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    UN: ‘Dangerous New Era’ for World’s Record 60M Refugees
    Jun18

    UN: ‘Dangerous New Era’ for World’s Record 60M Refugees

    The world is facing the worst refugee crisis in modern times – and the global response has been pitifully inadequate, according to the latest annual report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Humanitarian groups are calling for a global summit to address the crisis. Exhausted, sunburned, dehydrated and carrying nothing but a...

    Russia May Toughen Counter-sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jun18

    Russia May Toughen Counter-sanctions Over Ukraine

    Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday. Economic adviser Andrei Belousov’s comments, at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, followed a decision on Wednesday by EU governments to...

    EU Agrees to Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jun18

    EU Agrees to Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

    European Union governments have reached preliminary agreement to extend sanctions against Russia for six months for its role in the Ukraine crisis, triggering Kremlin warnings that Moscow will retaliate. The decision, reached by EU envoys Wednesday in Brussels, is expected to be formally adopted at a meeting of the bloc’s 28 foreign...

    Hungary Plans Fence to Block Migrants’ Entry from Serbia
    Jun18

    Hungary Plans Fence to Block Migrants’ Entry from Serbia

    Hungary announced plans Wednesday to build a fence 4 meters high (13 feet) along its border with Serbia to stem the flow of illegal migrants, a move that triggered a swift rebuke from the U.N. refugee agency. Hungary, a landlocked central European country of 10 million people, is in the EU’s visa-free Schengen zone and thus an attractive...

    Rebels in Ukraine Want Autonomy but Depend on Russia
    Jun18

    Rebels in Ukraine Want Autonomy but Depend on Russia

    Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine’s southeast say they are fighting for autonomy from authorities in Kyiv, who lean to Europe and the West. But as the rebels struggle to define that autonomy, the region is increasingly dependent on Russia. Meanwhile, growing numbers of war-weary people in Donetsk are becoming indifferent to their political...

    New NATO Force Trains in Poland to Assure Eastern Flank
    Jun17

    New NATO Force Trains in Poland to Assure Eastern Flank

    Thousands of NATO troops are on the move this month in Poland and the Baltic states, practicing sea landings, air lifts and assaults. The massive maneuvers on NATO’s eastern flank that began in early June include the first-ever training by the new, rapid reaction “spearhead” force, and are NATO’s biggest defense boost since the...

    Russia, Germany Trade Cold War Accusations
    Jun17

    Russia, Germany Trade Cold War Accusations

    Russia accused NATO on Wednesday of reviving the ghost of the Cold War by encroaching close to its borders and seeking to change the strategic balance of power, as Germany denounced Moscow’s nuclear weapons build-up as a Soviet-style reflex. Ties between Russia and the West have hit new lows over Ukraine and the latest accusations come...

    Paris Air Show: Boeing Gets 100-Plane Order
    Jun16

    Paris Air Show: Boeing Gets 100-Plane Order

    Boeing landed the biggest order so far of the Paris Air Show with a deal Tuesday for 100 of its 737s — the single-aisle jets that Boeing’s CEO calls “the heart of the market” in the years to come. Boeing and European rival Airbus are racking up sales at the air show in the Le Bourget airfield outside Paris, with particularly tense...

    Putin Says Russia Beefing Up Nuclear Arsenal
    Jun16

    Putin Says Russia Beefing Up Nuclear Arsenal

    President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year and a defense official accused NATO of provoking a new arms race. Putin made his announcement a day after Russian officials denounced a U.S. plan to station tanks and heavy weapons in NATO states on...

    Kremlin Declines Comment on US Plans to Store Arms in Baltics, E. Europe
    Jun15

    Kremlin Declines Comment on US Plans to Store Arms in Baltics, E. Europe

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday declined comment on U.S. plans to store heavy arms in the former-Soviet Baltic states and eastern Europe, saying Moscow would do so only in response to an official U.S. statement. A U.S. official said over the weekend that Washington planned to store heavy military equipment in the Baltics and eastern...

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