1. Hands Off, Putin!

    Obama Arrives in Estonia for Talks


    President Obama has landed in Estonia on a trip designed to send a message to Russia, reassure America’s Baltic allies, and remind the world that the Baltic states are now part of NATO. The president is to hold talks in the Estonian capital, Talinn, with the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. His trip comes amid a growing rift between the U.S. and its allies and Russia, which are at odds over Moscow’s expanding involvement in a separatist war in Ukraine, accompanied by rising belligerence by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Obama will next attend a NATO summit that’s expected to back plans for a rapid-response force that could be deployed within 48 hours.

    Read it at BBC News