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    Trump hit by twin Russia bombshells as he departs for foreign trip
    May20

    Trump hit by twin Russia bombshells as he departs for foreign trip

    President Donald Trump is facing new pressure over his decision to abruptly fire FBI Director James Comey after the New York Times revealed on Friday that the president told Russian officials in the Oval Office last week that Comey’s ouster takes “great pressure” off him. Meanwhile, the federal investigation...

    Special prosecutor to complicate West Wing life
    May18

    Special prosecutor to complicate West Wing life

    Working in President Donald Trump’s White House is about to get a whole lot harder. Robert Mueller, the former FBI director named Wednesday as the special counsel for investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, starts his job with an unlimited time and budget to pursue leads wherever they go. Veterans of previous...

    Macron’s diplomatic brains
    May18

    Macron’s diplomatic brains

    PARIS — Nine years ago, a French diplomat serving in Georgia during Russia’s invasion was frantically trying to get a message to higher-ups back in Paris. Russian tanks were rolling toward the capital, Tbilisi. Hundreds of French citizens needed to be airlifted home. A diplomatic solution was needed to stop bodies piling...

    Condi Rice on Trump: ‘Words do matter’
    May15

    Condi Rice on Trump: ‘Words do matter’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher. In an extensive new interview for The Global Politico, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledges her concerns about a president accused of eroding democracy at home and ignoring it abroad. She says Trump, a novice in world affairs, has a...

    Poland’s WWII museum under political bombardment
    May15

    Poland’s WWII museum under political bombardment

    GDAŃSK, Poland — So sure was the staff of Poland’s new Museum of the Second World War that the country’s government would not like it, that it was advertised with the slogan, “See it before they close it.” They were right to be wary of the government’s reaction. Since the museum opened its...

    Thousands in Moscow protest plan to demolish Soviet-era apartments
    May14

    Thousands in Moscow protest plan to demolish Soviet-era apartments

    Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to protest plans by the Russian government to demolish thousands of low-rise, Soviet-era apartment blocks in a move that could displace 1.6 million people from their homes over the next 20 years. Under a sunny sky that signalled that spring may have finally arrived in the Russian...

    Eurovision 2017 Live Blog
    May13

    Eurovision 2017 Live Blog

    While the European Union prizes uniformity and technical consensus, the Eurovision Song Contest celebrates difference and emotion — with brutal competition, a colossal volume of glitter and an LED light spectacular thrown in for free. It’s the world’s largest non-sporting event, generating both undying devotion...

    NHS under attack from hackers
    May12

    NHS under attack from hackers

    LONDON — The U.K.’s National Health Service was on Friday hit by a large-scale cyber attack, a spokesperson for the NHS confirmed. Some of the U.K.’s biggest hospitals and medical practices were hit by the hack on the NHS IT system, forcing vital services to be shut down. NHS Digital said in a statement that...

    Bulgaria’s Commission pick set for digital brief
    May11

    Bulgaria’s Commission pick set for digital brief

    At her lavish society wedding in 2012, Mariya Gabriel’s guests were entertained by a troop of performers who danced barefoot on hot embers. If the MEP, who was officially nominated by Bulgaria Wednesday to be the country’s new commissioner, is to make a success of the politically toxic digital portfolio, she will need some...

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    The European Council today approved measures that will allow Ukrainian citizens to travel to the EU for 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. The EU’s move came after Kiev pushed through reforms in areas such as migration, public order and security, external relations and fundamental rights, Carmelo Abela, Malta’s minister...

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