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    France Drives EU Defense Integration as Britain Fears Being Left Out
    Jun20

    France Drives EU Defense Integration as Britain Fears Being Left Out

    Talks begin this week on Britain’s exit from the European Union, which will leave the bloc with only one heavyweight military power — France. EU moves towards a common defense policy have raised fears in Britain that it could be frozen out of future security arrangements. Europe’s security is at a turning point. Threatened by Russian...

    Canada’s mission to scare off Russia
    Jun20

    Canada’s mission to scare off Russia

    (Ints Kalnins/Reuters) If you’re going to get into a mess with no idea when you’ll ever get out, there are worse places to do it. On Monday more than 400 Canadian soldiers stood in the midday sun on the parade square at Camp Adazi, a Latvian army base tucked into a pine forest northeast of Riga, the tiny Baltic nation’s capital....

    Syria brings new urgency to easing tensions between U.S. and Russia
    Jun20

    Syria brings new urgency to easing tensions between U.S. and Russia

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter jet for the first time. Syria attacks America’s allies against Islamic State militants. Iran fires missiles into Syria. Russia threatens to target U.S. coalition planes. As Syria’s complex war ramps up, the Trump administration is scrambling to tamp down tensions and avoid open...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea for a Year
    Jun19

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea for a Year

    The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that the 28-nation bloc “remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy” of Russia’s seizure of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol....

    Mr. Poroshenko Goes To Washington: What To Expect From The Ukrainian Leader’s First Meeting With Trump
    Jun19

    Mr. Poroshenko Goes To Washington: What To Expect From The Ukrainian Leader’s First Meeting With Trump

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may have pulled off a small coup in winning an audience with U.S. President Donald Trump before Russian leader Vladimir Putin could. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Holds Military Maneuvers In Poland, Near Lithuanian Border
    Jun19

    NATO Holds Military Maneuvers In Poland, Near Lithuanian Border

    NATO has held its first war games focused on defending a land corridor along the Polish-Lithuanian border sandwiched between Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave and Kremlin’s close ally, Belarus. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year
    Jun19

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year

    BRUSSELS — The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that the 28-nation bloc “remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy” of Russia’s seizure of Crimea and the city of...

    EU, Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers Discuss Cooperation In Brussels
    Jun19

    EU, Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers Discuss Cooperation In Brussels

    EU foreign ministers are meeting on June 19 with their counterparts from so-called Eastern Partnership countries in order to prepare for a summit in Brussels in late November. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The EU threatens Poland for not accepting Muslim refugees – here’s how they responded
    Jun19

    The EU threatens Poland for not accepting Muslim refugees – here’s how they responded

    The European Union is so dedicated to the relocation of Muslim refugees from the Middle East to Europe that they are threatening members that don’t participate with economic sanctions. Poland answered the threat with a defiant message. EU members Poland and Hungary didn’t accept one refugee according to the legally binding agreement...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year
    Jun19

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that the 28-nation bloc “remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy” of Russia’s seizure of Crimea and the...