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    In Trieste, modest expectations for Western Balkan integration
    Jul13

    In Trieste, modest expectations for Western Balkan integration

    TRIESTE, Italy — The European Union was hoping to get a firm grip on the Western Balkans at a summit Wednesday, but all it got was a limp handshake. “We need to re-found Europe,†French President Emmanuel Macron said at a press conference at the Western Balkans Summit, which he attended alongside German...

    Dutch block aspirational communique at EU-Ukraine summit
    Jul12

    Dutch block aspirational communique at EU-Ukraine summit

    KIEV — A summit between top Ukrainian and European Union officials to take place over the next two days in Kiev is likely to end without a final joint communiqué because of Dutch objections over wording that the EU “acknowledges Ukraine’s European aspirations.†European Council President Donald...

    UK in talks on nuclear cooperation outside the EU, says energy minister
    Jul12

    UK in talks on nuclear cooperation outside the EU, says energy minister

    LONDON — The U.K. is already having “constructive discussions†about nuclear cooperation agreements with countries outside the EU ahead of plans to leave the body that governs civil nuclear power in the bloc, a government minister told MPs in the House of Commons Wednesday. MPs from both the Conservative and...

    Russian diplomacy about to get tougher edge in Washington
    Jul12

    Russian diplomacy about to get tougher edge in Washington

    A new — and likely more aggressive — chapter in Russian diplomacy is about to begin in Washington with the departure of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, whose soft-power approach to D.C. will be taken over by noted hard-liner Anatoly Antonov. The switch in what has become one of Washington’s most...

    The would-be president and the oligarch
    Jul12

    The would-be president and the oligarch

    In Aras Agalarov’s telling, the first time he met President Donald Trump was in the lobby of Trump’s Las Vegas hotel before the 2013 Miss USA pageant. A crowd had gathered to gawk at “The Apprentice†star. Their camaraderie was instantaneous. “Look who came to me! This is the richest man in...

    NATO bristles at ‘unsafe behavior’ by Russian pilots
    Jul11

    NATO bristles at ‘unsafe behavior’ by Russian pilots

    Increasingly angry NATO allies will tell the Kremlin on Thursday of their objection to aggressive and dangerous maneuvers by Russian military pilots over the Baltic Sea, including “unsafe behavior by Russian pilots on intercepts,” an alliance official said. NATO’s frustration over what it views as unnecessary provocations by Russian...

    Today at Commission, agenda and Ukraine
    Jul11

    Today at Commission, agenda and Ukraine

    A day ahead of the weekly meeting of European commissioners and chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas told reporters there will be plenty to report. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will attend the meeting to give the state of play on the talks ahead of Monday’s next round in Brussels. Commissioners will also discuss...

    Republican impatience grows over stalled Russia sanctions bill
    Jul11

    Republican impatience grows over stalled Russia sanctions bill

    A key House chairman, frustrated that a Senate-passed Russia sanctions bill has stalled in his chamber, is considering crafting his own plan to punish Moscow — even as White House officials lobby to defang the legislation. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce may write his own Russia sanctions legislation if the House...

    Trump admires Putin, but he doesn’t understand him
    Jul11

    Trump admires Putin, but he doesn’t understand him

    President Trump made many mistakes during Friday’s summit with Vladimir Putin, beginning by saying it was an “honor†to meet with the Russian strongman. But the most disheartening takeaway from the meeting is that, like Barack Obama and John Kerry before them, Trump and his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson,...

    Does Trump have a point about Obama and Russia?
    Jul10

    Does Trump have a point about Obama and Russia?

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher. Did President Obama “choke,†as his successor has now taken to claiming, by failing to respond more aggressively to the Russian hacking of the 2016 elections? For President Trump to say so carries more than a whiff of hypocrisy given that even now he...

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