Apr 23, 2015

Russia bolstering rebel forces, heavy arms, air defenses in Ukraine: U.S.

The United States accused Russia Wednesday of building up its forces along the border with Ukraine, boosting air defense systems in the country and training Ukrainian rebels in the east. “Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to violate the terms of the ‘Minsk 2′ agreement signed ...

Apr 22, 2015

Major NATO cybersecurity drill to be held in Estonia

About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO’s efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially debilitating hacker attacks. Teams from 16 nations will take part in the Locked Shields 2015 exercise at ...

Ukrainian forces get U.S. paratrooper training to fight pro-Russia rebels

Apr 21, 2015

Ukrainian forces get U.S. paratrooper training to fight pro-Russia rebels

U.S. paratroopers Monday began training Ukrainian government forces who will fight pro-Russian separatists in the east, angering Moscow as the deadly conflict rumbles on in the ex-Soviet country. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko welcomed troops from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade in a rain-soaked ceremony ...

Putin bests Obama in Iran

Apr 17, 2015

Putin bests Obama in Iran

by Leonid Bershidsky

Russian President Vladimir Putin is building on a tactical advantage he has over the U.S. in talks with Iran: He can be the first to begin rapprochement with Iran's leaders, without worrying too much about its compliance with any nuclear deal's requirements.

Government changing official pronunciation of Georgia

Apr 15, 2015

Government changing official pronunciation of Georgia

The Diet has enacted a bill to change the official Japanese name for the country of Georgia from “Gurujia,” which derives from the Russian term “Gruziya,” to “Jojia,” based on the English pronunciation of the former Soviet republic’s name. The bill to revise the ...

U.S. accuses Russia of training separatists inside Ukraine

Apr 15, 2015

U.S. accuses Russia of training separatists inside Ukraine

Russian forces still are operating inside Ukraine and have set up training camps for pro-Moscow separatists, despite a cease-fire agreement backed by the Kremlin, the Pentagon said Tuesday. “There is no question that the Russians continue to operate inside of Ukrainian territory,” spokesman Col. ...