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    The majority of NATO member states still aren’t pulling their weight on defense spending
    Jun23

    The majority of NATO member states still aren’t pulling their weight on defense spending

    Tensions continue to rise throughout Europe, but the vast majority of NATO member states still aren’t meeting the alliance’s defense spending targets, with eight states actually seeing their defense expenditures fall. Every NATO member state is expected to spend at least 2% of its annual GDP on defense spending. However, following the...

    International Tribunal Looks Like Best Chance For MH17 Justice – Dutch Sources
    Jun23

    International Tribunal Looks Like Best Chance For MH17 Justice – Dutch Sources

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) — The Netherlands is discussing with its allies an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysian airliner over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year, sources familiar with the discussions have told Reuters. The chance of a successful prosecution is considered slim at best but the Dutch still...

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate
    Jun23

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate

    PARIS (AP) — The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are meeting in Paris to discuss efforts to try to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. European countries have pushed for a diplomatic settlement while some U.S. legislators want to increase military aid to Ukraine. An array of political, security, humanitarian and economic...

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate
    Jun23

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate

    PARIS (AP) — The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany will meet in Paris to discuss efforts to try to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Canadian troops arrive in Ukraine this summer
    Jun23

    Canadian troops arrive in Ukraine this summer

    KYIV, Ukraine – It will be mid-to-late summer before the Canadian military fields its highly-touted military training mission to Ukraine and the troops are expected to arrive against a backdrop of rising violence in breakaway eastern regions. They will also hit the ground just as the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper prepares to do...

    Crumbling Ukraine ceasefire to form backdrop for Canadian military training mission
    Jun23

    Crumbling Ukraine ceasefire to form backdrop for Canadian military training mission

    KYIV, Ukraine – It will be mid-to-late summer before the Canadian military fields its highly-touted military training mission to Ukraine and the troops are expected to arrive against a backdrop of rising violence in breakaway eastern regions.They will also hit the ground just as the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper prepares to do...

    Canadian military fielding Ukraine training mission
    Jun23

    Canadian military fielding Ukraine training mission

    It will be mid-to-late summer before the Canadian military fields its highly-touted military training mission to Ukraine and the troops are expected to arrive against a backdrop of rising violence in breakaway eastern regions. …read more Source: Global...

    Yanukovich: Maidan Scared Crimea and Donbass
    Jun23

    Yanukovich: Maidan Scared Crimea and Donbass

    The Ukrainian revolution is the main culprit for what happened to Crimea and Donbass, according to the former president of the country Victor Yanukovich. He expressed this opinion speaking to a BBC reporter in his first interview to foreign media since he was removed from his position by the revolution. “Maidan scared Crimea, Donbass and the...

    Russia just one-upped the Saudis in China
    Jun23

    Russia just one-upped the Saudis in China

    Moscow just one-upped the Saudis in China: Russia is officially Beijing’s number one crude supplier. “China imported a record 3.92 million metric tons from its northern neighbor in May, according to data emailed by the Beijing-based General Administration of Customs on Tuesday,” according to Bloomberg. “That’s...

    Putin Slams NGO Warning Russians Over Visiting Crimea
    Jun23

    Putin Slams NGO Warning Russians Over Visiting Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused an embattled consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea of “serving the interests of foreign states.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...