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    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...

    Conservative choices for Parliament presidency
    Dec12

    Conservative choices for Parliament presidency

    The European People’s Party will choose its candidate for the presidency of the European Parliament from among four declared contenders in an internal election on Tuesday, as the largest group in the assembly tries to win back power after four years of Socialist leadership. The contest, triggered by the departure of Martin Schulz of...

    Trump: Reports of Russian hacking ‘ridiculous’
    Dec11

    Trump: Reports of Russian hacking ‘ridiculous’

    President-elect Donald Trump called reports that the Russian government endeavored to help him win last month’s presidential election “ridiculous” and “just another excuse” in an interview that aired Sunday morning, once again questioning the intelligence community he will take charge of...

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’
    Dec11

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’

    In June 2008, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson attended the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, its way of showing itself to the world as the kind of economic powerhouse that can attract executives like Rex Tillerson to its banquets. It was a key and very shaky moment for Russia. Vladimir Putin was bowing out after...

    Lawmakers alarmed Exxon chief could empower Putin
    Dec11

    Lawmakers alarmed Exxon chief could empower Putin

    Donald Trump’s leading candidate for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, would accelerate the president-elect’s collision course with Congress over his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and raise new questions about Putin’s role in the election. Tillerson, whom Trump officials now call...

    We need to talk about NATO
    Dec11

    We need to talk about NATO

    Dear NATO and European ministers of defense, I know you’re worried. You’re worried that the United States is about to have a commander in chief who has called the NATO alliance “obsolete.” You’re worried by Donald Trump’s campaign promise to defend NATO allies only if they...

    10 crucial decisions that reshaped America
    Dec11

    10 crucial decisions that reshaped America

    Brand is the be-all-end-all of Donald Trump. And the core of Trump’s brand is that squinty, jut-jowled, unreflective scowl, the Dirty Harry stare he insists on plastering everywhere — book covers, posters, his website — because it advertises his most marketable selling point: toughness. But the people around...

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