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    Lithuania Boosts NATO’s Baltics Border Defenses With Eye on Russia
    Mar22

    Lithuania Boosts NATO’s Baltics Border Defenses With Eye on Russia

    A German-led NATO battle group of tanks, armored vehicles, and troops, including Lithuanians, engaged “enemy attackers” mid-March on a field outside a military base in Rukla, Lithuania. The NATO group fired flares, smoke canisters, and blanks for what a press officer said was the first demonstration of maneuvers since they arrived in Lithuania...

    U.S. and the Middle East: Power politics or amateur hour?
    Mar22

    U.S. and the Middle East: Power politics or amateur hour?

    (Credit: AP Photo/Lolita Baldor) The “Great Game” being played in the Middle East, with Syria and Iraq as the center rings, bears a superficial similarity to the power political maneuverings of the dominant European states in their African and Asian periphery during the 19th century. There is a somewhat closer resemblance to the Spanish civil war...

    Russia Ukraine Conflict: Moscow Launches Land, Air And Sea Drills Simultaneously In Crimea For First Time
    Mar22

    Russia Ukraine Conflict: Moscow Launches Land, Air And Sea Drills Simultaneously In Crimea For First Time

    Russia has launched land, air and sea drills in annexed Crimea Monday, in a coordinated training exercise, which involve thousands of troops, making it the first time in Russia’s history to have launched three large airborne units simultaneously, officials said Tuesday. The Russian military has launched the exercise at the Opuk training...

    Preparing for Passover in Ukraine’s last shtetl
    Mar22

    Preparing for Passover in Ukraine’s last shtetl

    Bronia Feldman visiting the synagogue of Bershad, Ukraine, March 9, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz) BERSHAD, Ukraine (JTA) — At first glance, this drab town 160 miles south of Kiev seems nearly identical to the settlements that dot the poverty-stricken district of Vinnitsa. Shrouded in a seemingly permanent cloud of smoke from wood fires — still the...

    Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip
    Mar22

    Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

    WASHINGTON — With Russia-tinged investigations swirling around his administration, President Donald Trump has yet to fulfil a campaign pledge of closer co-operation with Moscow. A planned trip by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Russia could test if detente proves anything more than talk. In a move alarming U.S. allies, Tillerson plans to skip...

    Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data
    Mar21

    Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data

    An influential British think tank and Ukraine’s military are disputing a report that the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has used to buttress its claims of Russian hacking in the presidential election. The CrowdStrike report, released in December, asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of...

    U.S. Reverses Course And Offers New Dates For NATO Talks
    Mar21

    U.S. Reverses Course And Offers New Dates For NATO Talks

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposed new dates on Tuesday for a NATO meeting, the State Department said, after he initially decided to skip the talks and rebuffed the alliance’s efforts to reschedule them.Tillerson’s decision to miss his first meeting with NATO foreign ministers, set for April 5-6 in Brussels, unsettled...

    Belarusian Leader Says 20 Foreign-funded Militants Arrested
    Mar21

    Belarusian Leader Says 20 Foreign-funded Militants Arrested

    Belarus’ president said Tuesday that about 20 militants have been arrested for seeking to fuel unrest in the ex-Soviet nation, a statement that comes amid mounting social protests. Alexander Lukashenko said the militants were preparing an “armed provocation,” adding that they had undergone training in neighboring Ukraine and...

    New documents show Trump aide laundered payments from party with Moscow ties, lawmaker alleges
    Mar21

    New documents show Trump aide laundered payments from party with Moscow ties, lawmaker alleges

    A Ukrainian lawmaker released new financial documents Tuesday allegedly showing that a former campaign chairman for President Trump laundered payments from the party of a disgraced ex-leader of Ukraine using offshore accounts in Belize and Kyrgyzstan. The new documents, if legitimate, stem from business ties between the Trump aide, Paul Manafort,...

    Hacked text messages allegedly sent by Paul Manafort’s daughter discuss ‘blood money’ and killings, and a Ukrainian lawyer wants him to explain
    Mar21

    Hacked text messages allegedly sent by Paul Manafort’s daughter discuss ‘blood money’ and killings, and a Ukrainian lawyer wants him to explain

    A human-rights lawyer wants to know who was advising or influencing Yanukovych when he ordered Ukrainian security forces to crush protests with force. One familiar name that has emerged: Paul Manafort. …read more Source: Business...