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    Nicholson briefed by Kerry on Putin talks
    May14

    Nicholson briefed by Kerry on Putin talks

    Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson is expressing muted optimism that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin could open the door to resolving the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Global...

    What People Around the World Dream About
    May14

    What People Around the World Dream About

    “To be an artist is to live inside a lucid dream.” – New York, USA (Roc Morin) The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies. Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.” “I think when I die,”...

    Baltics to Ask NATO for Thousands of Boots on Ground
    May14

    Baltics to Ask NATO for Thousands of Boots on Ground

    The Baltic states will formally ask NATO to deploy several thousand troops as a deterrent, Lithuania said Thursday, amid tensions with Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Nicholson firm but hopes for some progress after Kerry-Putin talks
    May14

    Nicholson firm but hopes for some progress after Kerry-Putin talks

    Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson is expressing muted optimism that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin could open the door to resolving the Ukraine crisis. Nicholson got a briefing from Kerry at the meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Turkey, which wrapped today. Kerry met Putin in...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...