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August 22, 2018 6:00 PM Canadian peacekeepers in Mali concerned by reported delays in evacuations

While such evacuations are supposed to be Canada’s primary role, the force’s only two missions so far have involved transporting Dutch long-range patrols to different villages. McKenna says he has heard of hours-long delays in such evacuations being deployed, an issue frustrated German helicopter crews have blamed on patchy communications and cost-conscious 13

August 20, 2018 3:15 PM Woman ‘sang to stay awake’ after falling off cruise ship and spending 10 hours in Adriatic Sea

PULA, CROATIA—A British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night sang to stay alive, her rescuers said Monday. The captain of the Croatian rescue ship that found Kay Longstaff, 46, floating some 83 kilometres or 45 nautical miles off Croatia’s coast said “luckily for her we saw her immediately because she raised 14

August 20, 2018 12:20 PM Republicans must rally behind Donald Trump to survive, ex-aide Steve Bannon says

Bannon said his new venture will focus on rapid response and polling with the goal of framing the election as an “up or down vote” on Trump and impeachment. He is also releasing a movie about the president, Trump@War, geared at Trump supporters. Bannon said he was being backed by private donors, but he did not detail who was funding the effort or how much he had raised 14

August 12, 2018 12:56 PM And we have liftoff! NASA solar probe en route to the sun for the closest look ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.—A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, that was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It eventually 19

August 5, 2018 6:42 PM Robert Martin, Tuskegee Airman who flew ‘63 and a half’ combat missions, dies at 99

Robert L. Martin, a combat pilot who said he flew “63 and a half” missions during Second World War as part of the barrier-breaking Tuskegee Airmen, was shot down over German-occupied territory on the 64th and spent five weeks trying to return to Allied lines with the help of Josip Broz Tito’s anti-fascist Yugoslav partisans, died July 26 at a senior 20

July 26, 2018 1:00 PM Every Tom Cruise stunt that blew our minds in ‘Fallout’

Yup, that’s Cruise flying on a motorcycle between — and into — traffic for the action involving famed Paris landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe. Hunt didn’t grab a helmet in his run from police, so Cruise’s mop flies in the hair-raising scene. French officials gave the film crew two hours starting at 6 a.m. on a Sunday to shoot the scenes near the closed-down 28

July 11, 2018 9:39 AM Trudeau announces new Canada led NATO training mission in Iraq

BRUSSELS— The Canadian military will command a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Brussels on Wednesday as part of the annual alliance summit. Trudeau said the mission, to begin in the fall of 2018 in Baghdad and the surrounding vicinity, will include the deployment of as many as 250 Canadian 12

July 8, 2018 11:34 PM Looting follows protests over fuel prices in Haitian capital

Chapin United Methodist Church in South Carolina posted online that its mission team was safe but stranded. Marcy Kenny, assimilation minister for the church, told the State newspaper that the group hoped the unrest would abate enough for them to safely make it to the airport. A North Carolina doctor and his son were part of another medical mission group 18

June 27, 2018 7:06 PM Japanese spacecraft arrives at asteroid to collect samples

The first touchdown is planned for September or October. Before the final touchdown, scheduled for April or May, Hayabusa2 will send out a squat cylinder that will detonate above the asteroid, shooting a 2-kilogram copper projectile into it at high speed to make a crater. Hayabusa2 will hide on the other side of the asteroid to protect itself during 23

June 24, 2018 1:38 PM Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

The Liberal government committed two large Chinook transports and four smaller Griffin escorts for medical evacuations and transport, but the Canadian Forces is sending one more of each as spares in case any of the others break down in the harsh desert heat and dust. The total force will include about 250 Canadian service members who will call a German-run 19