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    Obama to face off against Putin
    Sep25

    Obama to face off against Putin

    After a vigorous internal administration debate, President Barack Obama has decided there is little to lose by ending a diplomatic freeze-out and agreeing to a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the United Nations in New York City next week. Expectations are low that the meeting will yield much progress on friction points...

    Playbook Plus
    Sep25

    Playbook Plus

    ANOTHER BITE OF THE APPLE: Which EU official accidentally breached three layers of security at Apple’s Silicon Valley headquarters — in search of nothing more than a good coffee? After being told an unscheduled tour of the campus wasn’t possible the official decided to make the best of bad luck and find a good coffee. Unfortunately...

    U.S. perplexed by Putin’s Syria ploy
    Sep25

    U.S. perplexed by Putin’s Syria ploy

    A month after Russia began sending military equipment and personnel into Syria, Obama administration officials still haven’t figured out exactly why Vladimir Putin escalated Russia’s involvement in the conflict or developed a response to the Russian leader’s ambitions outside his borders. U.S. officials are trying to determine...

    South Africa hurtles ‘south’
    Sep23

    South Africa hurtles ‘south’

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Throughout the long Cold War one of the West’s principal concerns was the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. On the one hand it was feared that the main liberation movement, the African National Congress, had fallen under Communist control. This considerably complicated the West’s support for the...

    Varoufakis told you so
    Sep23

    Varoufakis told you so

    ATHENS — Yanis Varoufakis lives in understated elegance. His apartment is spacious and pleasing to the eye. Shelves bulge with books on politics and economics, unsurprising for a university professor who was, until July, Greece’s finance minister. Varoufakis is welcoming. He makes us coffee and puts a box of chocolates on the table, next to...

    Gazprom bids to end EU antitrust probe
    Sep22

    Gazprom bids to end EU antitrust probe

    Gazprom has offered to settle antitrust charges leveled by the European Commission in a bid to end a politically charged investigation that could cost it billions in fines. The company, which is the dominant supplier of natural gas in much of Central and Eastern Europe, addressed the Commission’s concerns about how Gazprom sets prices,...

    Time to get tough on Azerbaijan
    Sep22

    Time to get tough on Azerbaijan

    Almost all the news coming out of Azerbaijan these days is bad. On August 9, an independent Azerbaijani journalist, Rasim Aliyev, was beaten and killed. A few days later, civil society activists Leyla and Arif Yunus were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on politically-motivated charges. And on September 1, a court sentenced award-winning...

    UK watchdog raps RT for biased reports
    Sep21

    UK watchdog raps RT for biased reports

    LONDON — RT, the state-owned Russian news channel, was reprimanded by Britain’s communications watchdog Monday for airing biased and misleading reports on Ukraine and Syria. Ofcom found “significant” breaches of U.K. broadcasting rules in three separate programs screened by RT last year. It ordered the news channel to broadcast statements...

    Poland: Seal EU borders
    Sep21

    Poland: Seal EU borders

    For the last few weeks, Europe has quarreled and quibbled about how to divide up 120,000 refugees among EU member countries. While we talk, the wave of refugees continues to grow and grow. Instead we should be jumping into action with a broad plan that tackles the causes of the exodus as well as the symptoms. And we need to strike the right...

    Putin, Berlusconi and the 240-year-old bottle of wine
    Sep19

    Putin, Berlusconi and the 240-year-old bottle of wine

    A bottle of 1775 Jeres de la Frontera was brought to Crimea by Count Mikhail Vorontsov during the reign of Catherine the Great. It was worth an estimated €80,000. On Friday, Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi were accused of drinking it. The Russian president was showing his friend and former Italian prime minister round the Massandra winery in...

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