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Trump hires a third general, raising concerns about heavy military influence

President-elect Donald Trump has selected retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly as secretary of homeland security, officials familiar with the decision said Wednesday, recruiting a third former member of the military’s brass to serve at the highest levels of his administration.<p>Trump’s choice of Kelly — …

Donald Trump

Russia Preparing to Return 3,000 Older Tanks Into Service

It's a lot less impressive than it sounds.<p>The Russian government plans to refurbish up to 3,000 T-80 main battle tanks and return them to service with the Russian Army. The move may sound impressive, but it's actually a sign of Russia's diminishing economic and military power.<p>According to the</i> …

Military

What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution

“Now that the lush and prosperous years had come to Russia, the last thing she needed was war; they should have just said a Requiem Mass for that …

How Fidel Castro was at the heart of Middle East politics

Over the weekend, Algeria declared eight days of mourning to honor the passing of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died on Friday. In a statement, ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Castro’s death “is a great loss for the Algerian people.”<p>Though he ruled a small island nation thousands of …

Russia deports American who sneaked into Siberia for ‘a better life’

A 29-year-old U.S. citizen has been deported from Russia after illegally entering the country in search of “a better life,” Russian media outlets reported Monday.<p>The man, identified as Colorado-based insurance salesman Julio Prieto, is reported to have attempted to enter Russia via its southern …

How Hacksaw Ridge Re-created One of World War II's Bloodiest Battles

Out this Friday, Hacksaw Ridge features some of the most stunning action of the year, based on an incredible true story of World War II. We interviewed production designer Barry Robison about how the terrifying, foggy hell of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II came to life onscreen.<p>Mel …

Spain Has No Government For 10 Months - Economy Grows, Unemployment Falls To 18.9%

We are continually told that every country must have an activist government. No economy nor society can be allowed to just bumble along by itself, the firm smack of political control is necessary for the world to continue to turn on its axis. This is not really what the empirical evidence tells us …

Europe

Indonesia Is Pushed to Ban Alcohol for Health of Bodies, if Not Souls

JAKARTA, Indonesia — I.B. Agung Partha foresees an apocalypse, as he put it, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.<p>The threat is not a plague of locusts, nor one of Bali’s dormant volcanos springing to life. It is in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital several hundred miles away, where Parliament is …

Paramilitary groups ready to defend Poland

Thousands of Poles are active in militia like civil defense associations. DW's Monika Sieradzka went to northeastern Poland to visit a father who …

Flight to Safety: Investors Snap Up Bonds as Summer Risks Loom Large

Broad U.S. equity averages flirted with record highs this week, but Wall Street’s optimism ran dry by Friday as investors around the world renewed the hunt for safe havens.<p>Global bond yields, which move inversely to prices, notched fresh lows overnight pushing the U.S. 10-year to settle at its …

Man cleaning gun shoots himself but doesn't realize it until 3 days later

A Florida man shot himself in the arm while cleaning a handgun, but didn't realize it until three days later when he finally changed shirts and found a bullet hole.<p>An arrest report says Volusia County Sheriff's deputies were called after 37-year-old Michael Blevins went to a hospital Saturday. …

Californium: This weird new video game takes you inside Philip K. Dick's head

<i>Based on the life and writings of author Philip K. Dick, "Californium" takes place in 1960s Berkeley, California.; Credit: Courtesy …

Police Investigating Possible Terrorist Link After 1 Killed, 3 Injured in Munich Stabbing

German police say a man has been arrested after stabbing four people, killing one, at a suburban train station at Grafing, close to Munich, early …

56 hours with the Russian army in Syria

PALMYRA, Syria — Last weekend, I received a call from the Russian Foreign Ministry offering a spot on a three-day press tour with the Russian army to Syria, exact dates and destinations TBD. There was also a special warning for American journalists coming aboard. Write negatively about us, an …

