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    Tusk: Climate action needs united G7
    Jun07

    Tusk: Climate action needs united G7

    ELMAU, Germany — EU leaders on Sunday welcomed signals from President Barack Obama that climate change would be a critical issue at the G7 summit. European Council President Donald Tusk said it would be essential for the G7 to take a united front ahead of a UN climate change conference in Paris in December. “We can’t be alone, it’s...

    Obama and Merkel make nice
    Jun07

    Obama and Merkel make nice

    KRÜN, Germany — President Barack Obama on Sunday praised the U.S. relationship with Germany as “one of the strongest alliances the world has ever known.” “My message to the German people is simple: we are grateful for your friendship, for your leadership, we stand together as inseparable allies in Europe and around the world,” Obama told a crowd...

    Letter to the editor: Ukraine’s ‘Dirty Dozen’
    Jun07

    Letter to the editor: Ukraine’s ‘Dirty Dozen’

    Journalists who take on history venture into delicate territory and are often prone to historical inaccuracy, thus weakening their conclusions. Linda Kinstler, in the “12 people who ruined Ukraine,” (May 28, 2015) presented a primer on the pitfalls of not doing your homework. Ms. Kinstler smeared many individuals. Most were deserving. Few, if...

    How Obama wooed back Merkel
    Jun06

    How Obama wooed back Merkel

    Chancellor Angela Merkel got on the phone with President Barack Obama with a message that was coldly blunt: We cannot go on like this. Her government had just sent the CIA chief packing after German intelligence uncovered a spy in its own ranks. It was the second big shock to the relationship after the Edward Snowden document dump disclosed that...

    US-German relations need a reboot
    Jun04

    US-German relations need a reboot

    When President Obama travels to Germany this weekend to meet with his G-7 counterparts, he’ll be hosted by the leader who is arguably his closest global partner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet while relations at the highest levels have never been stronger, many Germans believe their relationship with the United States is as...

    Hit Putin where it hurts
    Jun03

    Hit Putin where it hurts

    “Instead of seeing Russia as a democracy in the process of failing, we need to see it as an authoritarian system in the process of succeeding.” These words didn’t come from a historian reflecting on Tsarist rulers or communist dictators of the past. This was Karen Dawisha, a distinguished Russian expert, speaking about the Russia of today....

    Schulz: Russian ambassador not welcomed
    Jun03

    Schulz: Russian ambassador not welcomed

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz told MEPs Tuesday that he would bar Russia’s EU ambassador from entering the institution in retaliation for a recent travel ban imposed by Russia on European political figures. Last week, the Russian Foreign Ministry handed over to several EU embassies a list of 89 politicians and military leaders...

    EU drops the FIFA ball
    May29

    EU drops the FIFA ball

    As Loretta Lynch, the US attorney general, fattens her dossier on corruption in FIFA, a piquant question that rears its head is: Why didn’t the EU do this first? Despite the EU’s broad reach in antitrust, trade and other areas, it has none of the powers or the jurisdiction to tackle fraud, bribery and racketeering that the FBI does....

    In defense of Tony Blair
    May28

    In defense of Tony Blair

    LONDON — You don’t have to be a devoted fan of Tony Blair to see that the mockery he has received concerning his resignation as Middle East peace envoy is unfair. Much of the criticism he received during his eight years as Special Envoy for the International Quartet (comprising the US, the UN, the EU, and Russia) was disingenuous and...

    Russian weapons in Ukraine exposed
    May28

    Russian weapons in Ukraine exposed

    Russian President Vladimir Putin likes being in the limelight. So he no doubt enjoyed the festivities of April 16, when he took part in an annual Kremlin tradition: for four hours, he answered carefully prepared questions on live television from pre-screened callers. During the marathon call-in show, Putin warned the West to not make an enemy out...

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