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Kidnapping Europeans for ransom has become a global business for Al Qaeda, bankrolling its operations across the globe.

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[T]he North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), while modestly buttressing defenses in member states in Central Europe and the Baltics, has left Ukraine out in the cold.

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The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile

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Europeans have been slow to recognise the world as it is rather than as they imagined.

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Russia's aggressive militarism and expansionism are a threat to more than just Ukraine; they are a threat to Europe, to the rule of law and to the values that bind Western nations. Canada will not stand idly by in the face of this threat.

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The UK will send a battle group to take part in major military training, Exercise Black Eagle, in October as part of a Nato package to reassure allies in eastern Europe.

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Turkey's new head of state will participate in the NATO Wales Summit just a few weeks after the country's first-ever popular vote for president.

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First, the alliance should announce its intent to permanently station troops in the East, most likely in Poland.

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's new use of Russian military force inside Ukraine harkens back to 1939 when Joseph Stalin led a Russian invasion of Poland, and Dempsey predicted Putin was far from finished.

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"We have noted an increase in the amount of weapons being transferred from Russia to Ukraine in the last several weeks.

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