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    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,...

    Unbearable angst of Czech being
    Jun13

    Unbearable angst of Czech being

    PRAGUE — Today’s Czechs are healthier, wealthier and safer than they have ever been. The economy grew at a robust 4.2 percent last year and the country boasted the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union. The EU’s problems, from a possible British exit to the eurozone and migration crises, have almost no tangible impact on the...

    Donald Tusk wants to bury the European Dream
    Jun13

    Donald Tusk wants to bury the European Dream

    Europe is coming around to Donald Tusk’s way of thinking. The European Council president has been spreading a message that until recently would have sounded surprisingly Euroskeptic coming from the head of an EU institution: We need to let go of the “European” dream — at least as it has usually been defined since the founding of the Union....

    Why this Russian wants to give Donald Trump 100,000 rubles
    Jun12

    Why this Russian wants to give Donald Trump 100,000 rubles

    NIZHNY TAGIL — Felix Nikolaevich Kolsky knows war. His grandfather had five sons, and only one came back from World War II. Kolsky’s father was one of the ones who didn’t make it home, and Felix was born in his absence, shortly after he went off to the front in 1941. “My generation never recovered,” he says of the 27 million people...

    Paul Manafort’s wild and lucrative Philippine adventure
    Jun12

    Paul Manafort’s wild and lucrative Philippine adventure

    When Paul Manafort met Ferdinand Marcos in the 1980s, each had something the other wanted. Marcos, then in his third decade as leader of the Philippines, had developed a reputation in Washington as a stalwart ally in the fight against communism. But he was facing rising concerns about rampant corruption, plundering of public resources and human...

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