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    A Nobel beacon for Belarus
    Oct08

    A Nobel beacon for Belarus

    BERLIN — For the world of literature, this year’s decision by the Nobel prize committee must be a bit of a surprise. After all, the short list was packed with heavyweights including Haruki Murakami, Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates. Yet it was the much less widely known Svetlana Alexievich from Belarus who carried the day for “her...

    Mayor in Crimea extends warm invite to Donald Trump
    Oct08

    Mayor in Crimea extends warm invite to Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has a friend in Crimea. More specifically, the mayor of Yalta, one of the disputed land mass’ resort cities, who would like the Republican presidential candidate to visit if he wins next year’s presidential election. “We are following the elections process in your country with great interest,” Andrey Rostenko wrote in a...

    How to cooperate with Russia in Syria
    Oct08

    How to cooperate with Russia in Syria

    Russia’s rapid military build-up in Syria and provocative initial actions — including airstrikes focused on U.S.-supported anti-Assad rebels and incursions into NATO ally Turkey’s airspace — pose a serious challenge to three key American goals: stabilizing Syria, containing ISIL, and constructing a durable balance of power in the...

    Belarus’ Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize
    Oct08

    Belarus’ Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize

    Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, with the Swedish Academy citing her “polyphonic writing, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Alexievich, who had been one of the bookies’ favorites to win last year when the prize went to France’s Patrick Modiano,...

    Merkel, Hollande offer rhetoric, not reality
    Oct07

    Merkel, Hollande offer rhetoric, not reality

    The first joint appearance by the leaders of France and Germany at the European Parliament since the fall of the Berlin Wall was meant to offer the beleaguered union a new vision. Instead, Angela Merkel and François Hollande unwittingly presented a stark reminder of why the EU, in the words of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker,...

    A digital flashmob dares Putin
    Oct07

    A digital flashmob dares Putin

    LONDON — I spent last month in the 1990s. My Facebook was flooded with a flashmob of photos of Russian friends as their younger selves, raving at Moscow’s vivacious 1990s clubs, working at Moscow’s vivacious 1990s media or arguing at Moscow’s vivacious 1990s debates. There were many thousands of pics, scanned from...

    Showdown in Syria
    Oct07

    Showdown in Syria

    As Vladimir Putin takes increasingly provocative actions against U.S. interests in Syria, President Barack Obama is tuning out calls from Republicans and foreign policy heavyweights to punish the Russian president through military or economic measures. They include a call from Jimmy Carter’s former national security adviser to “disarm”...

    The forgotten ally
    Oct07

    The forgotten ally

    Vasil Kuljanishvili, 22, was doing his job when he was killed during a foot patrol in Afghanistan last week. Far from home, he put himself on the line for a broader, international effort. Private Kuljanishvili is the 31st Georgian soldier to be killed in action during our joint military deployment with NATO. Yet more than a decade after becoming...

    The European fallout of Putin’s Syria gambit
    Oct07

    The European fallout of Putin’s Syria gambit

    PARIS — If one of his goals in sending Russian airplanes to Syria was to divide the Europeans, Vladimir Putin may have misfired. Russia’s assertiveness, its bombing of the CIA-trained opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and its not-so-subtle hints that it may send ground troops to the country, has had the effect of hardening EU...

    Energy Visions monthly newsletter – October 2015
    Oct06

    Energy Visions monthly newsletter – October 2015

    Welcome to the Energy Visions October newsletter, where we’ll be reviewing the biggest European energy developments of the past month, as well as some of the smaller news items you may have missed. Join the debate at www.politico.eu/energy-visions. To listen to the Energy Visions monthly podcast, click here. The October topic of the month...

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