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Section: The Epoch Times (USA)

    New US-Led Force to Deter Russia in Poland From April
    Mar20

    New US-Led Force to Deter Russia in Poland From April

    BRUSSELS—A U.S.-led battalion of more than 1,100 soldiers will be deployed in Poland from the start of April, a U.S. commander said on Monday, as the alliance sets up a new force in response to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. More than 900 U.S. soldiers, around 150 British personnel and some 120 Romanian troops will make up the...

    Trump Reiterates NATO Support, Presses Merkel on Spending Targets
    Mar17

    Trump Reiterates NATO Support, Presses Merkel on Spending Targets

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for NATO on Friday and pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet NATO’s military spending target, in the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders. The meeting between the leader of Europe’s largest economy and the U.S. president was billed as one that...

    Russian Church Calls for Vladimir Lenin’s Body to Be Removed From Moscow’s Red Sqare
    Mar14

    Russian Church Calls for Vladimir Lenin’s Body to Be Removed From Moscow’s Red Sqare

    It’s been nearly 100 years since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution was carried out, placing a communist regime in power of a nation-state for the first time in human history. While the first Soviet leader, Vladimir Lenin, only ruled for about seven years until his death in January 1924, his legacy lasted much longer. After his death,...

    Defense Spending by European NATO Allies Inches up in 2016
    Mar13

    Defense Spending by European NATO Allies Inches up in 2016

    BRUSSELS—Defense spending by European NATO states inched up for the first time in seven years in 2016, the military alliance said on Monday, but still remained below the threshold the new U.S. President Donald Trump said was crucial to achieve. Trump made NATO states in Europe nervous when he criticized the alliance as “obsolete” during election...

    Canada in Brief, March 9-15
    Mar09

    Canada in Brief, March 9-15

    Sajjan, Freeland announce Canada to extend Ukraine training mission to 2019 OTTAWA—The Liberal government is extending Canada’s military mission in Ukraine for another two years as it attempts to send a signal of continued solidarity with the eastern European country. Canada first deployed about 200 troops to Ukraine in the summer of 2015...

    Russia Says US Infighting on Sessions Hampers Mending Ties
    Mar03

    Russia Says US Infighting on Sessions Hampers Mending Ties

    MOSCOW—As the drama over Attorney General Jeff Sessions plays out in Washington, the Kremlin is watching with a mixture of frustration and regret how the uproar is blocking progress on pressing issues on the U.S.-Russian agenda. Despite the dashed hopes for a quick thaw, however, Moscow is voicing its readiness to wait as long as it takes....

    Kremlin Stays Mum on New US National Security Adviser
    Feb21

    Kremlin Stays Mum on New US National Security Adviser

    MOSCOW—The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser, but one lawmaker said he was likely to take a hawkish stance toward Russia. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was named to the job Monday by President Donald Trump to replace retired Gen. Michael Flynn. Trump fired Flynn last week after it...

    Kremlin Defends Its Recognition of Ukraine Rebel Passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin Defends Its Recognition of Ukraine Rebel Passports

    MOSCOW—The Kremlin on Monday defended its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, saying it came as a response to Ukraine’s blockade of rebel regions. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, also shrugged off a peace plan that a Ukrainian lawmaker reportedly tried to peddle to...

    US Says Russia Secretly Deployed Cruise Missile in Violation of Treaty
    Feb14

    US Says Russia Secretly Deployed Cruise Missile in Violation of Treaty

    Officials say Russia secretly deployed a cruise in violation of a treaty that helped end the Cold War. The New York Times, citing Trump administration officials, reported that the deployment of the new cruise missile system violates an arms control treaty banning ground-based U.S. and Russian intermediate-range missiles. Moscow specifically...

    EU Envoys Back Keeping Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine
    Feb06

    EU Envoys Back Keeping Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS—The European Union’s top diplomats vowed Monday to uphold sanctions against Russia for destabilizing conflict-torn Ukraine. Determined to wait no longer for a clear message from Washington, EU foreign ministers said their economic sanctions must remain in place until Russian President Vladimir Putin respects his promise to work for...

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