Marines Corps

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Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin on the moon on July 20th, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission. Photograph: Nasa/Liaison

There are constant clicks and beeps, a steady background hiss of static both from the fact that the signal had to travel nearly 400,000km there and 40(...)

The Panama registered Grace 1 tanker after British Royal Marines from 42 Commando took part in the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in the Gibraltar Strait. Photograph: Ministry of Defence/RAF/EPA

Gibraltar said on Friday it had obtained an order extending the detention of the Iranian Grace I supertanker by 14 days because there were grounds to (...)

 US president Donald Trump  with defence secretary Gen Jim Mattis in 2016. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

US president Donald Trump suspects his defence secretary, Gen Jim Mattis, “could be” heading for the exit. Mr Trump was responding to a specific ques(...)

Cpl Patrick Gallagher from Derrintogher, Co Mayo, of the US Marines was shot dead while on patrol in Da Nang on March 30th, 1967.

The US navy is to name a ship after a young Mayo man Cpl Patrick (Bob) Gallagher who was killed in Vietnam in 1967, it was announced in New York on Mo(...)

A tent erected at the London Road Cemetery in Salisbury, England, over the grave  of Liudmila Skripal, the wife of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal. Photograph: PA Wire

British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent a(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with local and state officials on school safety at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump reiterated his suggestion that arming teachers is a solution to gun violence in American schools, as outrage over last week’(...)

In a sign of the need to unite Ukip,  new leader Henry Bolton, a little-known former Army officer, used his keynote speech to the party conference in Torquay to declare that the present rate of immigration is “unacceptable” and to  claim British culture was being “swamped” by multiculturalism. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Mass immigration and Islam are harming British culture, claims Ukip’s new leader, who says there should be no cap on the number of migrants who can co(...)

Members of the Defence Forces and the US army will today attend the unveiling of a plaque to honour an Irish man killed in Vietnam. Corporal Patrick(...)

The ShannonWatch group, which monitors activity at Shannon international airport, said it recorded more than two planes every day in 2016 owned by or operated on behalf of the US Air Force, Marines or Navy. File photograph: Getty Images

At least 730 US military flights came through Shannon Airport last year, anti-war campaigners have claimed. The ShannonWatch group, which monitors a(...)

This NOAA-Nasa Goes East project satellite image shows Hurricane Matthew on October 6th, 2016 at 1245 UTC in the Caribbean. Some 1.5 million people are under evacuation orders in Florida in preparation for mighty Hurricane Matthew to make a direct hit on the state, the governor said on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/NOAA-Nasa Goes East project

Hurricane Matthew, the worst Caribbean storm in almost a decade, has killed dozens of people, mostly in Haiti, prompting US officials to order the eva(...)

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