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Section: European Voice (EU)

    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...

    Tillerson denounces Russia, reminds NATO allies on spending
    Mar31

    Tillerson denounces Russia, reminds NATO allies on spending

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used his first visit to NATO HQ in Brussels to denounce Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. “We want obviously to have a discussion around NATO’s posture here in Europe, most particularly in Eastern Europe in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and elsewhere,” Tillerson told reporters...

    Juncker threatens to promote Ohio independence after Trump’s Brexit backing
    Mar30

    Juncker threatens to promote Ohio independence after Trump’s Brexit backing

    VALLETTA, Malta — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday he would promote the independence of U.S. states if Donald Trump continues to encourage EU countries to follow the U.K.’s example and leave the bloc. At a meeting of leaders of the center-right European People’s Party in Malta, Juncker said...

    David Cameron: Calling EU referendum ‘right thing to do’
    Mar30

    David Cameron: Calling EU referendum ‘right thing to do’

    Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has defended his decision to hold a referendum on the U.K.’s membership of the EU, the Guardian reported Thursday. “I thought it right to hold the referendum because this issue had been poisoning British politics for years,” Cameron said in Kiev on Wednesday, the day the U.K. formally triggered...

    Poll: 6 in 10 Americans think traditional news outlets report fake news
    Mar29

    Poll: 6 in 10 Americans think traditional news outlets report fake news

    A majority of Americans believe traditional media outlets publish fake news reports, and Republicans are more likely to believe that fake news is being pushed to advance an agenda, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. The poll, which was conducted by phone during the first week of March, found that 80 percent of respondents...

    Tillerson’s message to NATO: Show Trump the money
    Mar29

    Tillerson’s message to NATO: Show Trump the money

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, making his first visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels this week, will reiterate Donald Trump’s demand that allies ramp up their military spending, a senior State Department official said. Tillerson’s message will echo comments by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, who pressed the spending...

    Polish consulate in Ukraine attacked with grenade launcher
    Mar29

    Polish consulate in Ukraine attacked with grenade launcher

    Unidentified assailants attacked the Polish consulate in Lutsk, in western Ukraine on Wednesday, Radio Poland reported. “It was probably a grenade launcher,” Polish Consul Krzysztof Sawicki told local media. “The projectile hit the top floor, leaving a hole of about 70 centimeters.” No one was injured in the attack. The...

    US Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO
    Mar29

    US Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO

    The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to admit the small Balkan nation of Montenegro to the NATO military alliance, in what is seen as a crucial step in pushing back against Russian meddling in Eastern Europe. The vote, by 97-2, now sends the defense treaty to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose top aides have expressed strong support...

    Russian oil company loses challenge to UK sanctions measures
    Mar28

    Russian oil company loses challenge to UK sanctions measures

    The European Court of Justice ruled against Russia’s Rosneft today, finding that U.K. measures aimed at implementing EU sanctions levied against Russia are valid. The state-run oil and gas company challenged the validity of the measures the U.K. adopted to implement the sanctions the European Council decided to impose in 2014 in the wake...

    Prisoners of semantics
    Mar27

    Prisoners of semantics

    KIEV, Ukraine — Nadiya Kalyn rushed home to watch the two-minute video when it appeared on an anti-government YouTube channel in October. She hadn’t seen her husband’s face since he was taken prisoner by Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk more than a year before. Prisoners are fed three times daily, her...

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