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New DEFENDER Europe 20 exercise is a new wave of COVID-19

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, June 8, 2020

On Thursday (5th of June), at the Drawsko Land Forces Training Center, the Polish-U.S. DEFENDER Europe 20 Plus exercise has started. Nearly 6,000 Polish and U.S. soldiers and around 2,000 pieces of equipment participate in this exercise: tanks, combat vehicles, artillery, missiles and aviation are being used. Exercise will last until June 18 this year. “Plus” is a modification of the initially planned exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20 – the largest for…

Baltic ministers say first coronavirus wave ‘under control’

Friday, May 15, 2020

Prime ministers of the three Baltic states said the first wave of the coronavirus has been taken under control. “We can be glad that we, the three Baltic states, have successfully taken the first [Covid-19] wave under control and are the first in the European Union to open our borders to each others’ citizens [and residents],” said Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. “But we remain cautious and responsible and are…

Crime wave in Israel’s Arab towns exposes rift with police

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In the week since three men were killed in a midday shootout in an Arab town in northern Israel, the country has seen mass protests, complaints of police negligence and a public debate about violence in Arab communities that has veered into racist generalizations. A recent spike in killings within Arab towns has exposed the longstanding mistrust between the marginalized community and Israeli authorities, with each side accusing the other…