News on the go: Feb. 26, 2014

Celia Fernandez

President Barack Obama has threatened Tuesday  to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year if the Afghan government doesn’t sign a security agreement. Obama said even if U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan, the delay in signing the agreement would result in a mission that is “smaller in scale and ambition.”  Read full story.

A course of action in Ukraine will eventually have the country’s farms, fields, mines and factories producing for the European Union. Currently, the country mainly produces and is oriented toward the Russian market.

Few women in the Army say they’d like to move into one of the new open combat jobs, but those who do say that want a role that takes them directly to the battlefield, according to preliminary results released Tuesday from a survey of the service’s nearly 170,000 women. That survey, along with others, has revealed that soldiers are nervous about women entering combat jobs.

The Obama administration said Tuesday it is moving ahead to ban marketing junk foods on football scoreboards and elsewhere on school grounds. It is part of a broader effort to fight child obesity and create what Michelle Obama calls “a new norm” for healthier schools. Read full story.

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