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    Key moments from Obama’s final news conference
    Jan18

    Key moments from Obama’s final news conference

    President Barack Obama strolled into the tightly packed White House briefing room Wednesday, a day after his controversial commutation of Chelsea Manning and less than two days before he will depart 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for the final time as America’s commander in chief. Below are the highlights: Obama took a jab at the incoming...

    Pentagon chief to Trump: Don’t expect Russian thaw
    Jan18

    Pentagon chief to Trump: Don’t expect Russian thaw

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has some parting advice for Donald Trump as the president-elect tries to improve relations with Russia: Don’t get your hopes up. Trump is likely to find exceedingly few areas where Washington and Moscow’s interests still align, the outgoing Pentagon chief told POLITICO on Tuesday. And it may be most...

    Why Is Trump picking on Merkel?
    Jan17

    Why Is Trump picking on Merkel?

    LONDON — After Senate confirmation, it looks like the next task for the incoming administration’s secretaries of state and defense, Rex Tillerson and Jim Mattis, is destined to be damage control. That’s because of the fallout here in Europe from President-elect Donald Trump’s unusual commentary on...

    Trump to Europe: Drop dead
    Jan17

    Trump to Europe: Drop dead

    EDINBURGH — It is, remarkably, no exaggeration to say that almost everyone in Europe awaits the presidency of Donald Trump with a sense of dread. Almost everyone, that is, save for the resurgent parties of the populist far-right who see, in Trump, an example they dearly wish to emulate. The European mainstream, however, shrinks from Trump as it...

    Make internationalism great again
    Jan16

    Make internationalism great again

    WASHINGTON — Across the West, nationalism has been appropriated by political forces that are isolationist, illiberal, and protectionist. For proponents of open societies, this poses a problem. In election after election, voters have demonstrated that when asked to pick between abstract internationalism and allegiance to their...

    Marine Le Pen wins ‘Putin’s champion’ award
    Jan16

    Marine Le Pen wins ‘Putin’s champion’ award

    The leader of France’s far-right National Front, Marine Le Pen, was named the inaugural “Putin’s champion” by the European Values think tank Monday. The tongue-in-cheek award will be given to the Western public figure who best exhibits “friendliness and appeasement” of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy every...

    Donald Trump: I’ll start off trusting Putin
    Jan16

    Donald Trump: I’ll start off trusting Putin

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will invite British Prime Minister Theresa May to visit him “right after” his inauguration and will strike a “fair” trade agreement with the U.K. “very quickly,” he told The Times in an interview published Sunday. Brexit “is going to end up being a great thing” and other countries will follow the...

    Why Russia loves the idea of California seceding
    Jan15

    Why Russia loves the idea of California seceding

    On a sunny late September day, a trio of tourists gathered on Moscow’s Red Square. Well-dressed, carrying a Russian flag, the visitors bunched in front of the Kremlin’s walls to snap a selfie. Like so many others before, the man taking the photo, Louis Marinelli, took to his Twitter account, and shared the shot for the...

    Trump open to lifting Russian sanctions if ‘we get along’: report
    Jan14

    Trump open to lifting Russian sanctions if ‘we get along’: report

    President-elect Donald Trump expressed a willingness Friday to lift sanctions on Russia if it assists the U.S. in other efforts such as counterterrorism. Trump told the Wall Street Journal that he intended to keep sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration in response to cyber attacks during the election “at least for a...

    Putin opponent to Trump: Don’t abandon Ukraine
    Jan14

    Putin opponent to Trump: Don’t abandon Ukraine

    A leading Russian opposition politician and critic of Vladimir Putin has a message for the incoming Trump administration: don’t trade Ukraine for a deal in Syria. Ilya Yashin warns that any detente with Russia that includes permitting its 2014 annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine to stand — even in return for...

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