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U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ronald T. Stephens speaks after assuming command of Regional Health Command Europe on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Sembach, Germany. 
<br>Will Morris/Stars and Stripes

New commander takes reins of Regional Health Command Europe, focus is on readiness

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ronald T. Stephens told Stars and Stripes at the change-of-command ceremony that his priority would be maintaining operational readiness.


US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared

Network technology company Cisco Systems said Wednesday that a half a million routers had been compromised in preparation for what could be a major cyberattack against Ukraine, raising the specter of large-scale disruption timed to the upcoming Champions League soccer final there.


Jewish group questions sainthood for WWII-era cardinal

A leading Jewish organization has criticized the Vatican's decision to move World War II-era Cardinal August Hlond along the path to possible sainthood, saying the Polish primate was "extremely" hostile to Jews and failed to condemn a 1946 pogrom.


French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

Police are preparing to dismantle camps holding close to 2,500 migrants in the French capital and order expulsions, France's interior minister said on Wednesday amid a debate over how best to respond to the unrelenting arrival of migrants — with humanity or muscle.

Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths. But now the legend of "Nessie" may have no place left to hide


Germany: Local office improperly approved asylum requests

Germany's interior minister banned a local branch of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees from making asylum decisions Wednesday amid a widening scandal over the improper granting of more than a thousand requests for asylum.


Army civilian loses housing benefits after Afghanistan deployment, policy change

A long deployment to Afghanistan cost Chanteen Violette the housing allowance the Army initially granted and left her with a choice – pay for a costly overseas home or lose a promotion.


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