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    Europe confronts limitations at year-end summit
    Dec16

    Europe confronts limitations at year-end summit

    EU leaders attempted to draw a line under an excruciatingly tough year at Thursday’s summit by extending economic sanctions on Russia, clearing the path for a trade deal with Ukraine and agreeing to move towards greater military cooperation. Such incremental advances were overshadowed, however, by their powerlessness to halt the Syrian...

    EU reaches deal on Ukraine trade pact
    Dec16

    EU reaches deal on Ukraine trade pact

    EU leaders in Brussels reached a last-minute agreement today to save the EU-Ukraine trade accord, which was under threat after a Dutch referendum in April rejected the deal. The referendum was not binding, but it made it politically difficult for the country’s parliament to ratify it. Leaders made a legally binding deal that, among other...

    Russia and NATO to talk again on security, Ukraine
    Dec15

    Russia and NATO to talk again on security, Ukraine

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that he’s invited ambassadors to meet with Russia early next week to discuss European security and the Ukraine conflict. “I have invited members of the NATO-Russia Council to a meeting on Monday at ambassadorial level at NATO headquarters to discuss topics of relevance to European...

    Dutch court hands Crimean treasures to Ukraine
    Dec14

    Dutch court hands Crimean treasures to Ukraine

    A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that Crimean treasures held by an Amsterdam museum should be handed back to the Ukrainian government rather than the museums in Crimea from where they originated. Dutch media reported the court’s finding that under UNESCO rules the artifacts, which include jewels and a scabbard and ceremonial helmet made of...

    Trump’s unconventional picks make Europe tremble
    Dec13

    Trump’s unconventional picks make Europe tremble

    America’s closest overseas allies struggled Tuesday to understand and digest Donald Trump’s emerging foreign policy team. Rex Tillerson’s move from chief of the world’s most powerful oil company ExxonMobil to nominee to become chief diplomat of the world’s sole superpower elicited a collective gasp in Europe,...

    Trump’s future chief of staff: No commitment to keeping Russia sanctions in place
    Dec13

    Trump’s future chief of staff: No commitment to keeping Russia sanctions in place

    WASHINGTON — Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus would not commit the administration of President-elect Donald Trump to keeping sanctions against Russia in place, telling MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that “you have to just wait and see.” Priebus, who will leave his...

    Merkel: Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended
    Dec13

    Merkel: Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the EU should extend sanctions against Russia because of a lack of progress in eastern Ukraine and Moscow’s disregard of the ceasefire. EU sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy such as finance and energy were first imposed in July 2014 after Russia’s military action in...

    Europe braces for Russian hacking in upcoming elections
    Dec13

    Europe braces for Russian hacking in upcoming elections

    European governments are bracing for cyber-meddling by Moscow in upcoming national elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany. Amid uproar in the United States over CIA findings that Russian hackers interceded in the election to help President-elect Donald Trump, a series of incidents in Europe have led to stark warnings by high-level...

    Dutch aim to stop military and financial aid to Ukraine
    Dec12

    Dutch aim to stop military and financial aid to Ukraine

    Ukraine will not get financial or military support from the EU, according to a proposal that the Dutch government wants to discuss with EU leaders at a summit on Thursday. The proposed agreement “reaffirms cooperation with Ukraine in the fields of security” but “it does not contain an obligation for the Union...

    Here’s what America needs to know about Trump and Russia
    Dec12

    Here’s what America needs to know about Trump and Russia

    This weekend we finally learned the CIA’s professional conclusion about Russia’s involvement in our presidential elections: Russia hacked both the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign, and the goal was to help Trump win. And the CIA isn’t out on a limb here: both the Director of National Intelligence, who...

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