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    Why Trump makes this small country so nervous
    Dec10

    Why Trump makes this small country so nervous

    TALLINN, Estonia — The scene outside Alexander Nevsky Cathedral one evening earlier this month had all the hallmarks of a Russian plot: dark-clothed heavies chanting and dragging metal bats along the cobblestone streets as camouflaged Estonian troops with heavy weaponry guarded the nearby Parliament. In reality, it was a training...

    UK spy chief: Syrian war creates ‘unprecedented’ terror threat
    Dec08

    UK spy chief: Syrian war creates ‘unprecedented’ terror threat

    Britain faces an “unprecedented” terror threat as long as civil war continues to rage in Syria, the U.K.’s foreign intelligence boss said Thursday. U.K. authorities have foiled 12 terrorist plots since June 2013, Alex Younger told reporters in a rare speech at the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service — otherwise known...

    EU moves forward on Ukraine, Georgia visa-free travel
    Dec08

    EU moves forward on Ukraine, Georgia visa-free travel

    The European Council and Parliament have reached a deal on a proposal that paves the way for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia to get the right to travel to the EU without a visa. The deal will allow the European Commission and EU states to reinstate the requirement for a visa if countries fail to cooperate in taking back illegal migrants,...

    DALIA GRYBAUSKAITĖ
    Dec07

    DALIA GRYBAUSKAITĖ

    In Lithuania, where politics are synonymous with scandal and volatility, President Dalia Grybauskaitė is a figure of solidity. Nicknamed “Steel Magnolia,” the former European commissioner elicits comparisons to Margaret Thatcher, sharing with the late British leader a penchant for the acid phrase and a work ethic...

    GEORGE SOROS
    Dec07

    GEORGE SOROS

    Well into his eighties, George Soros is back on the frontlines of this decade’s ideological struggle. Growing ranks of nationalist politicians are laying siege to the liberal democratic system that emerged victorious from the Cold War — and putting the Hungarian-American billionaire and the “open...

    US Democrats launch campaign to combat Russia’s digital meddling
    Dec07

    US Democrats launch campaign to combat Russia’s digital meddling

    In U.S. Congress’s final days of 2016, top House Democrats are launching a campaign to address Russia’s alleged digital meddling in the country’s election. Party leaders are pressing the Obama administration for a briefing on the matter, as two Democrats are set to introduce legislation on Wednesday. The bill will come from...

    Why Trump’s call with Taiwan could be a breakthrough
    Dec06

    Why Trump’s call with Taiwan could be a breakthrough

    To Donald Trump’s legions of critics, his decision to take a phone call from President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan only confirmed what they already believed: The president-elect is in way over his head, committing diplomatic blunders on a massive scale. A POLITICO headline summed up the view of many China experts: “Bull in a...

    Baltic minutemen fight Russian foe
    Dec06

    Baltic minutemen fight Russian foe

    PABRADE, Lithuania — Peering past the black tarps covering the windows of the barricaded house, the men in camouflage could see daylight gradually illuminate the fresh snow. For two days, speakers outside the barricaded buildings had blasted Soviet-era jingles: “Put down your guns! Your leaders have forgotten you! While...

    Additions to the EU transparency register (November 26 – December 3)
    Dec05

    Additions to the EU transparency register (November 26 – December 3)

    Last week 117 new organizations signed up in the joint transparency register of the European Commission and the European Parliament. New entries include: Acad̩mie des sciences Actis РNorwegian Policy Network on Alcohol and Drugs Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination Algemene Werkgeversvereniging Nederland Alianza Cooperativa...

    Fillon’s Russophilia heads for reality check
    Dec05

    Fillon’s Russophilia heads for reality check

    PARIS — There came a point during his primary campaign when François Fillon started making foreign policy pronouncements that seemed cut-and-pasted from Vladimir Putin’s propaganda manual. The annexation of Crimea? Bad, but what about the NATO intervention in Kosovo back in 1999? Russia not abiding by the so-called Minsk...

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