TALLINN, Estonia — President Obama arrives here Wednesday morning with a singular goal: to reassure Baltic countries that the United States and NATO stands ready to defend them against Russian aggression, as Moscow ratcheted up its rhetoric against the Western alliance Tuesday. Read full article >>
An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.
By William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned g
MOSCOW — Russia said Tuesday that it was reviewing its military strategy in the face of expected NATO plans to establish a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe, ratcheting up tensions ahead of a NATO summit this week. Read full article >>
PYONGYANG, North Korea — This is not a city on the ropes.Cars, for instance. A recent visitor, in the capital for the first time since 2008, found many more of them on the streets — and not just the locally produced “Pyonghwa” brand or Chinese BYDs, but Lexus sport-utility vehicles and late-model BMWs and Audis. Read full article >>