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WARSAW, Poland | New US ambassador introduces herself to Poles in video clip

WARSAW, Poland — The next U.S. Ambassador to Poland has introduced herself to the Polish people in a video clip. Georgette Mosbacher, a 71-year-old entrepreneur and Republican donor was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve in the nation of 38 million people in Central Europe, a NATO ally hosting U.S. troops. In the video … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | New US ambassador introduces herself to Poles in video clip

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting insurgent attacks. The militants escaped with 21 captives following the battle in … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan — Syrian government forces recaptured a vital border crossing with Jordan on Friday and raised the national flag for the first time in years, restoring sovereignty over a key region and potentially reopening a gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries. Weakened by a crushing government offensive backed by Russia and abandoned … Continue reading JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Vice President Mike Pence is making his fourth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for … Continue reading Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

RAMALLAH, West Bank/January 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An Israeli military court indicted a teenage Palestinian girl on Monday who was filmed last month in the West Bank slapping Israeli troops who refused to respond. Palestinians have since hailed Ahed Tamimi, 16, as an icon in their fight against Israel. In Israel, the footage sparked debate about the … Continue reading Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

Mattis nixes holiday tradition of seeing troops in war zones

WASHINGTON/December 29,2017(AP)(STL.News)— For only the second time since 9/11, America’s defense secretary didn’t visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a long-standing tradition of personally and publicly thanking service members in combat who are separated from their families during the holiday season. Pentagon boss Jim Mattis, who spent more than four decades … Continue reading Mattis nixes holiday tradition of seeing troops in war zones

Trump’s busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa

PALM BEACH, Fla./December 25,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  President Donald Trump’s first Christmas Eve in office was a busy one that unfolded like this: tweet against perceived adversaries, cheer U.S. troops  spending the holidays overseas, play golf, chat with children anxious to know when Santa will bring their presents, eat dinner with the family and attend a … Continue reading Trump’s busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa

Defence Secretary wishes troops Merry Christmas while in Poland on NATO visit

The Defence Secretary has praised British troops’ work with NATO Allies in Poland during a visit with the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet. December 22, 2017 (STL.News) Gavin Williamson said the UK personnel working in Poland as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) deployment reflected Britain’s global outlook, unconditional commitment to collective … Continue reading Defence Secretary wishes troops Merry Christmas while in Poland on NATO visit