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    Less than half of US Democrats and Europeans would want to defend a NATO state attacked by Russia
    Jun10

    Less than half of US Democrats and Europeans would want to defend a NATO state attacked by Russia

    The Pew Research Centre has just released a monster piece of research on public attitudes to NATO, Ukraine and Russia. Fears of Russian expansion have been making daily headlines for more than a year, since the beginning of Moscow’s annexation of eastern Ukraine. But those concerns don’t seem to be translating into support for much...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Digs In To Complex Decommunization Process
    Jun10

    Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Digs In To Complex Decommunization Process

    The Ukrainian government is pushing ahead with the rapid implementation of new laws banning public-place names honoring Soviet figures. A committee in the industrial city of Dnipropetrovsk has begun the complicated process of rooting out its communist legacy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...