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    Russian, Ukrainian, German, French FMs Start Ukraine Talks In Paris
    Jun24

    Russian, Ukrainian, German, French FMs Start Ukraine Talks In Paris

    Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France have started talks in Paris on ways to halt the 15-month war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How the Migrant Crisis Is Testing Europe’s Security Strategy
    Jun24

    How the Migrant Crisis Is Testing Europe’s Security Strategy

    COPENHAGEN — Which battles should Europe pick? At least since the euro crisis, the quest for Europe’s survival has been mostly associated with monetary rather than military matters. But at the end of this week, European leaders will take the question more literally, as they convene for another summit, this time dedicated to security....

    Russia May Ban Chocolates From Belgium And France, Produce Their Own As Part Of Countersanctions Effort
    Jun24

    Russia May Ban Chocolates From Belgium And France, Produce Their Own As Part Of Countersanctions Effort

    Russia reacted to the extension of sanctions by the European Union with a series of countersanctions. Part of that response involves the Russian government banning products from a number of European countries. The EU sanctions against Russia were extended Tuesday. The sanctions will be in effect until January 31, 2016. Russia may stop importing...

    Cdn military to field Ukraine training mission
    Jun24

    Cdn military to field Ukraine training mission

    KYIV, Ukraine – It will be the middle of summer at the earliest before the Canadian military fields its military training mission to Ukraine, which is likely to play out against a backdrop of escalating violence in breakaway eastern regions. Canadian soldiers will also hit the ground just as the Harper government prepares to do electoral battle...

    The majority of NATO member states still aren’t pulling their weight on defense spending
    Jun23

    The majority of NATO member states still aren’t pulling their weight on defense spending

    Tensions continue to rise throughout Europe, but the vast majority of NATO member states still aren’t meeting the alliance’s defense spending targets, with eight states actually seeing their defense expenditures fall. Every NATO member state is expected to spend at least 2% of its annual GDP on defense spending. However, following the...

    International Tribunal Looks Like Best Chance For MH17 Justice – Dutch Sources
    Jun23

    International Tribunal Looks Like Best Chance For MH17 Justice – Dutch Sources

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) — The Netherlands is discussing with its allies an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysian airliner over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year, sources familiar with the discussions have told Reuters. The chance of a successful prosecution is considered slim at best but the Dutch still...

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate
    Jun23

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate

    PARIS (AP) — The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are meeting in Paris to discuss efforts to try to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. European countries have pushed for a diplomatic settlement while some U.S. legislators want to increase military aid to Ukraine. An array of political, security, humanitarian and economic...

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate
    Jun23

    Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate

    PARIS (AP) — The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany will meet in Paris to discuss efforts to try to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Canadian troops arrive in Ukraine this summer
    Jun23

    Canadian troops arrive in Ukraine this summer

    KYIV, Ukraine – It will be mid-to-late summer before the Canadian military fields its highly-touted military training mission to Ukraine and the troops are expected to arrive against a backdrop of rising violence in breakaway eastern regions. They will also hit the ground just as the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper prepares to do...

    Crumbling Ukraine ceasefire to form backdrop for Canadian military training mission
    Jun23

    Crumbling Ukraine ceasefire to form backdrop for Canadian military training mission

    KYIV, Ukraine – It will be mid-to-late summer before the Canadian military fields its highly-touted military training mission to Ukraine and the troops are expected to arrive against a backdrop of rising violence in breakaway eastern regions.They will also hit the ground just as the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper prepares to do...