Putin warns NATO against closer ties with Ukraine and Georgia

Putin warns NATO against closer ties with Ukraine and GeorgiaBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned NATO against cultivating closer ties with Ukraine and Georgia, saying such a policy was irresponsible and would have unspecified consequences for the alliance. The issue has been a source of anger for Russia — which shares a border with both countries and does not want to see them join what it regards as a hostile military bloc — since 2008 when NATO leaders promised Ukraine and Georgia they would one day join the alliance. Putin, speaking to Russian diplomats from around the world assembled in Moscow, said on Thursday there was a need to restore trust in Europe and spoke out against what he said was NATO’s attempts to deploy new bases and military infrastructure near Russia’s borders.


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Obama warns of 'politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment,' never mentions Trump by name

Barack Obama described the recent political environment as protectionism and “barely hidden racial nationalism” in the West and authoritarianism in developing countries. Obama’s speech came one day after President Donald Trump accepted Vladimir Putin’s denial of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

     

 

 


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Obama Warns of 'Strongman Politics' After Trump's Meeting With Putin

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Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in

Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes inBy Maayan Lubell and Tom Perry GOLAN HEIGHTS/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israel’s army. Tens of thousands of Syrians have thronged to the Golan in the past month, fleeing a rapidly advancing offensive which has defeated rebels across a swathe of territory near Jordan and Israel and generated pressure on both neighbors to extend aid. If you want us to be able to help you, go back,” an army officer on the Israeli side of a frontier fence, which is partly lined with minefields, told the crowd in Arabic through a megaphone.


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Obama warns against 'strongman politics' in speech after Trump news conference

  1. Obama warns against ‘strongman politics’ in speech after Trump news conference  CNN
  2. Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values  Washington Post
  3. WATCH LIVE: Barack Obama Speaks In South Africa  NPR
  4. Obama: Despite ‘strange and uncertain’ times, Nelson Mandela’s legacy endures  ABC News
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