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    Russia plays the Polish history card
    Sep29

    Russia plays the Polish history card

    WARSAW — It’s usually not difficult for a Russian to cause outrage in Poland by taking a poke at that proud but prickly country’s history — and that seems to be what Moscow’s ambassador in Warsaw may have hoped to do by suggesting that Poland bore some of the responsibility for starting World War II. What’s more surprising...

    Obama swipes at Putin, Cheney — and Trump
    Sep28

    Obama swipes at Putin, Cheney — and Trump

    UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Barack Obama took repeated swipes at Vladimir Putin, Dick Cheney and even Donald Trump, without mentioning them by name, in an address to the United Nations on Monday, holding them up as examples of forces playing off fears and attempting to pull the country and world backward. Putin was a particular focus for...

    Dutch moves toward referendum on EU-Ukraine alliance
    Sep28

    Dutch moves toward referendum on EU-Ukraine alliance

    An anti-EU Dutch group says it has collected enough signatures to force the Dutch government to hold a referendum on the bloc’s association agreement with Ukraine. More than 451,000 people have signed a petition calling into question the deal that aims to strengthen political and economic collaboration between Brussels and Kiev. That number...

    Additions to the Transparency Register (19-25 September)
    Sep28

    Additions to the Transparency Register (19-25 September)

    Ahimsa Fund Akamai Technologies, Inc. Alcohol Focus Scotland Anica – Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche Audiovisive Multimediali Animal Skincare Products Europe ARD-Gremienvorsitzendenkonferenz Asociación para la Defensa de la Naturaleza (WWF España) Associazione Culturale Unionbirrai Astellas Pharma Europe Limited Banco Comercial...

    A smackdown before the Putin-Obama sitdown
    Sep28

    A smackdown before the Putin-Obama sitdown

    Barack Obama’s high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is already off to a tense start. And the two men haven’t even sat down together yet. When the two leaders do convene Monday afternoon at the United Nations, they’ll be at odds over why they’re meeting, what to discuss — and even what counts as good...

    The return of the ‘Afgantsy’
    Sep28

    The return of the ‘Afgantsy’

    The sleeve of rebel fighter Yuri Protsenko shows his allegiance in the ongoing conflict in his native Ukraine: He wears the patch of the largest Russia-backed separatist militia in the country, the Vostok Battalion, which he joined in February of last year. In Kyiv, Igor Panasyuk is readying himself for combat against rebels like Protsenko. Stout...

    A bad hair day in Kiev
    Sep28

    A bad hair day in Kiev

    KIEV — The average salary of a Ukrainian woman is just under a $150 a month, which is less than in many countries in the developing world. Yet the gorgeous locks of hair on her head are worth as much as $2,000 — more than a year’s salary — in an upscale New York salon, where it’s tipped in keratin and sold as “Russian” hair...

    On Syria, Putin goes for his holy grail
    Sep27

    On Syria, Putin goes for his holy grail

    On Monday September 28, Russia’s president will propose to the UN General Assembly his plan for a broad coalition to defeat ISIS. His words will be backed by clear evidence of a substantial Russian military buildup in Syria, including Russian fighters entering Syrian airspace with transponders off. Whereas Russian troops and equipment were...

    Clinton Foundation snubbed by the pope, Elton John, Janet Yellen
    Sep26

    Clinton Foundation snubbed by the pope, Elton John, Janet Yellen

    The Clinton Foundation invited everyone from Pope Francis and Leonardo DiCaprio to Bill de Blasio and Janet Yellen to its showcase gathering starting Saturday in New York City, according to multiple sources familiar with the planning. But those invitations were among the dozens turned down by all manner of celebrities, dignitaries and donors,...

    Martin Dempsey’s world is falling apart
    Sep26

    Martin Dempsey’s world is falling apart

    BERLIN — As his convoy sliced lights flashing through the busy streets of Berlin on a recent morning, Gen. Martin Dempsey could see a good part of his own career. He could see through the tinted windows of his limousine the bombed out ruins of the World War II-era Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and the Brandenburg Gate where the Iron Curtain...

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