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    NATO Summit Shows Shift from Reassurance to Deterrence
    Jul08

    NATO Summit Shows Shift from Reassurance to Deterrence

    It is being called the most critical NATO summit since the end of the Cold War. U.S. President Barack Obama began two days of crucial meetings in Warsaw Friday with Brexit at the top of his agenda and concerns of what the departure of NATO’s other heavy-hitter, Britain, from the EU will mean for the security alliance. The United States has...

    Obama Calls for Orderly Brexit Transition Ahead of NATO Summit
    Jul08

    Obama Calls for Orderly Brexit Transition Ahead of NATO Summit

    After arriving in Warsaw early Friday morning for a NATO summit in what is expected to be his final presidential trip to the continent, U.S. President Barack Obama said he expects a smooth break-up between Britain and the European Union. “As difficult as it will be, I am confident that the UK and the EU will be able to agree on an orderly...

    US Gives Ukraine Additional $23 Million in Humanitarian Assistance
    Jul07

    US Gives Ukraine Additional $23 Million in Humanitarian Assistance

    The United States will give Ukraine nearly $23 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help it deal with the crisis in the eastern part of the country. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the new aid package Thursday in Kyiv where he met with top officials, including President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman,...

    NATO Summit to Focus on Islamic State Attacks, Russian Aggression, Afghan War
    Jul07

    NATO Summit to Focus on Islamic State Attacks, Russian Aggression, Afghan War

    On the heels of a U.S. announcement to keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, NATO leaders will meet in Warsaw Friday and Saturday to discuss three key security topics: continuing support for Afghan forces, defeating Islamic State militants on NATO’s southern flank and deterring Russian aggression on the alliance’s eastern flank....

    Obama, Putin Discuss World Hot Spots in Phone Call
    Jul07

    Obama, Putin Discuss World Hot Spots in Phone Call

    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday about the situation in Syria and the importance of Russia pressing the Syrian regime for a lasting halt to attacks against civilians and groups agreeing to a cessation of hostilities. The White House said the two presidents confirmed their commitment to...

    NATO-Russia Council to Meet in Possible Move to Ease Tensions
    Jul06

    NATO-Russia Council to Meet in Possible Move to Ease Tensions

    NATO envoys will hold a further formal meeting with Russia on July 13, days after the alliance’s summit in Warsaw, in a sign Washington and Moscow want to defuse tensions in Europe. The forum bringing together Russia and its former Cold War adversary NATO last met in April after an almost two-year hiatus as relations sank to their lowest...

    US Secretary of State Kerry Reassures Georgia, Ukraine of Western Support
    Jul06

    US Secretary of State Kerry Reassures Georgia, Ukraine of Western Support

    In an effort to reassure Georgia and Ukraine the United States is committed to their security, America’s top diplomat is visiting the European nations as Russia continues to assert itself in the region. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capitol, Wednesday to sign new joint military and security agreements...

    Russian Rights Activists Denounce Counterterrorist Legislation
    Jul01

    Russian Rights Activists Denounce Counterterrorist Legislation

    Russia’s parliament has approved a package of controversial amendments to its existing counterterrorism laws despite strong criticism from human rights activists, including the head of the Russian president’s rights council. The amendments were passed last week by the State Duma, the parliament’s lower chamber, and on Wednesday...

    Chechen Suspected in Istanbul Attack, but Questions Remain
    Jul01

    Chechen Suspected in Istanbul Attack, but Questions Remain

    Responsibility for Tuesday’s Istanbul airport attack is centering on one key suspect: Akhmad Chataev, a man with a long history of involvement in jihadist activities, beginning in Chechnya and ending in Syria. At least 44 people were killed and more than 230 others wounded Tuesday when three men attacked Ataturk airport, Turkey’s...

    Spanish Emigration Hits Highest Level Since at Least 2008
    Jul01

    Spanish Emigration Hits Highest Level Since at Least 2008

    The number of Spanish nationals moving abroad rose last year to its highest level since comparable figures were first compiled in 2008, the National Statistics Institute said Thursday. Many traveled to Britain, where they now face an uncertain future following last week’s decision by British voters to leave the European Union. Almost...

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