Attack at Afghan base kills U.S. soldier, wounds 15

Aug 5, 2014

Attack at Afghan base kills U.S. soldier, wounds 15

A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, killing at least one U.S. soldier and wounding 15, including a German brigadier general and “about a dozen” Americans, authorities said. Details about the attack at ...

Jul 30, 2014

Japan wants France-Russia warship deal quashed

The government on Tuesday expressed “strong concern” about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end violence in Ukraine. President Francois Hollande ...

After Crimea, U.S. trains elite troops in Europe

Jun 11, 2014

After Crimea, U.S. trains elite troops in Europe

As NATO refocuses on its eastern borders after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the United States is quietly deploying more troops to train special forces in former Soviet bloc states anxious about Moscow’s intentions. Major exercises began last month in Poland, Slovakia and the Baltic ...

NATO voices 'grave concern' over Russian troop buildup

Apr 3, 2014

NATO voices 'grave concern' over Russian troop buildup

NATO warned on Wednesday that Russia’s military presence on the flash point border with Ukraine was of “grave concern” and that Moscow’s forces could reach military objectives in just days. Ukraine’s new government meanwhile took the first step toward granting more powers to the ...