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    New NATO Force Trains in Poland to Assure Eastern Flank
    Jun18

    New NATO Force Trains in Poland to Assure Eastern Flank

    (WARSAW, Poland) — Warships. Tanks. Helicopters. Rapid reaction forces. Thousands of NATO troops are on the move this month in Poland and the Baltic states, practicing sea landings, air lifts and assaults. The massive maneuvers on NATO’s eastern flank that began in early June include the first-ever training by the new, rapid reaction...

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis
    Jun18

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) – Russia’s nuclear “sabre-rattling” and refusal to abide by the terms of a ceasefire in Ukraine have… …read more Source:...

    Public Supports Ukraine Joining NATO, But Misunderstandings of the Alliance Clearly Exist
    Jun18

    Public Supports Ukraine Joining NATO, But Misunderstandings of the Alliance Clearly Exist

    According to a new Pew Research Center survey, a majority of the populations of Poland, Spain, the UK, France, Canada, and the United States all support Ukraine becoming a NATO member. …read more Source: Canada Free...

    National Post View: NATO should establish a ‘tripwire’ force to box in an expansionist Russia
    Jun18

    National Post View: NATO should establish a ‘tripwire’ force to box in an expansionist Russia

    Ever since Russia — pardon us, “pro-Russian rebels” — invaded eastern Ukraine, NATO’s easternmost allies have worried that they may be next. Like Ukraine, they, too, have many Russian-speaking citizens. Like Ukraine, they, too, do not have the military strength to resist an assault. And like Ukraine, they do not have any NATO military...

    EU to Russia: Sanctions Stay in Place
    Jun18

    EU to Russia: Sanctions Stay in Place

    With little fanfare, Europe managed to extended its sanctions on Russia through the end of January. Reuters: The six-month extension was agreed by ambassadors from the 28 EU nations meeting in Brussels.Ratification of the decision by EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday is expected to be a formality. The procedure means there will...

    EU Agrees to Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jun18

    EU Agrees to Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

    European Union governments have reached preliminary agreement to extend sanctions against Russia for six months for its role in the Ukraine crisis, triggering Kremlin warnings that Moscow will retaliate. The decision, reached by EU envoys Wednesday in Brussels, is expected to be formally adopted at a meeting of the bloc’s 28 foreign...

    European Union agrees to extend economic sanctions against Russia
    Jun18

    European Union agrees to extend economic sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS — The European Union reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday to extend economic sanctions against Russia that expire at the end of next month until January next year, frustrating a campaign by Moscow to break the unity of the 28-nation bloc in its response to the conflict in Ukraine. The United States lobbied Europe against any let-up...

    Hungary Plans Fence to Block Migrants’ Entry from Serbia
    Jun18

    Hungary Plans Fence to Block Migrants’ Entry from Serbia

    Hungary announced plans Wednesday to build a fence 4 meters high (13 feet) along its border with Serbia to stem the flow of illegal migrants, a move that triggered a swift rebuke from the U.N. refugee agency. Hungary, a landlocked central European country of 10 million people, is in the EU’s visa-free Schengen zone and thus an attractive...

    Rebels in Ukraine Want Autonomy but Depend on Russia
    Jun18

    Rebels in Ukraine Want Autonomy but Depend on Russia

    Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine’s southeast say they are fighting for autonomy from authorities in Kyiv, who lean to Europe and the West. But as the rebels struggle to define that autonomy, the region is increasingly dependent on Russia. Meanwhile, growing numbers of war-weary people in Donetsk are becoming indifferent to their political...

    Blacklisted in U.S., Russian Railways head boasts of Canadian connections
    Jun18

    Blacklisted in U.S., Russian Railways head boasts of Canadian connections

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – One of the most influential members of Russia’s business elite says the reason he’s not on the Harper government’s sanctions list is likely that Canadians, unlike others, are not “masochists.”Vladimir Yakunin, the powerful head of Russian Railways, made the comment to The Canadian Press...