Palestinians launch dozens of rockets into Israel after raid

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since the 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three people, including two militants, were killed by …

Italian president calls WWI a warning to Europe to co-exist

ROME — Italy’s president lamented World War I’s roots in “aggressive nationalism” and held up the European Union on Sunday as the “highest expression” of a commitment to common good needed to prevent catastrophic military conflicts. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the war, Italian head of state Sergio Mattaella also …

Former defense secretary Hagel says Trump using troops as 'pawns' at border

Former defense secretary Hagel says Trump using troops as ‘pawns’ at border Former defense secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday night accused President Donald Trump of using U.S. troops as “pawns” as he moves to bolster the military presence at the southern border in response to migrant caravans making their way through Mexico. “It’s …

7th Fleet ships transit Taiwan Strait amid security, trade tensions with China

The Navy sailed two Japan-based ships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday amid ongoing tensions over freedom of navigation in the western Pacific and political strains over trade with China. The cruiser USS Antietam and the destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur each sailed from south to north, CNN reported, along the waterway separating mainland …

Retired Marine sergeant major to receive Medal of Honor for heroic actions in

WASHINGTON — With his company commander severely wounded as his unit made its way toward the besieged city of Hue in northern South Vietnam, then-Gunnery Sgt. John L. Canley calmly took control of Alpha Company. For the next six days, Canley would lead the 1st Marines unit as it charged into the city …