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    Russian military drills check mobilization readiness
    Jun14

    Russian military drills check mobilization readiness

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has ordered snap drills to check the Russian military’s readiness to quickly mobilize its forces. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the maneuvers that began Tuesday will last for a week. He said the exercise is aimed at checking the readiness of reserve military units and weapons...

    Torn between 2 places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio
    Jun14

    Torn between 2 places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio

    Crimean Artur Ayvazyan won gold in rifle shooting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing under Ukraine’s flag. After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, like many athletes, he switched his allegiance from Ukraine to Russia. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Torn between 2 places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio
    Jun14

    Torn between 2 places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio

    Crimean Artur Ayvazyan won gold in rifle shooting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing under Ukraine’s flag. After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, like many athletes, he switched his allegiance from Ukraine to Russia. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    [Ticker] Threatening voters doesn’t work, says Dutch finance minister
    Jun14

    [Ticker] Threatening voters doesn’t work, says Dutch finance minister

    Threatening voters with dire consequences if they reject the EU is a bad campaign tactic, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said. “I don’t think that is a good approach,” he told MEPs in the economic and financial affairs committee in response to a question about the EU referendum in the UK. He referred to the Dutch...

    NATO Defence Ministers to Meet in Preparation for Warsaw Summit
    Jun14

    NATO Defence Ministers to Meet in Preparation for Warsaw Summit

    The defence ministers of the NATO member countries are scheduled to meet in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for the forthcoming NATO summit in Warsaw in July. This will be their last meeting in this format before the high-level meeting next month which will bring together the heads of state or government of the NATO member...

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says his Office ready to assist in collection of  objective information on human rights needs in Karabakh conflict affected areas
    Jun14

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says his Office ready to assist in collection of objective information on human rights needs in Karabakh conflict affected areas

    In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, before the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council, at which all of the 193 Member States of the United Nations are represented, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein shed a light on “preventable calamities” and worrying...

    Malaysia shuts down first sharia-compliant airline
    Jun14

    Malaysia shuts down first sharia-compliant airline

    Rayani Air, Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline, has been shut down, regulators said Monday, months after it was suspended from flying for breaching aviation regulations. The carrier launched only in December with Muslim flight crew wearing the hijab while non-Muslim members were forbidden from wearing revealing clothing. In-flight...

    Savchenko to visit Lithuania
    Jun14

    Savchenko to visit Lithuania

    Former Russian political prisoner, current Ukrainian MP Nadya Savchenko is this summer planning to visit Lithuania to take part in a conference and visit Ukrainian soldiers receiving treatment in Lithuanian hospitals. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Could Turkey get closer to Armenia just to anger Russia?
    Jun14

    Could Turkey get closer to Armenia just to anger Russia?

    Turkey managed to avoid reacting strongly against Moscow during both the Russia–Georgia conflict in 2008 and the Russia–Ukraine conflict in 2014 …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    NATO sends 4,000 troops to Baltic to halt Russia
    Jun14

    NATO sends 4,000 troops to Baltic to halt Russia

    NATO is to deploy 4,000 troops to Poland and the Baltic States to bolster their defences against Russia. …read more Source:...