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    Sweden reintroduces military draft for first time in 7 years
    Mar02

    Sweden reintroduces military draft for first time in 7 years

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s left-leaning government on Thursday reintroduced a military draft for both men and women because of what Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. In September, non-NATO-member Sweden stationed permanent troops on the Baltic Sea island of...

    Sweden Reinstates The Draft Amid Soldier Shortage, Security Worries
    Mar02

    Sweden Reinstates The Draft Amid Soldier Shortage, Security Worries

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription next year due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defense minister said on Thursday.Non-aligned Sweden ended compulsory military service in 2010 but military activity in the Baltic region has increased...

    The Latest: France’s Macron: Trump wrong on global warming
    Mar02

    The Latest: France’s Macron: Trump wrong on global warming

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French presidential election campaign (all times local): 1:15 p.m. French independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says he wants tight security cooperation with the U.S. despite his ideological differences with Donald Trump. Macron on Thursday called Trump’s skepticism toward the Paris Agreement to...

    Ukraine Billionaire Vows to Fight Back After Separatists Seize Operations
    Mar02

    Ukraine Billionaire Vows to Fight Back After Separatists Seize Operations

    A company controlled by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, said on March 2 that the seizure of some of its assets by Russia-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country is “unacceptable.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pence: I have no plans to meet with Putin
    Mar02

    Pence: I have no plans to meet with Putin

    Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday night that he has no plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin but that the White House will continue to seek areas of cooperation with Russia.Appearing on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Pence said there are “no plans on my part” to meet with Putin when host Bill O’Reilly...

    The Morning Vertical, March 2, 2017
    Mar02

    The Morning Vertical, March 2, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why America’s Air Force Leads the Way on Countering Enemy Drone Technology
    Mar02

    Why America’s Air Force Leads the Way on Countering Enemy Drone Technology

    Dan Goure Security, The U.S. military should acquire Drone Guard and move on to address other capability gaps. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, in the hands of this country’s adversaries, both states and terrorist organizations, pose a severe and growing challenge to the U.S. military. Russian-backed separatist forces in Ukraine have...

    UN urged to add 11 parties to list of child rights violators
    Mar02

    UN urged to add 11 parties to list of child rights violators

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A network of organizations seeking to protect children in conflict urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday to add 11 parties to the blacklist of countries and armed groups responsible for grave violations against children. The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict’s recommended additions included...

    Eastern Ukrainians left without phone service as rebels seize telecom offices
    Mar01

    Eastern Ukrainians left without phone service as rebels seize telecom offices

    Pro-Russian separatists had warned they would seize businesses in areas they control unless the Ukrainian government ends a rail blockade that has halted coal shipments from rebel territory. …read more Source: Global...

    The Best Business Reads of February
    Mar01

    The Best Business Reads of February

    At the end of every month, editors of The Atlantic’s Business Channel put together a list of the most insightful and interesting pieces of journalism about money and economics from around the web.This month’s picks include a broad investigation about work and labor—why some groups disproportionately fill certain jobs and why some...