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September 19, 2018 Rafael Nadal announced Wednesday he will skip the Asian swing of the ATP tour because of his injured right knee. He said on Twitter he won’t play in upcoming tournaments in Beijing
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September 19, 2018 RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The trade dispute between the United States and China could well expand into other areas given the significant “ammunition” the two countries have, the director-general of the
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September 19, 2018 By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran to include Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its regional behavior, the U.S. special envoy for
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Like a trucking company with too few trucks and too many deliveries, America’s airpower is being overworked and under-maintained. Two recent studies by RAND Corp. and the Government Accountability Office paint a grim picture of
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September 19, 2018 SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – Italy’s government is not getting “hung up” over decimal places as it prepares the 2019 budget, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday, amid market fears the cabinet
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September 19, 2018 By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his
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September 19, 2018 By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – China must plug loopholes in the way it applies rules on subsidies and technology transfer to address complaints from the United States and the European Union,
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September 19, 2018 By Giulia Segreti MILAN (Reuters) – The curtain went up on Milan’s fashion week on Wednesday with a soft-toned and feminine collection designed by Italy’s Alberta Ferretti with urban safari-inspired looks. For
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September 19, 2018 By Elizabeth Piper and Gabriela Baczynska SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – Other European leaders pushed back against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan on Wednesday, hours before she was due to try to
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September 19, 2018 By Steve Keating (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency will vote on Thursday on whether to lift its ban on Russia, in the face of outrage and revolt from athletes and the
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September 19, 2018 TOKYO (Reuters) – Argentina’s Santiago Muniz won the men’s gold medal at the World Surfing Games on Wednesday, while Kanoa Igarashi and Shun Murakami claimed Japan’s first ever medals in the competition.
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You wouldn’t think listening to ‘Gangnam Style’ would make much sense during U.S. Navy carrier flight deck operations, but about a dozen catapult officers have proven us all wrong. Our friend Doctrine Man reposted a
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An Air Force T-6 Texan training aircraft crashed on Tuesday outside San Antonio, Texas, for unknown reasons. The crash occurred approximately 30 miles from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday, according
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During a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Polish President Andrzej Duda offered to name the possible permanent US military presence in the country ‘Fort Trump’, which is the proverbial cherry-on-top of the
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Modernization a Priority in Cutting ProgramsArmy leaders have made preliminary decisions on what programs should be cut to help pay for priority modernization efforts but the Defense Department has yet to weigh in on the
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On Thursday, a Syrian rebel commander operating along the Syria-Jordan border said the live-fire exercises conducted by U.S. Marines and rebel forces in southern Syria sends a message that they have no intention of backing
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When looking at interstate wars, conflict between groups may actually be more about internal group dynamics than about the actions of the other side. Thus, much as groups will fight back when threatened by others,
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Welcome to Gearhead Wednesday, a regular gear review column by Chief Kristin Beck (ret.), a decorated veteran of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and all-around badass. Send pitches and suggestions to gear@taskandpurpose.com I want
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There is an ongoing debate about the continued viability of the aircraft carrier. Proponents point to the fact the carrier provides a range of capabilities essential for power projection and sea control that, without basing
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Russian officials Tuesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian military aircraft near Syria’s Mediterranean coast that killed 15 people, even though the plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses. The aircraft, an
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Mobile-based shipbuilder Austal USA stands to benefit from the latest version of a defense appropriations bill that exceeds the Navy’s shipbuilding requests by billions of dollars. Rather than pass an all-encompassing omnibus appropriations bill for
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The first step in avoiding future quagmires is to acknowledge the hazards of high-level decision-making. Fiercely ambitious and self-confident people, Presidents and their advisors like to think of themselves as in control—of events, of outcomes,
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2018 ‘Profile of the U.S. Army’ AvailableThe Institute of Land Warfare, the educational arm of the Association of the U.S. Army, has published its 2018 Profile of the United States Army.
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They comprise one of the most famous crews in the U.S Navy’s history and they have returned to Pueblo this week for the 50th anniversary of the terrible year they spent as often-tortured prisoners in
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In its 60th year, Frasca International has landed the largest contract in company history. Over the next two years, the Urbana-based flight-simulation company will build 10 helicopter simulators for pilots training at a Naval air
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The General Dynamics has announced on 17 September that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company a $480.6 million contract modification to continue the development of the lead Columbia-class submarine, the nation’s next-generation sea-based strategic
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A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was “a chain of tragic...
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A Florida Navy Chief Petty Officer was found dead in her home on Monday, just two weeks after a Duval County judge granted her a protective order due to domestic violence stemming from a fight
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A tragic accident occurred on the USS George H.W. Bush, claiming a sailor’s life on Monday. An incident on board deemed a “mishap” occurred around 4:45 p.m. Monday on the flight deck of the aircraft
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The Russians appear to have backed off their earlier threats after the U.S. Marine Corps sent them a clear message. The Pentagon, U.S. Central Command, and Operation Inherent Resolve have all confirmed that Russia has
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With his typical swagger, Defense Secretary James Mattis has swatted down speculation that his time at the Pentagon is nearing its end. Mattis faced a barrage of questions from reporters on Tuesday about a slew
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After a minute of explosions, alien spacecraft, and a crash-landing in a Blockbuster — so you know it takes place in the ‘90s — the new trailer for the upcoming Marvel film shows us the
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September 18, 2018 By Frank Pingue (Reuters) – The Swedish chair umpire who gave a pep talk to Australian Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match this year has been suspended without pay for two
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September 18, 2018 By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar rose to a two-month high against the safe-haven Japanese yen and advanced modestly against the euro on Tuesday as investors appeared to
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September 18, 2018 By Lawrence Hurley and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A woman who has accused President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to
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September 18, 2018 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s highest court on Tuesday allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court’s ruling that found the criminalization of cannabis was unconstitutional. Activists who include members
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September 18, 2018 A 22-year-old man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of former Iowa State women’s golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena. Barquin Arozamena, 22, was found dead Monday at a golf course
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September 18, 2018 By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country,
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September 18, 2018 By Paulina Duran SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian inquiry into financial sector misconduct heard on Tuesday the local insurance unit of Germany’s Allianz SE commissioned an independent review of its culture, but
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September 18, 2018 By Paulina Duran SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian inquiry into financial sector misconduct heard on Tuesday the local insurance unit of Germany’s Allianz SE commissioned an independent review of its culture, but
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September 18, 2018 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday in a broad-based rally as investors brushed aside intensifying trade rhetoric between the United States and China. Based on the latest available data,
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September 18, 2018 By Adriana Barrera and Ana Isabel Martinez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s incoming government has begun its promised review of oil contracts, starting with a major project won by a consortium led
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For nearly eight years, accused serial killer Juan David Ortiz served as a corpsman in the Navy at installations in Texas and California, according to his service record. Ortiz, 35, was arrested Saturday and charged
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The president appears to be supportive of Poland's goal to have U.S. forces based there permanently.
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To avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month, House lawmakers must pass the spending measure next week.
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This closer defense cooperation format could also include neighboring Poland and Hungary.
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