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    Estonia Tackles Improves NATO’s Cyber Defenses
    Sep17

    Estonia Tackles Improves NATO’s Cyber Defenses

    These days, it seems like nowhere in the cyber realm is safe. Hacks have infiltrated all walks of cyber life, from the email system used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s office at the Pentagon, to the cheating spouses on the Canada-based Ashley Madison website. But the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, in the tiny country...

    Ukraine Campaigns to Strip Russia of Its UN Veto Power
    Sep17

    Ukraine Campaigns to Strip Russia of Its UN Veto Power

    Ukraine intends to pursue its campaign to strip Russia of its U.N. Security Council veto power at the United Nations General Assembly annual meeting and debate later this month. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of an international initiative to preventing use of the veto to block Security...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: Rebel Elections Threaten Peace Deal
    Sep16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: Rebel Elections Threaten Peace Deal

    A leader of Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine signed a decree on Wednesday to hold local elections, a move President Petro Poroshenko condemned as a risky and irresponsible decision that threatened a cease-fire deal. Under the terms of the much-violated Minsk peace agreement, reached in February, local elections were meant to be held in...

    Top US General Visits Estonia Amid Russian Aggression in Ukraine
    Sep16

    Top US General Visits Estonia Amid Russian Aggression in Ukraine

    As a former Soviet state that shares a border with Russia, Estonia is watching the situation in Ukraine with growing concern. As VOA’s Carla Babb reports, the country’s political and defense leaders say Estonians feel safer knowing the U.S. is stepping up its military presence in the country. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Preventing History from Repeating; US Reaffirms Solidarity with Estonia
    Sep16

    Preventing History from Repeating; US Reaffirms Solidarity with Estonia

    The cheers for Russia in Ukraine’s annexed Crimea peninsula were, for many Estonians, an eerie reminder of their past. “It is history repeating itself, because in 1940 when Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union, it was basically the same scenario,” Estonian Army 2nd Lieutenant Simmo Sarr said. Back then, a Russian coup d’état was...

    Moscow Observers Ponder Russia’s Actions in Syria
    Sep15

    Moscow Observers Ponder Russia’s Actions in Syria

    As concerns build that an influx of Russian military aid to Syria could make the conflict there worse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke Tuesday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The U.S. Defense Department expressed concern Monday about Russian moves in Syria, stating that Moscow appeared to be setting up an air base near the...

    US Air Force Cites ‘Alarming’ Russian Strides in Air Power
    Sep15

    US Air Force Cites ‘Alarming’ Russian Strides in Air Power

    A U.S. Air Force general on Monday cited what he called “alarming” moves by the Russian military to beef up its air forces in the years since the invasion of Georgia in 2008 and to establish firm defenses around areas like Crimea. General Frank Gorenc, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, told reporters he was concerned about...

    Wary of Russia, Estonian Volunteers Rush to Join Militia
    Sep15

    Wary of Russia, Estonian Volunteers Rush to Join Militia

    Members of Estonia’s part-time militia crouch in a sandy trench on a hilltop as machine gun fire echoes through rain washed forest. Russia may be some way off but it is wariness of a vast neighbor that is swelling the force’s ranks, drawing laborers and and office workers alike to a grueling exercise. The Defense League of the Baltic...

    White House: US Set to Back NATO Invitation to Montenegro
    Sep15

    White House: US Set to Back NATO Invitation to Montenegro

    The United States is ready to back NATO membership for Montenegro, provided the former Yugoslav republic continues to pursue reforms and increases popular support for joining the Western security alliance, the White House said on Monday. Vice President Joe Biden told Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic in a telephone call on Monday the...

    Decriminalizing Sex Work Seen as Step Against Trafficking
    Sep14

    Decriminalizing Sex Work Seen as Step Against Trafficking

    Amnesty International has recommended decriminalizing the sex trade as a way to improve the human rights of sex workers and lessen the risk of their human rights being violated. The rights group says decriminalization would mean that sex workers are not forced to live outside the law and would no longer be seen and treated as “criminals” – making...

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