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    NATO won’t be ‘dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg
    Jun24

    NATO won’t be ‘dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance will not get dragged into an arms race with Russia but must counter Moscow’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine.”We will not be dragged into an arms race but we must keep our countries safe,” Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting of...

    Armenian protesters block road for 3rd day over energy hikes
    Jun24

    Armenian protesters block road for 3rd day over energy hikes

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A standoff between police and demonstrators protesting a hike in electricity prices blocked the central avenue in Armenia’s capital on Wednesday for a third straight day, with no visible progress toward resolving the worst unrest that the impoverished former Soviet nation has seen in years. Politicians in Russia have...

    Former champ Nadal seeded 10th for Wimbledon
    Jun24

    Former champ Nadal seeded 10th for Wimbledon

    London (AFP) – Two-time former champion Rafael Nadal has been seeded a lowly 10th at Wimbledon after a disappointing 2015 campaign with Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams named top seeds.Former world number one Nadal, the Wimbledon champion in 2008 and 2010, has endured a miserable record at the All England Club in recent times, losing in...

    Canadian military training mission to take place amid crumbling Ukraine ceasefire
    Jun24

    Canadian military training mission to take place amid crumbling Ukraine ceasefire

    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. …read more Source: CTV...

    A Thorn For Russia, Georgia’s Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine
    Jun24

    A Thorn For Russia, Georgia’s Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine

    As president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili boldly took on much larger Russia in a 2008. He promptly lost. Now he’s a governor in another country, Ukraine, which is also doing battle with Russia.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    US Defense Chief Meets With NATO Counterparts
    Jun24

    US Defense Chief Meets With NATO Counterparts

    U.S. Defense Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is due to meet with his NATO counterparts in Brussels Wednesday to discuss plans for dealing with Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Secretary Carter is on a week-long tour of Europe focused on U.S.-Europe cooperation in the face of the evolving situation with Russia, which is accused of providing...

    Deployment of Canadian training troops to Ukraine delayed – mission still has to be worked out
    Jun24

    Deployment of Canadian training troops to Ukraine delayed – mission still has to be worked out

    It will be the middle of summer at the earliest before the Canadian military fields its training mission to Ukraine, which is likely to play out against a backdrop of escalating violence in breakaway eastern regions, writes Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press. More from Murray Brewster’s article: Canadian soldiers will also hit the ground...

    Foreign Affairs analysts tracking social media in Ukraine
    Jun24

    Foreign Affairs analysts tracking social media in Ukraine

    They say that in war, truth is the first casualty. When it comes to social media, a report published by NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence last year notes, “a single posting by an individual can become equally powerful and even more widespread than the information released by a state-controlled channel.” read more...

    Talks On Ukraine End With Vow Not To Let Peace Deal Break Down
    Jun24

    Talks On Ukraine End With Vow Not To Let Peace Deal Break Down

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried June 23 to revive high-end diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, amid escalating fighting. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Diplomats seek to calm fighting in Ukraine, break stalemate
    Jun24

    Diplomats seek to calm fighting in Ukraine, break stalemate

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried Tuesday to revive high-end diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, amid escalating fighting that is throwing doubts on a shaky peace accord. …read more Source: CTV...