Pentagon ends reviews of Niger ambush that killed 4 soldiers

Politics 06/06/19, 14:45

The Pentagon has concluded its reviews of a 2017 ambush that left four U.S. soldiers dead in the African nation of Niger and said it found the discipline it meted out to be adequate. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has accepted that conclusion, which was the result of a monthlong ...

Germany’s Merkel arrives in Niger on West Africa tour

Africa 05/02/19, 12:49

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Niger for the final stop of her three-nation West Africa tour.Earlier on Thursday Merkel met with some of the 850 German soldiers who are serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali.She had started the day by meeting with university students in ...

146 migrants land in Italy in UN-organized Libya evacuation

Europe 04/29/19, 16:41

A group of 146 asylum-seekers have arrived in Italy as part of a U.N.-backed humanitarian evacuation from Libya.The U.N. refugee agency says it's the fifth such evacuation since 2017, though previous airlifts have taken migrants to Niger and elsewhere.The group arrived Monday at a Rome military base. Dozens of the ...

FIFA bans former referee for life for bribery, match-fixing

Soccer 01/24/19, 14:14

One of soccer's most infamous match-fixing cases was settled Thursday when a referee notorious for corrupt calls was banned for life.The corrupt games in Ibrahim Chaibou's career were key to revealing how easily international friendlies could be manipulated for betting scams, forced FIFA to change the rules for appointing referees, ...

American Kennel Club adds a breed: the speedy, sleek Azawakh

Africa 01/02/19, 17:51

A fleet-footed hound that hails from West Africa is the latest dog in the American Kennel Club's pack of recognized breeds.The club announced Wednesday that the Azawakh (AHZ'-ah-wahk) became the 193rd breed in its roster. That means Azawakhs can now compete in many dog shows, though they're not eligible for ...

Update: Italy’s anti-migrant minister greets refugees

World 11/14/18, 09:31

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):3:30 p.m.Italy's hard-line interior minister has welcomed 51 refugees and asylum-seekers who arrived in Italy after being detained in Libya and then airlifted out by the U.N. refugee agency.Matteo Salvini, whose crackdown on migrants fleeing Libya aboard smugglers' boats inflamed tensions across ...

Mattis vows no cut in military support for France in Mali

Europe 10/02/18, 08:25

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will not reduce its support for the French-led military operations against insurgents in Mali.Speaking alongside Mattis at a press conference Tuesday in Paris, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said the Pentagon chief reassured her that any changes in U.S. operations or forces ...

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