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German defense minister slams Trump’s military-heavy approach to security

Washington Post Headlines - 1 hour 55 min ago
Her comments underscored a deepening rift in the alliance between the U.S. and Europe.
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Kosovo marks 10 years of independence but its people remain divided

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On Feb. 17, Kosovo celebrates the 10th anniversary of its independence from Serbia. Still not recognized by about 100 nations (including Russia, Spain, Greece and China), Kosovo is struggling to exist. Its population has lost hopes of a transparent governance structure, and international missions and military presence are still necessary to strengthen the state’s capacities […]
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Australia's two most senior leaders are now at war over an office affair

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Australia's deputy prime minister calls the prime minister's handling of affairs between politicians and staffers “inept.”
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Turkey and the U.S. agree to move forward, not dwell on past differences

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Tillerson averted a collapse of relations after marathon meetings, but differences remained unresolved.
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Did Kim Jong Un’s ‘historic’ missile get a boost from old Soviet weapons?

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A new report suggests that foreign blueprints or parts helped North Korea stun the world with an ICBM that could hit U.S. cities.
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4 basic questions about the AR-15

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AR-style rifles have appeared in some of the deadliest shootings in the last few years. Here's where they came from.
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Pakistan: Zainab Ansari's Confessed Killer Sentenced To Death

NPR Headlines - 3 hours 15 min ago

The world was moved by a viral photo of the 7-year-old girl, whose body was found on a trash heap in January.

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US Navy says it won’t be deterred by Chinese-built islands

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever “international law allows us” when asked if China’s newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters.
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German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car.
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Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.
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Meddling ‘incontrovertible’ to US, ‘just blabber’ to Russia

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
Top Russian and American officials exchanged barbs Saturday in Germany over the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.
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The Latest: Russia beats US men 4-0 in Olympic hockey

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
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Helicopter crashes after Mexican quake; 2 killed

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
The latest on the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit southern Mexico (all times local):
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Pentagon watchdog reports little progress in Afghanistan despite Trump administration’s approach

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
The Department of Defense Inspector General's report found little evidence to support comments that the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and other top U.S. officials made late last year, arguing that U.S.-backed troops had “turned the corner” and gained momentum in their fight against the Taliban.
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Trump's military parade would turn U.S. troops into toy soldiers

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
President Trump's proposed military parade is part of a larger problem, writes this Army veteran.
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‘Why aren’t you married?’: In China, gay men and lesbians pair off to keep parents off their backs

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 23:00
During the Lunar New Year, gay men and lesbians pair off to ward off parental pressure.
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She Sentenced A Teen To 241 Years In Prison. Now She Wants Her Decision Overturned

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 21:08

Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her.

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Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety?

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 21:08

Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping their version might lead to a better smallpox vaccine. But critics question the need — and worry about repercussions.

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Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 21:00

Arthur James Robinson, known as "Mr. Okra," died this week. But New Orleans residents will never forget his distinctive inventory call and his brightly-painted truck, winding through the city.

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Chinese giant pandas unveiled to public in Finland

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 20:58
Two giant pandas on loan from China have been unveiled at a zoo in central Finland and they have frolicked, galloped, climbed trees and played in the snow after a month-long quarantine.
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