A contingent of German troops stationed in the Baltic state has come under scrutiny after one of them was accused of raping a local girl. The 'news', however, was completely false. But who spread the rumor in the first place?
The US has approved the $10.5 billion sale of a Patriot anti-missile system to NATO ally Poland. Eastern European NATO states have been ramping up their military capabilities in the face of perceived Russian aggression.
From the hacking attack on Estonia in 2007 to the fake news targeting the NATO battalions on the alliance's eastern border in 2017 — the Baltic states have been the bull's-eye of Russian-backed digital warfare.
Russia may require US media to register as a 'foreign agent.' It comes in response to similar moves by Washington against Kremlin-backed media.
Some EU officials worry that Brussels is no match for Russia when it comes to influence in the Balkans. Amid attempts by "external actors" to discredit the EU, officials are blaming Mogherini for inadequate efforts.
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