‘Vicious circle’: Moscow warns NATO Black Sea buildup & increased spending may lead to new Cold War

TrendsRussia-NATO relations Wrapping up NATO Defense Minister’s two-day meeting in Brussels, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the new steps the alliance has taken to counter so-called ‘Russian aggression.’ Part of the strategy adopted at the meeting was to increase NATO’s naval presence in the Black Sea to complement its “regional posture in the air and on land.

Fmr Navy SEAL rejects offer to be Trump’s national security advisor

Following Flynn’s sudden departure after just 24 days on the job, Trump’s first choice to fill the vacant seat rejected the offer on Thursday. Harward told the Associated Press that the decision was “purely a personal issue,” and said the White House was “very accommodating to my needs, both professionally and personally.

Samsung chief arrested amid widening South Korea corruption scandal

Seoul Central District Court decided to arrest the Samsung Group chief early on Friday after an almost day-long closed-door hearing. The prosecutors requested the arrest over Lee’s suspected role in the large-scale political corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye.