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    Trump dodges on Russia sanctions
    Jul14

    Trump dodges on Russia sanctions

    U.S. President Donald Trump sent mixed signals about U.S. sanctions against Russia in a conversation with reporters released by the White House on Thursday. Trump’s comments came as the House struggles for a way forward on a Russia sanctions bill that cleared the Senate with 98 votes last month. Trump sidestepped a question about whether...

    EU and Ukraine — close but not that close
    Jul13

    EU and Ukraine — close but not that close

    KIEV — Ukrainian and European Union leaders ended a two-day summit Thursday that celebrated their growing closeness while also highlighting points of tension between the two sides. European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrived in Kiev on Wednesday evening for talks with...

    Boris Nemtsov killers handed long jail sentences
    Jul13

    Boris Nemtsov killers handed long jail sentences

    Five men convicted of killing Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov were on Thursday given lengthy prison terms. A Russian court last month convicted Zaur Dadayev and four accomplices — all ethnic Chechens — for the February 2015 assassination of Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin. Dadayev, the...

    Trump: I wish I asked Putin, ‘Were you actually supporting me?’
    Jul13

    Trump: I wish I asked Putin, ‘Were you actually supporting me?’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin multiple times during their meeting last week on the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in last year’s presidential election. But there’s one question Trump did not ask of his Russian counterpart...

    In Trieste, modest expectations for Western Balkan integration
    Jul13

    In Trieste, modest expectations for Western Balkan integration

    TRIESTE, Italy — The European Union was hoping to get a firm grip on the Western Balkans at a summit Wednesday, but all it got was a limp handshake. “We need to re-found Europe,†French President Emmanuel Macron said at a press conference at the Western Balkans Summit, which he attended alongside German...

    Dutch block aspirational communique at EU-Ukraine summit
    Jul12

    Dutch block aspirational communique at EU-Ukraine summit

    KIEV — A summit between top Ukrainian and European Union officials to take place over the next two days in Kiev is likely to end without a final joint communiqué because of Dutch objections over wording that the EU “acknowledges Ukraine’s European aspirations.†European Council President Donald...

    UK in talks on nuclear cooperation outside the EU, says energy minister
    Jul12

    UK in talks on nuclear cooperation outside the EU, says energy minister

    LONDON — The U.K. is already having “constructive discussions†about nuclear cooperation agreements with countries outside the EU ahead of plans to leave the body that governs civil nuclear power in the bloc, a government minister told MPs in the House of Commons Wednesday. MPs from both the Conservative and...

    The would-be president and the oligarch
    Jul12

    The would-be president and the oligarch

    In Aras Agalarov’s telling, the first time he met President Donald Trump was in the lobby of Trump’s Las Vegas hotel before the 2013 Miss USA pageant. A crowd had gathered to gawk at “The Apprentice†star. Their camaraderie was instantaneous. “Look who came to me! This is the richest man in...

    Russian diplomacy about to get tougher edge in Washington
    Jul12

    Russian diplomacy about to get tougher edge in Washington

    A new — and likely more aggressive — chapter in Russian diplomacy is about to begin in Washington with the departure of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, whose soft-power approach to D.C. will be taken over by noted hard-liner Anatoly Antonov. The switch in what has become one of Washington’s most...

    NATO bristles at ‘unsafe behavior’ by Russian pilots
    Jul11

    NATO bristles at ‘unsafe behavior’ by Russian pilots

    Increasingly angry NATO allies will tell the Kremlin on Thursday of their objection to aggressive and dangerous maneuvers by Russian military pilots over the Baltic Sea, including “unsafe behavior by Russian pilots on intercepts,” an alliance official said. NATO’s frustration over what it views as unnecessary provocations by Russian...

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