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    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...

    The real victim of Trump’s NATO outburst: The US
    Jun03

    The real victim of Trump’s NATO outburst: The US

    The partnership between Europe and the United States will survive Donald Trump’s performance at NATO headquarters last week. The U.S. president’s brusque behavior and intemperate words may have prompted Angela Merkel to declare that “the times in which [Europe] could rely fully on others is over to some...

    Russia questions NATO plan for increased spending
    Jun01

    Russia questions NATO plan for increased spending

    What exactly are European NATO allies going to do with all those new weapons? That was the question from Russia’s ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko, as he cast doubt on the need for European members of the alliance to increase their military spending, as demanded by U.S. President Donald Trump. In a briefing with reporters Thursday,...

    Merkel’s speech wasn’t era-defining, says her chief of staff
    May31

    Merkel’s speech wasn’t era-defining, says her chief of staff

    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s call for Europe to take more responsibility for its own security was not an era-defining moment but “the logical consequence” of years of American foreign policy, her chief of staff said Wednesday. “Europe and the U.S. have been very close allies for many...

    Dutch Senate backs EU-Ukraine trade deal
    May30

    Dutch Senate backs EU-Ukraine trade deal

    Members of the Dutch Senate on Tuesday backed the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, bringing to an end an embarrassing episode for the government after the deal was rejected by voters in a referendum last year. The lower house of the Dutch parliament gave its backing to the deal in February, but additional support from other parties in the...

    Macron and Putin’s awkward first date
    May29

    Macron and Putin’s awkward first date

    PARIS — The official line on the first meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin was that it was “frank” and “open” and covered Syria, Ukraine and a host of other topics — but the differences between the two leaders were plain to see. The new French president struck a firm, at times defiant tone. There was...

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