Europe Talks of an EU Army, and Dreams of Sovereignty

Europe, a continent defined by catastrophic wars and the clash of empires, is talking about a future where it is a military might again, and on a war footing. Its top leaders are advocating something long viewed as highly unrealistic: A pan-European army relying on European-made and -owned weapons and machinery instead of American ones. A Europe even defended by its own nuclear weapons.

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After Dispute With Russia, Ukraine Leader Seeks Martial Law

Ukraine’s president on Monday urged parliament to impose martial law in the country to fight “growing aggression from Russia,” after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed tensions between the neighbors.

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