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Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

Rebels in east Ukraine appear to have seized swathes of territory from retreating government forces, while Western intelligence says Russian army units are operating inside the country. After weeks of government offensives that have seen troops push deep into the […]


Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens

Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens

A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory Wednesday as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead. Fighting intensified as Kiev appeared to ramp up a deadly offensive to crush […]


France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last month, President Barack Obama said it would be preferable […]


Exercise Saber Strike 14 demonstrates international cooperation

Exercise Saber Strike 14 demonstrates international cooperation

U.S. Army Europe and its regional partners in the Baltic region kicked off the joint, combined multinational military exercise Saber Strike 2014 at the Adazi Training Area, June 9. The exercise, scheduled to conclude June 20, spans multiple locations in […]


US deploys 2 B-2 bombers to Europe for exercises

US deploys 2 B-2 bombers to Europe for exercises

The US Air Force has deployed two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers to a British air base for exercises with NATO allies, the Pentagon said Monday. The deployment, which the Pentagon said was preplanned and short-term, comes against a backdrop of […]


Hagel Urges European NATO Members to Boost Defense Budgets

Hagel Urges European NATO Members to Boost Defense Budgets

NATO European allies must dedicate more money to defense spending, and all are ready to do their part in the follow-on operation in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said at NATO headquarters in Brussels today. The secretary spoke at a […]


NATO, Russia ‘fundamentally’ differ over Ukraine crisis

NATO, Russia ‘fundamentally’ differ over Ukraine crisis

NATO and Russia had a “very frank” exchange of views on the Ukraine crisis Monday but found no common ground in the first such meeting since Moscow annexed Crimea, officials said. “I can say it was a very frank exchange […]


Actions Underscore Worldwide Commitment, Official Says

Actions Underscore Worldwide Commitment, Official Says

The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of the Russian intervention […]


Cyprus settlement ‘worth 20 billion euros’

Cyprus settlement ‘worth 20 billion euros’

A Cyprus reunification deal would generate a 20-billion-euro ($27.2 billion) peace dividend for the recession-hit island, according to a study released Thursday. The study predicts an elusive UN-brokered peace deal would raise per capita incomes by approximately 12,000 euros, expand […]


 
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