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Mattis condemns Russia for influence-peddling in Macedonia

/ Sep 17, 2018

Mattis condemns Russia for influence-peddling in Macedonia

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Macedonia Monday, condemning Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for the country to join NATO — a move Moscow opposes. Mattis told reporters traveling ...

One by one, rebel chiefs in east Ukraine are slain

Sep 1, 2018

One by one, rebel chiefs in east Ukraine are slain

Eastern Ukrainian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko has become the latest rebel official to die in a series of apparent murders, slain Friday in an explosion in a cafe in the city of Donetsk. Since the start of the conflict between the Moscow-backed separatists in the ...

EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron

Aug 28, 2018

EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for Europe to stop relying on the United States for its military defense as he pushed for fresh EU integration in the face of rising nationalism around the continent. Relaunching his diplomatic agenda after the summer break, the ...

Japan's MSDF conducts joint drill with NATO in Baltic Sea

/ Aug 24, 2018

Japan's MSDF conducts joint drill with NATO in Baltic Sea

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Wednesday it has conducted a joint exercise with personnel from the Maritime Self-Defense Force in the Baltic Sea. The MSDF destroyer Makinami and training ship Kashima took part in the drill Tuesday along with vessels of NATO Maritime Group ...

Turkey crisis risks souring military ties with U.S.

Aug 14, 2018

Turkey crisis risks souring military ties with U.S.

The crisis in U.S.-Turkish relations, which already has put Turkey's economy under massive strain, also risks souring military ties between the two NATO allies, unleashing unknown geopolitical consequences. U.S. President Donald Trump last week announced new tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum, causing the country's ...