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    Poland Leads NATO Military Exercises
    Jun07

    Poland Leads NATO Military Exercises

    Poland and more than 20 NATO member states begin a large-scale military training exercise Tuesday as part of efforts to reassure central and eastern European countries concerned by Russia’s actions in nearby Ukraine. The Kremlin formally denounced the exercises early Tuesday, saying they do not contribute to an atmosphere of trust and...

    Poland, NATO Members Hold Large-scale Military Exercises
    Jun06

    Poland, NATO Members Hold Large-scale Military Exercises

    Poland and more than 20 NATO member states are launching a large-scale military training exercise as part of efforts to assure central and eastern European countries concerned by Russia’s actions in nearby Ukraine. The Poland-led, 10-day, Anakonda-16 exercises will involve 31,000 troops, 3,000 vehicles, 105 aircraft and 12 Navy ships....

    Ukraine Arrests Frenchman for Plotting Attacks on Euro 2016
    Jun06

    Ukraine Arrests Frenchman for Plotting Attacks on Euro 2016

    Ukraine’s intelligence agency SBU said on Monday it has thwarted a plot to attack soccer’s European Championships in France by arresting a Frenchman who wanted to cross from Ukraine into the European Union armed to the teeth. ”The Ukrainian Security Service has managed to foil a series of 15 terrorist attacks which were planned...

    Vladimir Putin the Book: 15 Years in 3 Volumes
    Jun06

    Vladimir Putin the Book: 15 Years in 3 Volumes

    Referencing the Russian President has never been easier. Vladimir Putin’s entire oeuvre of speeches and addresses over a 15-year career has been collected in a new three-volume book that premiered at a Moscow book fair over the weekend. The book, titled Direct Speech, and issued by the publishing house Zvonnitsa, claimed to be a “portrait...

    MH17 Investigation at ‘Advanced Stage,’ Results Due in Months
    Jun06

    MH17 Investigation at ‘Advanced Stage,’ Results Due in Months

    Dutch prosecutors say an international joint investigation into the downing of Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine is “at a very advanced stage” and the results will be available within months. This part of the investigation concerns the weapon used and “the exact launch site of the weapon” to bring down the Malaysia Airlines...

    Crimean Tatars Face Russian Crackdown
    Jun05

    Crimean Tatars Face Russian Crackdown

    Topuz Bakhtiyar’s large family was fast asleep in their first-floor apartment in a five-floor building on Tsvetochnaya Street in the city of Yalta, Crimea, early in the morning of February 12 when a group of heavily armed masked men broke the windows and stormed the apartment. Shouting commands in Russian, the raiders locked the women in...

    Russia Sees ‘Brexit’ Weakening European Resolve, Analysts Say
    Jun04

    Russia Sees ‘Brexit’ Weakening European Resolve, Analysts Say

    As Britain contemplates leaving the European Union with a June 23 referendum, Russia is seen as one of the few countries in Europe favoring a so-called “Brexit” from the EU. While pubs in Britain are buzzing with debate over whether to leave the European Union, at those in Russia, many locals support a Brexit. “I think England is such a...

    UN Sees Threat of Protracted War in East Ukraine Conflict
    Jun03

    UN Sees Threat of Protracted War in East Ukraine Conflict

    A new report from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva said the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile two years into the war between Russian-backed armed separatists and the government. The latest U.N. figures show nearly 9,400 people have been killed and more than 21,500 others wounded since the conflict...

    Poll: Russians See US, Ukraine, Turkey as Top 3 Enemies
    Jun03

    Poll: Russians See US, Ukraine, Turkey as Top 3 Enemies

    A survey by an independent Moscow-based polling agency has found that Russians believe their country has a trio of main enemies – the United States, Ukraine and Turkey, in that order. The findings of the Levada Center poll, conducted among 2,400 people across Russia May 20-23, contain little new data other than Turkey’s inclusion in the top...

    Flooding in Europe Kills 7, Shuts Museums and Castles
    Jun03

    Flooding in Europe Kills 7, Shuts Museums and Castles

    Torrential rain and rising rivers that continue to sweep across Europe have killed at least seven people and forced the closing of the world’s most visited museum. The River Seine surged to its highest level in more than 30 years, overflowing its banks and forcing the Louvre in Paris to close on Friday to allow the staff to move works at...

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