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    EU leaders look beyond Brexit and love what they see
    Jun22

    EU leaders look beyond Brexit and love what they see

    Call it summer EU-phoria. There was a blazing sun overhead as European leaders arrived in Brussels for their summer summit Thursday, and the political outlook seemed just as bright, with an array of crises in check, economic indicators on the upswing across the Continent, and spirits lifted by a series of ballot-box triumphs. Perhaps most...

    Vladimir Putin’s man in the Balkans
    Jun21

    Vladimir Putin’s man in the Balkans

    MOSCOW — If appearances are to be believed, Vladimir Putin has a new point man in the Balkans. Nikolai Patrushev, a Kremlin hawk, career intelligence officer and close associate of the Russian president, is the head of Russia’s Security Council, known for his fiery nationalism, conspiratorial world view and extensive...

    In Trump, top Democrat sees danger everywhere he looks
    Jun20

    In Trump, top Democrat sees danger everywhere he looks

    Ben Cardin thinks America is “absolutely†in danger of stumbling into war. Or wars. Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, Ukraine — Cardin, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sees problems that could get out of hand all over the planet. And he hasn’t seen any kind of a...

    Trump’s silence on Russian hacking hands Democrats new weapon
    Jun18

    Trump’s silence on Russian hacking hands Democrats new weapon

    Democrats are uniting behind a simple message about Russian hacking during the 2016 election: Donald Trump doesn’t care. Even as the president lashes out at the series of Russia-related probes besieging his administration, Democrats say Trump has yet to express public concern about the underlying issue with striking implications for...

    Dutch government talks may stretch over the summer
    Jun16

    Dutch government talks may stretch over the summer

    AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands may have no new government until September, as talks to form a coalition have repeatedly failed, the holiday period is approaching, and some politicians are in no hurry to clinch a deal. Three months since the election, a deal between Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s VVD and the three parties...

    Trump: ‘Nobody has been able to show any proof’ of Russia collusion
    Jun16

    Trump: ‘Nobody has been able to show any proof’ of Russia collusion

    U.S. President Donald Trump scoffed on Friday at the ongoing investigations into the possibility that individuals with ties to him may have colluded with the Russian government, joking derisively online that the lack of evidence after months of probes is “sad!†“After 7 months of investigations & committee...

    Europe’s defense fund ignores real threat: populism
    Jun15

    Europe’s defense fund ignores real threat: populism

    The European Union’s recently launched defense fund has been widely praised as a long-overdue step toward defense autonomy, a real game-changer at a time when the United States has become an increasingly unreliable ally on security issues. These steps toward a so-called security union and common defense policies were even hailed by...

    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions
    Jun15

    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions

    Germany and Austria today hit back at proposed U.S. sanctions that would threaten European companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, accusing the U.S. of politicizing its economic interest in selling natural gas to Europe. “Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not for the United States of America,”...

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum
    Jun15

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States only make the country stronger, and jokingly offered former FBI director James Comey asylum if he is prosecuted in the U.S. Speaking during his annual question-and-answer session, which lasted four hours, Putin said the most recent U.S. sanctions...

    Manafort still doing international work
    Jun15

    Manafort still doing international work

    Paul Manafort is at the center of an FBI investigation into ties between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russians, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing business with international figures and companies, partly by claiming continued access to Trump, according to people familiar with his dealings. Manafort in...

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