal Georgia Historical Society raised $3.1 million in the last year to fund its World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island. The museum will tell the story of the war reshaped daily life in the community.

Cat hair, salad dressing led to charges against woman accused of mailing explosives

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:33
A Texas woman has been accused of mailing homemade explosives to former president Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that could have maimed or killed them, according to court documents.

Ukrainian separatist chief accuses another of plotting coup

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:08
A separatist leader in Ukraine's east on Thursday accused a former official of trying to unseat him as a showdown between the two entered its third day.

Afghanistan says Russia must pressure Taliban to seek peace

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:53
Russia must press the Taliban to enter peace talks in Afghanistan, while an international inquiry should establish whether the Kremlin is arming the insurgent group, according to Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar

3 themes to look for this Oscar season

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:47
Sure as the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of Christmas shopping for major retailers, the holiday season contains an alternate marketing blitz in the film world.

5 ways to prepare skin for winter

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:42
Cooler weather is threatening to take over our next few months. So it's time to defend skin from the moisture-sucking air of winter. What can you do now to keep skin healthy as winter approaches? We asked the experts.

UN urges Iraq to probe troop violations during fight with ISIS

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:26
A top UN official Thursday called on the Iraqi government to speed up investigations into allegations of human rights violations committed by security forces during the fight against ISIS and to make the results of those probes public.

Remains of WWII veteran to be laid to rest in Michigan

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:18
Navy Airman Albert Rybarczyk's plane went down in the South Pacific during a bombing mission when he was 22. He was part of Air Group 18 and stationed on the USS Intrepid. Project Recover and the BentProp Project have been trying to reach the wreckage for more than a decade.

US, S. Korean soldiers get medals for helping to rescue N. Korean defector

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:47
Six U.S. and South Korean soldiers were awarded medals Thursday for helping to rescue a North Korean defector who made a daring escape across the border that divides the peninsula.

Texans displaced by Harvey readjust plans for holiday feast

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:32
Almost three months after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, killing more than 80 people and damaging at least 200,000 homes, Houston families are celebrating Thanksgiving however they can.

Video game holiday gift buying guide 2017

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:15
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best games from across the most popular genres released this year. Take a look and keep this article in mind next time you’re at the store looking for a gift for that special someone. Even if that someone is you.

Crews continue to search for 3 missing sailors after plane crash in Philippine Sea

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:13
Search-and-rescue efforts continued Thursday for three sailors missing after a Navy aircraft went down the previous afternoon in the Philippine Sea.

'Darkest Hour' gives Oldman, Mendelsohn big chance to work together

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:58
Gary Oldman and Ben Mendelsohn had only one scene together when they worked on “The Dark Knight Rises.” That was all they needed as the pair struck up an immediate friendship. They exchanged contact information and parted with the hope that they would work together again.

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign agreement on Rohingya refugees

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:44
Myanmar announced the agreement but provided no details on how many Rohingya refugees would be allowed to return home. Bangladesh said the repatriations are to begin within two months.

Report: S. Korean military may ask US to suspend joint war games due to Olympics

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:36
South Korea’s military may ask the United States to suspend joint war games usually held in the spring to avoid an overlap with the 2018 Olympics and Paralympics, a news agency reported Thursday.

Seeking friendship without alliance, US and Serb troops take the plunge

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:21
U.S. and Serbian armed forces were on opposite sides in 1999 during the 78-day war in Kosovo. But for two countries that just a generation ago were at war, their recent joint exercise may be a sign that Serbia is opening more to the West.