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    Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine worried about Russian invasion
    Aug19

    Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine worried about Russian invasion

    Ukraine can’t “rule out a full-scale Russian invasion” and may consider implementing a military draft, the country’s president said Thursday. “The probability of escalation of the conflict remains very significant,” Petro Poroshenko warned in a televised address, Bloomberg reports. Tensions in the region have worsened over summer....

    Trump’s new campaign manager vows to let Trump be Trump
    Aug18

    Trump’s new campaign manager vows to let Trump be Trump

    The woman in charge of running Donald Trump’s campaign wants to let Trump be Trump, but in a more disciplined way. Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster and longtime Trump associate who was elevated to be his campaign manager this week, indicated Thursday in separate television interviews that under her guidance, the campaign will be more...

    Melbourne beats Vienna as world’s most livable city (again)
    Aug18

    Melbourne beats Vienna as world’s most livable city (again)

    Vienna, Helsinki and Hamburg are the most livable European cities, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest ranking. Just as last year, the Austrian capital finished second behind Melbourne, Australia in the EIU’s global list, which considers stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure....

    Donald Tusk: Russia is ‘unreliable’ on Crimea
    Aug18

    Donald Tusk: Russia is ‘unreliable’ on Crimea

    The European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that the Russian version of events in Crimea and Donbas was “unreliable” and his assessment of the situation aligned with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s. Tusk made the statement on Twitter after speaking with Poroshenko on the phone. The comments are likely a reference to...

    Is Putin playing Trump like he did Berlusconi?
    Aug18

    Is Putin playing Trump like he did Berlusconi?

    In January 2009, the U.S. ambassador in Rome cabled Washington to raise an alarm. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the diplomat wrote, had cultivated a troubling relationship with the country’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. “Berlusconi admires Putin’s macho, decisive, and authoritarian governing style, which the Italian PM...

    Donald Trump shakes up campaign team
    Aug17

    Donald Trump shakes up campaign team

    Donald Trump, whose presidential bid has been stumbling badly in recent weeks, is reshuffling his campaign’s senior leadership. The Republican nominee tapped pollster Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager and Breitbart News Chairman Stephen Bannon as campaign chief executive, Conway confirmed to POLITICO early Wednesday morning. The news was...

    Mikhail Baryshnikov: Trump’s rhetoric ‘reminds me of the Soviet Union’
    Aug17

    Mikhail Baryshnikov: Trump’s rhetoric ‘reminds me of the Soviet Union’

    Mikhail Baryshnikov sees flashes of the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle in Donald Trump’s rhetoric. The legendary Russian-American dancer, choreographer and actor warned of the danger posed by Trump in a new video released Wednesday in which he endorsed Hillary Clinton and ripped into the Republican nominee as reminiscent of...

    Steinmeier: Germany ‘worried’ about spike in Crimea tensions
    Aug16

    Steinmeier: Germany ‘worried’ about spike in Crimea tensions

    The German and Russian foreign ministers have called for restraint amidst increasing friction in Crimea, Deutsche Welle reports. “In recent days there has been a spike in tensions around Crimea and that has worried us,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s foreign minister, said at a joint press conference Monday with his Russian counterpart...

    Trump’s new normal
    Aug16

    Trump’s new normal

    Donald Trump again blamed U.S. President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the rise of ISIS. He questioned his opponent’s “physical stamina” to eradicate the terrorist group. And he again interspersed what his campaign hyped as a major foreign policy speech — his third to date — with falsehoods and half-truths, promising an end to nation...

    Donald Trump struggles for a campaign reset
    Aug15

    Donald Trump struggles for a campaign reset

    New revelations about the foreign financial ties of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman are threatening to steal the thunder from the Republican presidential nominee’s much-hyped foreign policy speech, adding to the turmoil that has engulfed his presidential bid. Paul Manafort on Monday blasted a New York Times report that detailed...

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