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Migrants in Greece Drop Off Grid

As many as 13,000 people who registered in Greece’s migrant camps are unaccounted for and could have slipped north into Europe, according to European immigration officials. The findings, shared with The Wall Street Journal after the officials completed a review of Europe’s Aegean frontier, show Greece hasn’t become the dead end for migrants that Europe wanted it to be. The ...

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Sweden Deploys Troops To Strategic Island

Sweden recently announced a contingent of 150 troops previously deployed to Gotland Island for a training exercise will remain there permanently. Russia has called a move by Sweden to deploy a permanent contingent of troops on a strategic island in the Baltic Sea as inconsequential as “buckshot to an elephant.” Swedish Armed Forces Supreme Commander Michael Byden, in comments to ...

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U.S. destroyer sails near disputed Chinese island

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday sent a guided missile destroyer within 12 miles of a disputed island in the South China Sea where China has built an airstrip — prompting China to scramble fighter jets and dispatch warships to “expel” the American ship. “USS William P. Lawrence exercised the right of innocent passage while transiting inside 12 nautical miles of ...

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