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    Tillerson readies for tough talk with Russia
    Apr11

    Tillerson readies for tough talk with Russia

    Rex Tillerson’s seemingly cozy ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin drew bipartisan alarm and nearly derailed his confirmation as secretary of state. But some three months later, as the former ExxonMobil CEO heads to Moscow on his first trip as America’s top diplomat, it’s hard to believe Russian...

    Russia’s latest victim in Ukraine — reform
    Apr11

    Russia’s latest victim in Ukraine — reform

    Last month, activists and students barricaded the doors of the central Kiev branch of Sberbank, a Russian state-owned bank. The message: Stop the Kremlin from using profits made in Ukraine to fund its war against Ukraine. The demonstration was a manifestation of growing popular fury over the perception that the primary beneficiaries ofÂ...

    Ukraine gets visa waiver green light from European Parliament
    Apr06

    Ukraine gets visa waiver green light from European Parliament

    Ukrainian passport holders will be able to travel to most EU countries without a visa under new rules approved today by the European Parliament. Once formally adopted in June, the rules will allow Ukrainian biometric passport holders to visit for 90 days out of any 180-day period for tourism or business. The U.K. and Ireland are excluded,...

    Tillerson to meet Lavrov in Moscow next week
    Apr05

    Tillerson to meet Lavrov in Moscow next week

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Moscow next Wednesday for a meeting with Russian officials, including the Kremlin’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov. Tillerson plans to discuss issues including Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, and counterterrorism with the officials while in Moscow, according to the State Department. The...

    Ukraine PM promises reforms will kick in this year
    Apr05

    Ukraine PM promises reforms will kick in this year

    Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s prime minister, promised that his citizens will finally reap the benefits of economic reforms this year in an interview with the Financial Times published Wednesday. “The people will feel it, or God forbid we will fall back into stagnation,” Groysman said. For the past three years,...

    Britain’s new centrist pin-up is … a Frenchman
    Apr04

    Britain’s new centrist pin-up is … a Frenchman

    LONDON — Britain’s beleaguered centrists have found their champion — and they’re sending the troops across the English Channel to help him win. The new golden boy for the Liberal Democrats is Emmanuel Macron, whom opinion polls favor to win the French presidential election in early May over far-right leader...

    Haley eclipses Tillerson on Trump’s foreign policy ladder
    Apr03

    Haley eclipses Tillerson on Trump’s foreign policy ladder

    In Donald Trump’s first meeting with Nikki Haley, on Nov. 17, he asked her to serve as his secretary of state. Haley turned him down, according to two sources familiar with the conversation, telling the president-elect that she lacked the requisite foreign policy experience for the job. The former South Carolina governor ended up...

    Nikki Haley: Trump ‘not stopping me from beating up on Russia’
    Apr02

    Nikki Haley: Trump ‘not stopping me from beating up on Russia’

    U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Saturday that President Donald Trump has not stopped her from “beating up on Russia.” In an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” host Martha Raddatz asked the former South Carolina governor how the U.S. maintains its role, in Haley’s words, as the “moral conscience of the world” if...

    Germany pushes back on Trump’s NATO demands
    Mar31

    Germany pushes back on Trump’s NATO demands

    With U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visiting NATO for the first time, Germany pushed back Friday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s repeated demands that allies increase their military spending. Tillerson is the third Trump emissary to visit NATO headquarters in recent weeks and insist that allies show his boss the money by...

    When America toes Moscow’s line
    Mar31

    When America toes Moscow’s line

    For someone with personal experience of Russian harassment and full-blown military attack, it is hard to observe the recent debate in the United States about Russian meddling with merely an academic interest. As the president of Georgia from 2004 to 2013, I saw firsthand how Russia treats its neighbors—and now Americans are getting a...

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