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    Divorce, European Style
    Sep04

    Divorce, European Style

    “All happy families are alike,” Leo Tolstoy wrote at the beginning of Anna Karenina. “Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Imagine, as Lenin liked to do, that a country is a marriage of different nationalities. Lenin believed, and he enshrined this principle in the Soviet constitution, that if the federal family...

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants
    Sep04

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants

    NEWPORT, Wales—NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared...

    Australia to Give Military Assistance to Ukraine
    Sep04

    Australia to Give Military Assistance to Ukraine

    The Australian government is to provide military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Canberra is also offering to join U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has previously branded Russia a “bully” over its actions in Ukraine and this week he compared Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq to...

    Eastern Hopes for NATO Bases Stymied by Russia
    Sep04

    Eastern Hopes for NATO Bases Stymied by Russia

    WARSAW, Poland — On the eve of a NATO summit, President Barack Obama gave the alliance’s eastern European members a soaring assurance of protection from any Russian threat. But Poland and the Baltic states are seeking more than lofty words: They want permanent bases with troops on their land. And they probably won’t get that. While...

    The $1.6 Billion Warship Deal With Russia Is Now A Huge Headache For France
    Sep04

    The $1.6 Billion Warship Deal With Russia Is Now A Huge Headache For France

    Suspending the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia would cost France as much as $1.3 billion, a French diplomat told BBC. On Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande decided to suspend delivery of the warships in a signal of Western cohesion amid Russia’s continued escalation in Ukraine. Russia has reportedly paid much of the...

    NATO: Russia ‘attacking’ Ukraine as rift widens
    Sep04

    NATO: Russia ‘attacking’ Ukraine as rift widens

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), said Russia is “attacking” neighboring Ukraine on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants
    Sep04

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan…. …read more Source: Associated...

    At NATO Summit, Allies Consider Lethal, Non-Lethal Aid To Ukraine
    Sep04

    At NATO Summit, Allies Consider Lethal, Non-Lethal Aid To Ukraine

    The alliance’s supreme allied commander in Europe says what Russia is doing in Ukraine is something “we thought would never happen again.” Meanwhile, Russia warned Ukraine against trying to join NATO.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    NATO open to Iraq mission, says alliance’s secretary general
    Sep04

    NATO open to Iraq mission, says alliance’s secretary general

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch NEWPORT, England – NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the military alliance is ready to help Iraq deal with Islamic terrorists, raising the possibility that ground troops could play a role. Rasmussen said that Iraq has not yet requested help but if it did come NATO would “seriously” consider it. The...

    As NATO leaders meet, Russia gives them a warning
    Sep04

    As NATO leaders meet, Russia gives them a warning

    Moscow says any move to make Ukraine a member of the Western alliance would derail peace talks, but NATO chief is also upping the rhetoric …read more Source:...