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    Central Europe sees Trump as a kindred spirit
    Nov21

    Central Europe sees Trump as a kindred spirit

    WARSAW — Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the U.S. presidential election proved to the nationalist and populist governments of Central Europe that they are out in front of a global political wave. But while cheering Trump’s win, there is concern — especially in Poland — that the unpredictable businessman may end up cutting a deal...

    The new Putin coalition
    Nov21

    The new Putin coalition

    Vladimir Putin, it used to be said not long ago, had no friends. His invasion of Crimea and meddling in eastern Ukraine made him persona non grata in mainstream Europe and America. Asia saw little value in Russia’s no-growth economy. These days the Russian leader is on a roll. Without having to backtrack on anything of substance (or...

    The new Putin coalition
    Nov21

    The new Putin coalition

    Vladimir Putin, it used to be said not long ago, had no friends. His invasion of Crimea and meddling in eastern Ukraine made him persona non grata in mainstream Europe and America. Asia saw little value in Russia’s no-growth economy. These days the Russian leader is on a roll. Without having to backtrack on anything of substance (or...

    Fillon, Juppé knock out Sarkozy in French Right’s primary
    Nov21

    Fillon, Juppé knock out Sarkozy in French Right’s primary

    PARIS — François Fillon and Alain Juppé will face off next weekend in the final round of the French conservative primary election after coming out on top in Sunday’s first round — a result that dealt a decisive blow to Nicolas Sarkozy’s political career. Fillon, who won nearly half of the votes, cruised to a surprisingly comfortable...

    Questions grow over Hungarian no-bid nuclear deal
    Nov18

    Questions grow over Hungarian no-bid nuclear deal

    As European Commission officials struggled to defend their decision to allow Hungary to skirt public tender requirements and award a multi-billion euro contract to Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company, a major U.S.-based energy company said Friday that it wanted the work but was denied the opportunity to bid. Westinghouse Electric...

    Trump’s new world order
    Nov18

    Trump’s new world order

    It’s been only nine days since Donald Trump won the presidential election, but much of the world is acting like he’s already in charge. Russia is doubling down on its military offensives in Syria, where dictator Bashar Assad says Trump could be a “natural ally.” Mexico has unveiled an 11-point plan to protect its citizens in the...

    Obama to Trump: Time to get serious
    Nov17

    Obama to Trump: Time to get serious

    BERLIN — Get serious or get played, President Barack Obama told President-elect Donald Trump here Thursday — warning his successor that he’ll lose elections and people will die if he doesn’t shape up. As impressive as the campaign he ran was, that won’t translate to governing, Obama said he told Trump in their long private...

    Commission denies Oettinger broke ethics rules
    Nov17

    Commission denies Oettinger broke ethics rules

    European commissioner Günther Oettinger did nothing wrong when he traveled to Budapest at the invitation of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on the private plane of a pro-Russia German businessman, the Commission said Thursday. Zoltán Kovács, spokesperson for the Hungarian government, told POLITICO that the businessman, Klaus Mangold, “is a...

    New Polish military force worries political opposition
    Nov17

    New Polish military force worries political opposition

    WARSAW — The Polish parliament on Wednesday approved the creation of a new territorial defense force aimed at deterring a possible Russian attack that critics say could end up serving as the armed wing of the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party. The force would be made up of 53,000 part-time soldiers stationed throughout the country by 2019....

    Trump says he and Pence have talked to 29 foreign leaders. Here they are.
    Nov16

    Trump says he and Pence have talked to 29 foreign leaders. Here they are.

    Donald Trump and Mike Pence on Wednesday provided a list of 28 foreign heads of state (plus the the Secretary General of the United Nations) that they’ve spoken with since last the election. The release comes after a story published Wednesday morning by the New York Times said foreign leaders were “scrambling to figure out how and when to...

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