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    Terror attacks complicate Obama’s refugee push
    Sep19

    Terror attacks complicate Obama’s refugee push

    UNITED NATIONS — The New York-area hunt for an Afghan-born bombing suspect has cast a pall on this week’s gathering of international leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, a session U.S. President Barack Obama plans to use to rally support for helping the world’s refugees. Instead, the search Monday for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami...

    Russia’s election: Free sausages and fraud allegations
    Sep19

    Russia’s election: Free sausages and fraud allegations

    MOSCOW — Two years of economic recession, Western sanctions and wars in Ukraine and Syria haven’t shaken Vladimir Putin’s grip on power. Instead, Sunday’s election to the Russian state Duma saw the president’s United Russia party win a greater share of the vote than in 2011, with even less space in parliament for any real...

    America’s relationships are on the line — no matter who wins
    Sep19

    America’s relationships are on the line — no matter who wins

    NEW YORK — All politics is geopolitical in this year’s presidential race — and top Democrats and Republicans fear that will reshape America’s relationships around the world no matter who wins. This week, the uncertain state of those relationships will be on full display in New York as the United Nations General Assembly gathers and...

    Donald Trump has diplomats abandoning vows of silence
    Sep19

    Donald Trump has diplomats abandoning vows of silence

    NEW YORK — There’s a longstanding custom among the world’s diplomats: You don’t trash-talk candidates running for office in a foreign country. Donald Trump is close to destroying that tradition. As thousands of diplomats gather for the U.N. General Assembly here this week, many are struggling to hold their tongues about the...

    Trump to meet with Egyptian president
    Sep19

    Trump to meet with Egyptian president

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump has apparently taken Hillary Clinton’s bait. The Republican presidential nominee will meet on Monday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, according to Egyptian state media. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, announced last week she would meet with Sisi...

    Nicolas Sarkozy, end of the dream
    Sep19

    Nicolas Sarkozy, end of the dream

    PARIS — A few days before Nicolas Sarkozy announced he would run for reelection as French president next year, he fielded an unusual question from a caller on a radio show: Could Sarkozy, the caller asked, ever make him dream again? The man on the line, named Régis, said he had voted for Sarkozy for president in 2007 on the basis of his uplifting...

    Europe must open up, not turn its back
    Sep16

    Europe must open up, not turn its back

    TALLINN — In the months following the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the European Union seems to be undergoing an episode of post-traumatic stress. At a time when increased openness is of the utmost importance, the Continent is erecting internal barriers and isolating itself from the rest of the world. Some of the countries that make...

    Russian opposition fights for survival in Duma vote
    Sep16

    Russian opposition fights for survival in Duma vote

    MOSCOW — Dmitry Gudkov was once a rising star of an opposition movement that posed a threat to Vladimir Putin. Now he’s fighting to hang on to his seat in the Russian Duma. It’s a foregone conclusion that Putin’s United Russia and allied parties will dominate Sunday’s parliamentary election: The only open question is how...

    Visegrad’s illusory union
    Sep16

    Visegrad’s illusory union

    BRATISLAVA — The four Visegrad countries have of late been seen as an exception to the disunity across the European Union, and plan to use Friday’s EU leaders summit in the Slovak capital to push for a rethink of the way the EU functions after Brexit. Not so fast. Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia — so often lumped together...

    State of Juncker’s Union: What he has (and hasn’t) delivered
    Sep14

    State of Juncker’s Union: What he has (and hasn’t) delivered

    When Jean Claude-Juncker gave his first State of the Union address in September 2015, he told MEPs it was “not the time for business as usual.” In the year since, the EU has certainly seen little of that. From continuing political battles over how to address Europe’s migration crisis, to terror attacks in several countries, to...

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