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NATO and Russia on the brink of war?

NATO and Russia on the brink of war?

New report says NATO and Russian military exercises increase the likelihood of a conflagration.

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Quantum geopolitics as applied to Turkey

Quantum geopolitics as applied to Turkey

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Russia announces aggressive naval doctrine

Russia announces aggressive naval doctrine

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Turkey: the heart of four interacting global crises

Turkey: the heart of four interacting global crises

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The Greek tragedy in the European Union

The Greek tragedy in the European Union

The resurrection of Germany comes with increasing unease in the rest of Europe as the future of Greece is questioned.

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Obama reassures Hollande all is well for bilateral relations

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French hissy fit over U.S. espionage allegations

Franco-American relations strained again.

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Britain faces unprecedented Muslim threat

Britain faces unprecedented Muslim threat

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Spero News Daily Brief: June 15, 2015

Spero News Daily Brief: June 15, 2015

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NATO pre-positions forces in Eastern Europe to resist Russian aggression

NATO pre-positions forces in Eastern Europe to resist Russian aggression

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Pope Francis to discuss Ukraine with Putin

Pope Francis to discuss Ukraine with Putin

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Europe's impoverishment and Muslim immigration

Europe's impoverishment and Muslim immigration

Economic underperformance, coupled with the onslaught of Muslim immigration, has resulted in European elections where national identity and regionalism have come to the fore.

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NATO must adapt while China and Russia advance, says NATO chief

NATO must adapt while China and Russia advance, says NATO chief

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EU to use military to stop immigration

EU to use military to stop immigration

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Russia's cat-and-mouse war games in Europe

Russia's cat-and-mouse war games in Europe

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How Britain's parliamentary election reflects status of Europe

How Britain's parliamentary election reflects status of Europe

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Today as in 1915, Turkey persecutes Christians

Today as in 1915, Turkey persecutes Christians

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Turkey condemns Pope Francis

Turkey condemns Pope Francis

Turkey is facing increased tension over Islamism.

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No Reformation coming for Islam

Self-loathing on the part of the West is among the challenges Europe and the US have in addressing Islam.

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Italy: military needed to defend Christians and Jews

Italy: military needed to defend Christians and Jews

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A third of Russian diplomats are spies

A third of Russian diplomats are spies

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Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a new Cold War

Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a new Cold War

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France thinks Obama's foreign policy is naive

France thinks Obama's foreign policy is naive

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Does Obama know how to spell genocide?

Does Obama know how to spell genocide?

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Turkey: centenary of Gallipoli distracts genocide commemoration

Turkey: centenary of Gallipoli distracts genocide commemoration

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Obama prefers football to hanging with other world leaders

Obama prefers football to hanging with other world leaders

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Terror attack in Germany

Terror attack in Germany

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France misses an opportunity to defy Muslim terrorism

France misses an opportunity to defy Muslim terrorism

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Russia rolls into Ukraine while Obama pivots towards China

Russia rolls into Ukraine while Obama pivots towards China

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Putin is all alone in Russia's perfect storm

Putin is all alone in Russia's perfect storm

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Belgium puts Muslim terrorists on trial for the first time

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Yes or No, Scotland's independence referendum is historic

Yes or No, Scotland's independence referendum is historic

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The implications of independence for Scotland

The implications of independence for Scotland

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Russia invades Ukraine without resistance

Russia invades Ukraine without resistance

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Obama defends prisoner swap

Obama defends prisoner swap

Taliban claim victory and plan more abductions. Obama offers no 'apologies'.

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Libya: NATO offices reportedly bombed

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Western governments and Churches must review their policies toward Iraq

Western governments and Churches must review their policies toward Iraq

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Obama is expected to discuss NSA scandal with Spanish president

Obama is expected to discuss NSA scandal with Spanish president

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Weapons cache found at Palestinian embassy following mysterious death of diplomat

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Turkey: Albania's strategic partner in the Balkans

Turkey: Albania's strategic partner in the Balkans

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NATO pushes gender equality

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Spanish Navy halts pirates of Somalia

Spanish Navy halts pirates of Somalia

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The US should support Falkland Islands self-determination

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Turkey will see further improvised explosive attacks

Turkey will see further improvised explosive attacks

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The Balkans' EU aspirations: inclusion, exclusion and faith

The Balkans' EU aspirations: inclusion, exclusion and faith

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Turkey retaliates for fifth day against Syria

Turkey retaliates for fifth day against Syria

In September, 333 children died in the civil war raging in Syria. Of the dead in September 333 were women, and 78 were women who died under torture.

