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    The day after Britain votes
    Jun22

    The day after Britain votes

    When David Cameron honored his pledge to hold a referendum on Europe following an unexpectedly resounding election triumph last year, the choice put before British voters was roughly this: Keep the status quo ante or leap into an unknown. At some point in the last few months, status quo came off the ballot. Whether the U.K. stays or not after...

    How Europe will break on Brexit
    Jun22

    How Europe will break on Brexit

    The whole world will be watching Friday morning for fallout from Britain’s referendum on EU membership. A U.K. vote to leave will almost certainly have serious consequences on everything from financial markets to European policy decisions to political careers to the stability of the bloc. Politicians and diplomats from across Europe told...

    EU takes first step toward extending Russia sanctions
    Jun21

    EU takes first step toward extending Russia sanctions

    Ambassadors of the EU’s 28 countries agreed on Tuesday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, diplomatic sources told POLITICO, though the decision still needs to be officially approved by ministers in the Council, and France, the U.K. and Sweden want to discuss the extension with national parliamentarians. An...

    New Western frontier, conquered by China
    Jun20

    New Western frontier, conquered by China

    KHORGAS, China — The world’s lost cities have all been unearthed. The modern-day equivalent — fulfilling an age-old desire to stand in a place wholly unknown to others — is a city built so recently that few have even heard of it. The Chinese town of Khorgas, on the border with Kazakhstan and a strategic crossroads along the new Silk Road,...

    EU extends sanctions targeting Crimea after Russian annexation
    Jun17

    EU extends sanctions targeting Crimea after Russian annexation

    EU ministers on Friday extended for another year a set of sanctions targeting the Crimea peninsula, following its annexation by Russia in March 2014. The economic restrictions include an import ban of products originating from Crimea and prohibiting EU-based companies from investing on the peninsula or exporting certain goods and technologies...

    Jean-Claude Juncker: ‘We must talk with Russia’
    Jun16

    Jean-Claude Juncker: ‘We must talk with Russia’

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said today that the EU and Russia should work towards improving their political and economic relations, but also reminded Moscow that it must live up to its international obligations. “We must not only talk about Russia … [but] also talk with Russia — its leadership, its people,” Juncker said,...

    Jens Stoltenberg: NATO troop deployment right response to aggressive Russia
    Jun16

    Jens Stoltenberg: NATO troop deployment right response to aggressive Russia

    Russia is trying to expand its sphere of influence by military means, and NATO’s deployment of up to 4,000 multinational troops in the Baltic states and Poland “is an appropriate response” to the country’s “aggressive actions,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told German tabloid Bild in an interview published Thursday. “We...

    German foreign minister: Brexit ‘would shake the union’
    Jun16

    German foreign minister: Brexit ‘would shake the union’

    The U.K. voting Leave in the EU referendum June 23 would “shake the union,” German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Wednesday, the BBC reports. “It would not just carry on as 28 [countries] minus one,” Steinmeier said at a joint press conference in Brandenburg with French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. “It...

    Russians on probation
    Jun14

    Russians on probation

    The behavior of some Russian football fans — using that last word in the loosest sense — makes one pine for the days of the Cold War, when these thugs would not have been able to travel abroad. Say what you will about the Iron Curtain: at least it kept the lumpen Russian at home. He is now uncaged and in our midst. Much condemnation has been...

    Martin Schulz cracks the whip on migration
    Jun13

    Martin Schulz cracks the whip on migration

    Martin Schulz has stepped up a behind-the-scenes effort to soften opposition in the European Parliament to legislation on migration and terrorism issues, holding meetings with MEPs whose support is seen as critical to passage. The Parliament’s president had held two meetings in the past month with senior MEPs from the civil liberties,...

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