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    Ministers try to crack migration stalemate, again
    Jul19

    Ministers try to crack migration stalemate, again

    European countries remain deadlocked over how to relocate 40,000 refugees across the continent, and may miss yet another deadline for agreeing a deal. As justice and home affairs ministers gather Monday for a meeting aimed at persuading countries to commit to firm figures on accepting asylum-seekers, several key EU member states are refusing to...

    Dear President Putin
    Jul16

    Dear President Putin

    “Russia is going to review whether or not it was legal for the Soviet Union to recognize the Baltic states as independent nearly 25 years ago, according to a report by Interfax. … The source stated that the investigation was launched following requests from two parliamentary deputies.”Business Insider, June 30, 2015 To: Vladimir Putin, President,...

    Lobbyists fuel Europe’s sanctions busting boom
    Jul16

    Lobbyists fuel Europe’s sanctions busting boom

    It’s not every day a Brussels law firm gets a phone call from a former prime minister of Ukraine. So when Mykola Azarov’s office rang them up one day in May 2014, the partners of Alber & Geiger took notice. Azarov, who held office from 2010 to 2014, had a major legal headache: He had found himself on a European Union blacklist...

    Terrorists and oligarchs fight back
    Jul16

    Terrorists and oligarchs fight back

    The EU’s main weapon for punishing pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarchs has come under fire from a group of businessmen who have filed several new court challenges to a blacklist that has frozen their assets and interests in Europe. The multiple legal appeals argue that EU leaders imposed the sanctions based on a back-of-the-envelope list...

    Obama offers some praise of Putin
    Jul15

    Obama offers some praise of Putin

    U.S. President Barack Obama had some kind words for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. Really. As the U.S. and Russia remained locked in a tense stand-off over Putin’s grab for Ukraine, Obama said he was pleasantly surprised by the foreign leader’s assistance in clinching a historic deal with Iran over its nuclear program....

    Iran and world powers reach nuclear deal
    Jul14

    Iran and world powers reach nuclear deal

    Iran and six world powers reached a landmark nuclear agreement Tuesday after more than a decade of negotiations, striking a compromise over U.N. inspections of Iranian military sites in return for the eventual lifting of sanctions. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, smiling broadly...

    We need to get tough with Russia, now
    Jul13

    We need to get tough with Russia, now

    We are at a crucial juncture in the conflict over Ukraine and the West’s relationship with Russia. President Barack Obama’s restraint has been wise at one level, but Washington’s tendency has been to move this issue to the back burner and hope it stays there. Yet there is little reason to think that it will — and also little...

    Finland’s mysterious nuclear investor
    Jul13

    Finland’s mysterious nuclear investor

    HELSINKI — Finland’s newest nuclear energy project was nearly scrapped because the company behind it didn’t meet the required 60 percent EU ownership — until a last-minute €159 million investment from a little-known Croatian firm. The problem? Migrit Solarna Energija is an obscure company with capital assets of only €26,000,...

    Russia lives in denial of atrocity
    Jul11

    Russia lives in denial of atrocity

    Twenty years ago today, 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men were assassinated in Srebrenica. The crime took place in a United Nations-designated and UN-manned “safe area,” where local people had come to look for safety. Two international courts qualified the killing in Srebrenica as genocide. Then, last Wednesday, July 9, the worst kind of insult was added...

    Five reasons NATO fears a Grexit
    Jul10

    Five reasons NATO fears a Grexit

    The risks of Greece exiting the eurozone are not confined to economics. The crisis poses five very real challenges to NATO that many defense officials are overlooking — at NATO’s peril. NATO’s thin wallet will get even thinner The crisis in Ukraine has eroded the sanctity of European security and exposed calcified remnants of Cold War...

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