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    Pentagon: Raytheon Gets OK for $10.5B Patriot Sale to Poland
    Nov18

    Pentagon: Raytheon Gets OK for $10.5B Patriot Sale to Poland

    The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to Moscow’s renewed...

    Ukraine Investigators Fear Corruption Cases Could Get Buried
    Nov17

    Ukraine Investigators Fear Corruption Cases Could Get Buried

    Ukrainian investigators fear corruption probes could get buried because the national anti-corruption bureau will soon be flooded by thousands of old cases and recently passed legislation could further hobble their work. Their comments spotlight Kyiv’s patchy record on fighting corruption, which has delayed billions in aid from international...

    Britain Accuses Russia of Brexit Vote Meddling as New Evidence Emerges
    Nov16

    Britain Accuses Russia of Brexit Vote Meddling as New Evidence Emerges

    After widespread allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the first evidence is emerging of possible attempts by Moscow to influence Britain’s referendum on leaving the European Union. Researchers have identified thousands of social media accounts that promoted anti-EU messages or sought to whip up...

    German Spy Chief Sees Russia as Danger, Cites Military Advances
    Nov15

    German Spy Chief Sees Russia as Danger, Cites Military Advances

    Germany’s spy chief has warned that Russia should be seen as a “potential danger” rather than as a partner in building European security and said its big military exercise in summer showed an alarmingly high level of modernization in its armed forces. Bruno Kahl, head of BND foreign intelligence, made his remarks in a speech at...

    Spain Sees Russian Interference in Catalonia Separatist Vote
    Nov14

    Spain Sees Russian Interference in Catalonia Separatist Vote

    Madrid believes Russian-based groups used online social media to heavily promote Catalonia’s independence referendum last month in an attempt to destabilize Spain, Spanish ministers said Monday. Spain’s defense and foreign ministers said they had evidence that state and private-sector Russian groups, as well as groups in Venezuela,...

    EU Signs Historic Defense Pact as Brexit, Trump Drive Bloc to Cooperate
    Nov13

    EU Signs Historic Defense Pact as Brexit, Trump Drive Bloc to Cooperate

    Twenty-three member states of the European Union have signed a historic deal to cooperate more closely on defense. The pact, known as Permanent Structured Cooperation or PESCO, legally binds its signatories into joint defense projects as well as pledging to increase defense spending and contribute to rapid deployments. The pact includes all EU...

    Russia: Putin, Trump Agree to Continue IS Fight in Syria
    Nov11

    Russia: Putin, Trump Agree to Continue IS Fight in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed Saturday to a joint statement on Syria that said they would continue joint efforts in fighting Islamic State until it is defeated, the Kremlin said. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the Kremlin announcement or the conversation the Kremlin said...

    Grammar-Proofing Startup by Ukrainian Techies Helps Foreign Students
    Nov11

    Grammar-Proofing Startup by Ukrainian Techies Helps Foreign Students

    Some foreign students in U.S. schools find it challenging to submit grammatically correct, idiomatically accurate papers. So two former Ukrainian graduate students launched an artificial intelligence-driven grammar-proofing program that goes well beyond spell-check. Today, their 8-year-old startup, Grammarly, whose first venture round netted $110...

    Lithuania Says East-west Schism Within EU Benefits Russia
    Nov10

    Lithuania Says East-west Schism Within EU Benefits Russia

    Lithuania said a growing rift between some eastern and western European Union states over issues such as migration posed a threat to the bloc at a time of increased Russian military assertiveness. Frictions between ex-communist states in Europe’s East and the wealthier West have increased since the 2015 migration crisis and Britain’s...

    NATO Backs Plan to Improve Command of Its Forces
    Nov09

    NATO Backs Plan to Improve Command of Its Forces

    Wary of a belligerent and unpredictable Russia, NATO is expanding its operations for the first time since the end of the Cold War and drawing up plans to improve the way the military alliance commands and deploys its forces. NATO defense ministers Wednesday endorsed a proposal to create two new commands: one to protect sea lanes ferrying troops...

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