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Polish leader welcomes NATO troops, hails 'historic moment'
Polish leaders are officially welcoming a new multinational NATO battalion to Poland, with the president calling it "a historic moment for my country."
Today in History
Today in History Today is Thursday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2017. There are 262 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 13, 1742, "Messiah," the oratorio by George Frideric Handel featuring the "Hallelujah" chorus, had its first public performance in Dublin, Ireland. On
Russian aircraft buzzed US Navy ship 3 times in a day
The Pentagon says Russian aircraft flew low and fast above an American destroyer in the Black Sea last week in an "unsafe and unprofessional" manner and a Russian intelligence vessel has been detected heading north along the eastern coast of the United States. On Feb. 10, the Navy destroyer USS
Russian Fighter Comes Within 10 Feet of US Navy Plane
A U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane had a close encounter with a Russian fighter that came within 10 feet of the aircraft as it flew in international airspace over the Black Sea . It is the latest encounter between the two militaries that American officials have labeled "unsafe and unprofessional".
Kristaps Porzingis' journey from skinny, sleepy kid to Latvian hero
LIEPAJA, LATVIA -- The mornings were toughest for Kristaps Porzingis . With his 7 a.m. alarm blaring and Spanish class nearing, his eyes began to open. But the urge to fall back asleep was overwhelming. There are certain requirements of a professional basketball player's job. Near the top of the
US Officials Say Russian Warship Intentionally Interfered With Navy Operations
The U.S. has accused Russia of intentionally interfering with its Navy operations. New video released by Russia shows the moment that a Russian frigate, the Neustrashimyy, and the U.S. Navy’s USS Gravely crossed paths in the eastern Mediterranean two weeks ago. Russia’s defense ministry claimed the
Russian Fighter Flew a Barrel Roll Within 25 Feet of US Reconnaissance Plane Over Baltic Sea
In another close encounter with Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea , the Pentagon said a Russian Su-27 fighter jet Friday conducted a barrel roll within 25 feet of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane flying in international airspace. It is the third time in as many weeks the
Obama Asks Putin to Help Halt Assad Offensive in Syria
President Barack Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight to urge him to use Russia’s influence to halt escalating fighting in both Syria and Ukraine , the White House said in a statement. Shelling has been increasing along the front line in eastern Ukraine, which has laid largely
Russian Fighter Jet Buzzes U.S. Air Force Reconnaissance Plane Within 50 Feet
A Russian fighter jet flew within 50 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane flying over the Baltic Sea Thursday as it conducted a barrel roll over the American plane, U.S. officials announced today. The Pentagon has labeled the Russian intercept as "unsafe and unprofessional" in another