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    The 320 Europeans out to protect America’s elections
    Nov08

    The 320 Europeans out to protect America’s elections

    In a sparse, sunlit office just south of Dupont Circle in downtown Washington, with elections just 11 days ahead of them, an elite cadre of voting monitors is laying the groundwork for a national effort to document the fairness, and the legitimacy, of the most contentious American election in decades. Outside, on the campaign trail, Donald Trump...

    Russia’s boom (farming) economy
    Nov07

    Russia’s boom (farming) economy

    The Kremlin claims it has won the sanctions war with the West — and points to the good news coming out of its agriculture sector. It is half right. When the West slapped sanctions on Russia in 2014 and Moscow retaliated with a trade embargo, the consensus was that Moscow was shooting itself in the foot by banning fresh produce from the EU. A...

    Russia is preying on Bulgaria’s next president
    Nov05

    Russia is preying on Bulgaria’s next president

    Russia is the dominant topic as Bulgarians prepare to go to the polls to pick a new president. The two favorites to come out on top in Sunday’s presidential election are lobbying for the lifting of EU sanctions on Russia, while the sitting president warns of Moscow’s growing influence in the country. Tsetska Tsacheva, the candidate of...

    The strange career of Günther Oettinger
    Nov03

    The strange career of Günther Oettinger

    Günther Oettinger has never been one to bite his tongue. There was that time back in 2000 when he broke into the banned “Deutschland,-Deutschland-über-Alles” verse at a celebration of his German nationalist fraternity. Or the time as Baden-Württemberg premier he lamented that Germany was surrounded by friendly neighbors: “The unfortunate thing...

    Democrats’ retort to FBI: What about Trump and Russia?
    Nov01

    Democrats’ retort to FBI: What about Trump and Russia?

    Amid a potentially lethal frenzy about renewed FBI activity related to Hillary Clinton’s email, the Clinton campaign and its Democratic allies worked furiously on Monday to change the subject to FBI interest in Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. Democrats have complained for weeks that FBI Director James Comey has refused to discuss his...

    UK spy chief warns of Russia threat
    Nov01

    UK spy chief warns of Russia threat

    The escalating sophistication of Russia’s espionage and increasing threat of home-grown extremism has led British spy agency MI5 to hire hundreds more agents, its chief told the Guardian in an interview published Tuesday. While threats are rising globally, MI5’s Director General Andrew Parker singled out Russia as the most prominent...

    Dutch government delays Ukraine trade deal decision
    Oct31

    Dutch government delays Ukraine trade deal decision

    The Dutch government on Monday delayed a decision on whether to back an EU trade deal with Ukraine or support the result of a public referendum that rejected it. Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote to MPs to say that he needed more time to persuade opposition parties to back the deal but that he hoped agreement could be reached before the next summit...

    Georgian ruling party wins in disputed polls
    Oct31

    Georgian ruling party wins in disputed polls

    Georgia’s ruling party scored a landslide victory in the second round of parliamentary polls, according to official results issued Monday. Pro-Western Georgian Dream won just under 49 percent of the vote in a first round on October 8. The United National Movement (UNM) came second, at just over 27 percent. The first round also saw the...

    Russia falls back in love with Ivan the Terrible
    Oct31

    Russia falls back in love with Ivan the Terrible

    ORYOL, Russia — In 1947, Josef Stalin summoned film director Sergei Eisenstein to the Kremlin to discuss his movie, “Ivan the Terrible.” While Stalin had enjoyed the first installment of the masterpiece, released three years earlier, he intensely disliked the sequel, then in production, which depicted the czar’s descent into paranoia and...

    Frans Timmermans urges Dutch opposition to back Ukraine deal
    Oct29

    Frans Timmermans urges Dutch opposition to back Ukraine deal

    European Commission’s First Vice President Frans Timmermans on Saturday called on opposition parties in the Dutch parliament to support the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement even though voters in the Netherlands rejected it at a referendum in April. In an interview with the Dutch public radio, Timmermans said that a “non-binding referendum...

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