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An RAF Typhoon intercepts Russia's Tu-160 supersonic nuclear-capable bomber.

UK, France scramble fighter jets to meet 2 Russian nuclear bombers in ‘act of aggression’

Ultimately the Russian bombers turned away and the European jets returned home. The Russian bombers did not appear to enter UK airspace.

China’s unexpected move during huge war games with Russia shows their relationship is still uneasy

China reportedly sent a surveillance ship to spy on the recent joint military exercises with Russia, a move highlighting how lingering distrust and competitiveness weaken the so-called "strategic partnership" emerging between Moscow and Beijing.
President Trump.

Trump hasn’t read the classified Russia documents he wants released to the public

President Donald Trump admitted Tuesday that he has not read the classified documents related to the Russia investigation that he ordered to be released to the public. "I have had many people ask me to release them," Trump said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a joint news conference after a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 26, 2018.

Putin made an unexpected offer to Japan to finally end World War II, but he may just be ‘trolling’

Japan and Russia have a lingering territorial dispute that stems from the final days of World War II, and Vladimir Putin's latest proposal to end the impasse may just be a ruse.
15 Russians died on Tuesday when its ally, Syria, shot down an Il-20.

The loss of a Russian plane in Syria reveals how Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own troops

Russia's ally Syria shot down one of its planes on Tuesday, and it exposes how Russian President Vladimir Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own people or do much more than enforce the status quo.
Soldiers hold their national flags during the official welcoming ceremony for NATO's Canadian-led Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) combat battalion in Adazi, Latvia, June 19, 2017.

NATO’s top officer says we’re living with ‘a more blurred line between peace and war’ — thanks to new Russian tactics

NATO has shifted its focus back to Eastern Europe to counter conventional threats posed by a more capable and ambitious Russia, but the challenges go beyond defeating Moscow on a traditional battlefield, the NATO chief said this month.

The Russian military has backed down after the US Marine Corps called its bluff in Syria

Following a show of force by the US Marine Corps in Syria, Russia has backed off its earlier threats to conduct operations in an area of strategic significance for the Russians, the Syrians, and the Iranians.
President Donald Trump is greeted by Polish President Andrzej Duda as he visits Poland during the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw, Poland July 6, 2017.

Poland says it’s willing to pay $2 billion to build ‘Fort Trump,’ and Trump sounds interested in the offer

Poland has a longstanding interest in closer security ties with the US, and in the years since Russia's incursion in Ukraine, that interest has grown — now Poland is willing to cough up the cash to pay for it.

Syria’s air defenses kill 15 Russian airmen in the latest embarrassing blunder

If the Russian Il-20 was on a regular patrol route of the Mediterranean, Bronk said the Israelis may have tried to plot an attack under a leg of its planned flight path, that they would have observed via local intelligence assets or in information sharing with the Russians themselves.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin inspects warships in St Petersburg in July 2018.

Putin backs off Russia’s threats against Israel, and calls Syria downing a Russian plane a ‘tragic’ accident

Russian President Vladimir Putin backed off Russian Defense Ministry threats to take "countermeasures" against Israel after Syrian air defenses shot down a Russian military plane over the Mediterranean.