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    Romania’s president: Russia cannot intimidate us
    May31

    Romania’s president: Russia cannot intimidate us

    Romania’s president on Tuesday dismissed threats by Vladimir Putin that Romania could be targeted by Russian rockets because it hosts elements of a U.S. missile defense shield. Moscow “cannot intimidate us,” Klaus Iohannis said during a security conference at the presidential palace in Bucharest. Putin last week warned Romania and Poland...

    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’
    May31

    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’

    BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes easing EU sanctions on Russia — provided it fulfils certain conditions — is an important element in the hunt for a solution to the fighting in eastern Ukraine. “We should be smart when it comes to dealing with these sanctions,” he told foreign journalists in Berlin on Tuesday. “To...

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’
    May31

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko made a fiery first appearance in the Ukrainian parliament Tuesday, one week after she was released from a Russian prison. Draped in the Ukrainian flag and holding the flag of Crimea, Savchenko sang the national anthem and received a standing ovation, AFP reported. The 35-year-old became a national hero...

    Can the World survive a perpetually combative President Trump?
    May31

    Can the World survive a perpetually combative President Trump?

    Can a perpetually combative man who—despite his career successes (or perhaps because of them)—sees life as a series of fights to be won, scores to be evened and counterpunches to be delivered, be trusted to shape the foreign policy of the world’s most consequential power? Donald Trump, who on Thursday finally clinched the Republican...

    Jean-Claude Juncker’s planned Russia trip raises red flags
    May30

    Jean-Claude Juncker’s planned Russia trip raises red flags

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker faces growing resistance from the U.S., some European countries — and even among his own staff — to a trip to Russia next month. Their fear, according to diplomatic sources, is that Juncker’s visit would strengthen Russian President Vladimir Putin’s position right before a crucial...

    In search of Europe’s confidence lost
    May30

    In search of Europe’s confidence lost

    BERLIN – Europe’s existential struggles in recent years over everything from the euro to refugees and Brexit has left little room in the public debate for discussion of the EU’s place in the world. The Union’s ambitions for deeper collaboration on foreign policy and security remain controversial in many member states. More...

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko could seek presidency
    May27

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko could seek presidency

    KIEV – Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian military pilot held prisoner by Moscow for two years, looks likely remaining the same firebrand as she was in captivity, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “louse” and “scum” on her return home this week. But perhaps it is Ukraine’s political establishment who should be worried: Savchenko said...

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum
    May27

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum

    The EU on Friday said it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation at a summit of EU leaders in late June, days after the U.K referendum on its membership, according to media reports. Fears of an “EU army” have been used by the Leave campaign as a reason to back Brexit. But an EU spokesperson told AFP: “There is absolutely no plan to set...

    Russia moves closer to criminalizing criticism of national anthem
    May27

    Russia moves closer to criminalizing criticism of national anthem

    Russia’s Supreme Court has given its approval to a bill criminalizing satirical takes on the country’s national anthem. Under the proposed law, anyone “intentionally distorting the words or music of the anthem in public performance, social media, and on the internet” could be sentenced to a year in prison, the BBC reported. Insulting...

    Vladimir Putin says Nadiya Savchenko released to ‘show mercy’
    May25

    Vladimir Putin says Nadiya Savchenko released to ‘show mercy’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he had released Nadiya Savchenko after the Ukrainian army helicopter pilot spent two years in a Russian prison. Putin said the release was aimed to “show mercy,” according to an AP report. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko’s said Savchenko had been released as part of a prisoner...

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