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Section: US & Canada

    The Lesson of Doggerland
    Jun19

    The Lesson of Doggerland

    Earlier this month, the G7 met in Bavaria; its seven members are the major European and North American economies, plus Japan. The G7 is the successor to the G8—Vladimir Putin’s Russia has been suspended, having invaded and annexed parts of Ukraine, and now actively making mischief on NATO’s Baltic border. ISIS, meanwhile, is murdering...

    Russia – NATO Tensions Threaten a Wider Regional Standoff
    Jun19

    Russia – NATO Tensions Threaten a Wider Regional Standoff

    Amid growing tensions with NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin is promising to beef up Russia’s nuclear arsenal with 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015. Putin made the announcement this week at the unveiling of Russia’s new Patriot Park, a new arms sales expo that fans and critics alike have compared to a “military...

    NATO: Maneuvers Aimed at Showing Readiness to Russia
    Jun19

    NATO: Maneuvers Aimed at Showing Readiness to Russia

    More than 2,000 troops from nine NATO nations are on the march in Poland, participating in the first exercise of NATO’s new rapid response force. Alliance leaders say the exercises are intended to reassure eastern European member-countries rattled by Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg joined reporters...

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Crash: Whistleblower Gets $47 Million For Revealing ‘Truth’
    Jun19

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Crash: Whistleblower Gets $47 Million For Revealing ‘Truth’

    According to German detective Josef Resch, a whistleblower has come forward with information about the fatal 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine. The information makes the source eligible for a reward of $47 million. While Western powers have strongly claimed that pro-Russian forces shot the flight with a BUK surface-to-air...

    NATO To Implement ‘Biggest’ Military Reinforcement In Europe Since Cold War
    Jun19

    NATO To Implement ‘Biggest’ Military Reinforcement In Europe Since Cold War

    NATO is undertaking the biggest military reinforcement in Europe since the Cold War. The announcement comes after NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s charge that Russia has been using “force to change borders, to annex Crimea and to destabilize eastern Ukraine.” Stoltenberg attended the first deployment exercise of the...

    Bombardier denies role in keeping Russian Railways boss off sanctions list
    Jun19

    Bombardier denies role in keeping Russian Railways boss off sanctions list

    MONTREAL – Canadian transportation giant Bombardier says it played no role in keeping the boss of Russian Railways off Canada’s sanctions list.”We’re in constant discussions with the Canadian government on our business relationships…but we don’t have any role in who goes on the list or who doesn’t go on...

    Russia Demands Probe into U.S. Moon Landing
    Jun19

    Russia Demands Probe into U.S. Moon Landing

    Russia’s investigative committee spokesman has demanded that an international investigation be launched into the U.S. 1969 moon landings, after a US-led investigation into the world governing body FIFA, cast doubt over the fairness of choosing Russia to host the next World Cup. Nine FIFA officials were implicated in a U.S. and Swiss...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Offers Ex-British PM Tony Blair a Job
    Jun18

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Offers Ex-British PM Tony Blair a Job

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has offered former British prime minister Tony Blair a job as an advisor as he continued his overhaul of government staff, seeking to increase his country’s effectiveness in responding to Russian aggression. Since last summer, in a bid to increase Kiev’s political ties with the West and strengthen...

    Senate Passes Defense Bill Over White House Objections
    Jun18

    Senate Passes Defense Bill Over White House Objections

    The U.S. Senate has passed, over White House objections, a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine, prevents another round of military base closures, and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US, EU ready tough Russia sanctions, in case they’re needed
    Jun18

    US, EU ready tough Russia sanctions, in case they’re needed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European governments have readied a new round of penalties against Russia targeting its energy and financial sectors as part of a sanctions-in-waiting strategy that officials hope will enable the West to respond immediately if Moscow-backed insurgents seize more territory in Ukraine. …read more...