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    The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
    Jul08

    The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Thursday, July 7 — FORT MAC WILDFIRES MOSTLY COSTLY DISASTER IN CANADIAN HISTORY, INSURANCE BUREAU: The wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta have surpassed the 1998 ice storm in Quebec as the biggest insurance disaster in Canadian history. The Insurance Bureau of Canada says damage totalled 3.58 billion...

    Could Putin Face Resurgent NATO? Russian Aggression a Top Issue for Obama’s Final Summit
    Jul08

    Could Putin Face Resurgent NATO? Russian Aggression a Top Issue for Obama’s Final Summit

    Increased Russian aggression will be among the central issues when President Barack Obama attends his final NATO Summit in Warsaw, as the United States and its allies will announce a stronger security presence in the Baltic states. “NATO must be the largest deterrent to Russian meddling,” Thomas Donnelly, a senior fellow in security studies at...

    NATO’s Warsaw Summit: Can’t Allies Do a Little More?
    Jul07

    NATO’s Warsaw Summit: Can’t Allies Do a Little More?

    Robert Wilson Security, Europe, Poland The same countries again seem to be providing more than their share. Anyone who came of age in the 1990s or flipping channels late at night now, remembers the theme song of the television show Friends intoning, “I’ll be there for you / when the rain starts to pour.” For two years since the Russian...

    The Latest: Greek protesters deplore new NATO deployments
    Jul07

    The Latest: Greek protesters deplore new NATO deployments

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit on Friday and Saturday (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Several thousand pro-Communist protesters in Greece have marched through central Athens in opposition to the country’s participation at a NATO summit and to alliance plans to deploy troops in Eastern Europe. The rally late Thursday was...

    North Korea: US Sanctions Tantamount to Act of War
    Jul07

    North Korea: US Sanctions Tantamount to Act of War

    SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea said Thursday that U.S. sanctions on leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials for human rights abuses are tantamount to declaring war. The country’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency saying the announcement of sanctions on Kim and 10 other officials was...

    NATO Is Giving Montenegro a Chance. Why Not Us?
    Jul07

    NATO Is Giving Montenegro a Chance. Why Not Us?

    Beka Kiria Security, Eurasia Georgia’s hopes for NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The challenges in Georgian-Russian relations are not new. Back in 2008, Georgia’s aspirations to membership in Euro-Atlantic institutions helped to trigger the full-scale ground invasion of sovereign Georgian territories. Russia subsequently recognized the...

    NKorea: US sanctions tantamount to act of war
    Jul07

    NKorea: US sanctions tantamount to act of war

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that U.S. sanctions on leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials for human rights abuses are tantamount to declaring war. The country’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency saying the announcement of sanctions on Kim and 10 other officials...

    Kerry visits Ukraine to shore up ceasefire
    Jul07

    Kerry visits Ukraine to shore up ceasefire

    Secretary of State John Kerry met with Ukrainian leaders in Kiev on Thursday amid growing concerns about a ceasefire agreement between that country and Russian-backed separatists.Kerry warned that the Minsk peace deal was in danger of failing unless… …read more Source: The...

    World’s Top Banker Says Trump Would Choke The Global Economy
    Jul07

    World’s Top Banker Says Trump Would Choke The Global Economy

    The world’s top banker said Thursday that the policies advocated by Donald Trump could strike a major blow to the world economy. In an interview with the Financial Times, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said Britain’s vote last month to leave the European Union already threatens to stymie economic...

    Kyiv Renames ‘Moscow Avenue’ After Contentious Nationalist Hero
    Jul07

    Kyiv Renames ‘Moscow Avenue’ After Contentious Nationalist Hero

    The nationalism-charged snub — swapping out “Moscow” for “Bandera” — is part of Ukraine’s sweeping “decommunization” drive. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...