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    NATO-Russia Council Session Does Little to Ease Tension
    Jul14

    NATO-Russia Council Session Does Little to Ease Tension

    A meeting Wednesday of NATO and Russian ministers, billed as an opportunity to defuse tensions after the alliance’s recent declaration that it was in deterrence mode on Russia, produced no “meeting of the minds,” NATO’s chief said. The NATO-Russia Council, set up 14 years ago to help avert crises, met in Brussels following last...

    Poland’s Clash of Cultures Escalates
    Jul13

    Poland’s Clash of Cultures Escalates

    Unlike some central and eastern Europe nations, Poland has not seen a major push for an exit from the European Union in the wake of Brexit, but the country’s nationalist movements, whose influence continues to rise, are calling for deep reforms in the EU. Those calls are being led largely by young people, members of the post-communist...

    Canada’s Prime Minister Visits Ukraine
    Jul11

    Canada’s Prime Minister Visits Ukraine

    Ukraine and Canada on Monday signed a free trade agreement during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first visit to Ukraine. Canada is home to a sizeable Ukrainian minority and has been a key backer for Ukraine during the two-year separatist war in the east. President Petro Poroshenko told a news conference at the end of the talks in...

    NATO Extends Mission in Afghanistan into 2017
    Jul09

    NATO Extends Mission in Afghanistan into 2017

    Leaders gathered at the NATO summit in Warsaw have pledged to continue training Afghan security forces into 2017 and to provide nearly $1 billion each year to support Afghan forces through 2020. Together with contributions from the United States, that will mean the western alliance will continue to provide around $5 billion per year for Afghan...

    Dallas Tragedy Prompts Obama to Cut Short Europe Trip
    Jul09

    Dallas Tragedy Prompts Obama to Cut Short Europe Trip

    The killings of five police officers in the southwestern U.S. city of Dallas are prompting President Barack Obama to cut short his trip to Europe by one day. The decision did not change the U.S. leader’s plans at the NATO summit that was concluding Saturday in Warsaw, where the group agreed on new efforts to deter Russia from threatening...

    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...

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