5,000+ NATO troops to take part in ‘Iron Wolf’ drills in Lithuania

The maneuvers began Monday with opening ceremonies at military training grounds in Pabrade and Rukla (near Kaunas). The drills, which will last until June 23, are meant to test the capabilities of the German-led Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion Battle Group, also comprising soldiers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway.

Islamic State calls for attacks in West, Russia, Middle East, Asia during Ramadan

CAIRO An audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State called on followers to launch attacks in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the Philippines during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began in late May.

Softening Brexit? Europe eyes opportunity in Theresa May’s weakened govt

Formal talks with European Union counterparts were scheduled to begin next Monday, June 19, but might be postponed by a few days. Brexit secretary David Davis announced the possible change of plan on Monday, as the date clashes with the announcement of the new government’s policy program, known as the Queen’s Speech.

Delta, Bank of America pull support for theater following Trump-like ‘Julius Caesar’

The production of William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ running at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, in which a Trump-like Caesar is assassinated, “does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” the former official airline of the theater said in a series of tweets.