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    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...

    McCain: It’s ‘incredible’ Trump would equate US with ‘butcher’ Putin
    Feb09

    McCain: It’s ‘incredible’ Trump would equate US with ‘butcher’ Putin

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is standing firm in his opposition to President Donald Trump’s seemingly cozy relationship with the Russian bear. During a brief interview with CNN’s Manu Raju Thursday, McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, went after Trump for his defense over the weekend of Russian President Vladimir...

    British Jews open safe space for Syrian women in Turkey
    Feb09

    British Jews open safe space for Syrian women in Turkey

    Syrian women attending a lesson at the Women’s Support Center in Islahiye, Turkey, Nov. 25, 2016. (Tanya Freedman/World Jewish Relief) ISTANBUL (JTA) — In a region awash with half a million Syrian refugees and the predators they attract, home used to be the only safe space for Samiyeh Hilo and her infant son, Mohammed. A teacher of English...

    Donald Trump has successfully buried the story that worries him most
    Feb09

    Donald Trump has successfully buried the story that worries him most

    Even though there are mountains of evidence. Even though the implications literally include an existential threat to the United States. Even though it is, by any measure, the greatest scandal ever to affect this or any other administration … the story has utterly vanished from the media: According to the consensus assessment of US intelligence...

    Top U.S. Senator Suggests Empowering Trump Officials Who Are Tough On Russia 
    Feb09

    Top U.S. Senator Suggests Empowering Trump Officials Who Are Tough On Russia 

    A top U.S. senator has suggested lawmakers should empower officials in Donald Trump’s administration whose views on Russia diverge sharply from those voiced by the president. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    Baltic states seek more NATO help ahead of Russian exercise
| Reuters
    Feb09

    Baltic states seek more NATO help ahead of Russian exercise | Reuters

    By Andrius Sytas | VILNIUS VILNIUS 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...

    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...

    Does Ukraine feel abandoned by West?
    Feb09

    Does Ukraine feel abandoned by West?

    When Nikki Haley delivered her maiden speech before the UN Security Council last week, a collective dropping of jaws might have been heard both in European capitals and in the offices of multilateral institutions such as NATO. …read more Source:...

    Greek PM visits Kiev with Russia message
    Feb09

    Greek PM visits Kiev with Russia message

    On a visit to Ukraine Thursday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for all sides to implement the Minsk Protocol and insisted that Greece has no intention of breaking ranks within the European Union over sanctions against Russia. …read more Source:...