Sunday, January 1, 2017

Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

US general gives vote of confidence to Iraqis fighting in Mosul
A senior U.S. military commander on Sunday praised Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, saying they were "at their peak" and adjusting well to changing realities on the battlefield.

3 dead, 2 children injured after car falls from garage outside Yokosuka
Three people were killed and two children were seriously injured when a vehicle plunged from the fifth story of a parking garage across the street from Yokosuka Naval Base.

Trump still not sold on Russian link to hacking
President-elect Donald Trump says that "no computer is safe" when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticism about the security of online communications his administration is likely to use for everything from day-to-day planning to international relations.

Trump to continue making news, policy via Twitter, spokesman says
President-elect Donald Trump won't end the onslaught of posts on Twitter that fed his unconventional campaign, even after taking on the formalized duties of the Oval Office later this month.

Obama boosted White House technology; Trump sees risks
As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting U.S. president ordered his team to upgrade the White House's aging technology for his successor. New computers were purchased and faster internet was installed.Not included in the modernization plans? A courier service.

Relocation work of Marine Air Station in Okinawa likely to start in February
In line with the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station in Ginowan in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture to the Henoko district of Nago in the prefecture, the central government is planning to start the major parts of offshore work for land reclamation on the coast of Henoko as early as February.

State Department: 35 Russian diplomats leave US
The State Department is confirming that the 35 Russian diplomats President Barack Obama ordered out of the country have departed the United States.

Gunman who killed 39 in Istanbul club attack is still at large
A manhunt is on in Turkey for an assailant who unleashed a salvo of bullets in front of and inside a crowded Istanbul nightclub during New Year's celebrations Sunday, killing at least 39 people before fleeing.

Revelers bid adieu to a year of conflicts, celebrity deaths
As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities.

Maxwell Air Base key piece in 'Monuments Men Japan' documentary
Thanks to Hollywood, the world knows the story of the Monuments Men. However, few know that on the other side of the world, much of the same was done to preserve Asian art, monuments and history against bombing and attacks during the war.

N. Korea's leader hints of long-range missile test launch 
Kim Jong Un threatened in the address to boost his country's military capabilities further unless the U.S. ends war games with rival South Korea.


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