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Mattis, German Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship in Pentagon Meeting

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon yesterday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Germany, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

SOP newswire3Mullen: Dialogue Key To Middle East Strategy - The strategy in the greater Middle East is not about how many enemy we kill, but about how many civilians we protect, " Mike Mullen said today.
SOP newswire3Mullen: Safety Of Civilians In Afghanistan A Priority - The success of the Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy has to be measured through civilian lives protected, not numbers of enemy fighters killed.
SOP newswire3UN: Ancient Site Of Babylon Damaged By Fighting In Iraq - The ancient site of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World " has been significantly damaged due to its use as a military base by coalition forces in Iraq from 2003-2004.
SOP newswire3UN: Violence Against Afghan Women Widespread - Violence against women, including rape, is widespread in Afghanistan, according to a new United Nations report.
SOP newswire2Jewels of Justice - Although the United States declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, it retained the English institution of trial by jury as a centerpiece of its justice system.
SOP newswire3UN Envoy Bill Clinton Visits Haiti - The recently appointed UN Special Envoy to Haiti, Bill Clinton, will today begin his first visit to the Caribbean country in his new capacity.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: Myanmar Must Respect Human Rights - Myanmar's future must be rooted in respect for human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
SOP newswire3UN Helping Displaced Timorese Families - The UN is assisting families displaced by violence which shook Timor-Leste in 2006 return to their homes.
SOP newswire3Pentagon: US Not Surprised By North Korean Missile Launch - North Korea`s launch of 4 short-range missiles didn`t surprise Defense Department officials, a Pentagon spokesman said.
SOP newswire3Japanese Official Selected To Head UN Atomic Watchdog - A Japanese diplomat with a lengthy record of working on disarmament and non-proliferation issues will be the next chief of the UN nuclear watchdog after winning a secret ballot today against two other candidates.
SOP newswire3General Odierno: "So Far, So Good" In Iraq - It`s so far, so good " in Iraq since U.S. combat forces withdrew from the country`s cities and towns, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq said yesterday.
SOP newswire3UN Praises Indian Court Decision Decriminalizing Homosexuality - The UN has hailed today`s decision by an Indian court to overturn a 150-year-old law and decriminalize homosexuality
SOP newswire3UN Demands That Iran Respect Human Rights - The UN called on Iran to respect fundamental human rights.
SOP newswire2Residental Fire and a Mosque: What do they have in Common? - A 51-year-old man who once founded a mosque in Yermo died in a residential fire Saturday night.
SOP newswire3UN: Iraq Riddled With Landmines - A new UN report warns that Iraq may not be able to meet its obligations under an international treaty to rid the country of the deadly scourge of anti-personnel landmines.
Juliet MaruruMichael's Lessons for the artist - Death, the death of a popular celebrity is shocking even to people who hardly knew the man behind whatever success the celebrity stood behind.
SOP newswire3Honduras-Based US Troops Remain Safe - American forces stationed in Honduras were not involved in the military coup yesterday and remain safe, a Pentagon official said.
SOP newswire3UN: Egypt Making Progress In Water, Sanitation - Egypt has made great strides in improving access to drinking water and is well-situated to address remaining challenges related to water and sanitation.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condems Coup In Honduras - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his deep concern over the reported coup in Honduras, voicing his strong support for the nation`s democratic institutions.
Askin Ozcan (Mentor)With The Arrival of The Summer, Accordionists From Romania Add Flavour to Stockholm - Classical Italian songs, popular film melodies, fiery Russian folk music, world renown hits are in the repertoirs of the Romanian accordionists who sprawled up again this summer in Stockholm.
Medyan DairiehNoborder Camp in Calais - A transnational Noborder Camp in Calais, France, has been held from 23-29th of June 2009.
SOP newswire2USAID-Fund Neglects to Think About Tropical Diseases in Haiti - Port-Au-Prince, Haiti- Most of Haiti's population is at risk for a preventable and treatable disease that can cause extreme suffering, disability and isolation.
SOP newswire3Un Chief Ban: Afghanistan Plagued With Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime & Terrorism - Drug trafficking, organized crime and terrorism are among the interconnected " security challenges Afghanistan faces, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
SOP newswire3Mike Mullen Visits Russia - Mullen said he was pleased with what he described as frank discussions with his Russian counterpart on regional and international security during his first visit to Moscow.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Urges Israel And Palestinians To Strive For Peace - Ban Ki-moon joined the other members of the diplomatic Middle East Quartet today in calling on Israel and the Palestinians to fulfil their agreed obligations in the search for peace
SOP newswire3UN Demands That Countries End Torture - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led United Nations officials in calling on governments to go on the offensive in the fight against torture.
SOP newswire3UN: Violence In Somolia Out Of Control - United Nations refugee agency today voiced its grave concern over the escalating violence and worsening displacement crisis in the Somali capital.
SOP newswire3UN Marks International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Drug Trafficking - Drug abuse can be prevented, treated and controlled, " the UN chief said, appealing to Member States to incorporate drug treatment into their public health programmes.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates Urges Persian Gulf Nations To Help Contain Iran - Robert M. Gates urged Persian Gulf countries to work together and with the United States on securing Iraq and containing Iranian ambitions.
SOP newswire2Female Inmates Systematically Raped at DR Congo Prison - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep distress at the rape of some 20 female inmates during an attempted escape from a prison in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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