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    Big surprise – Russian military aircraft buzz HMCS Toronto
    Sep09

    Big surprise – Russian military aircraft buzz HMCS Toronto

    Three Russian military aircraft flew over HMCS Toronto, checking out the Canadian frigate as it was in the Black Sea. “While the Russian military aircraft that circled the HMCS Toronto did not in any way pose a threat to the Canadian ship, their actions were unnecessarily provocative and risk escalating tensions even further,” Defence Minister...

    EU adopts new Russia sanctions but delays action
    Sep09

    EU adopts new Russia sanctions but delays action

    BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday shied away from slapping new economic sanctions on Russia right away over its actions in eastern Ukraine. Instead, the 28-nation bloc said the punitive measures will come into force “in the next few days” depending on how well the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine will be upheld.European...

    Russia’s Legislators Make New Turn in Recent Isolationist Trend
    Sep09

    Russia’s Legislators Make New Turn in Recent Isolationist Trend

    When Russian media reported at the end of July that legislators intended to introduce a set of amendments leading to a registry of companies allegedly connected to so-called “aggressor states,” our initial reaction was, “They can’t be serious.” But combine a few established concepts in the Russian political...

    Ukraine's leader rallies for unity in key city
    Sep08

    Ukraine's leader rallies for unity in key city

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Seeking to rally national unity, President Petro Poroshenko visited a southeastern port Monday that has been assaulted for days by Russian-backed separatists and declared the city would remain a part of Ukraine.After a series of military defeats to increasingly confident rebel forces in the country’s eastern regions,...

    The Ukrainian Crisis’ Overlooked Nuclear Dimension
    Sep08

    The Ukrainian Crisis’ Overlooked Nuclear Dimension

    It has surprised and worried me that almost none of the mainstream media’s coverage of the Ukrainian crisis has mentioned the nuclear dimension to the risk. If the West feels (as it currently does) that Russia is solely to blame, and Russia feels (as it currently does) that the West is solely to blame, neither one is likely to back down....

    EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia
    Sep08

    EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia

    The European Council on Monday formally adopted a package of further sanctions against Russia over its actions in eastern Ukraine, but is delaying the enforcement to assess the implementation of the cease-fire agreement first. …read more Source: Miami...

    EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia
    Sep08

    EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Council has formally adopted a package of further EU sanctions against Russia over its actions in eastern Ukraine, but is delaying the enforcement to assess the im… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia
    Sep08

    EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS — The European Council on Monday formally adopted a package of further sanctions against Russia over its actions in eastern Ukraine, but is delaying the enforcement to assess the implementation of the cease-fire agreement first.The sanctions will be implemented “in the next few days,” the President of the European Council...

    When a Digital Country Is in NATO
    Sep08

    When a Digital Country Is in NATO

    Does a virtual country still need real military protection? And if so, who provides it? Short answer: Yes, and the United States. Last Wednesday, President Barack Obama made a visit to Estonia, where he praised the country’s government in unsubtle terms as a core NATO ally. “As a high-tech leader, Estonia is also playing a leading role in...

    EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia
    Sep08

    EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia

    Sanctions resulting from Russian meddling in Ukraine won’t be implemented until “an assessment” of cease-fire there made …read more Source:...