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Iran's nukes and why we should worry about them

Iran's nukes and why we should worry about them

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NATO Gathers To Discuss Afghanistan, Missile Defense, And Its Own Future

NATO leaders meet in Chicago this weekend for a summit that will focus largely on the alliance's combat-force withdrawal from Afghanistan and its postmilitary role. But contentious plans for a European missile-defense system and the alliance's future vision will also be up for discussion.

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NATO To Discuss Afghanistan, Missile Defense, And Its Own Future

NATO leaders meet in Chicago this weekend for a summit that will focus largely on the alliance's combat-force withdrawal from Afghanistan and its postmilitary role. But contentious plans for a European missile-defense system and the alliance's future vision will also be up for discussion.

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NATO Chief: First Test Of Missile Defense Successful

NATO's chief says the first comprehensive test has been completed of the alliance's planned new missile-defense system in Europe.

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NATO Chief Looks To Summit, Dismisses Russian Rhetoric On Missile Shield

In an exclusive interview with a major NATO summit on the horizon where Afghanistan is supposed to dominate the agenda, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen talks about a range of issues, including expressing regret that Moscow continues to see missile defense as a national threat.

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NATO Chief Dismisses Russian Missile-Shield Warnings

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has dismissed warnings from Moscow regarding NATO's plan to construct a missile-defense system in Europe.

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NATO Soldier Killed In Afghan Attack

NATO says an attacker wearing an Afghan Army uniform opened fire on international troops in southern Afghanistan on May 6, killing one.

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Afghan soldier kills NATO trooper

Afghan soldier kills NATO trooper

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European Council reports on NATO responsibility in migrants' death at sea

European Council reports on NATO responsibility in migrants' death at sea

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NATO Chief Says Missile Defense Shield Will Not Threaten Russia

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has reiterated that the alliance's plan to build a missile-defense shield in Europe will not "threaten" Russia.

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With A Name Like Nato ...

NATO just announced the 20 winners of its "iReps" contest, and one of them is named -- wait for it -- Nato.

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Australian troops leaving Afghanistan early

Australian troops leaving Afghanistan early

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Libya: Muslim marauders desecrate Christian and Jewish graves

Libya: Muslim marauders desecrate Christian and Jewish graves

The desecration occured at the Benghazi Military Cemetery in Libya. Muslims destroyed the graves of Christian and Jewish military personnel who had served during WWII. They also destroyed a Christian cross.

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Turkey: Evangelical church assaulted by Muslim activists

Turkey: Evangelical church assaulted by Muslim activists

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NATO Chief Pledges To Meet Afghan Handover Goal

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the alliance is on track to fully hand over responsibility for securing Afghanistan to local forces by the end of 2014 as scheduled.

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NATO Says Bosnia "Needs More Work" For Membership

NATO's chief says Bosnia has more work to do before it can take the next step toward NATO membership.

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NATO Says Two Troops Killed In Southern Afghanistan

NATO said two of its soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan -- one in a roadside bomb explosion, the other in a suspected militant attack.

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NATO Chief Congratulates Putin, Seeks Meeting Soon

NATO says Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has telephoned Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his victory in Russia's presidential election, and they agreed to meet "in the not-too-distant future."

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NATO Admits Afghan Children Killed In Operation

The U.S.-led NATO force in Afghanistan has conceded that several children died during a military operation in the northeastern province of Kapisa, but says it's not clear if NATO was to blame.

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NATO Special Representative Holds Talks In Azerbaijan

NATO special representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai visited Azerbaijan on February 11 to discuss routes from NATO cargo to, and from Afghanistan.

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NATO Chief Says Afghan Troops To Take Lead By Mid-2013

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he expects Afghan forces to take full responsibility for security in the country by mid-2013, allowing NATO to gradually phase out combat troops from that time.

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NATO Chief: No Summit With Russia Without A Deal On Missile Defense

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says there will be no summit with Russia in May if there is no deal by then on missile defense cooperation.

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Genocide-denial bill in France denounced by Turkey

Genocide-denial bill in France denounced by Turkey

Awaiting French president Sarkozy's signature is a bill outlawing the denial of the historicity of the Turkish genocide of Armenians almost 100 years ago. Turkey is hopping mad about it.

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Turkey's outrage over French bill outlawing denial of genocide

Turkey's outrage over French bill outlawing denial of genocide

A permanent rift between NATO allies France and Turkey over a bill awaiting President Sarkozy's signature that would outlaw the denial of the Armenian genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks in the early 1900s.

