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NATO & Ukrainian Marines Practice Amphibious Assault
Jul19

NATO & Ukrainian Marines Practice Amphibious Assault

U.S. and Ukrainian Marines have launched a coordinated amphibious assault from a Turkish ship against a beachhead on Wednesday (19th July), during Exercise Sea Breeze in Mykolaivka, Ukraine. The partnered Marine forces assaulted the beach in two different waves with firepower from a land force to support the attack. The coordinated attack...

US Army chief presses Russia on military exercises
Jul19

US Army chief presses Russia on military exercises

PAPA AIR BASE, Hungary — As thousands of U.S. troops drilled for a potential land war to protect NATO allies, the commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe urged Russia to be more transparent about its own upcoming major military exercise and ease anxiety by allowing outside observers. The Russian exercise, called Zapad (meaning...

Moscow spooks return to Hungary, raising NATO hackles
Jul19

Moscow spooks return to Hungary, raising NATO hackles

NATO allies are worried about expanding Russian intelligence operations in Hungary. While Western officials have often criticized the government in Budapest for backsliding on democracy, they’ve tended to praise it for a steadfast commitment to NATO. But officials from allied countries say Russia increasingly sees Hungary as an operational...

Corker: Russia sanctions could move before August recess
Jul18

Corker: Russia sanctions could move before August recess

The implosion of Senate Republicans’ Obamacare repeal push could clear space for a bipartisan deal on long-stalled sanctions against Russia to make it to President Donald Trump’s desk as soon as this month, a key GOP chairman said Tuesday. The Russia sanctions package has been mired in the House after passing the Senate with 98 votes,...

How the Republicans became the party of Putin
Jul18

How the Republicans became the party of Putin

“Would somebody please help me out here: I’m confused,†read the email to me from a conservative Republican activist and donor. “The Russians are alleged to have interfered in the 2016 election by hacking into Dem party servers that were inadequately protected, some being kept in...

Kremlin Launches Attack On Freedom Of Expression
Jul18

Kremlin Launches Attack On Freedom Of Expression

Russia has introduced significant restrictions to online speech and invasive surveillance of online activity and prosecutes critics under the guise of fighting extremism, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today (18 July). The 83-page report, “Online and On All Fronts: Russia’s Assault on Freedom of Expression,” documents Russian...

White House leaves door open to U.S.-Russia cyber ‘dialogue’
Jul15

White House leaves door open to U.S.-Russia cyber ‘dialogue’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is still open to a cyber dialogue with Russia — despite having no plans to form the joint U.S.-Russian election security team that President Donald Trump floated to much disbelief last weekend. White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert on Friday tried to dispel the...

6 takeaways from Trump’s Paris trip
Jul14

6 takeaways from Trump’s Paris trip

PARIS — Donald Trump is so unpopular in Europe that there’s been talk of all-but smuggling him into the U.K. whenever he makes his oft-delayed visit. There was no such problem in Paris, perhaps because Trump simply confirms many long-held French views about Americans. The U.S. president and his French counterpart, Emmanuel...

Trump and Macron turn on the charm
Jul14

Trump and Macron turn on the charm

Trump softened rhetoric on climate and trade in Paris charm show, but spoke of potential “deal” with Russia on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

EU flip flops on corruption in Ukraine
Jul14

EU flip flops on corruption in Ukraine

EU officials flip-flopped on corruption and fumbled their political communique at a summit in Kiev on Thursday. …read more Source:...

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