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The ‘who, what, why’ of Trump’s swift firing of Comey

President Donald Trump's swift firing of FBI Director James Comey Tuesday amid the bureau's investigation into allegations his campaign had ties to Russia raised a lot of questions and reaction, with Democrats calling for an independent prosecutor and at least one Republican welcoming the news as a chance for fresh start.

U.S. shifting forces to monitor large Russian military exercises, officials say

The U.S. military will increase its ability to observe Russian troop movements near the Baltic states during a large military exercise planned by Moscow this summer, U.S. defense officials said.

In blow to U.S.-Turkey ties, Trump administration approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

President Trump has approved a plan to directly arm Kurdish forces fighting in Syria, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, inflaming already strained ties with Turkey and putting the U.S. military a step closer to seizing a remaining Islamic State stronghold.

Benghazi terror suspect’s capture, interrogation scrutinized in federal court

The interrogation of a Libyan militia leader accused of leading the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed a U.S. ambassador will take center stage at a week-long federal court proceeding in Washington that could reveal new details about his capture and arrest by American authorities.

The German military has a Nazi problem

The European migrant crisis and antipathy toward outsiders have sparked disdain and even violence toward refugees in Germany and the rest of the continent. But if there's one country that knows just how extreme xenophobia can get, it's the nation that birthed the Nazis.

On Victory Day, Putin calls for international unity

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war.