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NATO Chief Calls Russian Military Buildup In Kaliningrad 'Waste Of Money'

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged Russia not to build up military near the alliance's borders, calling such a move "a complete waste" of finances.

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NATO Chief Calls Russian Military Kaliningrad Build-Up 'Waste'

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged Russia not to build up military near the alliance's borders, calling such a move "a complete waste" of finances.

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A war of words between Washington and Tehran

A war of words between Washington and Tehran

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Next steps in relations with Russia: The failure of Obama's 'reset' button

Next steps in relations with Russia: The failure of Obama's 'reset' button

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Iran's sabre-rattling goes up one dangerous notch

Iran's sabre-rattling goes up one dangerous notch

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R.I.P. Vaclav Havel: But must we adore him?

R.I.P. Vaclav Havel: But must we adore him?

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NATO Ends Iraq Training Mission

NATO has ended its training mission in Iraq.

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France to criminalize denial of the Armenian Genocide

France to criminalize denial of the Armenian Genocide

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NATO: Video Shows Kosovar Serbs As Leaders Of Attacks

The commander of NATO troops in Kosovo has identified an ethnic Serb businessman and his brother as the leaders of recent attacks on international forces in northern Kosovo.

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NATO Says Not Ignoring Russian Concerns

NATO foreign ministers and their Russian counterparts convene for meetings in Brussels amid tensions over a missile-defense system the military alliance wants to deploy in Europe.

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NATO Chief Counters Russia Threat As Waste

The chief of staff of the Russian armed forces says Russia is being pushed into a new arms race by the planned deployment of a NATO missile-defense system in Europe.

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Turkey contemplates freedom of religion in constitution draft

Turkey contemplates freedom of religion in constitution draft

An Islamist party is in power in Turkey, a NATO ally of the US. But is there change afoot regarding religion?

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NATO Soldiers, Ethnic Serbs Injured In Kosovo Clashes

The NATO-led force in Kosovo says 25 of its soldiers have been wounded -- including two from gunfire -- in clashes with ethnic Serbs in Kosovo.

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NATO Says It's 'Likely' Cause Of Pakistan Casualties

A spokesman for NATO-led troops in Afghanistan confirms that NATO aircraft were called in to support troops during an incident near the border with Pakistan, and its forces were "highly likely" responsible for deaths of at least 26 Pakistani soldiers.

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Iran promises attack on NATO should US or Israel strike

Iran promises attack on NATO should US or Israel strike

Ayatollah Khameini promised 'iron fists' should Israel or the US attack. Gen. Hajizadeh promises a missle strike on Turkey.

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NATO Says 'Likely' It Caused Pakistan Casualties

A spokesman for NATO-led troops in Afghanistan confirms that NATO aircraft were called in to support troops during an incident near the border with Pakistan, and its forces were "highly likely" responsible for deaths of at least 26 Pakistani soldiers.

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Earthquake strikes Turkey again

Earthquake strikes Turkey again

A tremor registering 5.6 on the Richter scale struck Turkey overnight. Over 100 people are missing and 7 are dead. An earthquake on Oct. 23 claimed over 600 lives.

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NATO Chief: Georgia Needs More Reforms To Join Alliance

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Georgia needs further reforms to get a full-time membership in the military alliance.

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Iran and its Mutually Assured Destruction

Iran and its Mutually Assured Destruction

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NATO Chief In Libya To Mark End Of Mission

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen arrived in Tripoli today, hours before the alliance's mission over Libya is due to formally end.

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NATO Set To End Libya Mission

Despite appeals from Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) to stay on at least until late November, NATO has announced it will end the its mission in Libya on October 31.

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The Failure of the 'Arab Spring'

The Failure of the 'Arab Spring'

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Obama: Libya Mission Accomplished, go home

Obama: Libya Mission Accomplished, go home

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New images reveal Gaddafi sodomized by rebels

New images reveal Gaddafi sodomized by rebels

A obstruction into the rectal area would cause massive bleeding after tearing large blood vessels throughout the large intestine.

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NATO Says 200 Afghan Militants Killed, Captured

NATO says an estimated 200 insurgents were killed or captured in military operations that just ended on Afghanistan's eastern border with Pakistan.

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Dictator Moammar Gadhafi's death in perspective

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Gadhafi apparently dead in Libya

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A Step Backward is Forward Progress

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