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    Pentagon seeks $583 billion budget for 2017; Republicans say not enough
    Feb10

    Pentagon seeks $583 billion budget for 2017; Republicans say not enough

    U.S. President Barack Obama listens to remarks during his meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 8, 2016. REUTERS WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on Tuesday proposed a $582.7 billion defense budget that emphasizes emerging threats from Russia, China and Islamic State rebels, but the...

    EU to unveil new energy plan today
    Feb10

    EU to unveil new energy plan today

    A European Union (EU) flag flutters outside the Athens’ Stock Exchange in Athens, Greece, on Monday, August 3, 2015. Photo: AP Brussels, February 9 The European Union (EU) will unveil on Wednesday plans to give it power to examine energy contracts that European states sign with countries outside the bloc, amid concerns about Europe’s...

    Republicans Say $583 Billion for Pentagon Isn’t Enough
    Feb10

    Republicans Say $583 Billion for Pentagon Isn’t Enough

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Tuesday proposed a $582.7 billion defense budget that emphasizes emerging threats from Russia, China and Islamic State rebels, but the plan is already under fire from Republican lawmakers who charge it short-changes the U.S. military. President Barack Obama’s last budget would boost spending on...

    Between mines and mortars: stranded lives in eastern Ukraine (AFP)
    Feb10

    Between mines and mortars: stranded lives in eastern Ukraine (AFP)

    Zaitseve (Ukraine) (AFP) – Imagine picking your way through a minefield to go to work every day. …read more Source: The West...

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give
    Feb10

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give

    John R. Deni Security, Europe Basing allied troops in NATO’s east remains improbable. The NATO alliance is treating Poland and other allies in the region like a buffer zone, refusing to permanently station troops there and hence provide the same level of security that has long been accorded other allies to the west, according to a Polish...

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom
    Feb10

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom

    It looks like Brussels is finally awakening to the strategic disadvantages of its heavy reliance on Russian energy supplies—specifically, its imports of natural gas from state-owned Gazprom. Of particular concern in recent years has been Gazprom’s ability to divide and conquer the bloc by selling its gas to different countries at different...

    US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War
    Feb10

    US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War

    WASHINGTON: Russia is “paranoid” about being challenged by NATO and its efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence said Tuesday. “They’re greatly concerned about being contained,” the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Clapper said...

    Ukraine Economic Crisis 2016: As IMF Loan Stalls, Young Politicians Struggle To Push Through Reforms
    Feb10

    Ukraine Economic Crisis 2016: As IMF Loan Stalls, Young Politicians Struggle To Push Through Reforms

    It’s already been a busy week for Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska. The young member of Ukraine’s parliament wrapped up a meeting at the United Nations on sustainable development Tuesday and was headed to Texas soon for an important energy summit. She wants to overhaul the notoriously corrupt energy sector in her country, where growing...

    Russia puts nearly 10,000 troops on alert at Ukraine border as Putin’s war games intensify
    Feb10

    Russia puts nearly 10,000 troops on alert at Ukraine border as Putin’s war games intensify

    VLADIMIR PUTIN has raised the stakes with the West after staging military drills with thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes on the border with Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine deadlock douses hopes of sanctions relief for Russia
    Feb10

    Ukraine deadlock douses hopes of sanctions relief for Russia

    WHEN it comes to sanctions relief for Russia, the last step might be the most difficult. …read more Source: The Business...