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    NATO Chief Visits Ukraine to Launch Joint Exercise
    Sep21

    NATO Chief Visits Ukraine to Launch Joint Exercise

    Jens Stoltenberg’s visit was described as a “milestone” by Ukrainian officials. …read more Source:...

    Russia to Build Belarusian Base
    Sep21

    Russia to Build Belarusian Base

    Russia has announced it will build an air base in Belarus, the first to be placed in the country since the Soviet Union fell. The statement comes after a Friday meeting between Vladamir Putin and the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, who previously had been reluctant to agree to the base. Belarus borders two of the three Baltic NATO...

    Crimean Tatars Block Roads To Crimea
    Sep21

    Crimean Tatars Block Roads To Crimea

    Hundreds of Crimean Tatars have blocked roads and prevented supplies from reaching Crimea via Ukraine. They want Ukrainian companies to stop trading with Crimea as a way to protest the peninsula’s annexation by Russia last year. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Election sidelines backroom bid for French helicopter ships
    Sep21

    Election sidelines backroom bid for French helicopter ships

    OTTAWA – Canada was actively pursuing — at the political level — the possible acquisition of the controversial French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers, several defence, diplomatic and military industry sources have told The Canadian Press. The effort has ground to halt, however, largely because of the federal election campaign — and it may...

    How a reporter should embed with a unit
    Sep21

    How a reporter should embed with a unit

    A friend going to embed with Ukrainian forces asked me for advice. This is what I told him. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Vladimir Putin, Silvio Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking Crimea wine
    Sep21

    Vladimir Putin, Silvio Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking Crimea wine

    Ukrainian prosecutors are preparing charges against the director of a winery in Russian-occupied Crimea for allegedly uncorking a 240-year-old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi. …read more Source: FOX...

    Congressman: Put Obama, Democrats on the Record About Sale of Fetal Tissue
    Sep21

    Congressman: Put Obama, Democrats on the Record About Sale of Fetal Tissue

    Rep. Reid Ribble (R., Wis.) defended House Republicans’ strategy of defunding Planned Parenthood while also keeping the government running, as the body passed a bill that denies the organization funding for a year while Congress investigates it for potential illegal activity. Ribble said Friday that he also supports a provision in the...

    Putin’s Charm Offensive
    Sep21

    Putin’s Charm Offensive

    The Russian president has been sending pointed signals he means to freeze the war in Ukraine and help fight ISIS. Is the West testing him? …read more Source: The Daily...

    Crimean Tatars Block Land Access To Crimea
    Sep21

    Crimean Tatars Block Land Access To Crimea

    Hundreds of Crimean Tatars have blocked roads leading from the Crimea region to rest of Ukraine to protest Russia’s March 2014 annexation of the Black Sea Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    International Peace Day 2015: History Of The United Nations Day Devoted To Strengthening The Ideals Of Peace
    Sep21

    International Peace Day 2015: History Of The United Nations Day Devoted To Strengthening The Ideals Of Peace

    As conflicts continue to rage in Ukraine, Syria and locations around Asia, Africa and South America, International Peace Day is perhaps a timely reminder of the alternatives that exist to violence. The day, which falls on Sept. 21 each year, was first observed in 1982 after a resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica was adopted...