Jun 23, 2016

NATO couldn't repel Baltic invasion by Russia: U.S. general

NATO would currently be unable to protect the Baltics against a Russian attack, the commander of U.S. ground forces in Europe, Gen. Ben Hodges, said in a news report Wednesday. “Russia could take over the Baltic states faster than we would be able to ...

Back in the USSR? Ukraine rebels aim to 'bring up patriots'

Jun 23, 2016

Back in the USSR? Ukraine rebels aim to 'bring up patriots'

In camouflage uniforms and red caps, a group of young people gather in the Ukrainian rebels’ de facto capital of Donetsk to sing patriotic songs and discuss the conflict. They are members of Patriot, a youth club set up by separatist authorities in the ...

Jun 15, 2016

NATO to send troops to deter Russia; Putin orders snap drill

Britain, Germany and the United States advanced plans Tuesday to spearhead a new NATO force on Russia’s border from next year, and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered snap checks on combat readiness across his armed forces. Weeks before a critical NATO summit in Warsaw, ...

Jun 7, 2016

31 survivors of shipwreck off Crete arrive in Egypt

Thirty-one migrants who survived when their boat sank off Crete last week arrived in Egypt on Monday along with the bodies of nine people who died, police told AFP. Two helicopters, three ships and a coast guard vessel scrambled after the makeshift boat sank ...

NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member

May 20, 2016

NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member

NATO invited the Balkan nation of Montenegro to become its 29th member, agreeing Thursday to expand for only the seventh time in its history despite Russia’s angry objections. The decision is still subject to formal approval by the U.S. Senate, the alliance’s 27 other ...