Staff Sgt. Nate De Pretis inspects the gear of Staff Sgt. Gordon Black on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in preparation for a jump into France for operation Falcon Amarante.

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Italy garrison cuts planning burden for paratroopers heading to the field

The 173rd Airborne Brigade is getting a little help with logistics from its friends at U.S. Army Garrison Italy for the first time in years. The garrison took over the intricacies of getting hundreds of paratroopers from Caserma Ederle onto planes Wednesday to Aviano Air Base for exercises in southern France.

German woman charged with Islamic State membership

Federal prosecutors say they've charged a 26-year-old German woman with membership in a terrorist organization on allegations she joined the extremist Islamic State.

Former Nazi guard testifies he wasn't involved in killings

A former Nazi concentration camp guard on trial on hundreds of counts of accessory to murder has testified he was aware that inmates were dying but says he didn't know they were being killed.

USS Truman sailors arrested on suspicion of assaulting taxi driver in Portugal

A taxi driver told Portuguese police that two American sailors assaulted him and took his phone after he picked them up in Lisbon, the Portuguese news outlet Cofina Media reported.

US base in Poland gets serious look as talks advance, Mattis says

Discussions are moving forward on Poland's offer of $2 billion to help fund an American base where troops and their families could be stationed on a permanent basis.

'The Fuhrer's child': How Hitler came to adore a girl with Jewish roots

The little girl was so adored by Adolf Hitler that his personal photographer frequently snapped pictures of the two them holding hands, exchanging kisses on the cheek, or just smiling at each other. Hitler refused to cut off contact with her even after he was told she had a Jewish grandmother.

French president requests respect following Trump's tweets

French President Emmanuel Macron said France and the United States must respect each other, in a response to a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump.

May secures Cabinet backing for Brexit deal as critics rage

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that a draft divorce deal with the European Union delivers the Brexit that Britons voted for, as she tried to persuade her divided Cabinet that it must back the agreement or plunge the U.K. into political and economic uncertainty.

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