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    Defense secretary accuses Russia of ‘nuclear saber-rattling’
    May03

    Defense secretary accuses Russia of ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

    STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank. “We do not seek to make Russia an enemy,” Carter said at a ceremony to...

    Food Theft in Italy May Not Be a Crime, Court Rules
    May03

    Food Theft in Italy May Not Be a Crime, Court Rules

    The country’s Supreme Court of Cassation threw out the conviction of a homeless Ukrainian man who tried to steal cheese and sausage, saying he acted “in a state of need.” …read more Source: The New York...

    EU Enlargement Chief: No ‘Discount’ For Turkey On Visa Liberalization
    May03

    EU Enlargement Chief: No ‘Discount’ For Turkey On Visa Liberalization

    The European Union’s top enlargement official says that Turkey will not get an easier ride than Ukraine, Georgia, and Kosovo in securing a liberalized visa regime with the 28-member bloc. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Estonia Kicks Off Annual 6,000-Strong Military Exercise
    May03

    Estonia Kicks Off Annual 6,000-Strong Military Exercise

    Estonia has kicked off its biggest annual military exercise with around 6,000 national and allied soldiers due to take part in joint training over the next 18 days, Estonia’s state news agency ERR reported. The drill, called Spring Storm, will aim to integrate Estonia’s conscripts and reserves with the national force and that of nine...

    Flower Politics: In Moscow, No Wreath For ‘Hero City’ Kyiv Ahead of Victory Day
    May03

    Flower Politics: In Moscow, No Wreath For ‘Hero City’ Kyiv Ahead of Victory Day

    In the run-up to celebrations marking the defeat of Nazi Germany, a memorial in Moscow to Kyiv’s heroism is conspicuously without flowers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amid Russian Nuclear Tensions, NATO Military Buildup On Eastern European Border Urged By US Defense Chief
    May03

    Amid Russian Nuclear Tensions, NATO Military Buildup On Eastern European Border Urged By US Defense Chief

    The NATO military alliance may increase its presence on the eastern borders of Europe in response to perceived aggression from Russia, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Carter’s remarks come as tensions have risen between NATO and Russia over the annexation of Crimea as well as Moscow’s nuclear ambitions and military...

    The hungry ‘should not be punished’ for stealing small amounts of food, Italian court rules
    May03

    The hungry ‘should not be punished’ for stealing small amounts of food, Italian court rules

    Who can blame a homeless man for stealing a small amount of food from a grocery store? Certainly not Italy’s Supreme Court. Five years ago, Ukrainian national Roman Ostriakov was homeless in Genoa when he was caught stealing cheese and sausage worth less than $5, the Telegraph reports. He was fined $115 and sentenced to six months in […]...

    Amid Russian ‘Nuclear’ Tensions, NATO Military Build-Up On Eastern European Border Urged By US Defense Chief
    May03

    Amid Russian ‘Nuclear’ Tensions, NATO Military Build-Up On Eastern European Border Urged By US Defense Chief

    The NATO military alliance may increase its presence on the eastern borders of Europe in response to perceived aggression from Russia, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Carter’s remarks come as tensions have built between NATO and Russia over the annexation of Crimea as well as Moscow’s nuclear ambitions and military...

    U.S. Defense Secretary Backs German Plan To Send Troops To Lithuania
    May03

    U.S. Defense Secretary Backs German Plan To Send Troops To Lithuania

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his backing to German plans to send troops to Lithuania to reassure NATO’s Eastern European allies wary of a resurgent Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gardening events this week: Wild edibles, plant guilds and shrubberies
    May03

    Gardening events this week: Wild edibles, plant guilds and shrubberies

    Wild Garden plant walk, discover edible and healing plants growing wild in Ottawa, April 30, 1 to 3 p.m., 2389 Pepin Crt. Cost: $20, with sliding scale. www.thewildgarden.ca Trees and Shrubs in the Urban Garden with master gardener Lee Boltwood, May 3, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., hosted by the Kanata-March Horticultural Society, Old Town Hall, 821 March...