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    Visegrad’s illusory union
    Sep16

    Visegrad’s illusory union

    BRATISLAVA — The four Visegrad countries have of late been seen as an exception to the disunity across the European Union, and plan to use Friday’s EU leaders summit in the Slovak capital to push for a rethink of the way the EU functions after Brexit. Not so fast. Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia — so often lumped together...

    State of Juncker’s Union: What he has (and hasn’t) delivered
    Sep14

    State of Juncker’s Union: What he has (and hasn’t) delivered

    When Jean Claude-Juncker gave his first State of the Union address in September 2015, he told MEPs it was “not the time for business as usual.” In the year since, the EU has certainly seen little of that. From continuing political battles over how to address Europe’s migration crisis, to terror attacks in several countries, to...

    Bulgaria caught between NATO and the Kremlin
    Sep12

    Bulgaria caught between NATO and the Kremlin

    Bulgaria’s impending presidential election is a tempting opportunity for Russia to try to haul a vulnerable eastern European country back into its strategic orbit. Rumen Radev — a daredevil MiG-29 jet pilot — is the candidate who has set alarm bells ringing over Sofia’s ties to Moscow. A loop-the-looping highlight at airshows, he is...

    Clinton goes after Trump on terrorism
    Sep11

    Clinton goes after Trump on terrorism

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both paused their campaign ads on Sunday, the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a day when politics is traditionally set aside. But Clinton didn’t hold back from criticizing her GOP opponent in a pre-taped interview with Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying that Trump’s rhetoric...

    Trump in hot water over Putin embrace
    Sep09

    Trump in hot water over Putin embrace

    Donald Trump’s extraordinary embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin has put his campaign on the defensive for a second straight day, coming after the Republican nominee praised the Kremlin strongman and appeared in an interview on a TV network backed by Moscow. Trump’s warm words for Putin have raised the hackles of fellow...

    Germany and Turkey: not friends, but allies
    Sep08

    Germany and Turkey: not friends, but allies

    BERLIN — Germany’s diplomatic priority these days isn’t to quell tensions in Ukraine or broker another cease-fire in Syria. Instead, it is focused on another intractable diplomatic headache: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s wounded pride. Hanging in the balance is Germany’s relationship with a key NATO ally — and...

    Spanish ex-minister linked to Panama Papers drops World Bank bid
    Sep06

    Spanish ex-minister linked to Panama Papers drops World Bank bid

    José Manuel Soria, Spain’s former industry minister, has withdrawn his nomination to be his country’s representative at the World Bank, over links to the Panama Papers scandal, Reuters reported Tuesday. Soria, who resigned in April after he was linked to an offshore company that appeared in the documents that shed light on possible...

    Five reasons Hillary could be blowing it
    Sep06

    Five reasons Hillary could be blowing it

    Everybody who has ever worked for Hillary Clinton, covered her, supported her with clutched rosary and gnarled innards through the darkest days — or even watched her with educated interest from afar — knew this moment would come. With two months to go before the presidential election, a major poll released this morning (CNN/ORC) revealed that the...

    Viktor Orbán’s vision of a bigger, looser Europe
    Sep06

    Viktor Orbán’s vision of a bigger, looser Europe

    BUDAPEST — In the two years since the speaker of the Hungarian national assembly ordered the EU flag removed from the parliament building on the banks of the Danube, diplomatic affairs between Budapest and Brussels have hardly improved. Hungary has clashed with the rest of the bloc over asylum seekers. The EU has withheld funding over concerns...

    Clinton suggests Russia working to elect Trump
    Sep06

    Clinton suggests Russia working to elect Trump

    HAMPTON, Illinois — Hillary Clinton on Monday expressed “a very serious” concern about Russia’s apparent tampering with the U.S. election, implying that Vladimir Putin and the “adversarial foreign power” he governs are actively trying to elect Donald Trump. “I’m really concerned about the credible reports about Russian government...

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