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After Macron high, Trump’s Merkel comedown
Apr27

After Macron high, Trump’s Merkel comedown

BERLIN — Au revoir, Macron. Now it’s the bad cop’s turn. After days of pomp, kisses, lavish dinners and a picture-perfect tree planting, U.S. President Donald Trump is about to be confronted with Europe’s sterner side, courtesy of Angela Merkel. When the president sits down opposite the German chancellor in the White House on...

The Cinderella Spitzenkandidaten
Apr26

The Cinderella Spitzenkandidaten

For some European politicians, the runway to a campaign for European Commission president is clear. Others might need a bit of help from a fairy godmother. The mix of qualities and qualifications needed to become a viable candidate for the EU’s top job is far more complex than in a national election. Support on the European Council,...

What playing Russian poker taught me about Putin
Apr26

What playing Russian poker taught me about Putin

MINSK — The Western media often likens Vladimir Putin’s governing style of brinkmanship, covert aggression and blatant deceit to those of a brilliant poker player. The poker-faced Russian president rarely shows his hand, enjoys bluffing his more powerful opponents and doesn’t hesitate to go all-in when he senses an opening. He’s...

Wait and see and then take control once more | Unian – Ukraine
Apr25

Wait and see and then take control once more | Unian – Ukraine

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Moldova Identifies Dozens of Fighters in Ukraine
Apr24

Moldova Identifies Dozens of Fighters in Ukraine

Moldova’s intelligence service tells BIRN it has identified at least 62 people, mostly from the breakaway region of Transnistria, fighting for pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Balkan...

‘Strong suspicion’ of corrupt activities in Council of Europe: report
Apr23

‘Strong suspicion’ of corrupt activities in Council of Europe: report

A new report says there is a “strong suspicion” of corruption in the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe, the international human rights organization. An independent group published the findings of a 10-month-long investigation last night. In a 219-page report, the authors allege that activities “in favour of Azerbaijan were...

Montenegro Sanctions Target Ukraine Ex-President’s Son
Apr20

Montenegro Sanctions Target Ukraine Ex-President’s Son

Montenegro has updated its sanctions list targeting those allegedly involved in financial crimes in Ukraine to include the son of Ukraine’s ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Balkan...

John Bolton and Russian ambassador meet at White House
Apr20

John Bolton and Russian ambassador meet at White House

The White House on Thursday said national security adviser John Bolton and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov agree that both nations want to have a better relationship, but cautioned that Bolton said such an improvement will only occur if Russia address “concerns” about interference in 2016 election and it’s actions in Ukraine and Syria....

In historic shift, Berlin mulls tougher stance on Moscow
Apr19

In historic shift, Berlin mulls tougher stance on Moscow

BERLIN – Germany’s Russlandversteher are back. An epithet to some, a badge of honor to others, the term literally translates as “Russia understander,” but connotes something closer to a “Russia sympathizer.” In Germany’s heated political climate, few words are as polarizing. As the West debates how far to go in confronting Russia over...

EU wants to jumpstart Syria peace talks
Apr16

EU wants to jumpstart Syria peace talks

EU foreign ministers on Monday called on Russia and Iran to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resume political dialogue that might end his country’s long and devastating civil war — a largely vain hope that highlighted the bloc’s marginal role in the crisis. At a Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg, the ministers...

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