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    Reaction to NATO Missile Defense System Is Just One Sign of Russia’s Growing Paranoia
    May20

    Reaction to NATO Missile Defense System Is Just One Sign of Russia’s Growing Paranoia

    Image: Missiles. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com YEREVAN, Armenia — NATO’s deployment of a missile defense system in Romania this month brought the requisite Russian snarls and vows of countervailing action, such as reintroducing a movable, rail-based missile system that Moscow abolished in 2008. The Romanian system is the latest piece in a...

    Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says ‘I Am Human After Fracas, Cites Pressure
    May20

    Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says ‘I Am Human After Fracas, Cites Pressure

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, under fire for getting involved in an unprecedented physical fracas in Parliament, said on Thursday that he was only human and in a high pressure job but promised there would be no repeat of his actions.Trudeau, impatient at what he saw as stalling tactics by the opposition ahead of a vote on Wednesday...

    NATO Welcomes Montenegro; Russia Threatens Sanctions
    May20

    NATO Welcomes Montenegro; Russia Threatens Sanctions

    NATO officially invited Montenegro to become its 29th member Thursday, angering Russia, which already is threatening sanctions against what it calls a “friendly country.” NATO foreign ministers signed the Accession Protocol in Brussels, as Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic looked on. All 28 legislative bodies, including the...

    Crimean Muslim refugees feel welcome, but there’s no place like home
    May20

    Crimean Muslim refugees feel welcome, but there’s no place like home

    HARI SREENIVASAN: It’s been more than two years since Russia invaded the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, home to a Muslim population that has suffered greatly through the centuries. Since the invasion, they are under pressure once more. From Kiev, special correspondent Kira Kay reports, our story produced in partnership with the Bureau for...

    European security group mulls police mission to Ukraine
    May20

    European security group mulls police mission to Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is considering sending an armed police mission to help conduct elections in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine that is controlled by Russian-backed rebels. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Russian performance artist convicted of vandalism for pro-Ukraine protest
    May20

    Russian performance artist convicted of vandalism for pro-Ukraine protest

    A Russian court on Thursday convicted a radical artist with a penchant for self-mutilation on vandalism charges for a 2014 performance celebrating the mass street protests in Ukraine that helped topple pro-Kremlin President Viktor Yanukovich. Officials said the artist, Pyotr Pavlensky, will not… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Parliamentary fighting is a global tradition
    May20

    Parliamentary fighting is a global tradition

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    L. TODD WOOD: Will the Trump military buildup come too late?
    May20

    L. TODD WOOD: Will the Trump military buildup come too late?

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Gen. Sir Richard Shirreff, formerly NATO’s deputy supreme allied commander in Europe, claimed in a recent book release that Western defense cuts and slowness to confront Russia in Eastern Europe will lead to the Kremlin retaking the Baltics and consolidating gains in Ukraine. He believes Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    U.S. House Backs Increase In Defense Spending For European Deployments
    May19

    U.S. House Backs Increase In Defense Spending For European Deployments

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a new $602 billion defense policy bill that backs increased spending for bolstered military deployments in Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Montenegro’s NATO Moment
    May19

    Montenegro’s NATO Moment

    NATO has formally invited Montenegro to join the military alliance, adding a new member for only the seventh time in its 67-year history.“As of today, Montenegro will have a seat at NATO’s table, taking part in all our meetings as an observer,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.NATO foreign ministers signed the document...