Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk
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Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk

by Malik Glaspie “The rapidly changing, complex security environment, will continue to be the main driver for NATO’s adaptation efforts,” said General Denis Mercier in his introduction to NATO ACT’s annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on Dec. 12-14 at the downtown Norfolk Marriott hotel. On December 17, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization … Continue reading

NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders
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NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders

by Keona Frasier The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Command Transformation met in Norfolk, Virginia for the 2017 Chiefs of Transformation Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14. The main agenda during the conference was to prepare for the future of the military alliance’s member nations and partners by discussing pressing matters and viable solutions. … Continue reading

The Latest: Celebrities mourn death of fashion icon Alaia
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The Latest: Celebrities mourn death of fashion icon Alaia

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion icon Azzedine Alaia (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Fashion and entertainment celebrities from around the world are mourning the death of Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia (AZ’-uh-deen uh-LY’-uh). Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham said on Twitter that it was a sad day and called Alaia … Continue reading

France wrestles with the line between seduction, harassment
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France wrestles with the line between seduction, harassment

PARIS (AP) — France is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the country synonymous with love has been stumbling as it addresses the issue of sexual harassment and violence against women. Some have wondered if … Continue reading

Judge jails, sets bail for top lawmaker in Catalonia probe
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Judge jails, sets bail for top lawmaker in Catalonia probe

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge jailed Catalonia’s top lawmaker Thursday in a rebellion probe stemming from an independence declaration, but set Carme Forcadell’s bail at 150,000 euros ($175,000) and ordered her passport to be confiscated as the investigation continues. Forcadell is speaker of the regional parliament where separatist lawmakers passed a declaration to proclaim … Continue reading

Funeral held for Malta journalist; some officials stay away
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Funeral held for Malta journalist; some officials stay away

  VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s Roman Catholic archbishop warned the killers of an investigative reporter killed by a powerful car bomb that they “would never escape the justice of God” and urged her fellow journalists Friday to pursue truth without fear. Archbishop Charles Scicluna celebrated Daphne Caruana Galizia’s funeral Mass in the church nearest … Continue reading

Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions
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Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

The Latest: Group in France offers Catalan president shelter
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The Latest: Group in France offers Catalan president shelter

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia’s effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government’s response (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A small pro-autonomy group based across the border in France is offering shelter to Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. Robert Casanovas, the president of the Committee for the Self-Determination of North Catalonia, … Continue reading