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Pentagon to shutdown over 20 facilities across Europe

pentagon_siThe US military announced Friday it was closing down 21 military facilities in half a dozen countries across Europe, a move the Pentagon said would trim $60 million in fat annually.

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Donetsk self-defense forces give Kiev troops 24 hours to withdraw

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Slavyansk self defense forces at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Slavyansk. (RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy)

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Second US Navy destroyer heads to Black Sea

Second US Navy destroyer heads to Black Sea

Published time: April 09, 2014 04:47
Edited time: April 09, 2014 16:25
The USS Donald Cook (AFP Photo)

The USS Donald Cook (AFP Photo)

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Ukraine’s National Guard opens fire on unarmed civilians in Krasnoarmeysk

One civilian was killed and several others wounded in eastern Ukraine as the National Guard started shooting at protesters and voters, who had gathered around a seized polling station in Krasnoarmeysk.

400 US mercenaries ‘deployed on ground’ in Ukraine military op

400 US mercenaries deployed on ground in Ukraine military op

Ukrainian troops outside the town of Andreyevskoe near Slaviyansk, Donetsk Region, where local residents blocked a column of Ukrainian Army armored personnel carriers. (RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy)

 Published time: May 11, 2014 15:04

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US troops arrive in Poland, Latvia for drills amid rising tensions over Ukraine

US troops arrive in Poland, Latvia for drills amid rising tensions over Ukraine

First company-sized contingent of about 150 U.S. paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team based in Italy march as they arrive to participate in training exercises with the Polish army in Swidwin, northern west Poland April 23, 2014 (Reuters / Kacper Pempel)

First company-sized contingent of about 150 U.S. paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team based in Italy march as they arrive to participate in training exercises with the Polish army in Swidwin, northern west Poland April 23, 2014 (Reuters / Kacper Pempel)

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Russia warns that it will Intervene in Eastern Ukraine – Washington Promises to ‘Support’ Kiev

Russia warns that it will Intervene in Eastern Ukraine - Washington Promises to 'Support' Kiev

Today Russia made it very clear that any attempt by Kiev to use the military against separatists in Eastern Ukraine would result in an armed response.

Russia warns that it will Intervene in Eastern Ukraine - Washington Promises to

Today Russia made it very clear that any attempt by Kiev to use the military against separatists in Eastern Ukraine would result in an armed response.

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Russia ‘forced’ to launch military drills near border in response to Ukraine op

Russia ‘forced’ to launch military drills near border in response to Ukraine op

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu (Reuters / Michael Klimentyev)

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu (Reuters / Michael Klimentyev)

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Self-defense forces detain intl military observers in eastern Ukraine

Self-defense forces detain intl military observers in eastern Ukraine

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Federalization supporters on guard at the checkpoint near Bylbyshovka village in the Slaviansk vicinity.(RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy)

Anti-government activists in Slavyansk have detained military observers who had been traveling with the OSCE mission. The OSCE dismissed the claim of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry that its mission has been detained in Slavyansk.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Friday said that an international military mission has been detained in eastern Ukrainian Donetsk region but the group is not connected to the OSCE observers.

The detained team is “not OSCE monitors” but was sent by OSCE member states in accordance with the 2011 Vienna Document on military transparency, the organization explained on Twitter.

US soldiers arrive in Lithuania to ‘reassure’ NATO allies amid Ukrainian crisis

US soldiers arrive in Lithuania to reassure NATO allies amid Ukrainian crisis

American soldiers stand on the tarmac after arriving at the air force base near Siauliai Zuokniai, Lithuania, on April 26, 2014. (AFP Photo/Petras Malukas)

American soldiers stand on the tarmac after arriving at the air force base near Siauliai Zuokniai, Lithuania, on April 26, 2014. (AFP Photo/Petras Malukas)

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