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    Russia Expels 2 American Diplomats
    Jul10

    Russia Expels 2 American Diplomats

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday it had expelled two U.S. Embassy staff members in June after a similar ‘unfriendly’ move by Washington.One of the expelled diplomats was involved in an incident with a Russian policeman near the U.S. Embassy entrance in Moscow, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, citing Deputy Foreign...

    Obama Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to European Security
    Jul09

    Obama Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to European Security

    President Barack Obama, at his last NATO summit before stepping down next January, pledged the United States’long-term military commitment to ensuring security in Europe and defending all its allies. Obama said the Western defense alliance had agreed on the most significant reinforcement of its collective defense since the Cold War by...

    Kremlin Paranoia Leads to Escalation in Spy War
    Jul09

    Kremlin Paranoia Leads to Escalation in Spy War

    Within a day of the Russian television channel NTV running footage of the assault on an American citizen by Russian security services just outside the doors of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, the U.S. State Department announced that it had expelled two Russian diplomats and had declared them persona non grata, just a little less than two weeks after...

    Trudeau defends NATO mission, slams Russia’s ‘illegitimate’ actions
    Jul09

    Trudeau defends NATO mission, slams Russia’s ‘illegitimate’ actions

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media following the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland Saturday July 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld WARSAW, Poland — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government was “extremely enthusiastic” about helping NATO in Eastern Europe, and that a display of force is essential to make sure...

    Trudeau defends NATO force, slams Russia’s ‘illegitimate’ actions
    Jul09

    Trudeau defends NATO force, slams Russia’s ‘illegitimate’ actions

    WARSAW, Poland — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government was “extremely enthusiastic” about helping NATO in Eastern Europe, and that a display of force is essential to make sure Russia understands the alliance is united in opposing its “illegitimate” actions. Trudeau was speaking at the end of a two-day summit in...

    Canada steps up with a new NATO commitment
    Jul09

    Canada steps up with a new NATO commitment

    A Canadian soldier sends the signal to begin the simulated attack on a defensive position during a live firing exercise during Operation UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine on June 30, 2016. (Joint Task Force Ukraine) At the NATO summit in Warsaw on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will lead the alliance’s new battle...

    Latvian mission to include frigate, six CF-18: Trudeau
    Jul09

    Latvian mission to include frigate, six CF-18: Trudeau

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gestures to photographers as he speaks with Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis between sessions at the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland Saturday July 9, 2016. Trudeau says the Canadian mission to Latvia represents the country’s largest military presence in Europe in more than a decade, and that the Canadian...

    Latvian mission to include a frigate and 6 CF-18 aircraft: Trudeau
    Jul09

    Latvian mission to include a frigate and 6 CF-18 aircraft: Trudeau

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian mission to Latvia represents the country’s largest military presence in Europe in more than a decade, and reaffirms Canada’s commitment to the NATO alliance. Canada will command a 1,000-strong multinational force in Latvia, and Trudeau said it was important that Russia get the message...

    Liberals still planning peacekeeping mission despite Latvia commitment
    Jul09

    Liberals still planning peacekeeping mission despite Latvia commitment

    WARSAW, Poland — The Trudeau government says Canada is still in the market for a United Nations peacekeeping mission despite plans to send a sizeable military contingent to Eastern Europe. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis at the NATO leaders’ summit in Warsaw on Saturday to discuss plans for Canada...

    NATO Extends Mission in Afghanistan into 2017
    Jul09

    NATO Extends Mission in Afghanistan into 2017

    Leaders gathered at the NATO summit in Warsaw have pledged to continue training Afghan security forces into 2017 and to provide nearly $1 billion each year to support Afghan forces through 2020. Together with contributions from the United States, that will mean the western alliance will continue to provide around $5 billion per year for Afghan...