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    The Calais paradox
    Aug25

    The Calais paradox

    The Calais crisis has dominated headlines in the U.K. this summer and a number of politicians and commentators have been quick to point the finger of blame at the EU. They rightly raise the question of whether this will play into the EU referendum that looks increasingly likely to happen in a year or so. While some in Britain have already decided...

    Tycoon takeover puts Euronews funding in focus
    Aug25

    Tycoon takeover puts Euronews funding in focus

    The opening of its brash, ultra-modern headquarters on a rejuvenated stretch of Lyon’s riverfront marks a new era for Euronews. Not only does the 24-hour TV news network have bright new premises for its journalists; after years of underfunding, it also has a new billionaire owner. But if the arrival of Naguib Sawiris, a prominent Egyptian...

    Bogus carbon offsets increased emissions
    Aug25

    Bogus carbon offsets increased emissions

    A flawed scheme that allowed companies to earn tradable carbon credits for projects supposed to abate industrial gases actually created a “perverse” incentive to generate more waste, leading to an increase in global emissions instead of cuts, according to a new study. The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) found that the credits may have...

    Hollande, Merkel urge ceasefire in Ukraine
    Aug24

    Hollande, Merkel urge ceasefire in Ukraine

    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and fresh talks with Russia, as fighting flared up between troops loyal to Kiev and Moscow-backed rebels in the country’s east. The two leaders, who met in Berlin with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at...

    Sweden and Finland’s awkward NATO tango
    Aug24

    Sweden and Finland’s awkward NATO tango

    HELSINKI — Finland and Sweden have spent decades toying with NATO membership, but now the renewed threat from Russia is forcing the pace in the two neutral countries as they weigh joining the Atlantic alliance while Moscow reacts with grim warnings. Stockholm has now named a special ambassador to evaluate Sweden’s relationship with NATO and...

    Merkel’s Germany, a part-time hegemon
    Aug20

    Merkel’s Germany, a part-time hegemon

    BERLIN — After he’d defeated a Roman army in 279 BC, King Pyrrhus of Epirus uttered his famous words: Another victory like this and we are lost. Does the same go for Angela Merkel? Indeed, what were perceived as her latest victories in Brussels and Berlin were, if anything, pyrrhic ones. They have probably put an end to her decade of...

    Ukraine shelling prompts cease-fire diplomacy
    Aug19

    Ukraine shelling prompts cease-fire diplomacy

    The leaders of France and Germany will meet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Berlin on Monday as part of a fresh diplomatic push to salvage the cease-fire, which has been further undermined by an outbreak of shelling in the Donetsk region. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President François Hollande will meet Poroshenko to try to end the...

    The world according to Duda
    Aug19

    The world according to Duda

    SZCZECIN, Poland — Barely a week into his term, Poland’s new president is moving to realize a hallmark campaign promise: To pivot central Europe’s most important country to closer security ties with its immediate eastern neighbors. In so doing, Andrzej Duda courts confrontation with Russia and strains in Poland’s recent good...

    Behind Putin’s nuclear threats
    Aug18

    Behind Putin’s nuclear threats

    HELSINKI — When Leonid Brezhnev was in charge of the Soviet Union, he did not see much need to threaten Europe with his country’s vast nuclear arsenal: The USSR’s overwhelming advantage in tanks, artillery and men meant that it was the U.S. which had to be ambiguous about the first use of its nuclear weapons to stop a potential Soviet...

    After Iran, U.S. presses for solution to Syrian civil war
    Aug17

    After Iran, U.S. presses for solution to Syrian civil war

    Three months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry flew to the Black Sea resort town of Sochi for an unexpected meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A central topic: the civil war in Syria. The meeting was a key part of recent engagement between the U.S. and Moscow on the vexing question of how to end Syria’s brutal civil war, which...

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