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    Egypt will buy Mistral-class warships, says France
    Sep24

    Egypt will buy Mistral-class warships, says France

    Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral-class ships from France, the French government said Wednesday. Here is the rest of the article from the Associated Press: The assault ships, which can each carry 16 helicopter gunships, 700 troops and up to 50 armored vehicles, were originally intended for Russia. France continued building to Russia’s...

    Egypt Buys Two French Warships Originally Built for Russia
    Sep23

    Egypt Buys Two French Warships Originally Built for Russia

    The sale of the vessels — amphibious assault ships that can carry troops and helicopters — was called off after sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Crimea and Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows to Hold NATO Referendum After Reforms
    Sep23

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows to Hold NATO Referendum After Reforms

    Poroshenko says that public opinion is no longer an obstacle to joining NATO. …read more Source:...

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border
    Sep23

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border

    Russia is planning a second major military base near the border with Ukraine, where NATO accuses Russian troops of helping pro-Moscow separatists fight Kyiv’s forces. The new base will house 5,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry, according to public documents and people working at the site. It is further east than one under construction in...

    France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped
    Sep23

    France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped

    Paris (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday Egypt had agreed to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis.The deal is the second big military contract this year between France and Egypt, which Hollande said he increasingly views as a strategic...

    Amid battle against IS, Iraqis face cholera outbreak
    Sep23

    Amid battle against IS, Iraqis face cholera outbreak

    The cause lies partially with Iraq’s antiquated and badly maintained water and sewage systems, and the outbreak comes at a time when Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s government is already struggling with large demonstrations protesting the government’s inability to provide security or basic public services. In Baghdad’s...

    Hundreds rally in rare protest in authoritarian Belarus
    Sep23

    Hundreds rally in rare protest in authoritarian Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered in the Belarusian capital Minsk for a rare unsanctioned protest which did not provoke police violence.The protesters were rallying against the upcoming Oct. 11 election which President Alexander Lukashenko, in office for more than two decades, is expected to win in the absence of genuine...

    Russia Plans ‘Second Big Military Base’ Near Ukraine Border
    Sep23

    Russia Plans ‘Second Big Military Base’ Near Ukraine Border

    Russia is reportedly planning a second major military base near the Ukrainian border. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cybersleuth Points To Russian Tank Unit In Eastern Ukraine
    Sep23

    Cybersleuth Points To Russian Tank Unit In Eastern Ukraine

    An open-source researcher in Ukraine has become the latest cybersleuth to seemingly add a chink to Russia’s armor of denial about troop and arms deployments to support separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border
    Sep23

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border

    By Anton Zverev BOGUCHAR, Russia (Reuters) – Russia is planning a second major military base near the border with Ukraine, where NATO accuses Russian troops of helping pro-Moscow separatists fight Kiev’s forces. The new base will house 5,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry, according to public documents and people working at the site. It is...