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    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...

    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...

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