- Ex-Afghan translators for German army fear attacks Updated: Mar-06-14 10:58 am
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- French-German brigade to train troops in Mali Updated: Feb-19-14 12:34 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Sometimes the calls come in the middle of the night. Other times it's a text message sent to a mobile phone. But the warnings are always the same, threats of death for having worked with the German military in northern Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
PARIS - For the first time since the start of World War I, a French-German brigade will be deployed to Africa, to help train soldiers and police in Mali in the aftermath of France's intervention to uproot Islamic extremists there.