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    Europe’s defense fund ignores real threat: populism
    Jun15

    Europe’s defense fund ignores real threat: populism

    The European Union’s recently launched defense fund has been widely praised as a long-overdue step toward defense autonomy, a real game-changer at a time when the United States has become an increasingly unreliable ally on security issues. These steps toward a so-called security union and common defense policies were even hailed by...

    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions
    Jun15

    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions

    Germany and Austria today hit back at proposed U.S. sanctions that would threaten European companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, accusing the U.S. of politicizing its economic interest in selling natural gas to Europe. “Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not for the United States of America,”...

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum
    Jun15

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States only make the country stronger, and jokingly offered former FBI director James Comey asylum if he is prosecuted in the U.S. Speaking during his annual question-and-answer session, which lasted four hours, Putin said the most recent U.S. sanctions...

    U.S. engagement in the Baltic Region
    Jun15

    U.S. engagement in the Baltic Region

    When Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested and received U.S. and NATO military support following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, it garnered massive attention – and rightly so. The measured response to Russian aggression, which supplemented on-going training, exercises, and Baltic Air Policing, demonstrated U.S. commitment...

    Gangland boss Yegorov has been detained in Ukraine
    Jun15

    Gangland boss Yegorov has been detained in Ukraine

    The gang leader who had been charged with five murders in Slovakia has been detained in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Slovak...

    EC proposes Nord Stream 2 compromise, maintaining gas transit via Ukraine
    Jun15

    EC proposes Nord Stream 2 compromise, maintaining gas transit via Ukraine

    In an attempt to reach a compromise among European Union member states that oppose and favour Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 project, the European Commission has proposed a mandate that would ensure Ukraine remains a natural gas transit country. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Manafort still doing international work
    Jun15

    Manafort still doing international work

    Paul Manafort is at the center of an FBI investigation into ties between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russians, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing business with international figures and companies, partly by claiming continued access to Trump, according to people familiar with his dealings. Manafort in...

    Lukashenko comments on statements on possible settlement of Ukrainian conflict outside Minsk format
    Jun15

    Lukashenko comments on statements on possible settlement of Ukrainian conflict outside Minsk format

    The head of state said that the CSTO security secretaries have gathered in the historical hall that hosted the Normandy Four talks who worked out the landmark Minsk Accords. Unfortunately, the Minsk agreements are not implemented in full. “In the recent week they have come under criticism by the states who should have sat down at the negotiating...

    A factory in eastern Ukraine powers on as divisions deepen
    Jun15

    A factory in eastern Ukraine powers on as divisions deepen

    Avdiivka Coke Plant is keeping the fires burning amid conflict between Kiev and separatists …read more Source: The Irish...

    Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump
    Jun14

    Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump

    The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan package of new Russia sanctions that also lets Congress block President Donald Trump from easing or ending penalties against Moscow, the year’s most significant GOP-imposed restriction on the White House. The 97-2 vote on the Russia sanctions plan capped a week of talks that...

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