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    French suspect arrested for alleged attack plot to protest Muslim migrant surge
    Jun06

    French suspect arrested for alleged attack plot to protest Muslim migrant surge

    Ukraine officials said the man, held since last month, carried explosives and firearms. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Poland, NATO Members Hold Large-scale Military Exercises
    Jun06

    Poland, NATO Members Hold Large-scale Military Exercises

    Poland and more than 20 NATO member states are launching a large-scale military training exercise as part of efforts to assure central and eastern European countries concerned by Russia’s actions in nearby Ukraine. The Poland-led, 10-day, Anakonda-16 exercises will involve 31,000 troops, 3,000 vehicles, 105 aircraft and 12 Navy ships....

    Russia Fears NATO ‘Global Strike’ From Eastern Europe
    Jun06

    Russia Fears NATO ‘Global Strike’ From Eastern Europe

    NATO is laying the groundwork in Eastern Europe for a “global strike” against Russia, the deputy head of the Defense Council in Russia’s upper house of parliament has declared. “They have very serious plans on the framework of devising a so-called global strike,” lawmaker Franz Klintsevich said. “NATO takes our old Soviet bases in the...

    Poland, NATO states hold major drill amid security fears
    Jun06

    Poland, NATO states hold major drill amid security fears

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — NATO members and partners on Monday launched their biggest ever joint exercise in Poland at a time when central and eastern European nations are seeking strong security guarantees amid concerns about Russia. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz and U.S. Ambassador Paul W. Jones opened the Anaconda-16 exercise during a...

    Frenchman Who Amassed Arsenal To Attack Euro 2016 Championship Arrested
    Jun06

    Frenchman Who Amassed Arsenal To Attack Euro 2016 Championship Arrested

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Frenchman who amassed an arsenal of weapons, explosives and tactical gear was plotting to attack the European Championship soccer tournament and was arrested trying to cross into the European Union from Ukraine, officials said Monday. Read More → …read more Source:...

    In Putin’s Russia, History is Subversive
    Jun06

    In Putin’s Russia, History is Subversive

    Over the past two years, as the Kremlin has annexed Crimea, waged a war of aggression against Ukraine, intervened in Syria, and otherwise threatened Euro-Atlantic security, the situation inside Russia has deteriorated. President Vladimir Putin’s authoritarianism has intensified.Putin’s reputation as a champion against a supposedly...

    Ukraine Has ‘Prevented’ 15 Extremist Attacks at Euro 2016
    Jun06

    Ukraine Has ‘Prevented’ 15 Extremist Attacks at Euro 2016

    Ukrainian authorities claim to have prevented 15 planned attacks that would have targeted the Euro 2016 football tournament in France. Vasily Gritsak, head of Ukraine’s state security service (SBU), said a French citizen detained last month at the border between Ukraine and Poland had been planning a string of attacks aimed at the...

    Ukraine arrests Frenchman allegedly planning synagogue attack in Paris terror spree
    Jun06

    Ukraine arrests Frenchman allegedly planning synagogue attack in Paris terror spree

    (JTA) — Ukraine’s State Security Service said it has arrested a Frenchman who planned to carry out terrorist attacks, including on a synagogue, during the Euro 2016 soccer championships in Paris. The man, 25, was arrested in late May on the country’s border with Poland and was heavily armed, according to the announcement Monday by the...

    Ukraine Struggles to Shake Off Legacy of Corruption
    Jun06

    Ukraine Struggles to Shake Off Legacy of Corruption

    The resignation of Aivaras Abromavicius, the economy and trade minister, amid allegations of cronyism was a worrying sign in the fight against graft. …read more Source: The New York...

    Euro 2016 Soccer Championship Attack Plot Foiled, Ukraine Says
    Jun06

    Euro 2016 Soccer Championship Attack Plot Foiled, Ukraine Says

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s state security service said on Monday a French citizen detained in late May on the border with Poland had been planning attacks in France to coincide with the Euro 2016 soccer championship it is hosting.The Ukrainian border guard service reported on Saturday that the unnamed 25-year-old had been arrested...