Army has fewest active-duty soldiers since 1940, report says

The number of U.S. Army soldiers on active duty has been reduced to its lowest since 1940, according to a published report.<p>The Army Times reported this weekend that the Army's endstrength for March was 479,172. That's 154 fewer soldiers than the service's previous post-World War II low, which was …

American Power Under Challenge

<b>Masters of Mankind (Part 1)</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>[<i>This piece, the first of two parts, is excerpted</i> <i>from Noam Chomsky’s new book,</i> Who Rules the World? <i>(Metro</i><i>politan Books). Part 2 will be posted on Tuesday morning.</i>]<p>When we ask “Who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard convention …

Russia displays military might with Victory Day parade on Red Square

Russia showcased its modernised military war machine in a grand parade on Moscow's Red Square on Monday, displaying the advanced air defence missile system used to protect its base in Syria and some of the jets that have flown missions there.<p>The event, an annual fixture designed to commemorate the …

Russia

Afghanistan executes six Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government has executed six Taliban prisoners, solidifying a change in policy that further threatens the likelihood of peace talks.<p>Sunday’s executions followed a promise from the president, Ashraf Ghani, to take a harder line against the Taliban after a massive truck bomb on 19 April in …

Afghanistan

U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

A U.S. Army captain has filed a lawsuit against President Obama over the legality of the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.<p>Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, 28, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He argues that the …

U.S. Army

Syria withholds aid to thousands, risks new siege in Aleppo: U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria’s government is refusing U.N. demands to deliver aid to hundreds of thousands of people including many in Aleppo, the city at the center of an eruption of fighting in the past two weeks, U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Wednesday.<p>Journalists and civilians stand …

US Navy Seal killed in 'direct fire' from ISIL in Iraq

A US Navy Seal has been killed in battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - the third American death in Iraq since Washington launched a campaign against the group.<p>A US defense official told the AFP news agency on Tuesday that the soldier, Charlie Keating IV, was killed by …

Military

'Russian army supplied MH17 missile', report claims

A Russian army air defence battalion may have supplied the missile launcher used to down a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine two years ago, a group of investigative journalists has claimed.<p>Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpa was shot down over war-torn …

U.S. Navy SEAL Killed in Islamic State Attack in Iraq

Service member was killed near the northern city of Mosul while aiding Kurdish fighters<p>A U.S. Navy SEAL aiding Kurdish fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was killed by Islamic State militants during an attack on Tuesday, underscoring the risk U.S. forces face in Iraq despite the White …

Military

Iraqi forces break through longest Isil siege to beleaguered town

<b>One of the longest sieges in the war against Islamic State jihadists has been lifted after Iraqi army forces relieved the beleaguered town of Haditha in the west of the country.</b><p><b>For 18 months, a pocket of territory around the town has been totally surrounded by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b> …

Two years after war broke out in Ukraine, the death toll continues to mount

For two and a half months Roman, a sergeant in Ukraine’s 58th mechanised brigade, has been counting the days that his section gets away without taking casualties. It’s not many, he says.<p>“Usually there’s two days out of every week when no one gets hit, then it kicks off again,” said the section …

Putin just made a major change to Russian law enforcement

In a sudden reshuffle, Putin has dismissed eight senior law-enforcement officials while promoting 12 others who are viewed as Putin loyalists.<p>The reshuffle was first announced on the presidential website Saturday as an official decree.<p>Among those promoted in the reshuffle, the FT notes, are Alexei …

The Latest: UN says many starve in 'senseless' Syria war

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):<p>11:45 p.m.<p>The United Nations humanitarian chief says the world should be "ashamed" at …

Middle East

Apple employee died of self-inflicted gunshot wound: police | Reuters

(Reuters) - The Apple Inc (AAPL.O) employee found dead at the company’s California headquarters committed suicide, dying of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, police said on Thursday.<p>A Santa Clara county Sheriff's Office vehicle is shown parked outside one of the main office buildings of the …