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A U.S. Army M1 Abrams tank speeds to its firing position during a live-fire exercise involving Polish and American troops in Zagan, Poland, in 2017. The U.S. military is investigating sites for a potential base in Poland.<br>Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes

Mattis says US will look at possible base sites in Poland

The U.S. military is investigating sites for a potential base in Poland, a country that has offered up to $2 billion toward developing infrastructure for stationing a permanent American military force.


Russian Pussy Riot activist is conscious after poisoning

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, has been at a Berlin hospital since arriving from Moscow. He fully regained consciousness three days ago after being in a "black hole" for the previous 12 days, he tweeted, adding that he was "spending days in the great company of wonderful poisons."


5 EU countries reach deal to end limbo of rescued migrants

Five European Union countries struck a deal Tuesday to distribute between them 58 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea and left stranded by continuing disagreements in the bloc over how to cope with the influx of people trying to enter illegally from North Africa.


Esper: Army is considering more electronic warfare teams, longer tours

The Army is adding more personnel to its electronic warfare and air defense teams to keep up with emerging global threats, Army Secretary Mark Esper said following discussions with servicemembers and officials in Germany on Monday.

Americans and French mark centennial of massive WWI offensive

With 1.2 million soldiers involved, the World War I Meuse-Argonne offensive was the largest involving U.S. forces. It began on Sept. 26, 1918, and lasted until the guns fell silent with the armistice on Nov. 11 of that year.


NATO's Stoltenberg to meet with Russians at UN amid tensions

The head of NATO will meet in New York this week with Russia's foreign minister amid tensions over alleged Russian meddling abroad and NATO activity near Russia's borders.


Army base in Germany opens exchange sports nutrition shop

The post exchange opened a sports nutrition shop inside its main store at Grafenwoehr on Friday, one of more than 30 that the service plans to set up around the world this year.


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