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    Russian Military Buildup Is Evidence Putin Plans To Seize Ukraine, Kiev Official Says
    Jun26

    Russian Military Buildup Is Evidence Putin Plans To Seize Ukraine, Kiev Official Says

    Russian President Vladimir Putin still intends to seize Ukraine despite his apparent support of last February’s Minsk ceasefire agreement between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists, Ukraine Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said Friday. Poltorak’s comments came as NATO built up its military presence in Eastern Europe as a check against...

    Putin called Obama
    Jun26

    Putin called Obama

    Putin called Obama on Thursday. This was the first time the two leaders spoke in four months. Putin reportedly brought up the spread of the Islamic State’s influence n the Middle East. Ultimately, the two leaders agreed to have Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the US’ Secretary of State John Kerry met to further...

    Estonian Defense Chief: NATO Must ‘Neutralize’ Putin’s Perceived Advantage
    Jun26

    Estonian Defense Chief: NATO Must ‘Neutralize’ Putin’s Perceived Advantage

    Estonia’s defense chief has welcomed the U.S. decision to preposition military equipment in the Baltics and other countries on the eastern edge of the alliance, saying that a strong presence is required to diminish the potential threat of a Russian attack. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin out to seize control of Ukraine, says Kiev defense chief
    Jun26

    Putin out to seize control of Ukraine, says Kiev defense chief

    KIEV (Reuters) – The West should not drop its guard over Ukraine, the country’s defense minister said on Friday, saying a build-up of Russian… …read more Source:...

    The Daily Vertical: Here Comes The Hangover
    Jun26

    The Daily Vertical: Here Comes The Hangover

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chinese-Filipino Community’s Dilemma: The Philippines, China, and the South China Sea Disputes
    Jun26

    Chinese-Filipino Community’s Dilemma: The Philippines, China, and the South China Sea Disputes

    At its very core, the Philippines is an idea, representing a pluralistic land with hospitable people, who have always welcomed persecuted people from around the world. It is an all-embracing society that has been open to peoples from around the world. Nationalism and nationhood in post-colonial, cosmopolitan countries like the Philippines...

    Judge expected to rule in fatal scaffolding collapse trial
    Jun26

    Judge expected to rule in fatal scaffolding collapse trial

    TORONTO – A Toronto judge is expected to rule today in the case of a project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009.Vadim Kazenelson faces four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. He has maintained his innocence.Court has...

    Putin Calls Obama to Talk ISIS, Iran
    Jun26

    Putin Calls Obama to Talk ISIS, Iran

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against ISIS in the Middle East. …read more Source:...

    NATO fears return of escalated violence in eastern Ukraine
    Jun26

    NATO fears return of escalated violence in eastern Ukraine

    The top U.S. commander for NATO said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t finished with his involvement in eastern Ukraine, as the U.S. and its allies outlined support for Kiev. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainian unit accused of Neo-Nazi links wants Canada’s help
    Jun26

    Ukrainian unit accused of Neo-Nazi links wants Canada’s help

    Ukraine’s Azov Battalion is looking for help from Canada. Unit members are not happy with being branded as Neo-Nazis. Recently, U.S. lawmakers voted unanimously to block American troops from training the unit. Democratic Congressman John Conyers, Jr. joined forces with Republican Congressman Ted Yoho to add an amendment to the...