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Putin Calls to Improve Ties With the EU Despite Sanctions
Jun17

Putin Calls to Improve Ties With the EU Despite Sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European leaders on Friday to improve ties with his country despite sanctions after meeting with European investors who said they want to expand their businesses there. Speaking at Russia’s top economic conference, Putin said top German and French investors expressed their plans to invest more in...

U.S. says it will stay in Black Sea despite Russian warning
Jun17

U.S. says it will stay in Black Sea despite Russian warning

The United States will maintain its presence in the Black Sea despite a Russian warning that a U.S. destroyer patrolling there undermined regional security, the U.S. Navy Secretary said. The USS Porter entered the Black Sea this month, drawing heavy criticism from Moscow. Turkey and Romania are expected to push for a bigger NATO presence in the...

A 2nd Northern Ireland fan has died at Euro 2016
Jun17

A 2nd Northern Ireland fan has died at Euro 2016

Another Northern Ireland fan died at the European Championship on Thursday. Northern Ireland spokesman Neil Brittain said the fan died at the Stade de Lyon during the team’s 2-0 win over Ukraine. “The fan passed away as he was watching the game in the stadium,” said Patrick Nelson, chief executive of the Irish FA, the...

Germany 0 Poland 0: Milik fluffs lines in Saint-Denis stalemate
Jun17

Germany 0 Poland 0: Milik fluffs lines in Saint-Denis stalemate

World champions Germany and Group C rivals Poland played out a goalless draw on Thursday at the Stade de France, which leaves both nations in good shape to qualify for the last 16 of the European Championship and eliminates Ukraine from contention. After opening-match wins, victory on Thursday for either side would have secured a spot in the...

New Ukraine PM Vows Reform, Blames Russia
Jun16

New Ukraine PM Vows Reform, Blames Russia

Ukraine’s new prime minister vowed to root out corruption and urged Russia to abide by a cease-fire in the eastern part of his struggling country, where Moscow-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces have been fighting. Volodymyr Groysman spoke to the press in an interview Thursday, one day after meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and...

Ukraine 0 Northern Ireland 2: McAuley and McGinn seal historic win
Jun16

Ukraine 0 Northern Ireland 2: McAuley and McGinn seal historic win

Northern Ireland secured their maiden win at a European Championship finals as a second-half header from Gareth McAuley and a late Niall McGinn strike defeated Ukraine 2-0 in a bitterly cold Lyon on Thursday. Defender McAuley powered home Oliver Norwood’s deep free-kick in the 49th minute to score his country’s first goal at a major...

New Look at U.S. Troops Reduction Plan in Afghanistan
Jun15

New Look at U.S. Troops Reduction Plan in Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told NATO allies America will take a new look at its plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, a British official says, a fresh indication that U.S. involvement in the country is not waning in the final months of Barack Obama’s presidency. British Defense Secretary...

Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 set to hinge on Ukraine match
Jun14

Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 set to hinge on Ukraine match

Northern Ireland’s first major tournament after a 30-year absence is likely to hinge on its match against Ukraine. Following its 1-0 loss to Poland in its opening match in Group C of the European Championship, Northern Ireland will probably need to beat Ukraine at the Stade de Lyon on Thursday if it’s going to stand a chance of...

NATO to agree eastern force to deter Russia, some allies want more
Jun14

NATO to agree eastern force to deter Russia, some allies want more

NATO was set on Tuesday to agree deployment of a new force in the Baltics and Poland, the last of a series of steps to deter a resurgent Russia but which some allies say must go further to be credible. Three weeks before a critical NATO summit in Warsaw, the alliance’s defense ministers will approve deployment of some 4,000 troops which,...

NATO Chief: 4 Battalions Going to Baltic States, Poland
Jun13

NATO Chief: 4 Battalions Going to Baltic States, Poland

NATO’s chief announced Monday that the alliance will agree this week to send four multinational battalions to the Baltic states and Poland to boost their defenses against Russia. Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary-general, said alliance defense ministers will formally approve the deployment plan drafted by NATO military planners at a...

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