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    Trump’s Russian roulette
    Sep30

    Trump’s Russian roulette

    The Hillary Clinton campaign is meeting with swing-state leaders of Eastern European descent, encouraging ethnic debate watch parties and phone banks, and scheduling conference calls with Clinton allies from her State Department days as part of an aggressive effort to capitalize on Donald Trump’s embrace of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and...

    Hungarian hole in the Schengen fence
    Sep29

    Hungarian hole in the Schengen fence

    When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talks about migrants, he doesn’t usually mince words — unless, that is, they have money. Orbán has made fighting migration his signature policy stance, calling a referendum on the EU’s controversial quota scheme for the relocation of refugees and demanding “total control” over the...

    Georgieva enters race to run United Nations
    Sep28

    Georgieva enters race to run United Nations

    After an 18-month shadow campaign, European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva has succeeded in convincing her country’s prime minister, Bulgaria’s Boris Borisov, to nominate her for the post of United Nations secretary-general. Borisov told reporters Wednesday in Sofia that Georgieva’s candidacy “will be more likely...

    Vladimir Putin resurrects the KGB
    Sep28

    Vladimir Putin resurrects the KGB

    MOSCOW — Soon after he was first appointed prime minister back in 1999, Vladimir Putin joked to an audience of top intelligence officers that a group of undercover spies, dispatched to infiltrate the government, was “successfully fulfilling its task.” It turns out Putin doesn’t do jokes. Over Putin’s years in power, not just the...

    The mystery of Donald Trump’s man in Moscow
    Sep24

    The mystery of Donald Trump’s man in Moscow

    In March, in a bold “Oh yeah?” moment during an interview with the Washington Post’s editorial board, Donald Trump took the paper’s dare and revealed, then and there, his very short list of foreign policy advisers. There were just five, though he said, “I have quite a few more.” The list was a head-scratcher, a random assortment of...

    Hillary Clinton’s pivot to Europe
    Sep22

    Hillary Clinton’s pivot to Europe

    When Hillary Clinton resigned as U.S. secretary of state in 2013, Beijing wasn’t sorry to see her go. In her four years in office, the former first lady and senator had gained a reputation in China as a source of hostility in an administration that had otherwise tried to be accommodating. In particular, Clinton rankled Beijing by rallying...

    Latvian foreign minister says next US president must combat Russian aggression
    Sep20

    Latvian foreign minister says next US president must combat Russian aggression

    NEW YORK — Regardless of who wins this November, the next U.S. president should stand united with Europe against Russian aggression, including Moscow’s interference in other countries’ elections, Latvia’s foreign minister said Monday. Edgars Rinkēvičs’ comments to POLITICO come as Americans face two stark choices in the...

    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...

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