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    Economy is Brits’ top concern: survey
    Feb21

    Economy is Brits’ top concern: survey

    An increasing number of British people say the state of the economy is the most important issue affecting confidence in the U.K., according to a consumer survey. Some 28 percent of those polled named the economy as one of their top two concerns at the end of 2016, up from 12 percent in 2015, according to the Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer...

    Ukraine: not quiet on the Eastern front
    Feb21

    Ukraine: not quiet on the Eastern front

    The gut-churning bass of artillery rockets dispels the myth that a cease-fire is holding in eastern Ukraine, two years after the Minsk 2 agreement between Russian-backed separatists and pro-government forces was signed. At least 30 civilians died when the fighting escalated again in January, following what the government in Kiev described as an...

    Today at Commission, Poland spat and ‘fake news’
    Feb20

    Today at Commission, Poland spat and ‘fake news’

    There’s been a visit to Brussels by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and tough Eurogroup talks on a Greek bailout, but this Commission midday briefing was mainly focused on what the commissioners got up to (or not) at the weekend. Asked about a heated exchange between Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Polish Foreign...

    Mike Pence pledges American support for EU
    Feb20

    Mike Pence pledges American support for EU

    Seeking to reassure European allies unnerved by President Donald Trump’s support for Brexit and criticism of NATO, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with senior EU officials Monday and issued a strong statement of solidarity and commitment to working with the European Union. Pence, after a meeting with European Council President...

    Belgian PM to Pence: We won’t allow EU to fragment
    Feb20

    Belgian PM to Pence: We won’t allow EU to fragment

    Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel said he used a dinner with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Brussels Sunday evening to warn the Trump administration against supporting any break-up of the EU. Pence arrived in Brussels Sunday after attending the Munich Security Conference, and was scheduled to meet senior EU officials on Monday....

    Trump’s demand upsets German election
    Feb19

    Trump’s demand upsets German election

    MUNICH — When the visiting American dignitaries hammered home their desire for Europe to spend more on their militaries in recent days, their biggest target was the Continent’s richest nation — Germany. Washington’s pointed attacks on Berlin — whether over its open-door policy for refugees or its...

    Trump has no foreign policy
    Feb19

    Trump has no foreign policy

    Whenever a new American president takes office, or even well beforehand, analysts and academics rush to discern their foreign policy “doctrine”—a grand theory that connects what might otherwise appear to be a Pollack-like splattering of dots. The Bush doctrine, for instance, was supposedly about the rejection...

    British government split over plan to use foreign aid to win Brexit support
    Feb19

    British government split over plan to use foreign aid to win Brexit support

    U.K. ministers have clashed over plans to divert billions of pounds of foreign aid spending to eastern EU countries, in exchange for support in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, the Sunday Times reported. Senior cabinet ministers and officials in Downing Street believe that the aid used for wasteful projects in Asia and Africa from the...

    David Cameron ‘courted’ for top NATO post
    Feb18

    David Cameron ‘courted’ for top NATO post

    LONDON — U.K. cabinet ministers and a foreign statesman are “courting” David Cameron to raise his hand to be the next secretary general of NATO, according to people familiar with the situation. Barely half a year since stepping down as prime minister, Cameron has held what one British official calledÂ...

    Tillerson assured Ukraine of U.S. solidarity, Poroshenko says
    Feb17

    Tillerson assured Ukraine of U.S. solidarity, Poroshenko says

    MUNICH — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has delivered a message of solidarity to Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko said Friday. In a conversation on Friday afternoon, Tillerson “confirmed to me our unity … and our solidarity,” Poroshenko said during a panel discussion on Friday evening at this...

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