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    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions
    Jun15

    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions

    Germany and Austria today hit back at proposed U.S. sanctions that would threaten European companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, accusing the U.S. of politicizing its economic interest in selling natural gas to Europe. “Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not for the United States of America,”...

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum
    Jun15

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States only make the country stronger, and jokingly offered former FBI director James Comey asylum if he is prosecuted in the U.S. Speaking during his annual question-and-answer session, which lasted four hours, Putin said the most recent U.S. sanctions...

    Manafort still doing international work
    Jun15

    Manafort still doing international work

    Paul Manafort is at the center of an FBI investigation into ties between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russians, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing business with international figures and companies, partly by claiming continued access to Trump, according to people familiar with his dealings. Manafort in...

    Poland vows to fight back against Commission penalty after ‘refugee inaction’: ministry
    Jun14

    Poland vows to fight back against Commission penalty after ‘refugee inaction’: ministry

    The Polish ministry of foreign affairs on Wednesday said the country is ready to “plead its case before the European Court of Justice†in response to the European Commission’s decision to launch an infringement procedure against Warsaw for failing to comply with its obligations on migration. The Commission...

    Tillerson signals trouble for Senate’s bipartisan Russia sanctions deal
    Jun13

    Tillerson signals trouble for Senate’s bipartisan Russia sanctions deal

    As the Senate chugs toward a bipartisan deal to punish Russia and restrict President Donald Trump from any attempt to ease sanctions, his administration and House Republicans are signaling that the agreement has a shaky future. Senators in both parties have urged Trump to avoid leveling any veto threat on the Russia sanctions deal that emerged...

    The shove heard round the world
    Jun12

    The shove heard round the world

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher. To hear Prime Minister Duško Marković tell it, it was “only a harmless incident,†had nothing to do with him personally and did not even merit an apology. Oh, and did he mention it was “completely harmless� Still, the leader...

    US Senate looks to jab Russia
    Jun11

    US Senate looks to jab Russia

    The U.S. Senate is on the verge of a bipartisan deal to strengthen sanctions against Russia — throwing an elbow at President Donald Trump, who has dismissed Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election. Their biggest stumbling block is how hard a punch to throw at Russia. Democrats are pushing a harsh plan to let Congress...

    Forget Comey. The real story is Russia’s war on America
    Jun11

    Forget Comey. The real story is Russia’s war on America

    It was a breezy, surprisingly pleasant summer week in Washington as the frenzy around potential Trump-Russia revelations reached near-carnival levels. On Thursday, brightly clad groups scattered across the lawns of Capitol Hill could almost have been picnickers — if not for the mounds of cable leashing them to nearby satellite...

    Ukraine’s president celebrates first day of visa-free travel to EU
    Jun11

    Ukraine’s president celebrates first day of visa-free travel to EU

    Hundreds of Ukrainians entered the EU on Sunday, marking the first day of visa-free travel into the EU for Ukraine, according to Agence France-Presse. “The visa-free regime for Ukraine has started! Glory to Europe! Glory to Ukraine!” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted early Sunday. The move marks Ukraine’s desired rapprochement...

    Who’s afraid of Jeremy Corbyn?
    Jun10

    Who’s afraid of Jeremy Corbyn?

    LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May barely survived Thursday’s election. The political damage is such that fewer and fewer observers believe she will be able to serve out her full term. Politically, it looks like Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was the big winner, as his party surprised the pollsters and pundits...

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