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    Russia warns of deeper rifts with West as Europe extends sanctions
    Jun22

    Russia warns of deeper rifts with West as Europe extends sanctions

    MOSCOW— The Kremlin lashed back at the European Union for “Russophobic” policies and warned of possible further political retaliation after European officials extended sanctions for another six months Monday over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Putin talks Ukraine, Syria and U.S. relations with Charlie Rose
    Jun22

    Putin talks Ukraine, Syria and U.S. relations with Charlie Rose

    Russian President Vladimir Putin rarely gives interviews to foreign media, but at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum last week, he spoke with Charlie Rose on a wide range of topics. …read more Source:...

    Stoltenberg: NATO To More Than Double Size Of Elite Force
    Jun22

    Stoltenberg: NATO To More Than Double Size Of Elite Force

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on June 22 that the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid-response force. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia By 6 Months
    Jun22

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia By 6 Months

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, drawing a rebuke and a warning of retaliation from Russian officials. An EU statement said the decision was taken without debate by the bloc’s foreign ministers at a meeting...

    Lithuania says it’s not scared on no Putin, even if NATO is. And Monday’s other reasons to fear for humanity.
    Jun22

    Lithuania says it’s not scared on no Putin, even if NATO is. And Monday’s other reasons to fear for humanity.

    1. Give us first-past-the-post, or give us death THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian WyldA shifting, informal coalition of non-partisan experts has emerged as the most effective counterweight to the Conservative government. They offer less overt opposition to the government’s agenda than that most potent of weapons, constructive criticism. Could this...

    Military: Two Ukrainian Servicemen Killed In Past 24 Hours
    Jun22

    Military: Two Ukrainian Servicemen Killed In Past 24 Hours

    The Ukrainian military says two of its servicemen have been killed and three wounded in fresh separatist attacks in the east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military
    Jun22

    Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and three wounded in fresh separatist attacks in the east, the Ukrainian military… …read more Source:...

    Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia
    Jun22

    Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday there is neither a desire for a return to a Cold War nor for a new conflict with Russia. He spoke at a forum in Berlin where he was also meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Both were due to travel later Monday to Muenster to meet with their counterparts from Norway and the...

    Separatist leader from Ukraine recorded making anti-Semitic statements
    Jun22

    Separatist leader from Ukraine recorded making anti-Semitic statements

    (JTA) — A separatist leader from Ukraine made anti-Semitic statements at a public address, the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress said. Igor Plotnitsky, head of the breakaway, Russian-backed region of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine, during a lecture in Russia last week linked Ukrainian Jews to the revolution that last year swept from power the...

    Ukraine’s other war: The fight to heal soldiers’ bodies and minds
    Jun22

    Ukraine’s other war: The fight to heal soldiers’ bodies and minds

    Adriana Luhovy Sergey, a 23-year-old Ukrainian soldier, is resting in a drab, grey, Soviet-era military hospital on the outskirts of Kyiv. Asked about his recent combat experience, he says, “I just wish that nobody would ever have to see war.” Sergey (who asked that his last name not be used for privacy reasons) suffered massive head trauma...