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    Russia building military ‘zone of influence’: NATO
    Jun16

    Russia building military ‘zone of influence’: NATO

    Moscow is seeking to create a “zone of influence through military means”, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, adding that the alliance has observed major and aggressive manoeuvres on the Russian side. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press confenrence following a meeting of NATO defence ministers with their Ukrainian...

    Jens Stoltenberg: NATO troop deployment right response to aggressive Russia
    Jun16

    Jens Stoltenberg: NATO troop deployment right response to aggressive Russia

    Russia is trying to expand its sphere of influence by military means, and NATO’s deployment of up to 4,000 multinational troops in the Baltic states and Poland “is an appropriate response” to the country’s “aggressive actions,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told German tabloid Bild in an interview published Thursday. “We...

    Some Soccer Brass in the Former Soviet Union Yawn Over Fan Violence
    Jun16

    Some Soccer Brass in the Former Soviet Union Yawn Over Fan Violence

    Image: Soccer fans. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Soccer fans around the world were outraged when an official of Russia’s football federation praised Russian thugs who attacked English fans in the stands where Russia and England had fought to a 1-1 tie in the European Championships. But the fact is that some soccer kingpins in the former Soviet...

    Jewish pilgrims in Ukraine trigger brawl by shooting local with BB gun
    Jun16

    Jewish pilgrims in Ukraine trigger brawl by shooting local with BB gun

    The two arrested Jews were detained for several hours and released. They may be prosecuted for assault, pending an investigation and the decision of Ukrainian police. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Putin to meet EU, UN leaders at key Russian economic forum
    Jun16

    Putin to meet EU, UN leaders at key Russian economic forum

    SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin will look to refashion himself as a more reliable partner for the West as Moscow struggles to come in from the cold at its flagship economic forum in Saint Petersburg. Putin will host European Union Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker and Italian premier Matteo Renzi at the conference starting...

    Northern Ireland hoping first kick isn’t only milestone
    Jun16

    Northern Ireland hoping first kick isn’t only milestone

    Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill, white jersey right, talks to the players during a training session at the Grand Stade in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Northern Ireland will face Ukraine in a Euro 2016 Group C soccer match in Lyon on Thursday, June 16, 2016. AP LYON: Steven Davis made a minor bit of...

    German foreign minister: Brexit ‘would shake the union’
    Jun16

    German foreign minister: Brexit ‘would shake the union’

    The U.K. voting Leave in the EU referendum June 23 would “shake the union,” German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Wednesday, the BBC reports. “It would not just carry on as 28 [countries] minus one,” Steinmeier said at a joint press conference in Brandenburg with French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. “It...

    White House to Commit $220 Million to Supporting Ukraine
    Jun16

    White House to Commit $220 Million to Supporting Ukraine

    The White House plans to commit $220 million to Ukraine in support of economic, political, and energy reforms, Vice President Biden said in a meeting with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman Wednesday. “The Vice President expressed strong support for the prime minister’s ambitious reform efforts and commended him for the...

    U.S to provide 220 million USD financial aid to Ukraine
    Jun16

    U.S to provide 220 million USD financial aid to Ukraine

    United States Vice President Joe Biden informed Ukraine’s PM Vladimir Groysman about this during a phone conversation. …read more Source:...

    EU leaders come to Russia in a sign sanctions could be eased
    Jun16

    EU leaders come to Russia in a sign sanctions could be eased

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — After a two-year break which felt like a boycott European leaders and chief executives of top multinational companies are coming to Russia to speak at the country’s top economic gathering. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine landed President...