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    Carter: US Will Not Rely on ‘Cold War Playbook’ With Russia
    Jun23

    Carter: US Will Not Rely on ‘Cold War Playbook’ With Russia

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the United States “will not rely on the Cold War playbook” in dealing with Russia, but instead will rely on a combination of military and non-military tools to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine. He spoke in Berlin before traveling Tuesday to Estonia for meetings with the defense ministers of...

    Freedom House Says Liberty Under Attack in Europe, Central Asia
    Jun23

    Freedom House Says Liberty Under Attack in Europe, Central Asia

    A democracy advocacy group says that freedoms across Europe are increasingly under attack by authoritarian states. In a report released Tuesday, the Washington-based Freedom House assessed 29 countries across Central Europe and Eurasia, and said nearly half suffered downgrades in their democracy scores. Project director for the report, Sylvana...

    Russia Slams EU Decision to Extend Sanctions
    Jun23

    Russia Slams EU Decision to Extend Sanctions

    Kremlin officials denounced the decision by the European Union to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months. The sanctions were extended to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine and have drawn a warning of retaliation from Russian officials. The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the Europeans of...

    Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat
    Jun23

    Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has warned that the threat from Russia is growing – and is not limited to its actions in Ukraine. On a visit to NATO allies in Europe, Carter pledged to stand up to Russia’s actions – but said the West would not rely on ‘the Cold War playbook.’ The West accuses Russia of sending troops into eastern...

    Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia
    Jun22

    Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday there is neither a desire for a return to a Cold War nor for a new conflict with Russia. He spoke at a forum in Berlin where he was also meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Both were due to travel later Monday to Muenster to meet with their counterparts from Norway and the...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months
    Jun22

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months

    European Union foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months in response to the country’s role in neighboring Ukraine. The move came during a meeting of the 28-member bloc’s foreign ministers in Luxembourg. EU envoys had preliminarily approved the measure last week....

    Iran’s Zarif to Meet EU FMs Ahead of Nuclear Talks
    Jun21

    Iran’s Zarif to Meet EU FMs Ahead of Nuclear Talks

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif is to meet several of his European Union counterparts Monday, before the June 30 deadline for an international accord on Tehran’s nuclear program. The final round of talks on the Iranian nuclear program are to begin later in the week. The French news agency reports an unidentified EU source says...

    Artisan Cheese Makers Emerge from Russian Ban on Western Foods
    Jun21

    Artisan Cheese Makers Emerge from Russian Ban on Western Foods

    Russia is expected to extend a ban on Western food imports in response to the European Union’s reported decision to continued sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. The ban has raised prices in Russia for scarce European meat and cheese, but also spurred local producers to fill the gap. One Italian shop in Moscow has made a...

    Carter to Discuss New European Defense Posture
    Jun21

    Carter to Discuss New European Defense Posture

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Europe this week to urge NATO allies to adapt to a new kind of threat from Russia in the east and Islamic State to the south. He is to meet with officials in Germany, Estonia and Belgium to encourage allied ministers to better work together in countering threats facing Europe. U.S. officials say he...

    World Refugee Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 60 Million
    Jun21

    World Refugee Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 60 Million

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday marked World Refugee Day with a global call to remember the plight of nearly 60 million people forcibly displaced last year by conflict and persecution. In a statement, Ban urged the global community to honor “our common humanity,” while celebrating “tolerance and diversity.”...

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