US troops to stay in Poland, Baltics through 2015: general

American troops arrive at the airport in Swidwin, Poland on April 23, 2014US troops will remain in Poland and the Baltic states through 2015 "to deter Russian aggression", the top US commander for Europe said on Sunday. "There are going to be US army forces here in Lithuania as well as Estonia and Latvia and Poland for as long as it's required to deter Russian aggression," said Lt. General Ben Hodges, commander of US Army Europe. The United States sent about 600 troops in April to the ex-Soviet Baltic states and former Warsaw Pact member Poland in response to tension with Russia over the war in Ukraine.

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Biden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisis

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) pose with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Beylerbeyi Palace on November 22, 2014 in IstanbulUS Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The trip to Istanbul by Biden, the highest ranking US official to visit Turkey since Erdogan was elected president after over a decade as prime minister, came amid unusual tensions in the traditionally strong relationship between the two NATO allies.

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