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Section: European Voice (EU)

    Gay Polish mayor becomes opposition icon
    Oct05

    Gay Polish mayor becomes opposition icon

    SŁUPSK, Poland — Poland’s right-wing government has put it on the fringes of Europe on issues that include abortion, migration and democracy. But a charismatic 40-year-old mayor is leading a counter-cultural charge from the Baltic coast city of Słupsk. Robert Biedroń, the country’s only openly gay mayor, has become one of the leading...

    John Kerry’s rallying cry to Europe: It’s time for ‘pushback’
    Oct04

    John Kerry’s rallying cry to Europe: It’s time for ‘pushback’

    From a pitch to rescue an imperiled EU-U.S. trade pact, to an impassioned reaffirmation of NATO’s common defense doctrine, to a pep talk on how to combat nationalism and xenophobia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry extolled the merits of the Euro-Atlantic alliance Tuesday, declaring: “The need for our unity is as great as ever.” In a...

    John Kerry: US ‘not giving up’ on Syria
    Oct04

    John Kerry: US ‘not giving up’ on Syria

    A day after suspending the United States partnership with Russia in trying to impose a ceasefire in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry sharply accused the Kremlin of turning a “blind eye” to atrocities against civilians and of trying to help the Syrian regime secure a military victory. Kerry, in a speech in Brussels that was largely focused on...

    Russia withdraws from US nuclear pact
    Oct04

    Russia withdraws from US nuclear pact

    The Russian government announced Monday it would suspend a deal with the U.S. on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium as relations between the countries worsen. Under the agreement, the two countries agreed to dispose of 34 tonnes of plutonium each so that it could not be used to build nuclear weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin accused...

    Netherlands braces for sharp right turn
    Oct04

    Netherlands braces for sharp right turn

    THE HAGUE — One of Europe’s most liberal countries is on the brink of turning decisively to the right. Ahead of the elections in the Netherlands on March 15 next year, polls show a tight race between center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his political foe Geert Wilders, a right-wing firebrand with staunch positions on Islam (ban the...

    Boris Nemtsov murder trial begins in Moscow
    Oct03

    Boris Nemtsov murder trial begins in Moscow

    Five Chechens accused of assassinating Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov went on trial Monday, appearing in front of a military court in Moscow, the BBC reported. The men have all denied the charges and a lawyer for the Nemtsov family has slammed the government investigation as lacking in evidence. They fear that whoever was behind the...

    The week that will decide the US election
    Oct03

    The week that will decide the US election

    If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the 2016 electorate after many dozens of polls, it’s this: The Republicans could have nominated a mile-high mound of flaming medical waste and between 38 and 43 percent of the American electorate would have voted for it over Hillary Rodham Clinton. No one is suggesting Donald Trump is...

    Want to be a ‘foreign agent’? Serve in US Congress first
    Oct03

    Want to be a ‘foreign agent’? Serve in US Congress first

    Saudi Arabia’s long-standing reservoir of goodwill on Capitol Hill had already been dwindling for years when Congress voted to allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom over its alleged involvement in the terrorist attacks. But Saudi Arabia still has lots of allies among retired members of Congress — the ones it pays, at least....

    Hungary sends EU a pointed pro-Orbán message
    Oct03

    Hungary sends EU a pointed pro-Orbán message

    The Brussels establishment may view Hungary’s outspoken prime minister, Viktor Orbán, as a xenophobic outcast, but his own country stands behind him — something many other EU leaders can’t take for granted these days. For Europe, this was the loudest message from Hungarian voters in their referendum Sunday, in which more than 98...

    Moldova belongs in the European Union, now more than ever
    Oct02

    Moldova belongs in the European Union, now more than ever

    At a time when British voters have chosen to leave the European Union and politicians in other countries across the region are calling for similar referendums, my country — Moldova — wants to move in the opposite direction. As a small landlocked country that Russia considers part of its “near abroad”— with NATO ally Romania to the west and...

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