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17 min ago | ABC News

Dutch Scramble Jets After Russian Bombers Approach

The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea.

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3 hrs ago | 4029TV.com

Ukraine: Pro-Russian militants to be targeted

Pro-Russian militants will be targeted in four key cities in Ukraine's restive east, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister said Wednesday, even as a contingent of U.S. paratroopers was due to arrive in Poland for military exercises prompted by the crisis.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Terrorism, Oleksandr Turchynov

7 hrs ago | Russia Taday

US sends 600 troops to Eastern Europe, warship USS Taylor enters Black Sea

U.S. Navy frigate USS Taylor sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea in Istanbul April 22, 2014 US frigate USS Taylor 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.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, World News, Russia, Asia, Europe, Ukraine,

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Canada.com

Analysis: Weak U.S. hand in Ukraine confrontation, Russia's Putin immune to negotiations

Nearly a quarter century after the Cold War ended, the crisis in Ukraine symbolizes the weak foreign policy hand the United States often finds itself playing despite its status as the only global superpower.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, World News, Vladimir Putin

USA Today

Russia's military spending spree

Over the next three years, Moscow plans to nearly double its defense spending. Are they simply upgrading their defense systems -- or does it mean something more.

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Ottawa Citizen

Den Tandt: Barack Obama gives Canada the brush-off, yet again

Barack Obama is Canada's American president. Right? Of course right. In the lead-up to his 2012 battle with the airbrushed Republican Mitt Romney, with his binders full of women, polls showed Canadians overwhelmingly preferred Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, World News

ABC News

US Troops Head to Exercises in Eastern Europe

U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Italy, World News,

CFRA

Foreign Minister Baird in Prague stresses Canada's support for NATO's eastern members

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, left, shakes hand with his Czech Republic's counterpart Lubomir Zaoralek, right, after their joint press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Czech Republic, Europe, Stephen Harper, Poland

The Advocate

NATO minesweepers set off on Baltic deployment

Associated Press photo by Gero Breloer -- The warships of the standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE with, from front to back, Estonian minehunter Admiral Cowen, Dutch minehunter Makkum, Norwegian minesweeper Otra and Belgian minehunter Belis set sail from Kiel, Germany, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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The Wichita Eagle

NATO minesweepers set off on Baltic deployment

The ships - a minesweeper and a support ship from Norway and one mine-hunter each from the Netherlands, Belgium and Estonia - left the German port of Kiel for an exercise that will continue under Norwegian command until the end of May. Germany will then take command of the deployment.

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UnionLeader.com

Jonah Goldberg: Obamaa s lame sock hop with Putin

PRESIDENT OBAMA is right. He told Major Garrett of CBS this week that "Mr. Putin's decisions aren't just bad for Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Vladimir Putin, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

UPI

Leidos subsidiary to aid NATO fuel monitoring system

The NATO Fuel Monitoring System is to receive support services from a subsidiary of Virginia-based Leidos, the company announced.

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Related Topix: World News

The Baltimore Sun

Exclusive: U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.

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Free Republic

Analysis: Finland and Sweden debate NATO membership

The West's standoff with Russia over Ukraine is triggering debate over the adequacy of defence spending and cooperation to confront a more assertive Russia across Europe.

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Related Topix: Europe, Finland, World News,

102.3 SUNNY FM

Russian and American military dolphins might face off this summer

According to a report from the Russian newspaper Izvestia, the United States Navy's marine mammal unit will be deployed to the Black Sea this summer, where American dolphins and sea lions could find themselves nose-to-nose with their Russian counterparts.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, World News

Counterpunch

Robocop NATO Dreams of War

MARX: A HERO FOR OUR TIME? - Suddenly, everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone seems to be talking about Karl Marx.

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Click Orlando

Shooting adds tensions to Cold War standoff

Pro-Russian administrations are popping up all over eastern Ukraine, after pro-Russian protesters overran government buildings and set up roadblocks Russia has long said it reserves the right to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Prison, Oleksandr Turchynov

Charter97

Radoslaw Sikorski: Belarus should worry about Kremlin

'Russia has declared itself to be a revisionist power, unhappy and ready to break the political and legal consensus [established] after World War II and after the Cold War.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Detroit News

Obama must defend NATO's red line

Last week, masked men in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in Eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Vladimir Putin, Opinion

Bellingham Herald

In Afghanistan, Abdullah extends lead over rival for presidency as ballot count continues

On Sunday, the Afghan Independent Election Commission announced the results from 40 percent of the ballots.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai,

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