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    Putin far worse threat to EU than ‘Grexit’
    Jun08

    Putin far worse threat to EU than ‘Grexit’

    While “Grexit” and “Brexit” dominate headlines, POLITICO’s Transatlantic Caucus survey shows Vladimir Putin is seen as a greater threat to Europe. The Russian president represents by far the most serious challenge to Europe at the moment, followed by the bloc’s weak economy. The prospects of budget-plagued Greece leaving the euro or...

    Another Bush heads to Europe
    Jun07

    Another Bush heads to Europe

    Jeb Bush is heading to Europe, trailed by ghosts. One is his brother, George W., arguably the most unpopular U.S. president in Europe since the end of World War II. The others are Chris Christie, Ben Carson, and other GOP rivals who, following in the stumbling footsteps of Mitt Romney, appeared to flunk their foreign-policy tests with early...

    EU leaders seek renewal of Russian sanctions
    Jun07

    EU leaders seek renewal of Russian sanctions

    ELMAU, Germany — European leaders joined the United States Sunday in calling for maintaining economic sanctions against Russia until Moscow ends its support for secessionists in eastern Ukraine. A renewed offensive by Kremlin-supported separatists in the region in recent days illustrated why the measures should remain in place, EU officials said...

    Cameron calls for Europe to go big to fight Ebola
    Jun07

    Cameron calls for Europe to go big to fight Ebola

    UK prime minister David Cameron is using the G7 summit to push Europe to think bigger on Ebola, announcing a British rapid response unit and a €20 million initial investment push. “The reality is that we will face an outbreak like Ebola again and that virus could be more aggressive and more difficult to contain,” Cameron said in a statement on...

    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....

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