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    Trump risks diplomatic blowup in Asia
    Dec03

    Trump risks diplomatic blowup in Asia

    Donald Trump startled foreign policy watchers Friday by speaking with the president of Taiwan, a break with more than 35 years of U.S. policy that is likely to infuriate China. The United States and Taiwan have a strong but unofficial relationship, and Trump’s phone call, confirmed by his transition team Friday afternoon, raises questions...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Oettinger’s ever changing travel story — When Castro hijacked a Commission presser
    Dec03

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Oettinger’s ever changing travel story — When Castro hijacked a Commission presser

    OETTINGER’S EVER CHANGING TRAVEL STORY: Commissioner Günther Oettinger can’t seem to get his story straight. At first he had Commission spokespeople defending his undeclared flight on the plane of banker-nuclear adviser-Hungarian government lobbyist Klaus Mangold on the basis he simply had to get to Budapest for dinner with...

    Russia claims it foiled bank cyberattacks
    Dec02

    Russia claims it foiled bank cyberattacks

    Authorities in Russia claimed Friday they had uncovered a foreign spy agency plot to launch a cyberattack on the country’s banking system. The servers to be used in the alleged attack were located in the Netherlands and registered to BlazingFast, a Ukrainian web hosting company, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a...

    Boris Johnson: UK still committed to Russia sanctions
    Dec02

    Boris Johnson: UK still committed to Russia sanctions

    Britain will still defend democracy when it leaves the EU and is prepared to be tough on Russia, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is expected to say in a speech on Friday, according to the Guardian. The concept of a global liberal order is at risk and democracy is retreating as the “cult of the strongman” takes hold across the world, Johnson...

    Vladimir Putin to Trump: Let’s be friends
    Dec01

    Vladimir Putin to Trump: Let’s be friends

    Russia “needs friends” and is ready to improve relations with the U.S. under President-elect Donald Trump, President Vladimir Putin said in a speech to parliament on Thursday. “It is important to start to normalize and develop bilateral relations on an equal and mutually beneficial basis,” Putin said, adding that cooperation between the two...

    Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimea
    Dec01

    Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimea

    Ukraine on Thursday carried out a series of missile tests near Russian-held Crimea, AFP reported. This latest incident follows last week’s arrest of an alleged Ukrainian spy by Russia and accusations from Moscow that two of its servicemen had been abducted in the region. Kiev and the West maintain Russia illegally annexed Crimea in...

    Why Portugal has become an oasis of stability
    Dec01

    Why Portugal has become an oasis of stability

    LISBON — Any celebrations of António Costa‘s first anniversary as Portugal’s prime minister were muted by the announcement this week that the man Costa spent five months persuading to lead Portugal’s biggest bank had resigned, plunging into doubt the government’s efforts to shore up the...

    Russian wind blows over Eastern Europe
    Dec01

    Russian wind blows over Eastern Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine — The anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, and the subsequent collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, passed with barely a whimper this year. A chill wind blowing from the East put a damper on the celebrations. Russia, which Europe kept at arms length for so long, is once again ascendant....

    The Italian movement that could remake Europe
    Dec01

    The Italian movement that could remake Europe

    FLORENCE — Before there was Brexit or Donald Trump, there was Italy’s 5Star Movement. Ever since it burst onto the scene in 2013, at the height of the euro crisis, the anti-establishment, Euroskeptic political party has served as the country’s largest, and loudest, opposition group, stubbornly defying...

    Norwegian beats Russian to win World Chess Championship
    Dec01

    Norwegian beats Russian to win World Chess Championship

    Norway’s Magnus Carlsen on Wednesday won the World Chess Championship for the third time, seeing off challenger Sergey Karjakin, a Kremlin-backed Russian grandmaster who is a vocal supporter of President Vladimir Putin and who has praised the annexation of Crimea. After the 12-game match — which took place in New York...

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