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    US Considering Storing Heavy Military Equipment in Eastern Europe
    Jun14

    US Considering Storing Heavy Military Equipment in Eastern Europe

    The United States is considering storing heavy military weaponry and equipment in several Baltic and Eastern European countries, officials said Saturday. The proposal is said to send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will come to the defense of its NATO allies in Eastern Europe. The move was first reported in The...

    Ukraine Coking Plant Caught in Crossfire
    Jun14

    Ukraine Coking Plant Caught in Crossfire

    A coking plant in Ukraine, one of Europe’s largest, has been caught in the front-line fire between Russia-backed rebels and government forces hundreds of times. In recent weeks, the plant appears to have become a direct rebel target, and some fear the separatists may try to seize it. Several workers at the Avdiivka Coking Plant have been...

    Ukraine Restaurant Spoofs Russian Propaganda
    Jun14

    Ukraine Restaurant Spoofs Russian Propaganda

    Russia’s propaganda on the conflict in Ukraine has often reached absurd levels, such as labeling government leaders “Nazis” and “fascists” to revive emotions from World War II. A recently opened restaurant in Kyiv pokes fun at the propaganda as well as the politics behind the conflict. “Glory to Nazis!” the waiter shouts to customers...

    Ukraine Restaurant Spoofs ‘Absurd’ Russian Propaganda
    Jun14

    Ukraine Restaurant Spoofs ‘Absurd’ Russian Propaganda

    Russia’s propaganda on the conflict in Ukraine has often reached absurd levels, such as labeling government leaders “Nazis” and “fascists” to revive emotions from World War II. A recently opened restaurant in Kyiv, “The Punisher,” pokes fun at the propaganda as well as the politics behind the conflict. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports....

    News of the day from across the globe, June 14
    Jun14

    News of the day from across the globe, June 14

    Taliban fighters overran multiple checkpoints in overnight raids in Afghanistan’s volatile southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 police officers, authorities said Saturday. 2 Gitmo transfers: A pause in prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay has ended with the arrival Saturday in Oman of six Yemenis long held at the U.S. prison for...

    The US is considering a move to deter Russia not seen since the Cold War
    Jun14

    The US is considering a move to deter Russia not seen since the Cold War

    The Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries to deter any possible further Russian aggression in Europe, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing U.S. and allied officials, the newspaper said that if approved the...

    New deaths and diplomatic warfare rattle Ukraine truce
    Jun13

    New deaths and diplomatic warfare rattle Ukraine truce

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s faltering peace deal suffered fresh setbacks on Saturday when Kiev reported the deaths of six soldiers and accused Moscow of abetting an attack on one of its Russian consulates.The latest fatalities in the twisting and hotly disputed zone separating Ukrainian forces from their pro-Russian foes in the separatist...

    Maps Illustrate ISIS’s Terrifying Advance in Syria and Iraq
    Jun13

    Maps Illustrate ISIS’s Terrifying Advance in Syria and Iraq

    Thomas van Linge’s colorful, detailed maps showing which parties control which parts of Iraq, Libya and Syria are a hit whenever he posts them on Twitter. They have been cited on news stories in the Huffington Post, Lebanon’s Daily Star and Vox, as well as on the University of Texas at Austin’s website. But van Linge isn’t...

    War in Ukraine traps civilians in no man’s land
    Jun13

    War in Ukraine traps civilians in no man’s land

    What Ukrainian troops call a buffer zone is a village of a few hundred people, a no man’s land patrolled by Ukrainian military, where bandits and pro-Russian separatist roam. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine says 6 servicemen killed in fighting
    Jun13

    Ukraine says 6 servicemen killed in fighting

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s military says six of its servicemen have been killed and another 14 wounded in fighting over the past day, one of the highest casualty tolls reported in a single day since an often-violated cease-fire was called more than three months ago. …read more Source: U.S....