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    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...

    Poll has ex-French PM Fillon winning conservative primary
    Nov16

    Poll has ex-French PM Fillon winning conservative primary

    PARIS — Former French prime minister François Fillon will knock out two heavy-hitting rivals to become the center-right’s presidential candidate, according to a new poll. The poll, published by Opinionway late Tuesday, has Fillon ahead in the race for the first time, beating frontrunner Alain Juppé in a November 27 runoff round by 54...

    How Trump’s victory could give Russia another win
    Nov16

    How Trump’s victory could give Russia another win

    Before President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory last week, European leaders seemed certain to renew sanctions on Russia for its ongoing aggression against Ukraine. The sanctions are up for renewal at a meeting next month, and Moscow has done nothing to meet Western conditions. On the contrary, Russian military attacks in Aleppo, in...

    Oettinger caught up in new allegations over ethics
    Nov15

    Oettinger caught up in new allegations over ethics

    European Commissioner for Digital Economy Günther Oettinger is caught up in a new case of alleged ethics violations concerning a trip he took on the private plane of a pro-Russia German businessman. Oettinger took a private plane to fly from Brussels to Budapest May 18 that was owned by Klaus Mangold, a former member of the board of management of...

    Trump’s first ambassador: Barack Obama
    Nov15

    Trump’s first ambassador: Barack Obama

    ATHENS — There was a time, a week ago, when the Obama White House was focused on questions like who would take over tending to the first lady’s vegetable garden. Now President Barack Obama is setting out on what was supposed to be a fun post-election farewell trip to Greece and Germany with not just his entire domestic record at risk of...

    Trump adviser linked to Turkish lobbying
    Nov15

    Trump adviser linked to Turkish lobbying

    Donald Trump wants to forbid his officials from lobbying for foreign governments, but one of his top national security advisers is being paid by a close ally of Turkey’s president. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a vice chair of the Trump transition who is in the running for a top national security post in the new administration, runs a...

    EU adds ministers and central bank chief to Syria sanctions list
    Nov14

    EU adds ministers and central bank chief to Syria sanctions list

    European foreign ministers on Monday added 17 ministers and the governor of the Central Bank of Syria to a list of those subject to EU sanctions targeting the Bashar Assad regime. This brings to 234 the number of people subject to a travel ban and an asset freeze over the violent repression of the Syrian people, said a statement from the EU...

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