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    US and Russia brawl over race for UN chief
    Aug05

    US and Russia brawl over race for UN chief

    The U.S. and Russia have turned the race for United Nations secretary-general into the latest front in their escalating war for geopolitical influence. Washington, which is believed to want a woman in the U.N. role, has been backing Argentina’s foreign minister in the secretive selection process, U.N. sources say. Meanwhile, U.N. sources...

    Russia will do what it wants in Rio
    Aug04

    Russia will do what it wants in Rio

    The Olympic jamboree starts Friday in Rio de Janeiro. In the run-up to the Games, as the organizers scrambled to iron out all the traditional last-minute snags, they faced a thorny social problem: Should we invite the druggies to our party? Less than three weeks before the start of the Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency urged a total ban on...

    Trump changed views on Ukraine after hiring Manafort
    Aug03

    Trump changed views on Ukraine after hiring Manafort

    Donald Trump sounded like a supporter of Ukraine’s territorial integrity last September, when he spoke by video feed to a gathering of political and business elites in Kiev. “Our president is not strong and he is not doing what he should be doing for the Ukraine,” Trump told he group of pro-Western businessmen, diplomats and politicians. “I...

    Kremlin spokesman: Vladimir Putin has never spoken with Donald Trump
    Aug03

    Kremlin spokesman: Vladimir Putin has never spoken with Donald Trump

    Vladimir Putin has had no contact with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the Russian president’s spokesman told NBC Tuesday. “We’ve said it many times before, President Putin has never had any contacts with Trump, never spoken to him, including by telephone,” Dmitry Peskov said. “The same goes for all of his staff.”...

    President Obama calls Trump ‘woefully unprepared’ for the presidency
    Aug02

    President Obama calls Trump ‘woefully unprepared’ for the presidency

    President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump as “woefully unprepared” for the presidency, telling reporters at a bilateral news conference Tuesday that the Republican presidential nominee continues to demonstrate that he’s unfit for the Oval Office. “I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president,” Obama said, speaking...

    POLITICO appoints David Herszenhorn as Chief Brussels Correspondent
    Aug01

    POLITICO appoints David Herszenhorn as Chief Brussels Correspondent

    POLITICO has hired David M. Herszenhorn, Washington correspondent at the New York Times, as Chief Brussels Correspondent. Matthew Kaminski, POLITICO Europe’s Executive Editor, announced the appointment in an email to staff on Monday: “In this newly created role, David will anchor our coverage of the EU, its institutions and personalities,...

    The Democrats’ Putin dilemma
    Jul30

    The Democrats’ Putin dilemma

    Donald Trump was the bogeyman of this week’s Democratic national convention. But placing a close second to Trump was Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin. Democrats linked the two bad guys together, hammering Trump for his past words of praise for Putin as a “strong leader” and his claim that the U.S. would “get along great” with Russia...

    Trump and the Oligarch
    Jul29

    Trump and the Oligarch

    The house wasn’t built for a Russian oligarch, although it looked the part. The 62,000-square-foot, 17-bedroom mansion is a palace of new-money flash, featuring Greek fountains, tennis courts, trompe l’oeil murals, underground parking for dozens of cars, and a 100-foot swimming pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean. It even had a...

    German FM: Donald Trump victory would threaten transatlantic ties
    Jul28

    German FM: Donald Trump victory would threaten transatlantic ties

    A Donald Trump presidency would lead to “many uncertainties for the transatlantic relationship,” the German foreign minister warned Thursday. Frank-Walter Steinmeier called Trump’s view of the U.S. as a country surrounded by inner and outer enemies “grotesque,” in an interview with Passauer Neuer Presse. “The fact that a presidential...

    Role reversal: The Dems become the security party
    Jul28

    Role reversal: The Dems become the security party

    Barack Obama, whom Donald Trump earlier in the day called “the most ignorant president in our history” on foreign policy, returned the favor Wednesday night, suggesting that the Republican nominee had no clue what he was talking about—especially in comparison to Hillary Clinton. “Until you’ve sat at that desk, you don’t know what...

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