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US sends 600 troops to Eastern Europe, warship USS Taylor enters Black Sea
US frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) has entered the Black Sea, according to the US Navy, as the Pentagon announces plans to dispatch some 600 troops to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for military exercises.

22.04.2014 17:45

Wooing NATO troops would be like inviting the USSR – Latvian mayor
​The stationing of NATO troops in Latvia, which is being advocated by some politicians, would be a foreign invasion similar to the invitation of Soviet troops in 1940, which led to the eventual takeover of the country, a popular Latvian politician says.

04.04.2014 09:38

The Expandables: How NATO 'conquered' Europe
On the 65th anniversary of NATO, the debate over the organization’s expansion remains highly contentious, with some viewing it as a broken promise to Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

April 04, 2014 03:31

‘NATO making best effort to show it’s doing something about Crimea’
Crimea is being used as pretext to increase Western defense budgets, although what’s happened there really has little impact on the vital national interests of NATO-members, security analyst Charles Shoebridge told RT.

03.04.2014 10:08

West furious as Crimea accepted into Russia
Following the signing of the treaty of accession of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation, there has been an outspoken backlash and threats from key G7 members, who are organizing a meeting next week.

18.03.2014 14:05

Latvian ministers boycott march of Waffen-SS veterans
Latvian government has prohibited its ministers from taking part in the annual march of Waffen-SS veterans and their supporters in Riga. About 1,500 people attended the event, which has been held in the Latvian capital for nearly two decades.

16.03.2014 09:09

NATO starts air drills close to Ukraine's borders
NATO has begun wargames in Poland as recently dispatched US jets are set to take part in the exercises. Poor weather has delayed naval maneuvers in the Black Sea, with the US saying both drills were planned before the outbreak of unrest in Ukraine.

11.03.2014 14:40

Art of drills: 10 NATO war games that almost started armed conflicts
The world’s largest military alliance seems annoyed about Russia’s “lack of transparency” over military drills at a very “delicate time.” NATO, however, has its own long history of war games all over the globe.

28.02.2014 02:56

​Latvia joins eurozone, but half of population opposed
Latvia has celebrated the New Year by joining the eurozone, becoming the 18th member of the Europe-wide currency bloc. However, recent opinion polls show that a majority of Latvians oppose the move, with just one-fifth strongly in favor.

01.01.2014 06:07

Moscow confirms deployment of Iskander missiles on NATO borders
The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed media reports on the deployment of short-range Iskander missiles in the country’s west, near its borders with the Baltic states and NATO members, saying that it does not violate international agreements.

16.12.2013 12:07

Latvia PM resigns over supermarket roof collapse that killed 54
Latvia’s prime minister has announced his resignation over a Riga supermarket collapse that killed more than 50 people last week.

27.11.2013 12:06

NATO launches ‘largest ever’ cyber-security exercises
NATO has kicked off Cyber Coalition 2013, the largest ever exercise of its kind intended to thwart massive, simultaneous attacks on member states and their allies.

26.11.2013 17:33

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