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    Russia Tells NATO to Stop ‘Demonizing’ Planned War Games
    Jul13

    Russia Tells NATO to Stop ‘Demonizing’ Planned War Games

    Russia sought to reassure NATO on Thursday that its war games in September would respect international limits on size, but NATO’s chief remained wary about their scale and scope. Russia and Belarus aim to hold maneuvers that some NATO allies believe could number more than 100,000 troops and involve nuclear weapons training, the biggest such...

    Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply
    Jul13

    Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply

    Russia has significantly increased its military activity in the skies around Western European NATO members, according to a new report that warns the tactic could present a danger to civilian aircraft. NATO forces in Europe scrambled fighter jets to intercept approaching Russian aircraft — so-called Quick Reaction Alerts or QRA — close to 800...

    Pushing America First, Trump Seeks Common Ground in France
    Jul13

    Pushing America First, Trump Seeks Common Ground in France

    U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in France Thursday for Bastille Day celebrations that will see American and French troops marching together Friday on Paris’ famed Champs Élysées. The two-day trip could be somewhat of a respite from media scrutiny on alleged links between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, but he was...

    Polish Parliament to Assert Greater Control Over Judiciary
    Jul13

    Polish Parliament to Assert Greater Control Over Judiciary

    Poland’s conservative ruling party has pushed a bill through the lower house of parliament that would give lawmakers a dominant role in appointing judges, a move that opposition parties and rights groups said would make jurists subject to political influence. The proposed law would change the makeup of the National Judiciary Council. At...

    Kremlin’s Sputnik Radio to Broadcast ‘Alternative News’ in Washington
    Jul13

    Kremlin’s Sputnik Radio to Broadcast ‘Alternative News’ in Washington

    Russian state-funded Sputnik Radio has started its first broadcasts in the Washington, D.C., area, in an effort to reach more Americans with what it calls “alternative news.” Sputnik, which says it gives voice to minority views outside mainstream media and supports an anti-establishment agenda, broadcasts on the 105.5 W288BS...

    EU Trade Pact with Ukraine to Take Full Effect in September
    Jul11

    EU Trade Pact with Ukraine to Take Full Effect in September

    A broad new trade treaty struck between the European Union and Ukraine will take full effect from September, the European Council said on Tuesday on the eve of an upbeat summit in Kyiv. “This is the final step of the ratification process through which the EU and Ukraine commit to a close, long-term relationship in all main policy areas,” it said...

    Foreign Ministers Meet on Europe’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’
    Jul11

    Foreign Ministers Meet on Europe’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’

    Austria’s foreign minister convened dozens of counterparts on Tuesday to overcome what he calls a “crisis of confidence” hobbling the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. A forum born of Cold War attempts to ease disputes through compromise, the OSCE must reach decisions by consensus. However,...

    Russia Calls EU-Ukraine Pact “Exemplary” Breach of WTO Rules
    Jul11

    Russia Calls EU-Ukraine Pact “Exemplary” Breach of WTO Rules

    Russia has indicated a potential new legal salvo in its trade war with Ukraine and the European Union, telling the World Trade Organization that a trade deal between Kiev and Brussels breaks the rules by penalizing Russia. Minutes of a June 29 meeting of the WTO’s committee on regional trade agreements, published on Tuesday, record...

    US Deploys Advanced Anti-aircraft Missiles in Baltics For First Time
    Jul10

    US Deploys Advanced Anti-aircraft Missiles in Baltics For First Time

    The United States deployed a battery of Patriot long-range anti-aircraft missiles in Lithuania to be used in NATO war games Tuesday — the first time the advanced defense system has been brought to the Baltics where Russia has air superiority. The Patriot battery was brought to the Siauliai military airbase Monday, ahead of the Tobruk Legacy...

    Ukraine Begins Talks on NATO Membership Action Plan
    Jul10

    Ukraine Begins Talks on NATO Membership Action Plan

    Ukraine is beginning discussions on a membership action plan with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday. Speaking at a joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after a NATO-Ukraine Commission session in Kyiv, Poroshenko said at the moment Ukraine does not meet NATO...

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