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    EU extends sanctions on Russia, launches mission against migrant smugglers
    Jun22

    EU extends sanctions on Russia, launches mission against migrant smugglers

    European Union foreign ministers extended economic sanctions on Russia over its involvement in Ukraine by six months until the end of January 2016, an EU official said …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Australia, Malaysia and Netherlands governments to mark anniversary of Flight 17 disaster
    Jun22

    Australia, Malaysia and Netherlands governments to mark anniversary of Flight 17 disaster

    Australia’s prime minister says the Australian, Malaysian and Dutch governments will hold services on July 17 to mark the first anniversary of the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine with the loss of 298 lives. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia’s Patrushev Says U.S. Engineered Ukrainian ‘Coup’
    Jun22

    Russia’s Patrushev Says U.S. Engineered Ukrainian ‘Coup’

    A senior Russian security official says the United States spent $5 billion on a “destabilization project in Ukraine” in order to “create an instrument to weaken Russia dramatically.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tea, caviar and a night with Vladimir Putin
    Jun22

    Tea, caviar and a night with Vladimir Putin

    When the world’s major news agencies sat down a year ago with Vladimir Putin at a St. Petersburg palace, they were treated to a sumptuous meal of Crimean flounder, a dish chosen not only for its delicacy but for the political statement. …read more Source: Global...

    Pentagon Chief Planning For Longer-Term Rift With Russia
    Jun22

    Pentagon Chief Planning For Longer-Term Rift With Russia

    BERLIN (Reuters) — The United States and its NATO allies are preparing militarily for the prospect that their rift with Russia could outlast President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday. Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has put NATO allies in eastern Europe on edge and triggered a series of military moves...

    The Refugee Crisis in Context
    Jun22

    The Refugee Crisis in Context

    Photo by Rachel Unkovic A report issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) this week provided a jarring statistical glimpse at the unprecedented crisis facing 59.5 million people who are currently displaced. With ongoing wars and sectarian conflicts raging in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, South Sudan and Somalia, and record numbers moving...

    Snapshot Sleuthing Confirms Russian Military Presence In Ukraine
    Jun22

    Snapshot Sleuthing Confirms Russian Military Presence In Ukraine

    Like young adults everywhere, soldiers in the Russian military are fond of documenting their doings via social media. One journalist traced a soldier’s presence in Ukraine through his photos online.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    5 facts that explain cyber warfare
    Jun21

    5 facts that explain cyber warfare

    America has spent decades and trillions of dollars building up the greatest military force the world has ever seen. But the biggest threat to national security these days comes from not from aircraft carriers or infantry divisions, but a computer with a simple Internet connection. That much became clear after the catastrophic hack—most likely by...

    Pentagon chief to boost military support for U.S. allies, Baltic nations
    Jun21

    Pentagon chief to boost military support for U.S. allies, Baltic nations

    WASHINGTON — Heading to Europe, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is carrying a strong message of U.S. military support for American allies and Baltic nations to help calm growing concerns about Russian aggression. A key theme at all his stops will be how the United States, NATO and other partners can best deal with the Kremlin in the wake of...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: 2 Ukrainian Soldiers, 1 Civilian Killed In Donetsk Shelling, Officials Say
    Jun21

    Ukraine Crisis Update: 2 Ukrainian Soldiers, 1 Civilian Killed In Donetsk Shelling, Officials Say

    Shelling from pro-Russia separatist rebels killed two Ukrainian soldiers in the country’s eastern Donetsk province this weekend, a Ukraine military spokesman said. Separately, the rebels accused Ukraine government forces of killing a civilian as hostilities continued in the ongoing conflict, despite last February’s ceasefire...