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    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...

    Inside Trump’s ‘cyborg’ Twitter army
    Oct01

    Inside Trump’s ‘cyborg’ Twitter army

    When Donald Trump confronted revelations that he used money from his charitable foundation to settle private legal disputes and purchase portraits of himself, a tireless army of tweeters went to work to keep the focus on Hillary Clinton’s foundation instead. Then Trump stumbled on a debate question about why he refuses to release his taxes,...

    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...

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