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    Senate to vote on defense policy bill
    Jun18

    Senate to vote on defense policy bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite objections from the White House, the Senate is poised to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. …read more Source: CNS...

    NATO Commander: Russia Not Acting Like Responsible Nuclear Power
    Jun18

    NATO Commander: Russia Not Acting Like Responsible Nuclear Power

    NATO’s top military commander says that Russia’s planned purchase of new missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads is not appropriate for a responsible nuclear power. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Record 60 million fled ‘out of control’ violence in 2014: UN
    Jun18

    Record 60 million fled ‘out of control’ violence in 2014: UN

    Geneva (AFP) – Conflicts and violence raging around the world sent the number of people forced to flee their homes soaring to a record 60 million last year, the United Nations said Thursday.That is 8.3 million more refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the world than in 2013 — the highest-ever increase in a single year,...

    Khodorkovsky Says Putin Fabricated Conflict With West As Distraction
    Jun18

    Khodorkovsky Says Putin Fabricated Conflict With West As Distraction

    The Russia-Ukraine conflict has no short-term solution and is part of a fabricated conflict with the West to distract everyday Russians from corruption and incompetence, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin said June 17. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Britain Calls For Savchenko’s Release; Denounces Russian ‘Saber-Rattling’
    Jun18

    Britain Calls For Savchenko’s Release; Denounces Russian ‘Saber-Rattling’

    Britain June 17 called on Russia to free detained Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko and said it would not be intimidated by President Vladimir Putin’s “saber-rattling.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New NATO Force Trains in Poland to Assure Eastern Flank
    Jun18

    New NATO Force Trains in Poland to Assure Eastern Flank

    (WARSAW, Poland) — Warships. Tanks. Helicopters. Rapid reaction forces. Thousands of NATO troops are on the move this month in Poland and the Baltic states, practicing sea landings, air lifts and assaults. The massive maneuvers on NATO’s eastern flank that began in early June include the first-ever training by the new, rapid reaction...

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis
    Jun18

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) – Russia’s nuclear “sabre-rattling” and refusal to abide by the terms of a ceasefire in Ukraine have… …read more Source:...

    Public Supports Ukraine Joining NATO, But Misunderstandings of the Alliance Clearly Exist
    Jun18

    Public Supports Ukraine Joining NATO, But Misunderstandings of the Alliance Clearly Exist

    According to a new Pew Research Center survey, a majority of the populations of Poland, Spain, the UK, France, Canada, and the United States all support Ukraine becoming a NATO member. …read more Source: Canada Free...

    National Post View: NATO should establish a ‘tripwire’ force to box in an expansionist Russia
    Jun18

    National Post View: NATO should establish a ‘tripwire’ force to box in an expansionist Russia

    Ever since Russia — pardon us, “pro-Russian rebels” — invaded eastern Ukraine, NATO’s easternmost allies have worried that they may be next. Like Ukraine, they, too, have many Russian-speaking citizens. Like Ukraine, they, too, do not have the military strength to resist an assault. And like Ukraine, they do not have any NATO military...

    EU to Russia: Sanctions Stay in Place
    Jun18

    EU to Russia: Sanctions Stay in Place

    With little fanfare, Europe managed to extended its sanctions on Russia through the end of January. Reuters: The six-month extension was agreed by ambassadors from the 28 EU nations meeting in Brussels.Ratification of the decision by EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday is expected to be a formality. The procedure means there will...