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Taiwan seeks to revive aerospace fortunes with jet trainers

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:19
Seeking to revive its long-dormant aerospace industry, Taiwan on Tuesday launched a $2.1 billion investment in the production of air force jet trainers to be designed and manufactured on the island to counter Chinese military and diplomatic pressure.
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Pakistan: Police foil suicide bombing; 2 policemen wounded

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:17
Pakistani security forces said they foiled a large Taliban suicide car attack on Tuesday that targeted a police station in the northwestern city of Bannu. The explosion wounded two police officers.
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Nigerian troops save young female suicide bomber, kill another

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 06:27
Nigerian troops on Tuesday saved the life of a young woman strapped with explosives and killed another suicide bomber, apparently primed by Boko Haram Islamic extremists to attack the northeastern city of Maiduguri, police said.
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Iran's top leader mocks 'newcomer' Trump

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 06:20
Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday that "newcomer" President Donald Trump had shown the "real face" of the United States, after the American leader accused Iran of being ungrateful for sanctions relief approved by the Obama administration and vowed a tougher stance.
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Putin, Merkel call for cease-fire in eastern Ukraine

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 06:11
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels to cease fire in eastern Ukraine.
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Palestinians ask world to punish Israel for settlement law

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 05:31
A Palestinian Cabinet minister on Tuesday called on the international community to punish Israel for a contentious new law, just hours after the Israeli parliament adopted the bill to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land.
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Assad says EU should have no role in Syria's reconstruction

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 05:20
Syrian President Bashar Assad says the European Union should have no role in the reconstruction of Syria unless it changes its policy toward the Mideast country.
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File on Islamic State's 'problem' foreign fighters shows some are refusing to fight

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 05:17
A Belgian militant had a medical note saying he had back pain and would not join the battle. A fighter from France claimed he wanted to leave Iraq to carry out a suicide attack at home. Several requested transfers to Syria. Others just simply refused to fight.
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Taliban roadside bomb kills Afghan district chief

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 04:47
An Afghan police spokesman says a roadside bombing has killed the top government official of a district in western Farah province. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Merkel to seek common ground with Trump 'wherever possible'

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 04:28
Germany will seek common ground "wherever possible" with President Donald Trump's administration, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday, despite differences over Trump's entry ban for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.
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Philippines: US military can build barracks at local camps

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 04:07
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given the go-ahead for the U.S. military to build barracks and fuel depots in designated local camps where American forces are allowed to temporarily station under a 2014 defense pact, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday.
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Pentagon details plan for $30 billion budget boost

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 03:10
Buoyed by President Donald Trump's pledge to rebuild the U.S. armed forces, senior Pentagon officials have delivered to Congress plans for increasing the defense budget by more than $30 billion to acquire new jet fighters, armored vehicles, improved training and more.
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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 6, 2017)

Photos - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:00

Sailors and Marines celebrate a touchdown during a screening of Super Bowl LI in the hanger bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is conducting unit-level training to ensure warfighting readiness in preparation for a routine patrol in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan (Released) 170206-N-WF272-045
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PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala (Feb. 2, 2017)

Photos - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:00

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Omar Murielmedina, from Orlando, attached to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., explains prescription procedures to a host nation patient at the Continuing Promise 2017 medical site in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy (Released) 170202-N-YL073-354
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 4, 2017)

Photos - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:00

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jesse Pedrero, from Cana, Va., signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 on the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) during a vertical replenishment. Lake Champlain is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of the U.S. 3rd Fleet in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan K. Serpico (Released) 170204-N-FT178-166
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 3, 2017)

Photos - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:00

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participates in a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano (Released) 170203-N-BL637-068
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