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Families of U.S. airmen and Department of Defense civilians prepare to board an airliner at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in April 2016. The DOD, in coordination with the State Department, ordered the departure of all DOD dependents assigned to Incirlik Air Base. After the recent coup attempt in Turkey, the State Department has authorized the voluntary departure of family members of employees posted to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul.<br>Jack Sanders/U.S. Air Force

US allowing more diplomat families in Turkey to leave country

Family members of U.S. Embassy employees in Ankara may leave Turkey under a voluntary departure authorization announced Tuesday by the U.S. State Department in the wake of the turmoil following a failed military coup.

07:22 July 26, 2016
Police officers close off a road during a hostage situation in Normandy, France, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in this screen grab taken from video. Two attackers seized hostages in a church near the city of Rouen, killing one hostage before being killed by police, a security official said.<br>BFM via AP

Islamic State claims attack that killed priest during Mass in France

Two attackers took hostages inside a French church during morning Mass on Tuesday near the city of Rouen, killing an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, French officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho talks to reporters during the 23rd ASEAN regional meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions.<br>Sakchai Lalit/AP

N. Korea warns US of 'terrifying price' over nuke tensions

North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions, stepping up its rhetoric hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Pyongyang for its nuclear program.

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hold a press conference at the Pentagon, July 25, 2016. <br>Dominique A. Pineiro/Department of Defense

Dunford: No changes to EUCOM accompanied tours

U.S. military commanders in Europe are tightening security in the wake of terrorist attacks on the Continent but so far see no reason to change rules allowing families to accompany servicemembers on permanent assignments there, the top U.S. officer said Monday.

07:23 July 26, 2016
German police investigate the site in Ansbach, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016, where a failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 15 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival. <br>Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP

German officials vow more checking of migrants after attacks

Top security officials in Germany called Tuesday for tougher security screening of asylum-seekers and also announced that more police officers will be hired following four attacks in the country — two of them claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

05:53 July 26, 2016
U.S. Special Forces Green Beret soldiers fire an anti-armor mortar system during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 8, 2016. Two female Army officers have been approved for initial Special Forces training, the first step in the long process to earn the coveted Green Beret, an Army spokeswoman said July 25, 2016.<br>Efren Lopez/U.S. Air Force

2 female officers get a shot at the Army’s Green Beret

Two female Army officers have been approved for initial Special Forces training, the first step in the long process to earn the coveted Green Beret, an Army spokeswoman said Monday.

13:30 July 25, 2016
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