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      Merkel’s Moscow trip highlights 2 sides of Germany
      May09

      Merkel’s Moscow trip highlights 2 sides of Germany

      BERLIN – In early March, Angela Merkel told Vladimir Putin she wanted to visit Moscow this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.RELATED STORIES FROM WSJ.COM‘Very Big Muscles’: Chinese Propaganda Video Lavishes Praise on PutinChina Parades Closer Ties in MoscowPutin Puts On Vast Victory Day...

      Russia stages huge military parade, Western leaders boycott
      May09

      Russia stages huge military parade, Western leaders boycott

      MOSCOW – Thousands of Russian troops marched across Red Square, tanks rumbled through the streets and jets screamed overhead on Saturday in a huge military parade marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.Western leaders boycotted the parade over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis but President Vladimir Putin was...

      Russia to show off new weapons at WWII victory parade
      May09

      Russia to show off new weapons at WWII victory parade

      MOSCOW – Russia will use the grandiose Red Square parade on May 9, marking 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, to show off a range of new weaponry.According to IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly, some of the armoured vehicles on show “represent the biggest change in Russia’s armoured fighting vehicle families...

      US envoy trusts new UK government will keep NATO defence pledge
      May08

      US envoy trusts new UK government will keep NATO defence pledge

      BRUSSELS – The US ambassador to NATO said on Friday he was confident that newly re-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron would stick to a NATO defence spending pledge despite expectations that his budget-tightening plans could spell more defence cuts.Britain is one of only four of NATO’s 28 members that meet a target of...

      Putin snubs Ukraine leadership in WWII salute
      May08

      Putin snubs Ukraine leadership in WWII salute

      MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Fiday congratulated “citizens” of Ukraine but snubbed its leaders on the 70th anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in WWII amid a deep feud between Moscow and Kiev.Putin pointedly sidestepped addressing Ukraine’s pro-Western authorities as he issued a congratulatory statement...

      Germany hails ‘liberation’ from Nazis 70 years on
      May08

      Germany hails ‘liberation’ from Nazis 70 years on

      BERLIN – Germany on Friday celebrated its “liberation” from the Nazis 70 years ago, with the speaker of parliament Norbert Lammert hailing the willingness of the country’s neighbours to forgive.During a joint session of parliament’s two houses attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck, Lammert...

      Separatist conflict colours Ukraine’s war anniversary events
      May07

      Separatist conflict colours Ukraine’s war anniversary events

      LVIV, Ukraine – Of all the medals on his military tunic, it is the one marking his role in the UPA Ukrainian nationalist resistance fighting Nazis, Poles and Soviets in the war that ended 70 years ago on Saturday that gives Vasyl Chelepys the most pride.Gaunt and white-haired, he is now 92 and loses himself in memories of combat, arrest,...

      Pentagon chief calls for new multi-year defence spending deal
      May07

      Pentagon chief calls for new multi-year defence spending deal

      WASHINGTON – Calling Republican defence spending plans a “road to nowhere,” Defence Secretary Ash Carter appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to work with him toward a new bipartisan budget deal to provide stable funding for a US military hurt by years of steep cuts.Carter told a Senate appropriations panel that Republican...

      Record 38 million people internally displaced by conflicts: Watchdog
      May06

      Record 38 million people internally displaced by conflicts: Watchdog

      GENEVA – Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing, a watchdog group said Wednesday.Nearly one third of them – a full 11 million people – were displaced last year alone, with an...

      US aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto
      May06

      US aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto

      UNITED NATIONS – Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring UN sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior US official said on Tuesday.United Nations sanctions and a future mechanism for Iran to buy atomic...