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    NATO foreign ministers sing ‘We Are The World’ at dinne
    May14

    NATO foreign ministers sing ‘We Are The World’ at dinne

    NATO foreign ministers lock arms and sing ‘We Are The World’ at a dinner following a meeting in TurkeyRussia, NATO flex military musclesNATO’s annual submarine warfare exercise begins in NorwayWest should consider all tools, including arms, for Ukraine -NATO generalNATO naval drills start in Black SeaEstonia shows off NATO ties...

    NATO and EU to work together to counter Crimea-style 'hybrid' warfare
    May14

    NATO and EU to work together to counter Crimea-style 'hybrid' warfare

    ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) – NATO and the EU agreed on Thursday to work together more to counter “hybrid warfare”, the blend of unidentified troops, propaganda and economic pressure that the military alliance says Russia has used against Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Hollande denounces ‘unacceptable’ violations of Ukraine ceasefire
    May14

    Hollande denounces ‘unacceptable’ violations of Ukraine ceasefire

    AACHEN, Germany – France’s President Francois Hollande on Thursday denounced as “unacceptable” ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine, after speaking briefly with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Germany.”There are ceasefire violations today and that’s unacceptable,” Hollande told reporters,...

    Ukraine appoints US senator McCain presidential aide
    May14

    Ukraine appoints US senator McCain presidential aide

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed John McCain, a hawkish US senator who has pressed Washington to send lethal weapons to war-torn Ukraine, as his advisor, his administration said.Ukraines pro-Western authorities are putting together an advisory council to help the ex-Soviet country conduct reforms and build...

    Ukraine appoints US senator McCain presidential aide
    May14

    Ukraine appoints US senator McCain presidential aide

    May 14, 2015 6:53 PMKIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed John McCain, a hawkish US senator who has pressed Washington to send lethal weapons to war-torn Ukraine, as his advisor, his administration said. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Baltics to ask NATO for thousands of boots on ground
    May14

    Baltics to ask NATO for thousands of boots on ground

    VILNIUS: The Baltic states will formally ask Nato to deploy several thousand troops as a deterrent, Lithuania said Thursday, amid tensions with Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “We are seeking a brigade-size unit so that every Baltic nation would have a battalion,” military spokesman Captain Mindaugas Neimontas told AFP....

    NATO, EU work to tighten cooperation against ‘new threats’
    May14

    NATO, EU work to tighten cooperation against ‘new threats’

    NATO and the European Union on Thursday said they wanted to tighten cooperation in the face of “new threats” emanating from the assertive policies of Russia in the ex-USSR and violence to the south of the military alliance’s borders.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, attending a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in...

    NATO worried by ‘wide-ranging’ Russia Crimea buildup
    May14

    NATO worried by ‘wide-ranging’ Russia Crimea buildup

    NATO on Wednesday expressed alarm over a “wide-ranging” military buildup by Russia in Crimea, as well as talk that Moscow could even install nuclear weapons on the annexed Black Sea peninsula. A statement issued during two days of talks by the military alliance’s top diplomats in the Turkish resort of Antalya said, “we do not […] The post...

    Russians quit army over Ukraine
    May14

    Russians quit army over Ukraine

    Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin’s continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that any Russians fighting alongside rebels there are volunteers. Evidence...

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster for more than the elite
    May14

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster for more than the elite

    MOSCOW – Portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin, views of Venetian canals or a growling lion, these artworks all have something in common outside hefty pricetags — they’re edible.Long known in the West, “chocolate painting” was introduced in Russia about a decade ago but until lately, remained the preserve...

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