Military Week in Photos
Apr19

Military Week in Photos

The U.S. Navy continued to assist South Korea’s efforts in the search, rescue and recovery for victims of the Sewol capsizing. In a statement, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the ferry sinking and Obama said he’s directed the U.S. military to provide any and all assistance requested. U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after...

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Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87 (Update)
Apr19

Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87 (Update)

Update: As Gabriel García Márquez’ family are making funeral arrangements for the Colombian-born Nobel laureate — he will be cremated — the condolences and honors continue to pour in from around the world, from heads of state and saddened readers. While Marquez’ family are planning a private ceremony, the government of Mexico plans to hold a public memorial for García Márquez on Monday in the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Fox...

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(Updated) Breaking News: ‘Framework’ to End/De-escalate Ukraine Violence Agreed to?
Apr17

(Updated) Breaking News: ‘Framework’ to End/De-escalate Ukraine Violence Agreed to?

Update: Scroll to the bottom to read the Joint Statement released by the United States, the European Union, Ukraine, and Russia. Original Post: Several news sources are reporting a breakthrough in the Ukraine crisis. “Diplomats from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have agreed to a framework plan designed to end violence in Ukraine.” “Leaders of a high-level diplomatic effort reached an...

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Putin: Russia Does Not Spy on its Citizens — as the U.S. Does
Apr17

Putin: Russia Does Not Spy on its Citizens — as the U.S. Does

According to Breibart.com, in a question-and-answer session with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow via video, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, asked Putin if Russia had similar surveillance programs as the United States–referring to the mass collection and storage of data from individuals around the world. This is how it went: “Mr. Snowden, you are a former agent, a spy, I used to be working...

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(Update) Military in the News – Images
Apr17

(Update) Military in the News – Images

South Korean Ferry Disaster: UPDATE: As horrific stories about the Korean ferry disaster emerge — already called one of South Korea’s worst peacetime disasters — there is also hope that survivors may still be trapped inside the ferry. Nearly 300 passengers are still missing. CNN: While no one knows if any of the 287 people who remain missing are still alive, authorities said they were operating under the assumption that...

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