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    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: German Military Spending $21 Billion On Troops For NATO Exercises In Ukraine
    Jul30

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: German Military Spending $21 Billion On Troops For NATO Exercises In Ukraine

    The German military made plans to spend an additional 20 billion euros, or $21 billion, on its military budget this year in preparation for the upcoming NATO military exercises in September, the German Defense Ministry announced Thursday. Among other European nations, the NATO exercises are set to take place in Ukraine, amid criticism that they...

    US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Jul30

    US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is moving to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Jul30

    US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is moving to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia
    Jul30

    Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia

    Ukrainian pilot charged in deaths of 2 Russian journalists goes to court in Russia’s south …read more Source:...

    Greece’s Trump Card – NATO ?
    Jul30

    Greece’s Trump Card – NATO ?

    Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting The headlines on the talks between Brussels and Athens on the 86 billion euro bailout of Greece seem to indicate nothing but problems. It appears that even before talks can begin, Greece is being asked to enact further laws. The blog of the Greece’s former...

    Ukraine: Mysterious ‘Roaming Tank’ Reportedly Takes Aim at Smugglers
    Jul30

    Ukraine: Mysterious ‘Roaming Tank’ Reportedly Takes Aim at Smugglers

    Ukraine’s TV, print media and vibrant Facebook community are abuzz with reports a “roaming tank” is on the loose, destroying the vehicles of those involved in smuggling goods from the country’s mainland into the eastern regions controlled by pro-Russian separatists. There is even a hashtag devoted to the mystery tank –#блуждающийтанк;...

    Moldova Narrowly Approves New Prime Minister
    Jul30

    Moldova Narrowly Approves New Prime Minister

    Moldova’s parliament voted in legislator and businessman Valeriu Strelet as prime minister by the slimmest of margins on Thursday and approved his pro-Europe government after he pledged to try to extricate the country from financial crisis. A three-party, pro-European Union alliance, which holds a slender majority in the 101-seat assembly,...

    Baltics Boost Defense Spending as Russian Threat Looms
    Jul30

    Baltics Boost Defense Spending as Russian Threat Looms

    Fearing Russia aggression, Latvia and Lithuania are boosting their defense spending after a meeting in Vilnius. Latvia, which shares a long border with Russia, is going up to 2 percent of GDP and Lithuania, which sits uncomfortably between Latvia, Ukraine, and Russia’s Baltic enclave (in which Moscow has been placing missiles lately), will...

    Four newborn white lion cubs explore their new home
    Jul30

    Four newborn white lion cubs explore their new home

    Four white lion cubs have been born at a safari park in the Crimean city of Sevastpol and are taking their first steps around their new home. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Russia vetoes U.N. tribunal to investigate MH17 crash
    Jul30

    Russia vetoes U.N. tribunal to investigate MH17 crash

    Russia has blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for bringing down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. …read more Source:...