In Europe, a resurgent Russia, wary allies and a military mission to be defined

America’s next president will have to pass judgment on a military strategy that has centered for the past two years on building up forces in Europe, after the United States had been steadily cutting back since the end of the Cold War. The increases come in response to concern about a resurgent Russia, which Pentagon brass has called a top threat after Moscow’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine.

This sign was posted Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the entrance ramp to the Long Island Expressway in Queens.<br>Courtesy of Barbara Novak

As homeless vet gets place to live, commuters thanked for helping out

A homeless Army veteran who used to collect donations from passing motorists now has a place to live, according to the sign at an entrance ramp underneath the Long Island Expressway in Queens, N.Y.

Sailor’s arrest provides glimpse into Japan’s lagging ‘right to know’

A glimpse into why some groups view Japan as increasingly hostile to freedom of information and the public’s right to know.

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