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    Signatures that triggered Dutch referendum were not verified: minister
    Feb09

    Signatures that triggered Dutch referendum were not verified: minister

    The Dutch government cannot guarantee the authenticity of more than 400,000 signatures on a petition that triggered a referendum on an EU-Ukraine deal, local media reported Thursday. “It cannot be established with certainty that the requests [signatures] have been submitted by several individuals,” Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk said in...

    12 heroes who will make 2017 great again (in a good way)
    Feb09

    12 heroes who will make 2017 great again (in a good way)

    12 people who will make 2017 great again (in a good way) Since its European launch in April 2015, POLITICO has run a provocative series called “Dirty Dozen,” designed to call out 12 characters — individuals, groups or institutions — that spell gloom (or worse) in a particular sphere. Earlier this...

    The Wilders effect
    Feb08

    The Wilders effect

    THE HAGUE — Just over a month before the Netherlands heads to elections on March 15, conventional wisdom in political circles has it that the man expected to win — right-wing rabble-rouser Geert Wilders — will be unable to form a governing coalition. But while he may not become prime minister, to dismiss...

    Merkel gets support (of sorts) from Poland
    Feb07

    Merkel gets support (of sorts) from Poland

    WARSAW — Angela Merkel met with Poland’s leaders Tuesday, gauging support for her vision of Europe at a time when the EU is beset with internal crises, wary of Russian intervention and uncertain of how to deal with Donald Trump. Relations between Warsaw and Berlin have been chilly since the Law and Justice (PiS) party of...

    Trump: ‘Haters are going crazy’ over Russia double standard
    Feb07

    Trump: ‘Haters are going crazy’ over Russia double standard

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday morning that his presidency is being evaluated by an unfair double standard that has allowed critics to attack him over his promises of a warmer relationship with Russia while his predecessor cut deals with Iran, a longtime U.S. foe. “I don’t know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters...

    Flynn to recommend Trump back NATO membership for Montenegro
    Feb06

    Flynn to recommend Trump back NATO membership for Montenegro

    National security adviser Michael Flynn will recommend that President Donald Trump support allowing the small Balkan nation of Montenegro to join NATO, POLITICO has learned — despite strong opposition from Russia. The move will be a major test of the new administration’s policy toward Moscow, which considers any further eastward...

    Ex-acting CIA chief suggests Trump has ‘some special bond’ with Putin
    Feb06

    Ex-acting CIA chief suggests Trump has ‘some special bond’ with Putin

    Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell said President Donald Trump’s statements on Russia have been “very bizarre” and suggested there is “some special bond” between Trump and Vladimir Putin that is undermining U.S. interests. “It suggests that he doesn’t have a good...

    Survivor: Special EU edition
    Feb06

    Survivor: Special EU edition

    Who will make it through the challenges ahead? Who will be voted out of the group? Welcome to 2017 and “Survivor” — the European politics edition. Appropriately enough, a preview of this new reality show aired Friday on an island, as EU leaders gathered in Malta. But it will run throughout the year. French President François...

    Trump expresses ‘strong support’ for NATO, will meet leaders in May
    Feb06

    Trump expresses ‘strong support’ for NATO, will meet leaders in May

    U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to meet NATO leaders in Europe in late May during a phone call with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday, according to the White House. Trump — who has pledged to force NATO members to pay their fair share for their own defense and caused alarm by calling the military alliance “obsolete”Â...

    Trump’s plan to fight ISIL with Putin isn’t just futile. It’s dangerous
    Feb06

    Trump’s plan to fight ISIL with Putin isn’t just futile. It’s dangerous

    America and Russia fighting on the same side against ISIL: This is the radical realignment that U.S. President Donald Trump has been dangling as the linchpin of his promised reboot of the global war on terror. In one of his first executive actions, Trump signed a presidential memorandum on January 28 giving the Secretary of Defense until the end...

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