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    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...

    Kremlin says Trump will meet Putin in July
    May03

    Kremlin says Trump will meet Putin in July

    In a phone call Tuesday afternoon, U.S. President Donald Trump discussed meeting face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg this July – a detail that was omitted from the White House’s brief readout of the call. The news of the potential meeting on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Hamburg, the...

    ‘They thought the man had gone bananas’
    May01

    ‘They thought the man had gone bananas’

    BERLIN — Early one February weekend, President Trump let loose a cryptic complaint, followed by a barrage of Fox News-inspired tweets, about Sweden of all places. He made the Nordic country, home of gleaming lakes, cheap modernist furniture and one of the world’s highest standards of living, seem like a dystopian hellhole...

    Carl Bildt: The full transcript
    May01

    Carl Bildt: The full transcript

    Susan Glasser: “Donald Trump is probably one of the least popular American presidents on this side of the Atlantic for a very long time.” That was Carl Bildt, our guest on The Global Politico this week. Carl is the former prime minister, foreign minister and defense minister of Sweden. Yes, that Sweden, the northern...

    Merkel: Trump and I have ‘good working relationship’
    Apr29

    Merkel: Trump and I have ‘good working relationship’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published on Saturday she has a good relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump, despite their differences. “President Trump and I have developed a good working relationship, which doesn’t rule out having different points of view,” she said in an interview...

    Disclosures show Trump’s former campaign chairman participated in Ukraine lobbying
    Apr29

    Disclosures show Trump’s former campaign chairman participated in Ukraine lobbying

    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort met at least one U.S. government official connected to the Russia-aligned political party he was representing in 2012 and 2013, according to recent disclosures filed with the Justice Department. With Vin Weber, a partner at the lobbying firm Mercury, Manafort met with...

    Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin to meet in Sochi in May
    Apr28

    Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin to meet in Sochi in May

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, in Sochi on May 2 to discuss preparations for July’s G20 summit in Hamburg, Reuters reported Friday. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said at a press conference that the leaders would also discuss the war in Syria, and Ukraine. The meetingÂ...

    Today at Commission, Soros and Brexit dinner
    Apr27

    Today at Commission, Soros and Brexit dinner

    Thursday’s midday press briefing helped fill in some of the blanks after a busy day for the European Commission, with commissioners deciding to strike back at Viktor Orbán’s Brussels-bashing, the Hungarian prime minister speaking at the European Parliament, and Jean-Claude Juncker having dinner with Theresa May. The...

    Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying linked to Russia
    Apr25

    Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying linked to Russia

    The Turkish man who gave Mike Flynn a $600,000 lobbying deal just before President Donald Trump picked him to be national security adviser has business ties to Russia, including a 2009 aviation financing deal negotiated with Vladimir Putin, according to court records. The man, Ekim Alptekin, has in recent years helped to coordinate Turkish...

    France’s next big challenge: defense policy
    Apr25

    France’s next big challenge: defense policy

    PARIS — French voters face a stark choice on May 7 between retreating into isolationism or taking the lead in shaping a European defense policy to respond to Islamist terrorism, an unstable neighborhood, a resurgent Russia, an uncertain America and a rising China. France prizes its strategic autonomy but can no longer afford to go it...

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