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NATO Military Drills in Eastern Europe Begin in Bulgaria

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Major NATO exercises in Eastern Europe have begun in Bulgaria on Tuesday involving 25,000 military personnel from more than 20 allied and partner countries as the U.S. seeks to reassure NATO’s European allies.


Low-Skilled Immigration Set to Continue For ‘Years and Years’

The flow of low-skilled migrants from Eastern Europe into Britain is set to continue for years to come, the Brexit minister has indicated, as the Government has no plans to limit immigration immediately following Britain’s departure from the European Union


Iran Adopting ‘Art of the Deal’ Strategy as Trump Takes Office

Iran is adopting Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal strategy by scrambling to sign Western energy deals as bargaining chips before confronting the President-elect, who once called the Iran nuclear deal “one of the worst deals ever made by any country in history.”

Javad Zarif laughs at you (Carlos Barria / AFP / Getty)

Holocaust Denial Rising Across Eastern Europe

The testimonies are fading away, the memorial sites are turning into entertainment centers, and the historical story is seen as just another “Jewish narrative”. If anyone thought that Holocaust denial was a marginal phenomenon among a few anti-Semites and Israel

The Associated Press

Smugglers Offered to Sell Huge Inventory of Nuclear Material to ISIS

An Associated Press report describes a joint project between Eastern European authorities and the FBI to expose a nuclear smuggling ring, which tried to sell “a huge cache of deadly cesium – enough to contaminate several city blocks”– to ISIS.


Thousands Flock To Anti-Migrant Demos In Eastern Europe

Thousands of people joined anti-migrant protests in three eastern European capitals on Saturday after leaders from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia opposed an EU scheme to fix refugee quotas. In the Polish capital Warsaw, nearly 5,000 people, many chanting


Poland’s Conservative President, Andrzej Duda, Takes Office

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Conservative Andrzej Duda was sworn in as Poland’s new president Thursday, bringing political change to the nation’s top office. However, confusion surrounded the absence from the ceremony of European Union leader and former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk.

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Putin Calls Obama to Discuss ISIS, Iran, and Ukraine

For the first time in four months, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama spoke on the phone. Putin made the call to discuss Iran, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, and violence in Ukraine.


Pentagon Placing Military Equipment Near Russia

The Pentagon will deploy 250 tanks, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, and self-propelled howitzers to Eastern European countries near Russia, the U.S. Department of Defense announced on Tuesday.


Intolerance And Racism Towards Migrant Workers: In Hungary And Poland Not UK

The Council of Europe’s ‘European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance‘ (ECRI) published critical reports this week calling for action in Hungary and Poland to fight prejudice within their borders. Although often cited as victims of intolerance in the UK it has been shown that

Supporters of the Hungarian far-right Jobbik party attend a demonstration in Miskolc

US Troops Driving Through Poland Receive Warm Welcome

BIALYSTOK, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of residents turned out in eastern Poland on Tuesday to greet a convoy of U.S. troops that is driving through eastern Europe, a region worried that the conflict in Ukraine threatens its security.

Poland US Convoy

1,000 U.S. Soldiers on Ground Ops in Eastern Europe

More than 1,000 U.S. troops were moving across Eastern Europe on Tuesday on several training exercises, the latest effort to reassure allied nations anxious about recent Russian military aggression, a Pentagon official said.

Cost of Afghan war: nearly $1 trillion and climbing