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    Canadian Army on exercise – Maple Resolve 2017 photos
    May24

    Canadian Army on exercise – Maple Resolve 2017 photos

    Approximately 5000 personnel from Canada and four other nations are involved in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2017 at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alta. The exercise, the largest Canadian Army training event of the year, is designed to confirm the high readiness of Task Force Tomahawk soldiers based out of Petawawa, Ontario. The...

    Ukraine Arrests More Than 20 Former Tax Officials In ‘Biggest-Ever’ Corruption Crackdown
    May24

    Ukraine Arrests More Than 20 Former Tax Officials In ‘Biggest-Ever’ Corruption Crackdown

    Ukrainian law enforcement agents have arrested 23 former high-ranking tax-administration officials suspected of helping the government of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to defraud the state of nearly 97 billion hryvnyas ($4 billion) in what authorities called the largest-ever operation of its kind here. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover
    May24

    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover

    Trump meets with Sergey Lavrov and Sergei Kislyak at the White House (Credit: Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP) A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian contacts with advisers to President...

    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit
    May24

    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit

    NATO leaders are going to Brussels for a summit meeting on Thursday expecting to agree on key principles. With Monday’s attack in Britain overshadowing the meeting, there will be quick consensus on the need to keep fighting terrorism both at home and abroad, in places like Afghanistan. How to do it is a different question. The war in...

    The Latest: “God Save the Queen” played at NY Yankees game
    May24

    The Latest: “God Save the Queen” played at NY Yankees game

    MANCHESTER, England — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 12:25 a.m. At Yankee Stadium, “God Save the Queen” was played along with “The Star-Spangled Banner” before New York hosted the Kansas City Royals. “OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE VICTIMS IN...

    Russia Fears NATO (And These 5 Weapons Are a Big Reason Why)
    May24

    Russia Fears NATO (And These 5 Weapons Are a Big Reason Why)

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Weapons Moscow won’t want to face in a showdown. The Boeing AH-64A Apache helicopter gunship was first introduced in 1986 as a weapon to blunt an anticipated Soviet armored spearhead punching through the Fulda Gap in what is now central Germany. The Apache proved itself an able tank killer during the 1991 Gulf...

    Award-Winning Russian Director Detained, Theater Raided
    May23

    Award-Winning Russian Director Detained, Theater Raided

    At the Cannes Film Festival this year, Russian film director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s masterpiece Loveless is getting a rapturous welcome from critics. Meanwhile in Russia, a former Cannes winner, film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, is being hauled off for interrogation at the Investigative Committee, after security personnel raided...

    Despite populist campaign rhetoric, public support for NATO grows
    May23

    Despite populist campaign rhetoric, public support for NATO grows

    As President Donald Trump prepares to fly to Thursday’s NATO summit in Brussels, he and his 27 counterparts should look at a new poll of public attitudes on both sides of the Atlantic about their alliance, and about the threat posed by Russia. A Pew Research Center survey released this morning shows public support for NATO has jumped...

    The Latest: Annan says extremists ‘will lose this time, too’
    May23

    The Latest: Annan says extremists ‘will lose this time, too’

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 6:59 p.m. Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan says the world must stand together against “the extremists and terrorists” responsible for the attack in Manchester and similar senseless violence elsewhere. Annan told The...

    Hepburn: NATO must offer an ultimatum to Russia – Get out of Ukraine
    May23

    Hepburn: NATO must offer an ultimatum to Russia – Get out of Ukraine

    There is the old saying that when the going gets tough the tough get going. It’s been a long time since the world order has hovered on the brink as it is doing now. In the European Union, some members are leaving, while others are reversing course from open societies to insular ones. North Korea is flexing its nuclear power. The Middle East...