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    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties
    Dec06

    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union are moving forward on deepening cooperation, the alliance’s chief said Tuesday, as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump insists European allies start pulling their own military weight. Preparing to chair a meeting in Brussels of the 28-nation military alliance’s foreign ministers, NATO...

    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties
    Dec06

    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties

    Trump lambasted Europeans during the U.S. campaign for not paying their fair share of defense budgets and wants NATO to do more to combat terrorism. The two-day meeting in Brussels is aimed in part at reassuring the incoming U.S. administration that European allies are spending more and that the world’s biggest military alliance is already...

    US Foreign Policy Under Trump Likely to Preoccupy NATO Ministers
    Dec06

    US Foreign Policy Under Trump Likely to Preoccupy NATO Ministers

    NATO Foreign ministers face a busy agenda as they meet for year-end talks Tuesday in Brussels. But at a time when the alliance faces myriad challenges, the biggest issue is not on the official agenda: What NATO course will Donald Trump chart when he becomes U.S. president? “Trump will be on everybody’s mind,” says analyst Sven Biscop of the...

    Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military
    Dec06

    Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military

    MOSCOW (AP) — With an aircraft carrier deployed off Syria’s shores and hundreds of new jets, missiles and tanks entering service each year, President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times. A massive reform effort launched in the wake of Russia’s 2008 war with Georgia has transformed a...

    Ukraine Said Ready To Join EU Negotiations With Russia Over Gas
    Dec06

    Ukraine Said Ready To Join EU Negotiations With Russia Over Gas

    Ukraine is ready to join European Union talks on gas issues with Russia on December 9, Ukraine state energy company Naftogaz said on its Twitter account on December 5. “The talks will focus on the ‘winter package’ for the next winter,” said Naftogaz chief Andrey Kobolev said, adding that Ukraine may resume direct purchases...

    Ukraine Ready to Join Trilateral Gas Talks in Brussels
    Dec06

    Ukraine Ready to Join Trilateral Gas Talks in Brussels

    Ukraine is ready to join trilateral talks to discuss gas issues with Russia on Dec. 9 in Brussels, Ukraine state energy company Naftogaz said on its Twitter account on Monday. The former Soviet republic has not bought gas directly from Russia since November 2015, following a breakdown in relations after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and...

    NATO Ministers to Meet With Trump on Their Minds
    Dec05

    NATO Ministers to Meet With Trump on Their Minds

    NATO foreign ministers face a busy agenda as they meet for year-end talks Tuesday in Brussels, with closer ties with the European Union topping the list. But at a time when the alliance faces myriad challenges, the biggest issue is not on the official agenda: What NATO course will Donald Trump chart when he becomes U.S. president? “Trump will be...

    Senate: Act now to save Ukraine
    Dec05

    Senate: Act now to save Ukraine

    The Senate is divided on many issues, but on foreign policy – and especially on deterring Russian aggression and adventurism – there is broad consensus. As much as the next administration will test that resolve, the next six weeks may literally… …read more Source: The...

    European Union populists:  Is the genie out of the bottle?
    Dec05

    European Union populists: Is the genie out of the bottle?

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Another crisis looms in an already shook-up European Union. Italian voters rocked Europe’s boat more this weekend than Austrian voters were able to steady it. With its shaky banks and massive economy, Italy is now in the throes of energized populists who are no friends of EU leaders in Brussels. And the storm...

    European Union populists:  Is the genie out of the bottle?
    Dec05

    European Union populists: Is the genie out of the bottle?

    Unless EU juggernauts like France and Germany find ways to turn the tide, it could leave the defeat of the extremist right wing in Austria’s presidential election on Sunday as a mere blip on an increasingly muddled screen. “Inside this vote, there is a vote of frustration, discontent — punishment,” Orsina said of the...