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US prepares military drill in W. Ukraine for mid-September
The US and its allies are preparing to stage a military exercise in western Ukraine, close to the Polish border, in mid-September. The joint drill will involve over 1,000 troops from the US and Europe, as well as from Ukraine.

02.09.2014 23:01

Remember Iraq? Former US intel officers warn Merkel against NATO images of Ukraine
With the escalating Ukrainian crisis towards the top of the agenda at this week’s NATO summit in Wales, a group of former American intelligence workers is urging the alliance to be careful before crafting a response.

02.09.2014 14:14

Estonia wants NATO bases on its territory as military bloc plans expansion
Estonia wants permanent NATO bases on its soil, the country’s president told journalists. The military alliance plans to deploy its bases in Eastern Europe, close to Russia’s borders. The statement comes two days before the NATO summit in Wales.

02.09.2014 14:48

Hope US won't help Ukraine as it did Libya and Iraq – Lavrov
Russia hopes that the US won’t help Ukraine to establish a democracy, in Libyan or Iraqi style, and will support both the Kiev authorities and the self-defense forces in Ukraine, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

02.09.2014 10:03

Military aircraft buzz over Wales ahead of NATO summit
A series of training flights by military helicopters and other aircraft circled around the Welsh cities of Cardiff and Newport ahead of the NATO summit, in what has been called one of the largest security operations to ever take place on British soil.

02.09.2014 08:35

Castro compares NATO to Nazi SS, slams US, Israel for ‘creating ISIS’
Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro compared NATO’s recent statements to that of Nazi SS and accused US and its allies of igniting conflicts abroad. Castro slammed John McCain for backing Israel and accused both of being involved in the creation of ISIS.

01.09.2014 23:31

NATO summit: Obama, Cameron urge allies to ramp up military spending
Barack Obama and David Cameron will urge NATO members to increase military spending at the alliance’s summit in Wales, amid growing geopolitical tensions, Europe-wide austerity, and criticism that some countries are getting a “free ride”.

01.09.2014 11:28

​Islamic State and the appeal of 72 Virgins-in-waiting: Video games, boredom and the lack of future prospects
Muslim extremism has been NATO's enemy-of-choice since the mid-1990's, and now this amorphous opponent has once again assumed the shape of a recognizable organization headed by a similarly tangible figure, worthy of a worldwide campaign of hatred.

01.09.2014 13:36

Ex-NATO commander blasts ‘dangerous’ defense plan for independent Scotland
The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) proposed policies for defending an independent Scotland have been denounced as “dangerous” and “amateurish” by a former NATO commander.

01.09.2014 08:55

​‘Stop NATO!’ Anti-militarist protest gains momentum in Wales ahead of summit
Hundreds of people have gathered in Wales for the second day running to march through the center of Cardiff and Newport in an anti-NATO rally ahead of the alliance’s upcoming summit.

31.08.2014 22:51

‘No to NATO’: Hundreds march against militarism, nuclear weapons at Wales summit
Some 400 people have joined a protest camp in Newport to protest against NATO. The march comes ahead of next week’s military summit that will see 60 world leaders descend on the area and is already causing considerable disruption to locals.

30.08.2014 13:45

‘United Continent’: European volunteers fighting Kiev troops in Eastern Ukraine
European volunteers are streaming into Ukraine to join the fighting on both sides. While Kiev’s forces are beefed up with mercenaries from private military companies, Europeans have also come to defend the rebel Donbass region of their own free will.

30.08.2014 06:07

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