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    France Deports 29 Russia Fans Over Euro 2016 Violence
    Jun14

    France Deports 29 Russia Fans Over Euro 2016 Violence

    French police have begun the deportation of 29 Russians following violent clashes with England supporters in the early days of the Euro 2016 football (soccer) tournament. More than 35 people were injured in Marseille late Saturday after British and Russian fans brawled in and around the Stade Velodrome. After the match ended in a 1-1 draw,...

    NATO to Send 4 International Battalions to Baltics, Poland
    Jun13

    NATO to Send 4 International Battalions to Baltics, Poland

    NATO will agree to deploy four international battalions to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — countries that feel most threatened by Russia, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday. “This will send a clear signal that NATO stands ready to defend any ally,” Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting of alliance defense ministers...

    UEFA Considers Expelling Russia, England from Euro 2016
    Jun12

    UEFA Considers Expelling Russia, England from Euro 2016

    European football’s governing body, UEFA, threatened Sunday to expel both Russia and England from Euro 2016 in France if their fans continue violent behavior. More than 35 people were injured in Marseille late Saturday after British and Russian soccer fans brawled in and around the Stade Velodrome. After the match ended in a 1-1 draw,...

    Floods, Strikes, Terrorist Threats — Euro 2016 Debuts in France
    Jun10

    Floods, Strikes, Terrorist Threats — Euro 2016 Debuts in France

    The floodwaters are receding and sunbathers are back in Paris parks, but the Seine River still laps over arteries that normally host cars and skateboarders. Strikes over unpopular labor reforms have disrupted rail, fuel and garbage services, while authorities are on high alert over terrorist fears. In some ways, the monthlong UEFA European...

    Floods, Strikes and Terrorist threats — Euro 2016 Debuts in France
    Jun10

    Floods, Strikes and Terrorist threats — Euro 2016 Debuts in France

    Floods, strikes and threats of another terrorist attack … the monthlong Euro 2016 football championship kicks off outside Paris Friday amid a raft of potential problems. Earlier in the week, Ukrainian police arrested a man suspected of plotting attacks during the games, just as fans begin arriving in France. But from the French capital, Lisa...

    Brexit Raises Fear of Aggressive Russia in Baltics
    Jun08

    Brexit Raises Fear of Aggressive Russia in Baltics

    Political analysts say a vote in favor of Britain leaving the European Union would raise concerns among the former Soviet states in the Baltics and eastern Europe that are now EU members and neighbor a resurgent Russia. If British voters decide in a June 23 referendum to leave the EU, a so-called “Brexit,” former Soviet states...

    Russian Orthodox Patriarch: USSR Preserved Christian Morality
    Jun08

    Russian Orthodox Patriarch: USSR Preserved Christian Morality

    The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, recently said that the Soviet Union preserved Russia’s Christian morality – a claim that raised more than a few eyebrows. Omitting any mention of the Soviet government’s mass persecution of religious institutions, Kirill’s words appeared to some as an attempt to...

    Russian Anti-IS Brochure Casts US as Villain
    Jun08

    Russian Anti-IS Brochure Casts US as Villain

    A tree covered with the bloody dead bodies of more than a hundred villagers — women, children and elders. A dying young boy telling the story about merciless forces of darkness that came at night to slaughter the innocent. The remorseless rage of the inhumane warlord who ordered the genocidal act. Fans of the 2006 Hollywood blockbuster...

    More US Pushback Needed Against Russian Aggression
    Jun08

    More US Pushback Needed Against Russian Aggression

    U.S. lawmakers have expressed concern that the Obama administration may not be engaged enough in countering what they view as Russia’s bad behavior in Ukraine and Georgia. “I worry that the message that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin must be taking from our response is that his limit-testing aggression and opportunism is the right...

    Russia-Israel Ties Grow With Kremlin’s Influence in Region
    Jun08

    Russia-Israel Ties Grow With Kremlin’s Influence in Region

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s second meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin in less than two months Tuesday underscores increasingly closer relations between the U.S. ally and Russia as Moscow’s influence grows in the Middle East. Russia’s military campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar...

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