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    U.S. Defense Secretary Backs German Plan To Send Troops To Lithuania
    May03

    U.S. Defense Secretary Backs German Plan To Send Troops To Lithuania

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his backing to German plans to send troops to Lithuania to reassure NATO’s Eastern European allies wary of a resurgent Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gardening events this week: Wild edibles, plant guilds and shrubberies
    May03

    Gardening events this week: Wild edibles, plant guilds and shrubberies

    Wild Garden plant walk, discover edible and healing plants growing wild in Ottawa, April 30, 1 to 3 p.m., 2389 Pepin Crt. Cost: $20, with sliding scale. www.thewildgarden.ca Trees and Shrubs in the Urban Garden with master gardener Lee Boltwood, May 3, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., hosted by the Kanata-March Horticultural Society, Old Town Hall, 821 March...

    US Defense Secretary: Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’
    May03

    US Defense Secretary: Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

    AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaDefense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank. “We do not seek a cold, let alone a hot war...

    Putin’s Bikers Claim to ‘Secretly’ Enter EU Despite Poland Ban
    May03

    Putin’s Bikers Claim to ‘Secretly’ Enter EU Despite Poland Ban

    Russian pro-Kremlin biker group Night Wolves have managed to enter the EU covertly on their way to Berlin, despite Poland refusing them entry, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reports. Night Wolves, who count Russian President Vladimir Putin as one of their riding buddies, seek to reach the German capital by May 9—the date of the Second World...

    The Morning Vertical, May 3, 2016
    May03

    The Morning Vertical, May 3, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report
    May03

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report

    Freedom of the Press is an annual report on media independence around the world, produced by Freedom House, a watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. The report assesses the degree of print, broadcast and digital media freedom in 199 countries and territories. Freedom of the Press 2016, key...

    Who Started the Second Cold War?
    May03

    Who Started the Second Cold War?

    Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks. Also in April, the U.S. destroyer Donald Cook, off Russia’s Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, was twice buzzed by Russian planes. Vladimir Putin’s message: Keep your spy planes and ships a respectable distance away from us....

    US Navy Chief Calls for Normalized Relations with Russia in Baltics
    May03

    US Navy Chief Calls for Normalized Relations with Russia in Baltics

    The head of the U.S. Navy says the United States and Russia need to normalize their relations in the Baltics to avoid possible dangerous encounters between Russian planes and U.S. ships. Admiral John Richardson told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that recent close encounters in the Baltic increase the chance for what he calls a “tactical...

    The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past
    May03

    The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past

    Volodymyr Viatrovych is erasing the country’s racist and bloody history — stripping pogroms and ethnic cleansing from the official archives. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Putin just made a major change to Russian law enforcement
    May02

    Putin just made a major change to Russian law enforcement

    Thomson ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin has just carried out a major reshuffling of the country’s law enforcement in attempts to take an even stronger grasp of the country, the Financial Times reports. In a sudden reshuffle, Putin has dismissed eight senior law enforcement officials while promoting 12 others who are viewed as Putin...