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    Balkans Look to NATO as Russia’s Influence Wanes
    Jun15

    Balkans Look to NATO as Russia’s Influence Wanes

    As NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels discuss efforts to deter Russian aggression, rising tensions not seen since the Cold War will be on the minds of central and eastern European foreign ministers gathering Thursday in the former Yugoslavia. The agenda of the annual meeting of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Banja Luka aims to...

    Ukraine envoy applauds NATO build-up, says Putin will wage broader war
    Jun15

    Ukraine envoy applauds NATO build-up, says Putin will wage broader war

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada says Vladimir Putin is laying a propaganda foundation to wage a broader war against the West — one he says will be far beyond Russia’s aggression against his own country. Envoy Andriy Shevchenko tells The Canadian Press that’s why it is so important that NATO decided this week to bolster its land...

    Russia’s ‘Pivot to China’ Was All Talk and Little Action
    Jun15

    Russia’s ‘Pivot to China’ Was All Talk and Little Action

    MOSCOW — Chinese officials have visited Russia, the Russian government has announced plans to increase trade volume with China by $200 billion in the next few years and the China National Petroleum Corporation has expressed interest in increasing its stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft. So, is Russia pivoting to China or not? This question...

    Putin’s Orlando Response Shows Russia Doesn’t Always Want to Be America’s Enemy
    Jun15

    Putin’s Orlando Response Shows Russia Doesn’t Always Want to Be America’s Enemy

    The massacre in Orlando is not just a tragedy for America, but a tragedy for the whole world. Leaders of many countries lamented this murder of innocent civilians. Russia did so as well, and I, being Russian, was quite surprised by this gesture, since the killing took place in a gay nightclub. Although he didn’t directly acknowledge the...

    Debate Over Free Press in Ukraine Suffers From Old Stereotypes
    Jun15

    Debate Over Free Press in Ukraine Suffers From Old Stereotypes

    A heated debate over freedom of the press versus state security erupted in Ukraine after the pro-government hacker group Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) published a list containing the personal information of thousands of journalists who had received accreditation from the separatist, Russian-backed “Donetsk People’s Republic” in eastern Ukraine....

    Police use tear gas to disperse English soccer fans
    Jun15

    Police use tear gas to disperse English soccer fans

    LILLE, France (AP) — French police used tear gas to disperse English soccer fans at the European Championship on Wednesday, the fourth time England fans have been involved in violent incidents since the start of the tournament. After a match between Russia and Slovakia ended in the north French city of Lille, police chased large groups of English...

    NATO Agrees On ‘Comprehensive Package Of Assistance’ For Ukraine
    Jun15

    NATO Agrees On ‘Comprehensive Package Of Assistance’ For Ukraine

    NATO says defense ministers of the alliance have agreed to “boost” support for Ukraine with a “comprehensive package of assistance.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How Russians Became The Biggest, Baddest Hooligans At Euro 2016
    Jun15

    How Russians Became The Biggest, Baddest Hooligans At Euro 2016

    As the Russian soccer squad takes on Slovakia in Lille on Wednesday in its second match at the 2016 European championship, local residents and police are bracing for more trouble. French authorities are on high alert for more violence involving Russian supporters at the tournament, which is hosted by several French cities this year.Last...

    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,”...