Military personnel http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23485/all en McCain slams West for 'laughable' response to Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/mccain-slams-west-laughable-response-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US senator John McCain on Wednesday described the West's response to Russian actions in Ukraine as "almost laughable", saying a stronger stance is needed to keep the Kremlin in check.</p> <p>The recent US and EU sanctions against Russia were "the weakest response imaginable", the Republican senator told reporters in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius while on a tour of the Baltic states.</p> <p>"Unless Europeans and the United States take much stronger action, I believe that Mr. Putin will feel bolder," he said after talks with Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/mccain-slams-west-laughable-response-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military personnel Russian Orthodox Christians United States War AFP Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:47:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123127 at http://www.globalpost.com Augusta still unsure how to replace Eisenhower Tree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/augusta-still-unsure-how-replace-eisenhower-tree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Tiger Woods is not the only icon missing from this year's Masters.</p> <p>Augusta National's famed Eisenhower Tree, which stood for years on the 17th fairway, was removed after being damaged by an ice storm in February.</p> <p>The loblolly pine got its name because former U.S. president and club member Dwight Eisenhower hit into the tree so often he campaigned to have it chopped down.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/augusta-still-unsure-how-replace-eisenhower-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Flora of the United States Military personnel Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:33:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6117584 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry says willing to take blame for U.S. foreign policy failures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140408/kerry-says-willing-take-blame-us-foreign-policy-failures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Arshad Mohammed and Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bristled at fierce criticism from U.S. senators on Tuesday, saying he would accept blame for foreign policy failures but was at least trying to make progress on Middle East peace and the crises in Syria and Ukraine.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140408/kerry-says-willing-take-blame-us-foreign-policy-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military Military personnel Politics United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:47:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6116613 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia claims Chechen militant leader Umarov 'neutralised' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/russia-claims-chechen-militant-leader-umarov-neutralised <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's security service confirmed Tuesday that Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov, whose Caucasus Emirate group claimed responsibility for a string of deadly attacks, had been "neutralised" after insurgents announced his death last month.</p> <p>The director of the FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov, said that "the activities of the head of the Caucasus Emirate terrorist organisation, Umarov, have been neutralised".</p> <p>Bortnikov was speaking at a meeting of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee, which quoted him on its website without giving any further details.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/russia-claims-chechen-militant-leader-umarov-neutralised" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caucasus Doku Umarov Military personnel Politics of Russia Technology War AFP Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:39:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6116264 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Captain America' sets box office record, leaps past 'Noah' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140330/noah-rains-down-divergent-muppets-win-us-box-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud</p> <p>LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the red, white and blue superhero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140330/noah-rains-down-divergent-muppets-win-us-box-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Avengers Business Comics Human Interest Military personnel Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:17:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6109106 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Captain America' sets box office record as it leaps past 'Noah' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140406/captain-america-sets-box-office-record-it-leaps-past-noah <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the Red, White and Blue super hero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah."</p> <p>The film, which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140406/captain-america-sets-box-office-record-it-leaps-past-noah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Captain America Comics Human Interest Military personnel Thomson Reuters Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:34:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6114693 at http://www.globalpost.com US army probes mental health of new Fort Hood shooter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/us-army-probes-mental-health-new-fort-hood-shooter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US investigators were on Thursday studying the background of a troubled soldier who launched a deadly shooting rampage on his Texas base before turning the gun on himself.</p> <p>The shooting at Fort Hood revived memories of a 2009 attack by a US officer turned Islamist extremist, but Pentagon officials said this week's shooter was not a terrorist but a troubled individual.</p> <p>The soldier, a 34-year-old private, had served in Iraq and was being evaluated for possible Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but his superiors said they had seen no sign he posed any danger.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/us-army-probes-mental-health-new-fort-hood-shooter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar al-Awlaki Asia Law Military personnel War AFP Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:40:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6112721 at http://www.globalpost.com Chris Evans on 'Captain America' and handling fame http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140402/chris-evans-captain-america-and-handling-fame <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Richwine</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With a suit of stars and stripes, and a loyal Marvel fan base behind him, actor Chris Evans once again brandishes the shield of superhero Captain America in a new film. In real life, the actor finds himself at odds with the demands of fame.