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    May commits to European security and takes aim at Putin
    Nov13

    May commits to European security and takes aim at Putin

    LONDON — Russia is the “chief” threat to Europe’s security and the U.K. will remain “unconditionally” committed to countering it and maintaining the Continent’s security, Theresa May said Monday. In a strongly-worded speech aimed at Russian President Vladimir Putin, May accused Russia of trying to “weaponize information … to sow...

    Trump careens off script on Russia after Putin meeting
    Nov12

    Trump careens off script on Russia after Putin meeting

    DANANG, Vietnam — President Donald Trump stayed on script for more than a week as he crisscrossed Asia — and then Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up. After chatting with Putin on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here, Trump abandoned the diplomatic tone the White House had carefully scripted for his...

    European Commission aims to lift roadblocks for military
    Nov10

    European Commission aims to lift roadblocks for military

    The European Commission wants to be sure troops, tanks and other heavy military equipment can deploy speedily across the Continent, and it seems willing to steamroll the European Council and NATO to make it happen. In a communication published Friday, the Commission announced an action plan “to facilitate and help to expedite military mobility,”...

    European Commission aims to lift roadblocks for military
    Nov10

    European Commission aims to lift roadblocks for military

    The European Commission wants to be sure troops, tanks and other heavy military equipment can deploy speedily across the Continent, and it seems willing to steamroll the European Council and NATO to make it happen. In a communication published Friday, the Commission announced an action plan “to facilitate and help to expedite military mobility,”...

    Mysterious Putin ‘niece’ has a name
    Nov10

    Mysterious Putin ‘niece’ has a name

    WASHINGTON — Federal investigators have a name for a mysterious Russian woman who offered to help broker meetings between former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and Kremlin officials: Olga Vinogradova. The name, which has not previously been reported, has taken on new significance for federal investigators seeking to more fully...

    Kiev is buzzing about the Manafort indictment
    Nov09

    Kiev is buzzing about the Manafort indictment

    KIEV – Last week, as the news of Paul Manafort’s indictment on 12 counts of money laundering, tax evasion and lobbying violations rocketed through Washington D.C., a small group quietly celebrated in a nondescript Soviet-era building near the Dnieper River in the Ukrainian capital. “It showed we’re on the right track,” Serhiy...

    NATO allies battle for spoils of big spending
    Nov09

    NATO allies battle for spoils of big spending

    NATO allies are quietly preparing to go to war — among themselves — over the spoils of an imminent boom in military spending and expansion of forces and infrastructure in Europe. With U.S. President Donald Trump squeezing allies hard to pay up more on defense, the EU gearing up for intensified security and defense cooperation, and the West...

    Thanks Trump, for making Ukraine great again
    Nov08

    Thanks Trump, for making Ukraine great again

    Dear President Donald Trump, I was never taken in by your bluster and promises to “drain the swamp.” Instead, I drove over three hours to the swing state of Pennsylvania last November to cast my vote for your archrival Hillary Clinton. I worried that you were a dangerous demagogue who had no respect for the constitution, or for America’s...

    Finland woos US with more muscular defense role
    Nov07

    Finland woos US with more muscular defense role

    HELSINKI — Finland and its neighbor Sweden have centered their defense strategies for decades on neutrality and refraining from participating with the big military alliances on their doorsteps. But the annexation of Crimea and war in Ukraine in 2014 changed that calculus in Northern Europe. Now, in another sign of the changing environment,...

    Fast forward to two-speed Europe
    Nov07

    Fast forward to two-speed Europe

    There’s a feeling among European leaders that the bloc has weathered the worst of its recent crises — euro, refugee, Brexit — and should now turn its focus to the future. The question now: What should that future look like? Is European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s vision of a more integrated union the right way forward?...

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