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    US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies
    Dec15

    US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies

    The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander of U.S. land troops in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, in Zagan,...

    Bosnia to Expel Hundreds of Foreign Property Owners Amid Tax Probe
    Dec15

    Bosnia to Expel Hundreds of Foreign Property Owners Amid Tax Probe

    Bosnia will expel more than 300 foreigners, most from the Gulf, as illegal residents after they bought property for investment that they may have evaded taxes on, the office for expatriate affairs said on Wednesday. In recent years, Bosnia has seen an influx of Arab investors who have built residential complexes and tourist resorts, attracted by...

    Ukraine Security Chief Calls for Better Cyber Defense Against Russia
    Dec14

    Ukraine Security Chief Calls for Better Cyber Defense Against Russia

    A Ukrainian security chief said on Wednesday Ukraine needed to beef up its cyber defenses, citing a recent spate of attacks on government websites that he said originated in Russia. Over the past week, Ukraine’s Finance and Defense ministries and State Treasury said their websites had been temporarily downed by attacks aimed at disrupting...

    Judge Orders Crimean Artifacts Returned to Ukraine
    Dec14

    Judge Orders Crimean Artifacts Returned to Ukraine

    A priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia seized the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine and not Crimea, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday in a judgment likely to anger Moscow. Kyiv and the four museums have been wrangling over the fate of the archeological treasures, including gems,...

    Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO
    Dec13

    Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday the Kremlin is ready to boost Serbia’s defense capabilities amid what his Serbian counterpart alleges is a threat from neighboring Croatia. The statements came amid rising tensions between the two major Balkan rivals and former Yugoslav republics that were at war in the 1990s. Serbian...

    Denial and Outrage in Russia at Latest Anti-Doping Report
    Dec10

    Denial and Outrage in Russia at Latest Anti-Doping Report

    In the runup to the release of the World Anti-Doping Agency report, Match TV, a Kremlin-sponsored national sports channel launched earlier this year, rightly labeled the stakes involved. The WADA findings, the channel’s lead noted, would “determine the future of Russian sport.” It may prove the only point on which Russia and the rest of the...

    Ukrainians Want to Make a Deal with Trump
    Dec10

    Ukrainians Want to Make a Deal with Trump

    Ukrainians trying to figure out what to expect from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may be having trouble. His praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin during the recent political campaign received a lot of media attention. On the other hand, Trump also criticized President Barack Obama for “not doing what he should be doing for...

    Kerry Sounds Alarm of Rising Tide of Authoritarianism
    Dec08

    Kerry Sounds Alarm of Rising Tide of Authoritarianism

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned his European counterparts about the threats posed by rising authoritarianism in Europe and around the world. Speaking Thursday at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Hamburg, Kerry said the rising trend in authoritarian thinking is accompanied by...

    Russia Promotes Soviet Legend Over Fact
    Dec08

    Russia Promotes Soviet Legend Over Fact

    Russia’s controversial minister of culture, Vladimir Medinsky, in October called a Soviet legend about 28 soldiers who died defending Moscow from invading Nazis in World War II “sacred” and anyone who questions it “scum.” A ministry-supported feature film dramatizing the story, “Panfilov’s 28,” was released to cinemas...

    EU Unblocks Visa-free Travel for Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec08

    EU Unblocks Visa-free Travel for Ukraine, Georgia

    The European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal on Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures. Agreement on a mechanism for suspending such visa waivers in emergencies ends mounting embarrassment for some EU...

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