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    US to ‘pre-position’ heavy weapons along NATO’s eastern flank: Carter
    Jun23

    US to ‘pre-position’ heavy weapons along NATO’s eastern flank: Carter

    Tallinn (AFP) – The US will pre-position heavy weapons, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and artillery in central and eastern Europe for the first time, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday in Estonia’s capital Tallinn.”We will temporarily stage one armoured brigade combat team’s vehicles and...

    Romanian lawmakers OK building NATO unit and headquarters in Bucharest due to Ukraine crisis
    Jun23

    Romanian lawmakers OK building NATO unit and headquarters in Bucharest due to Ukraine crisis

    Romanian lawmakers have unanimously approved a request to build two NATO facilities in Bucharest, the capital, as part of the alliance’s new defense strategy in Eastern Europe. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia Proposes German Companies Should Advertize Their Nazi Past
    Jun23

    Russia Proposes German Companies Should Advertize Their Nazi Past

    A proposed bill has been tabled in Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, to force German and Italian companies which profited during the Nazi and fascist regimes, to mark their products in order to inform Russian customers of their brand’s history. Nazi symbolism is illegal in Russia and those who display Nazi symbols...

    Romania Approves Building 2 NATO Centers in Bucharest
    Jun23

    Romania Approves Building 2 NATO Centers in Bucharest

    Romanian lawmakers OK building NATO unit and headquarters in Bucharest due to Ukraine crisis …read more Source: ABC...

    Putin says consumer rights group warning Russians not to visit Crimea serves foreign interests
    Jun23

    Putin says consumer rights group warning Russians not to visit Crimea serves foreign interests

    President Vladimir Putin says a consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea is serving foreign interests. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ex-Ukrainian president was ‘supporting’ his ostriches while allegedly ordering protester killings
    Jun23

    Ex-Ukrainian president was ‘supporting’ his ostriches while allegedly ordering protester killings

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s disgraced former president, Viktor Yanukovych, has accepted some of the blame for the killings of scores of protesters that led to his downfall in February 2014. “I don’t deny my responsibility,” he told BBC Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse in an interview that aired Monday, when asked about...

    Putin Slams Group Warning Russians Against Visiting Crimea
    Jun23

    Putin Slams Group Warning Russians Against Visiting Crimea

    Putin says consumer rights group warning Russians not to visit Crimea serves foreign interests …read more Source: ABC...

    Russian Preparations for 2018 World Cup Stumble Amid Sanctions
    Jun23

    Russian Preparations for 2018 World Cup Stumble Amid Sanctions

    It’s getting harder to tell whether Russia’s preparations for hosting the soccer World Cup in 2018 are in bigger trouble on the field or off it. On Monday, the government slashed the equivalent of over half a billion dollars from its budget for the tournament, trying to make sure that the ruble’s devaluation doesn’t end up...

    Accused Of Stealing Billions, Yanukovych Defends His Ostriches
    Jun23

    Accused Of Stealing Billions, Yanukovych Defends His Ostriches

    Exiled former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s interview with BBC Newsnight took an amusing turn when he was asked about the ostriches that used to wander around his opulent former residence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Viktor Yanukovych Embezzlement Scandal: Ostriches At Petting Zoo ‘Just Happened To Be There,’ Former Ukrainian President Says
    Jun23

    Viktor Yanukovych Embezzlement Scandal: Ostriches At Petting Zoo ‘Just Happened To Be There,’ Former Ukrainian President Says

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych defended himself Monday from allegations that he embezzled state funds to upgrade his lavish presidential estate, which included a petting zoo with ostriches. Speaking to Western media for the first time since he was forced to leave office in February 2014 in the face of pro-democracy protests,...