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    US spies fear allies will stop sharing intel under Russia-friendly Trump
    Jan22

    US spies fear allies will stop sharing intel under Russia-friendly Trump

    Now that Donald Trump is officially its commander-in-chief, America’s foreign allies are being forced to grapple with a highly sensitive question: Is it still safe to share information with U.S. intelligence agencies? The global spy community — a fractious world where friends, frenemies and sometimes enemies often enter...

    Germany urged to confront combat reluctance in Trump era
    Jan20

    Germany urged to confront combat reluctance in Trump era

    PARIS — Germany must be prepared for stronger involvement in military operations as Donald Trump will pressure Europe to shoulder more of the defense burden, a senior French MEP and security specialist warned. In recent interviews Trump repeated his campaign assertion that the NATO alliance is “obsolete” and European allies need to...

    Martin Schulz’s long goodbye
    Jan20

    Martin Schulz’s long goodbye

    So long, farewell, auf Wiederse… Make that, see you Monday. Perhaps no figure in the history of the European Parliament has had as many ceremonial, valedictory events as Martin Schulz, the recently-departed Parliament president. There was a news conference in late November when he announced his decision to leave Parliament and return to...

    UK chancellor: Donald Trump creates more uncertainty than Brexit
    Jan20

    UK chancellor: Donald Trump creates more uncertainty than Brexit

    U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond said Friday that Donald Trump’s presidency will create “an even bigger piece of uncertainty” for the EU than Brexit, Reuters reports. In a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Hammond said: “Anything that changes the settled status quo of a Europe that lives with Russia as a neighbor, but lives...

    UK defense minister: We’re still on Ukraine’s side
    Jan20

    UK defense minister: We’re still on Ukraine’s side

    Britain’s Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has assured his country “stands firm” with Ukraine in its conflict with Russia following fears incoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration will back Moscow in the ongoing dispute. Fallon, who is on a two-day visit to Kiev, said Britain will support...

    Britain weighs costs of Trump embrace
    Jan20

    Britain weighs costs of Trump embrace

    LONDON — As she readies Britain for its divorce from the European Union, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has little choice but to extend the hand of friendship to Donald Trump. The inauguration of the new American president on Friday presents Britain with opportunities that previously looked unachievable. A rapid trade deal with the...

    The government secrets Trump is about to discover
    Jan20

    The government secrets Trump is about to discover

    When Dwight Eisenhower was elected president in 1952, outgoing President Harry Truman informed him of an important secret: Days before the election the United States had tested the world’s first hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. The nation now possessed a weapon roughly a hundred times as powerful as any before — and almost...

    Brussels gets ‘House of Cards’ treatment
    Jan20

    Brussels gets ‘House of Cards’ treatment

    AMSTERDAM — Corruption, murder, and betrayal stalk the streets of Brussels — at least in a Dutch television series inspired by the U.S. hit “House of Cards” that premieres Friday. “Brussel” mixes the personal and the political in a drama that weaves together the migration crisis, trouble in...

    Germany’s last Atlanticist confronts Trump
    Jan19

    Germany’s last Atlanticist confronts Trump

    BERLIN — On Friday evening, many in Europe will be huddled in front of their television sets, watching Donald Trump’s inauguration in a fog of foreboding and disbelief. The schadenfreude some may have felt after the American election has given way to cold fear. As the president-elect repeatedly dismisses European...

    The Trumputin trap
    Jan19

    The Trumputin trap

    Donald Trump is an avowed admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who sees himself as a brilliant dealmaker. As he settles in following his inauguration, the newly seated U.S. president will likely be tempted to seek a grand bargain with the Kremlin to transform sour relations between Washington and Moscow into cooperation in the...

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