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    Russia’s Oval Office victory dance
    May11

    Russia’s Oval Office victory dance

    When U.S. President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump’s team colluded the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin....

    Hungary’s latest refrain: ‘We will be slaves no longer’
    May11

    Hungary’s latest refrain: ‘We will be slaves no longer’

    BUDAPEST — For weeks on end, tens of thousands of mostly young Hungarians have demonstrated in the streets of Budapest, in what is becoming a new political movement against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Initially sparked by a draft bill on nonprofits and legislation that essentially would close down the Central European University in...

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism
    May10

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism

    The former NATO secretary-general sat down with POLITICO’s Brussels Playbook to explain why he went into the business the day after leaving NATO and why he changed his view of President Trump. He slammed the proposed Nordstream gas pipeline, labeled Russia purveyors of “fake news,” and urged European leaders to address populist concerns and...

    Anders Fogh Rassmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism
    May10

    Anders Fogh Rassmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism

    The former NATO secretary-general sat down with POLITICO’s Brussels Playbook to explain why he went into the business the day after leaving NATO and why he changed his view of President Trump. He slammed the proposed Nordstream gas pipeline, labeled Russia purveyors of “fake news,” and urged European leaders to address populist concerns and...

    Russia sanctions to be extended, say EU diplomats
    May10

    Russia sanctions to be extended, say EU diplomats

    The EU is expected to extend sanctions imposed against Russia over the annexation of Crimea and military intervention in eastern Ukraine given that there has been no progress in implementing the Minsk 2 peace accord, EU diplomats told POLITICO. The sanctions, which were first imposed in 2014, come up for renewal every six months and were...

    Trump and Tillerson welcome Russia’s top diplomat
    May10

    Trump and Tillerson welcome Russia’s top diplomat

    When Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in Washington today for talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—and an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump—the moment will hardly be ripe for diplomacy between Russia and the United States. Washington is in an uproar over Trump’s firing of FBI...

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet Wednesday
    May08

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet Wednesday

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Wednesday in Washington to “discuss Ukraine, Syria and bilateral issues,” the State Department announced Monday. Lavrov and Tillerson met in Moscow in April, where they expressed conflicting views on whether Syrian President Bashar Assad...

    Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy doctrine(s)
    May08

    Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy doctrine(s)

    France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old foreign policy novice, won the keys to the Elysée palace without giving a major address on international affairs. His views, informed by a broad coterie of policy advisers and French grandees, are largely unformed — with one, new exception. To listen to his closest...

    5 takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s win in France
    May08

    5 takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s win in France

    PARIS — Emmanuel Macron, the not-yet-40 former economy minister and banker, carried the French presidential election on Sunday, beating Marine Le Pen by a wider-than-expected margin of 66 to 34. Macron struck a solemn tone, saying he wouldn’t ignore the mixed message from Sunday. Turnout was the lowest for a presidential vote...

    Russian ambassador: Kremlin isn’t trying to destabilize the EU
    May04

    Russian ambassador: Kremlin isn’t trying to destabilize the EU

    Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, denied Moscow was trying to destabilize the European Union but said he envisioned a contest of “values” between Russia and the West in the decades ahead. Chizhov, speaking at a press briefing Wednesday, blamed the strained relations between the EU and Russia on the United States and urged...

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