NATO seeks troops to deter Russia on eastern flank
BRUSSELS NATO will press allies on Wednesday to contribute to its biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Moscow.
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to use Washington's influence to convince Ukraine's government to refrain from using force against protesters in eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, the ministry said.
Lavrov told Kerry in a telephone conversation that Washington should use its influence "in order to avoid the use of force and to push (the government in Kiev) to a dialogue with representatives of the regions to create conditions allowing for
fully fledged constitutional reform," the ministry said.
(Reporting By Alexei Anishchuk; Editing by Steve Gutterman)
KABUL American air strikes in Afghanistan this year have already significantly surpassed the total number conducted in 2015, a stark indicator of the United States' struggle to extricate itself from the conflict and stick to its declared "non-combat" mission.
CALAIS, France The "Jungle" migrant camp near Calais woke up to a third day of a government operation to empty and clear it on Wednesday following a night of ritual tent and shelter-burning and some gas-bottle explosions.