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    Merkel says Eastern European countries unsettled by Russia
    Jul07

    Merkel says Eastern European countries unsettled by Russia

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Russia’s conflict with Ukraine has deeply unsettled NATO’s Eastern European member states and that the Baltic states and Poland therefore “need a clear reassurance by the alliance.” The chancellor addressed German Parliament ahead of the NATO summit on Thursday. Merkel also said that...

    Merkel says Eastern European countries unsettled by Russia
    Jul07

    Merkel says Eastern European countries unsettled by Russia

    Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Russia’s conflict with Ukraine has deeply unsettled NATO’s Eastern European member states and that the Baltic states and Poland therefore “need a clear reassurance by the alliance.” … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Merkel says Eastern European countries unsettled by Russia
    Jul07

    Merkel says Eastern European countries unsettled by Russia

    Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Russia’s conflict with Ukraine has deeply unsettled NATO’s Eastern European member states and that the Baltic states and Poland therefore “need a clear reassurance by the alliance.” … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    EU Rejects Changes In Ukraine Association Pact For Dutch Voters
    Jul07

    EU Rejects Changes In Ukraine Association Pact For Dutch Voters

    The European Union will not make any changes in its association agreement with Ukraine to address Dutch voters’ concerns, but may issue a declaration clarifying that the agreement brings Ukraine no closer to membership, EU diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Head Applauds Canada’s Decision to Join Effort in Eastern Europe
    Jul07

    NATO Head Applauds Canada’s Decision to Join Effort in Eastern Europe

    OTTAWA—The head of NATO has praised Canada for agreeing to take a leadership role in the standoff with Russia, even as new figures show Canadian defence spending has fallen to record lows. Ottawa announced last week that Canada would join Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States in leading a 4,000-strong NATO force in Eastern Europe....

    Soviet-style youth squads make comeback in eastern Ukraine
    Jul07

    Soviet-style youth squads make comeback in eastern Ukraine

    In the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, training for war starts young. …read more Source: USA...

    How to Fix NATO’s Chronic Burden-Sharing Problem
    Jul07

    How to Fix NATO’s Chronic Burden-Sharing Problem

    Jeffrey P. Bialos Security, Europe The Warsaw summit is only a beginning. This week’s NATO Summit in Warsaw, held in the shadow of the United Kingdom’s sobering “Brexit” vote to exit the European Union, the highly charged American presidential campaign, and continuing Russian provocations in Ukraine and the Baltic, highlights both the...

    Brexit Is a Mixed Bag for Russia
    Jul07

    Brexit Is a Mixed Bag for Russia

    Thomas E. Graham Politics, Europe Putin is neither rubbing his hands with glee nor wringing them in anguish. If Brexit is a loss for the West, it must be a win for Russia, right? Western commentators, including Prime Minister David Cameron, have said as much, engaging in the very zero-sum thinking of which they routinely accuse the Kremlin. Is it...

    Russia Shared Data On MH17 Crash With Visiting Dutch Investigators
    Jul07

    Russia Shared Data On MH17 Crash With Visiting Dutch Investigators

    The Russian Investigative Committee said it shared its files on the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 with Dutch investigators visiting Moscow, but the Dutch team declined to reciprocate. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Can Ukraine save itself from widespread corruption?
    Jul07

    Can Ukraine save itself from widespread corruption?

    JUDY WOODRUFF: But first to our series this week on the conflict in eastern Europe. Last night, we reported from the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, where Moscow-backed separatists have been fighting to join Russia. Tonight, we move inside Ukraine, where the government face two fronts, internal corruption and the separatists in the...