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Macron slams Turkey’s ‘criminal’ role in Libya, Putin’s ambivalence

PARIS (Reuters) - France's president on Monday accused Turkey of massively importing jihadists into Libya, labeling Ankara's intervention "criminal" and he lambasted Russian President Vladimir Putin's ambivalence towards his country's mercenaries operating in the North African state.Ties between NATO allies France and Turkey have soured in recent weeks over Libya,…
bubmag
June 29, 2020
NATO

Russia reportedly paid Taliban-linked militants bounty money to kill American troops

Russian President Vladimir Putin.Ricardo Ceppi/Getty ImagesUS intelligence officials assessed that Russia's military intelligence agency offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill NATO troops in Afghanistan — which include American forces, according to a New York Times report.Interrogations of Afghan militants and criminals reportedly yielded the information indicating that Taliban-linked militants…
bubmag
June 26, 2020
NATO

Grounded jets sit out coronavirus pandemic in Pyrenees

TARBES, France (Reuters) - At the airport of Tarbes in France, row upon row of empty jets in liveries from Asia to Africa sit nose to tail on the tarmac, waiting out the coronavirus crisis in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Air travel has tumbled to a fraction of normal…
bubmag
June 26, 2020
NATO

After Brexit: Will the U.S.-UK Deal Get Tariffs Down to Zero?

Click here to read the full article.U.S.-UK trade talks are in progress, although conducting them over Zoom or Skype (or however they are doing it), rather than in person, is likely to slow things down. At a House Ways and Means Committee hearing yesterday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer indicated that these talks…
bubmag
June 21, 2020
NATO

NATO opens probe on France-Turkey naval incident in Mediterranean

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg chairs a NATO defence ministers' meeting via teleconference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has said the military alliance will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean. Florence Parly,…
bubmag
June 18, 2020
NATO

NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident with Turkey

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey’s navy failed to respond to an allied call to inspect a vessel this month in the Mediterranean, the alliance chief said on Thursday, an incident Paris suspects involved Turkish arms smuggling to Libya. France’s armed forces minister brought up the…
bubmag
June 18, 2020