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    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...

    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...

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