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    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...

    Moldova PM to Brussels: We still love EU
    Nov29

    Moldova PM to Brussels: We still love EU

    Prime Minister Pavel Filip has a message for EU and NATO leaders: Despite recently electing a pro-Russia president, Moldova is still firmly on a westward trajectory. Speaking to journalists after meeting with EU officials in Brussels on Tuesday, Filip said media reports that Chișinău would pivot away from the bloc after the...

    Russian hackers targeting Germany: intelligence chief
    Nov29

    Russian hackers targeting Germany: intelligence chief

    Germany is likely to be the target of Russian cyberattacks ahead of national elections in 2017, warned the head of its federal intelligence service. There is evidence that “cyberattacks are taking place with no other motive than to cause political uncertainty,” said Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) President Bruno Kahl in an interview with...

    A Russia reset? Maybe not yet
    Nov28

    A Russia reset? Maybe not yet

    After a phone call between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin days after the U.S. election, Russian media buzzed that Putin might host Trump this winter to kick off what the Kremlin described as their joint effort to “normalize ties” between the U.S. and Russia. The talk of an early state visit remains speculative. But...

    5 things Italians vote on this week
    Nov28

    5 things Italians vote on this week

    FLORENCE, Italy — When they go to the polls on December 4, Italians will be voting on more than a constitutional reform. The contest has effectively become a choice between center-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who favors the EU despite his recent criticism of Brussels, and Beppe Grillo, the comedian-turned-politician and leader of the...

    Dear Martin, we’ll miss you. Love from Donald and Jean-Claude
    Nov24

    Dear Martin, we’ll miss you. Love from Donald and Jean-Claude

    The president of the European Commission on Thursday expressed “regret” over Martin Schulz’s decision to swap Brussels for Berlin. Jean-Claude Juncker described Schulz, who in the early hours of Thursday told POLITICO he will step down as European Parliament president and seek election to the German parliament, as a “convinced and...

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