• UN approves cutting Congo peacekeeping force by 2,000

    Yesterday

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that cuts the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo by 2,000, a far smaller reduction than what Congo President Joseph Kabila has wanted. The resolution defies Kabila's wish that the U.N.'s largest...

  • WHY IT MATTERS: The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen

    Yesterday

    Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Shiite rebels in turbulent Yemen have added a regional dimension to the conflict in the Arab world's poorest country. Five reasons why the world should care about what is happening there: ___ AL-QAIDA'S MOST FEARED AFFILIATE Yemen is...

  • DHS chief says he has confidence in Secret Service director

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday he has faith in Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy, but said Clancy has work to do to "straighten out" the beleaguered agency. Johnson said he was "very upset" by a March 4 incident in which two off-duty Secret...

  • UN approves 1,000 more peacekeepers for C. African Republic

    Yesterday

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that authorizes more than 1,000 additional military and police personnel for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The resolution follows up on a request by the...

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

    Yesterday

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Minot Daily News, Minot, March 25, 2015 We will protect our own When word broke over the weekend that ISIS was trying to hit America at its core — by targeting our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines — it hit real close to home. Included on the ISIS "hit...

  • US, UN press Europe to make strong return to peacekeeping

    Yesterday

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's aggressiveness in the east. The Islamic State group's sudden rise in the south. As Europe finds new threats close to home, it's now being asked by the United States to make a strong return to peacekeeping around the world as well. The U.N. on Friday...

  • Mayor appoints ex-Navy officer to public works department

    Yesterday

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has appointed a new director to the Department of Public Works. Elorza announced Wednesday that former U.S. Navy officer Russell Knight will lead the department. Knight has been working as an independent consultant for offshore oil...

  • 5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

    Yesterday

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday. MAYOR NUTTER CREATES BOARD TO OVERSEE JUSTICE DEPARMTENT RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT POLICE SHOOTINGS Nutter says the board will ensure the changes are made. The Justice...

  • Fort Drum's new commander is familiar face at US Army post

    Yesterday

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Army's' 10th Mountain Division has a new commander, but he's someone many of the soldiers have already served under. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Bannister took over command of the northern New York military post and the units of the division during a ceremony...

  • China to invite foreign militaries to take part in parade

    Yesterday

    BEIJING (AP) — In an unusual step, China's insular military will invite foreign armed forces to take part in a lavish military parade in Beijing this fall marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, an official said Thursday. Defense Ministry spokesman Geng...

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