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    Judge issues broad block against Trump’s travel ban
    Feb04

    Judge issues broad block against Trump’s travel ban

    President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order suffered its most severe legal blow to date Friday, as a federal judge in Seattle blocked the impact of the directive nationwide. U.S. District Court Judge James Robart ruled in favor of the attorneys general of Washington state and Minnesota on a lawsuit they brought seeking to overturn...

    Trump tells Ukrainian politician he won’t lift Russia sanctions
    Feb04

    Trump tells Ukrainian politician he won’t lift Russia sanctions

    During an unusual private meeting on the sidelines of Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump promised a Ukrainian opposition leader that the United States won’t lift sanctions on Russia until it pulls out of Ukraine, according to three people briefed on the meeting. Within hours of meeting with both...

    6 fringe parties in the Dutch election
    Feb03

    6 fringe parties in the Dutch election

    The Netherlands has always had a fragmented political system but never quite like this: a record-breaking 81 parties registered to compete in the March 15 general election. The electoral council on Friday announced the final list, cutting the number of parties on the ballot paper down to 28. The others either failed to comply with the rules,...

    Russia’s ‘crescent of instability’ spreads west
    Feb03

    Russia’s ‘crescent of instability’ spreads west

    VALLETTA — When EU leaders began wrestling with how to confront Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine, there seemed little connection between events in Crimea and Donbas, the raging conflict in Syria and the outset of a second civil war in Libya. As they gather Friday for an informal European Council summit on the...

    Marine Le Pen’s internet army
    Feb03

    Marine Le Pen’s internet army

    PARIS — Not long ago, Philippe Vardon was an anti-immigrant activist best known for carrying out shock propaganda operations, like occupying mosques or serving pork-laced soup to the homeless in Nice, the southern French city that has a large Muslim population. Today, he is a top general in the sophisticated social media campaign...

    An Italian residence permit, yours for €500,000
    Feb02

    An Italian residence permit, yours for €500,000

    In an effort to reduce the country’s debt, the Italian government will start selling visas to non-EU citizens in exchange for a €500,000 investment in a start-up. The plan, approved by the Italian parliament in early December as part of the 2017 budget, is expected to take effect next month once the fine-print has been finalized....

    Why Putin needs Orbán
    Feb01

    Why Putin needs Orbán

    BUDAPEST — As Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to make a rare trip to the European Union Thursday, his choice of destination — Hungary — reveals a shift in the Kremlin’s strategy in Europe following the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Putin has met with Hungarian Prime Minister...

    Donald Tusk slams ‘worrying declarations’ from Trump
    Jan31

    Donald Tusk slams ‘worrying declarations’ from Trump

    European Council President Donald Tusk lumped the “worrying declarations” of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new administration together with the geopolitical challenges posed by Russia, China and Islamic terrorism as examples of the threats facing the EU, in a letter to European leaders ahead of their summit in Malta on Friday. The stark...

    Catching up with Jelena Milić
    Jan31

    Catching up with Jelena Milić

    Jelena Milić, a member of the POLITICO28 who runs the Belgrade-based think tank Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, is one of the staunchest advocates for Serbian membership of both the EU and NATO. Interview highlights below; full interview text here. On EU-Serbia relations: Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić...

    Democratic backsliding threatens international order: report
    Jan31

    Democratic backsliding threatens international order: report

    Nearly a quarter of countries registering setbacks in political rights and civil liberties in 2016 were in Europe, according to a Freedom House report published Tuesday. The U.S.-based research organization found backward moves on democracy in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Spain, as well as the United States....

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