</p> <p>Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," out in U.S. and Canadian theaters on Friday, thrusts the patriotic superhero into battle with an elusive enemy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140402/chris-evans-captain-america-and-handling-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Fictional secret agents and spies Human Interest Military personnel Thomson Reuters Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:37:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6111378 at http://www.globalpost.com Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam War POW and U.S. senator, dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140328/jeremiah-denton-vietnam-war-pow-and-us-senator-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Will Dunham</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeremiah Denton, a former U.S. senator who was held as a prisoner of war by North Vietnam for more than seven years and revealed his treatment by blinking the word "torture" in Morse code during a televised interview, died on Friday at age 89.</p> <p>Denton died at a hospice facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from a heart ailment, his family said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140328/jeremiah-denton-vietnam-war-pow-and-us-senator-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Jeremiah Denton Military Military personnel United States War Thomson Reuters Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:19:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6108081 at http://www.globalpost.com Senators: US should send lethal arms to Ukraine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140328/senators-us-should-send-lethal-arms-ukraine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two influential US lawmakers urged President Barack Obama on Friday to send lethal military aid to Ukraine, arguing that Russian aggression should be a "wake up call" to the West.</p> <p>The new government in Kiev has sought military assistance from the United States after Russian forces invaded Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and absorbed it, sending regional tensions soaring.</p> <p>To date, the Pentagon has said it would only consider non-lethal aid to Kiev.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140328/senators-us-should-send-lethal-arms-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Military personnel Nationality Politics United States War AFP Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:17:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6107874 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel to make 4-day visit to China in April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140327/us-defense-secretary-hagel-make-4-day-visit-china-apri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit China from April 7 to 10 to discuss bilateral and regional security issues, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said Thursday.</p> <p> The announcement by Geng Yansheng, who did not provide other details, was made at a time when China and Japan, a long-standing security ally of the United States, are still struggling to repair bilateral ties seriously frayed over territorial and historical issues, raising fears that an unintended confrontation could escalate into a bigger military clash.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140327/us-defense-secretary-hagel-make-4-day-visit-china-apri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Hospitality International Republican Institute Military personnel Kyodo News International Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:26:08 +0000 Kyodo News International 6106504 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian 'Great Escape' survivor still has vivid memories http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140327/australian-great-escape-survivor-still-has-vivid-memories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian Paul Royle, one of only two men alive from World War II's daring "Great Escape", says he still has vivid memories of the audacious prison breakout on its 70th anniversary.</p> <p>Royle, 100, was one of 76 men who tunnelled out of German prison camp Stalag Luft III on a bitterly cold night in March 1944, an event immortalised in the 1960s film "The Great Escape" starring Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough.</p> <p>They dug three tunnels -- codenamed Tom, Dick and Harry -- although only Harry was used.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140327/australian-great-escape-survivor-still-has-vivid-memories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Military personnel Stalag Luft III World War II AFP Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:32:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6106140 at http://www.globalpost.com Deep budget cuts may erode U.S. Army ability to fight long war: general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140325/deep-budget-cuts-may-erode-us-army-ability-fight-long-war-gener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Alexander and Phil Stewart</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Army officer told lawmakers on Tuesday that a return to deep budget cuts as required by law beginning in 2016 would make it difficult for the military to carry out even one extended ground war.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140325/deep-budget-cuts-may-erode-us-army-ability-fight-long-war-gener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Military personnel Raymond T. Odierno United States Department of Defense War Thomson Reuters Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:23:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6104874 at http://www.globalpost.com Americas News Agenda for March 25 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/americas-news-agenda-march-25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Duty Editor: Jim Mannion</p> <p>Tel: +1 202 414 0541</p> <p>What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:</p> <p>+ Dozens still unaccounted for in US landslide</p> <p>+ Supreme Court hears Obamacare challenge</p> <p>ARLINGTON, Washington: Emergency teams hunt for survivors of a huge and deadly landslide in the US state of Washington, with more than 100 people still unaccounted for. Picture. Video. (US-LANDSLIDE)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/americas-news-agenda-march-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Health Hospitality Labor Law Military personnel Politics Social Issues Technology United States AFP Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:02:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103722 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy rescues more than 4,000 migrants, operations ongoing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140321/italy-rescues-more-4000-migrants-operations-ongoing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME (Reuters) - Italy's navy has rescued more than 4,000 migrants from overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily in the past four days and several other rescue operations are still going on, officials said on Friday.</p> <p>This week's warm spring weather has brought calm seas and an surge in new arrivals. Most migrants pay more than $1,000 to criminal gangs in increasingly chaotic Libya to make the crossing to Italy - and the European Union - that killed hundreds last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140321/italy-rescues-more-4000-migrants-operations-ongoing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Lampedusa Military personnel Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6101391 at http://www.globalpost.com