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  • In Pictures O Christmas tree

    The 21-foot tall Christmas tree stands aglow in the Rotunda at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., on Dec. 8. The tree was donated by the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association from a farm in Carbon County. There are 600 energy efficient LED light bulbs used to decorate the tree.

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  • Germany plays catch-up after being on sidelines of NATO's Libya campaign

    Germany plays catch-up after being on sidelines of NATO's Libya campaign

    Germany's government now appears eager to make loans, unfreeze Libyan assets, and commit itself to aid for Libya, but a growing list of critics is saying it's all too little, too late.

  • In Pictures O Christmas tree

    The 21-foot tall Christmas tree stands aglow in the Rotunda at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., on Dec. 8. The tree was donated by the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association from a farm in Carbon County. There are 600 energy efficient LED light bulbs used to decorate the tree.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/09

    Horses stand in a meadow in Gemuenden, Germany, during a heavy snowfall.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/06

    TckTckTck partners, Greenpeace and 350.org stage an underwater installation called "Silent Evolution" in Cancun, Mexico. They are calling for urgent action on the environment during the UN Cancun climate talks.

  • Germany considers scrapping the draft

    Germany considers scrapping the draft

    Deployments in Afghanistan have tested the Army's limits and bolstered arguments to scrap the draft and build a smaller, more professional volunteer force.

  • Germany considers another step toward normalcy: dropping the draft

    Editorial Board Blog Germany considers another step toward normalcy: dropping the draft

    The minister of defense in Germany proposes ending the draft, a cold-war legacy but also an antidote to its past. The time for such a change seems right. But will it create a better Army, or just save the federal government some euros?

  • Afghanistan war: Dutch withdrawal, WikiLeaks don't deter main NATO allies

    Afghanistan war: Dutch withdrawal, WikiLeaks don't deter main NATO allies

    The Afghanistan war has not been popular in Paris, Berlin, or London. But neither the Dutch withdrawal nor WikiLeaks revelations appears to be a threshold issue for voters.

  • Gallery World's top 10 military spenders

    ITALY - $35.8 billion: No. 10 but spending less. Over the past decade, Rome decreased state military spending by 13.3 percent – more than any other country in the top 10. According to Stockholm-based SIPRI's annual report, of the 19 states in the G20, only Argentina, Indonesia, and Italy did not increase their military spending in 2009. A comrade holds a photo of Italian Army Sgt. Maj. Roberto Valente in Naples, Italy, on Sept. 17 after Valente was killed in action in Afghanistan.

  • In Pictures Got your red hat?

    German Bundeswehr army soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) wear Santa Claus hats as they attend a Christmas celebration at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, on Dec. 22.

  • Germany’s Merkel under siege after Afghanistan airstrike

    Global News Blog Germany’s Merkel under siege after Afghanistan airstrike

    The deadliest use of force by German troops since World War II has ignited a debate among an increasingly skeptical electorate.