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    Putin Calls Snap Drill To Test Battle-Readiness of Russian Military
    Jun14

    Putin Calls Snap Drill To Test Battle-Readiness of Russian Military

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Russian military to an unannounced drill that will test the battle readiness of regular forces, reservist units and the state of Russia’s military arsenal depots, according a statement from the Ministry of Defence. Snap drills of Russian military units have regularly been conducted since relations...

    Where Do Flags Come From?
    Jun14

    Where Do Flags Come From?

    In the United States, public school students are compelled to perform a daily ritual: the Pledge of Allegiance. Students commit themselves first “to the flag” itself, and then “to the nation for which it stands.” It is a solemn act. Hand on heart, gaze steadfast, flag given pride of place at the front of the classroom.In junior high, my...

    Despite defense buildup, NATO also seeks to assure Russia
    Jun14

    Despite defense buildup, NATO also seeks to assure Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief said Tuesday the alliance is reinforcing its defenses against Russia from the Baltic to the Black Sea, but keeping all possible contacts with Moscow open to avoid any unwarranted escalation of tension. Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary-general, confirmed previous statements that alliance defense ministers...

    Ukrainians Jailed In Russia Flying To Kyiv In Apparent Exchange
    Jun14

    Ukrainians Jailed In Russia Flying To Kyiv In Apparent Exchange

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says two Ukrainian nationals jailed in Russia are aboard a Ukrainian plane and are flying to Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Europe Can’t Agree on the Answers to Its Problems
    Jun14

    Why Europe Can’t Agree on the Answers to Its Problems

    Europe is deeply divided on some of its most pressing political challenges, according to research released Tuesday. A report from the Pew Research Center based on a survey of 10 European nations finds that public opinion differs sharply across EU member states on issues ranging from the refugee crisis to sanctions on Russia, and many think their...

    France Deports 29 Russia Fans Over Euro 2016 Violence
    Jun14

    France Deports 29 Russia Fans Over Euro 2016 Violence

    French police have begun the deportation of 29 Russians following violent clashes with England supporters in the early days of the Euro 2016 football (soccer) tournament. More than 35 people were injured in Marseille late Saturday after British and Russian fans brawled in and around the Stade Velodrome. After the match ended in a 1-1 draw,...

    The Latest: English FA gives advice to players’ families
    Jun14

    The Latest: English FA gives advice to players’ families

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer’s European Championship (all times local): ___ 1:50 p.m. The English Football Association says it has contacted players’ families and given them advice ahead of Thursday’s match between England and Wales at the European Championship, which is being played amid tightened security after fan...

    Why Europe Can’t Agree on the Answers to its Problems
    Jun14

    Why Europe Can’t Agree on the Answers to its Problems

    Europe is deeply divided on some of its most pressing political challenges, according to research released Tuesday. A report from the Pew Research Center based on a survey of 10 European nations finds that public opinion differs sharply across EU member states on issues ranging from the refugee crisis to sanctions on Russia, and many think their...

    Exhibit focuses on WWII massacre of Soviet Ukraine’s Jews
    Jun14

    Exhibit focuses on WWII massacre of Soviet Ukraine’s Jews

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — An exhibition focused on the massacre of Jews in Soviet Ukraine during World War II is going on display in suburban… …read more Source:...

    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...