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    Obama Pledges Ukraine Support, Continued Sanctions On Russia
    Jul08

    Obama Pledges Ukraine Support, Continued Sanctions On Russia

    U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States and Europe were united in supporting Ukraine and maintaining sanctions on Russia, ahead of the annual NATO summit in Warsaw. He also said Washington would support European efforts to diversify their energy supplies. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Spy Ship Spotted Near U.S. Navy Drill in Hawaii
    Jul08

    Russian Spy Ship Spotted Near U.S. Navy Drill in Hawaii

    A Russian spy ship has been spotted lurking near U.S. military exercises in Hawaii, the U.S. navy has confirmed. The U.S. navy is currently leading exercises in Hawaiian waters, called Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, however, reports emerged earlier this week that a Russian Navy vessel was approaching the exercises. Pacific Fleet spokesman...

    NATO Summit: British Troops To Be Deployed To Eastern Europe
    Jul08

    NATO Summit: British Troops To Be Deployed To Eastern Europe

    Hundreds of British troops are to be deployed to eastern Europe as part of a show of strength by Nato in the face of an increasingly assertive Russia. At the Nato summit in Warsaw, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will announce the deployment of a 500-strong battalion to Estonia with a further company of 150 troops to be stationed in Poland “on...

    Obama Calls for Orderly Brexit Transition Ahead of NATO Summit
    Jul08

    Obama Calls for Orderly Brexit Transition Ahead of NATO Summit

    After arriving in Warsaw early Friday morning for a NATO summit in what is expected to be his final presidential trip to the continent, U.S. President Barack Obama said he expects a smooth break-up between Britain and the European Union. “As difficult as it will be, I am confident that the UK and the EU will be able to agree on an orderly...

    Nazi Death Squad Member Wins Canada Citizenship Court Battle
    Jul08

    Nazi Death Squad Member Wins Canada Citizenship Court Battle

    A 92-year-old man who has admitted being a former Nazi death squad member has won a court victory in Canada, stopping the country’s efforts to revoke his citizenship. Canada has revoked Helmut Oberlander’s citizenship three times since 1995 but on each occasion this has been overturned on appeal, with the latest ruling made Thursday....

    Obama: NATO Must Make ‘Concrete’ Commitments To Face Challenges
    Jul08

    Obama: NATO Must Make ‘Concrete’ Commitments To Face Challenges

    U.S. President Barack Obama says that NATO must summon the political will and make commitments to meet challenges from Islamic State (IS) extremists, Russia, Britain’s “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union, and conflicts that have prompted millions of people to seek refuge in Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Belarus Is Latest Target of Russia’s Use of Oil and Gas as Geopolitical Weapons
    Jul08

    Belarus Is Latest Target of Russia’s Use of Oil and Gas as Geopolitical Weapons

    Image: Belarusian flag. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com The West found out firsthand on January 7 of 2009 how Russia uses oil and gas as geopolitical weapons. That was the day in the dead of winter when Gazprom halted its gas supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over price and money that it said Ukraine owed it. At the time, Russia supplied a third of...

    Brexit on his mind, Obama arrives in Poland for NATO summit
    Jul08

    Brexit on his mind, Obama arrives in Poland for NATO summit

    WARSAW, Poland — President Barack Obama opened a five-day, two-country mission early Friday to buck up a beleaguered Europe and brush back an aggressive Moscow. On what is expected to be his last presidential visit to the continent, Obama is due to attend a summit of NATO allies in Warsaw, before moving on to Seville and Madrid for his first...

    Trudeau rattles a sabre at Russia
    Jul08

    Trudeau rattles a sabre at Russia

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Davos, Switzerland on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan Canada’s planned deployment of a battlegroup to Eastern Europe to confront a newly belligerent Russia goes a long way toward overturning the narrative that sees Prime Minister...

    Fictional Video Shows Washington, D.C. Being Obliterated by a Nuclear Weapon
    Jul08

    Fictional Video Shows Washington, D.C. Being Obliterated by a Nuclear Weapon

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, Could this really happen? If history tells us anything, the answer is a shocking yes. The present national security environment America faces today is loaded with challenges as far as the eye can see—but it might just be the dangers we don’t see coming or fail to see, those that are so difficult to imagine, so...