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President Barack Obama and his Polish counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski spoke yesterday about "the importance of raising defense spending" by NATO's European members, the White House said, in a statement calling for "trans-Atlantic solidarity."
Russia's Defence Ministry on Monday challenged U.S. and Ukrainian accusations that pro-Russian separatists were responsible for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and said Ukrainian warplanes had flown close to the aircraft.
Romania's President Traian Basescu on Monday accused the European Union of being weak and too slow in imposing sanctions on Russia to deter it from encroaching further into Europe after its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea.
An EU-appointed task force will release its findings next week after an investigation into allegations that Kosovo Albanian guerrillas took body organs from Serb captives during the 1998-99 war, Kosovo's justice ministry said on Monday.
As hundreds of thousands of people held pro-Palestinian rallies in cities around the world over the weekend, the death toll in Syria continued to mount, with relatively little attention.
More than a century ago the writer Anton Chekhov said, "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following act it should be fired."
Paratroopers from the U.S., Canadian and Polish armies prepare for an airborne training exercise May 19, 2014, at a training area near Drawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.
Flight 17 that rebels in the east of the country possessed sophisticated air-defense systems capable of felling a jetliner at altitudes in excess of where the The disclosure deepens the mystery of why Ukrainian aviation officials failed to entirely close off the airspace in the Donetsk region, where the jet was flying went it was shot down, killing ... (more)
Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands prayed Sunday for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger built over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The chairman of the Dutch Bishops Conference, Cardinal Wim Eijk, called on church-goers to ... (more)
While international condemnation of Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to increase after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down this week, it's unclear whether such pressures will be enough to cause the leader to abandon his campaign of meddling in eastern Ukraine.
Hundreds of campaigners closed a road to a NATO naval base in Greece, protesting against the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in the region.
If that's proof of continuing political unrest in Ukraine, American politicians say more needs to be done to stop it.
A U.S. drone strike in volatile northwestern Pakistan killed 11 militants on Saturday, a Taliban commander and security officials said, as Pakistani security forces press ahead with an offensive in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border.
Senator Jack Reed says he believes the U.S.'s NATO allies could put more resources on the table to send a signal to Russia that military options are available in Ukraine.
Hundreds of campaigners closed a road to a NATO naval base in Greece on Saturday, protesting against the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in the region.
The collective gasp heard around the world after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is a recognition that what just happened is different.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 02:34 am
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