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La Liga: League wants legal action in Zozulia scandal
Feb10

La Liga: League wants legal action in Zozulia scandal

The 27-year-old spent just 24 hours on loan at the club from Spanish rivals Real Betis before being recalled. The Spanish football league on Thursday said they were pursuing legal action against 10 fans of Rayo Vallecano who accused Ukrainian international Roman Zozulia of having “neo-Nazi” sympathies.Zozulia, 27, spent just 24 hours...

Baltic States Seek More NATO Help Ahead of Russian Exercise
Feb10

Baltic States Seek More NATO Help Ahead of Russian Exercise

The Baltic states will press the United States and NATO to take additional security measures in the region ahead of a large Russian military exercise planned for September, Lithuania’s president said on Thursday. NATO has already started to deploy four battle groups of about 1,000 soldiers each to the Baltic states and Poland, part of...

Some Republican Senators Want Trump to Take Tough Stance on Russia
Feb09

Some Republican Senators Want Trump to Take Tough Stance on Russia

Nine Republican senators have signed a letter calling on President Donald Trump to take a tough stance when dealing with Russia, though they did encourage the president to “seek common ground.” The letter, spearheaded by Senator Corey Gardner and signed by several other high-profile Republicans, including John Cornyn and Lindsey Graham, said it...

Top US commander says more troops needed in Afghanistan
Feb09

Top US commander says more troops needed in Afghanistan

A few thousand more troops are needed to help end the stalemate in Afghanistan, according to a senior U.S. military commander who also told lawmakers Thursday that Russian meddling is complicating the counterterrorism fight. Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, didn’t provide the Senate Armed Services Committee...

UK, France Scramble Jets to Monitor Russian Bombers Near Their Airspace
Feb09

UK, France Scramble Jets to Monitor Russian Bombers Near Their Airspace

Britain said Thursday that it had scrambled an unspecified number of Typhoon aircraft to monitor two Russian Blackjack bombers that flew near British airspace. The incident was the latest example of Russian jets flying near to Britain, often as a way of testing the response time of their British counterparts. “We can confirm that quick...

Putin orders Russia’s air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’ — and NATO doesn’t stand a chance right now
Feb09

Putin orders Russia’s air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’ — and NATO doesn’t stand a chance right now

Russian President Vladimir Putin has again scrambled his jets in a snap military drill meant to prepare his air force for a "time of war." “In accordance with the decision by the Armed Forces Supreme Commander, a snap check of the Aerospace Forces began to evaluate readiness of the control agencies and troops to carry out combat...

NATO allies lock in U.S. support for stand-off with Russia
Feb09

NATO allies lock in U.S. support for stand-off with Russia

Immediately after Donald Trump was elected, U.S. diplomats urged Lithuania to rush through an agreement to keep American troops on its soil, reflecting alarm that the new, Russia-friendly U.S. president might try to stop more deployments in Europe. The agreement was signed just a few days before Trump’s inauguration, according to a document...

Report: Moscow Sees Threat in NATO Deployment
Feb09

Report: Moscow Sees Threat in NATO Deployment

Russia views the deployment of NATO troops and military hardware to the Baltic states, Poland and Germany as a threat and has no information about how and when the deployment will end, the RIA news agency reported Thursday. RIA cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov as saying Moscow was watching closely and would ensure that its own...

Kremlin says east Ukraine unlikely to be part of deal with Trump
Feb09

Kremlin says east Ukraine unlikely to be part of deal with Trump

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday it was unlikely that the situation in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are ranged against the Ukrainian army, would be part of any deal with U.S. President Donald Trump. …read more Source: Libya...

Sea Pirates: 7 Russians, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped off Nigerian coast
Feb09

Sea Pirates: 7 Russians, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped off Nigerian coast

The Russian ministry of foreign affairs said its embassy in Nigeria is in contact with the Nigerian government to ensure the release of the sailors. Seven Russians and one Ukrainian aboard the cargo ship, BBC Caribbean have been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, reports say.According to a tweet by the Russian ministry of foreign...

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