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    Baltic Military Chiefs Seek Permanent NATO Presence
    May14

    Baltic Military Chiefs Seek Permanent NATO Presence

    Baltic states Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will seek a permanent presence of NATO troops on their territory to counter increased Russian air and naval activity, the Lithuanian army said on Thursday. The states, all with ethnic Russian minorities, fear they could become a target of Kremlin pressure after a pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine...

    Nadiya Savchenko’s Letters from Prison, Part 4
    May14

    Nadiya Savchenko’s Letters from Prison, Part 4

    “Bring back our girl!” (continued). This is the fourth installment of our publication of the prison writings of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot abducted by pro-Russian separatists on June 18, 2014, and held ever since in Putin’s prisons. With this installment Huffington Post/WorldPost pursues the awareness-raising campaign...

    Situation Report: B-1 Bombers to Australia; Carter appoints his guys; Israel finds odd allies; and more
    May14

    Situation Report: B-1 Bombers to Australia; Carter appoints his guys; Israel finds odd allies; and more

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson Well, that’s news. Washington has big plans for stationing advanced weaponry in Australia, senior Defense Department officials say, in what would be a military first for the two close allies. During testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, the Defense Department’s...

    Baltic Military Chiefs To Call For Permanent NATO Presence
    May14

    Baltic Military Chiefs To Call For Permanent NATO Presence

    Lithuania’s military says the Baltic states will seek a permanent presence of NATO troops on their territory to counter increased Russian air and naval activity. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Appoints U.S. Senator McCain Presidential Aide
    May14

    Ukraine Appoints U.S. Senator McCain Presidential Aide

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed U.S. Republican Senator John McCain as an adviser. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO, EU Work To Tighten Cooperation Against ‘New Threats’
    May14

    NATO, EU Work To Tighten Cooperation Against ‘New Threats’

    NATO and the European Union say they want to tighten cooperation in the face of “new threats” emanating from the assertive policies of Russia and the violence to the south of the military alliance’s borders. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    As U.S. warms to Russia, Canada stays chilly
    May14

    As U.S. warms to Russia, Canada stays chilly

    The cold war between Russia and the U.S. is easing. The cold war between Canada and Russia is not. On Tuesday, American Secretary of State John Kerry spent four hours with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Kerry told reporters later that it was the beginning of new dialogue. He thanked Putin for giving him so much...

    Return to pragmatism in Russia-West ties? Kerry-Putin talks hint that way. (+video)
    May14

    Return to pragmatism in Russia-West ties? Kerry-Putin talks hint that way. (+video)

    The US secretary’s visit to Russia, on the heels of a visit by Angela Merkel, suggests that the Kremlin and the West are trying to cooperate on international issues like Iran and Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Observers blast restrictions on citizens in eastern Ukraine
    May14

    Observers blast restrictions on citizens in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Observers from a European security organization have criticized the Ukrainian government for restricting freedom of movement of residents in the war-torn east by introducing permits for crossing the front line. …read more Source: CNS...

    Lviv Journal: In Ukraine, Bones of War Dead Re-emerge to Stir Political Passions
    May14

    Lviv Journal: In Ukraine, Bones of War Dead Re-emerge to Stir Political Passions

    The regular discovery of World War II remains in mass graves in western Ukraine reignites resentments over which invading army or partisan group was to blame. …read more Source: The New York...