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    Intrusions in Baltic Sea Show a Russia Challenging the West
    Jun10

    Intrusions in Baltic Sea Show a Russia Challenging the West

    Since the conflict in Ukraine began last year, Russian warships have regularly entered a zone where cables are being installed to link Lithuania to Sweden’s electricity grid. …read more Source: The New York...

    1,500 Russian Troops Begin Drone Training Exercises
    Jun10

    1,500 Russian Troops Begin Drone Training Exercises

    More than 1,500 troops from Russia’s military base in the disputed region of South Ossetia have begun field exercises with the assistance of drones in nearby practice facilities, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported today. South Ossetia has been under territorial dispute since the 1990s after local groups declared their independence...

    Delicate balance for Pope Francis as he meets Putin
    Jun10

    Delicate balance for Pope Francis as he meets Putin

    Russian leader shunned by much of West over Ukraine crisis welcome at Vatican, but will Francis turn up the heat? …read more Source:...

    Pope Francis Must Pressure Putin On Ukraine Crisis, Says US Official Urging Pontiff To Side With West Against Russia
    Jun10

    Pope Francis Must Pressure Putin On Ukraine Crisis, Says US Official Urging Pontiff To Side With West Against Russia

    A top American diplomat has urged Pope Francis to take a hard line with Russian President Vladimir Putin in regards to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict when the two meet Wednesday, according to the Guardian. Francis, who has often said he opposes war, has not joined the West in condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine since the country...

    Harper sees Russian ships in Baltic Sea while sailing on HMCS Fredericton
    Jun10

    Harper sees Russian ships in Baltic Sea while sailing on HMCS Fredericton

    GDYNIA, Poland – A Canadian warship carrying Stephen Harper in the Baltic Sea was shadowed by two Russian frigates on Wednesday, giving the prime minister a front-row seat in the naval chess game between the West and Russia.There was never any danger, but the incident provided some unexpected drama after Harper and his wife, Laureen, spent...

    US Senators And Ukraine Prime Minister Ask Obama For Lethal Aid Again, But Pew Poll Says NATO Citizens Against It
    Jun10

    US Senators And Ukraine Prime Minister Ask Obama For Lethal Aid Again, But Pew Poll Says NATO Citizens Against It

    U.S. senators have once again called on Barack Obama to give weapons to Ukrainian troops fighting pro-Russian rebels in the contested region of East Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russian Warships Approach Canada Frigate With Harper Aboard
    Jun10

    Russian Warships Approach Canada Frigate With Harper Aboard

    Two Russian warships came within seven nautical miles of HMCS Fredericton as it carried Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the Baltic Sea Wednesday, according to the frigate’s captain. Jeff Murray, speaking to reporters after the ship docked in northern Poland, said encounters with Russian ships and warplanes in the Baltic are common...

    What’s going on in Ukraine?
    Jun10

    What’s going on in Ukraine?

    Adrian Boneberger offers some insights. …read more Source: Foreign...

    3 American Foreign Policy Options That 2016 Presidential Candidates Need to Choose Between
    Jun10

    3 American Foreign Policy Options That 2016 Presidential Candidates Need to Choose Between

    “Vulnerable nations still depend on us to deter aggression from their larger neighbors,” says Marco Rubio. “Oppressed peoples still turn their eyes toward our shores, wondering if we can hear their cries.” “The world is slipping out of control,” warns Jeb Bush. “We have no reason to apologize for our...

    Russian vessels track Canadian warship carrying Harper in Baltic Sea
    Jun10

    Russian vessels track Canadian warship carrying Harper in Baltic Sea

    Harper was on HMCS Fredericton, a frigate part of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization mission to reassure Eastern Europe members they will be protected should Russian aggression in Ukraine spread to other countries …read more Source: The Globe and...