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    NATO ministers approve expanded aid package for Ukraine
    Jun15

    NATO ministers approve expanded aid package for Ukraine

    NATO defense ministers have approved an expanded assistance package for Ukraine, whose military forces are battling a Russian-backed insurgency in the country’s east. …read more Source: FOX...

    NATO ministers approve expanded aid package for Ukraine
    Jun15

    NATO ministers approve expanded aid package for Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers have approved an expanded assistance package for Ukraine, whose military forces are battling a Russian-backed insurgency in the country’s east. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the package approved Wednesday aims at helping Ukraine “establish more effective defense and security structures,”...

    NATO Ministers Approve Expanded Aid Package for Ukraine
    Jun15

    NATO Ministers Approve Expanded Aid Package for Ukraine

    [NATO defense ministers have approved an expanded assistance package for Ukraine, whose military forces are battling a Russian-backed insurgency in the country’s east …read more Source: ABC...

    NATO to Strengthen in Black Sea Region Despite Russia Warning
    Jun15

    NATO to Strengthen in Black Sea Region Despite Russia Warning

    NATO is looking to further reinforce the Black Sea region despite Russia’s warning it is prepared to neutralize any perceived threats to its security there. The alliance is already set to strengthen its eastern flank with four new multinational battalions in Poland and the Baltics, countries that have expressed concern at the increased...

    The Latest: Slovakia leads Russia 2-0 at halftime
    Jun15

    The Latest: Slovakia leads Russia 2-0 at halftime

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer’s European Championship (all times local): ___ 4:51 p.m. Marek Hamsik scored one goal and set up another to give Slovakia a 2-0 halftime lead over Russia at the European Championship. Vladimir Weiss left the Russian defense looking embarrassed by putting first-time finalist Slovakia in front in the 32nd...

    Russia in Europe: May 1 – June 14, 2016
    Jun15

    Russia in Europe: May 1 – June 14, 2016

    Kathleen Weinberger and the ISW Russia-Ukraine Team DOWNLOAD PDF Russia heightened its military posture in Europe by projecting its land, air and naval capabilities. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on May 4 that it would create three new combined-arms divisions in the Western and Southern military districts, with a second announcement...

    NATO Chief Demands Russia Withdraw From Ukraine
    Jun15

    NATO Chief Demands Russia Withdraw From Ukraine

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to withdraw its forces and military equipment from Ukraine and to stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, June 15, 2016
    Jun15

    The Morning Vertical, June 15, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin’s Secret Weapon
    Jun15

    Vladimir Putin’s Secret Weapon

    Every day, the red line ticks up and down. Some weeks it trends higher, others lower. It measures the most important vital sign of Russia’s body politic: the popularity of Vladimir Putin. In the Kremlin they call it the reiting—the Russian pronunciation of rating—and the reiting rules supreme over all of the nation’s political and...

    Japan’s Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity
    Jun15

    Japan’s Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo has leveraged its prowess in mass production to build a fashion empire filled with shelves upon shelves of affordable, good quality items like down jackets, underwear and T-shirts. Now the 17-nation, 1,734-store retailer is on a quest to beat Western giants like Gap, H&M and Zara to become the...