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    6 crises that could spoil Europe’s summer
    Jul28

    6 crises that could spoil Europe’s summer

    August is supposed to be a dull month for European politics, thanks to the long summer holidays enjoyed by many on the Continent. It rarely works out that way. Political crises, armed conflicts and financial fires have a habit of ignoring the holiday schedules of European politicians. When Greece tipped toward default in 2015, European leaders...

    Swedish ministers resign amid data security breach scandal
    Jul27

    Swedish ministers resign amid data security breach scandal

    Two senior Swedish ministers resigned on Thursday as the country’s government tried to limit the political fallout from a security breach that may have led to large-scale disclosure of citizens’ sensitive personal information. Sensitive data was potentially leaked to contractors in Romania and the Czech Republic, among other Eastern...

    France, Germany urge ceasefire in Ukraine as violence flares
    Jul25

    France, Germany urge ceasefire in Ukraine as violence flares

    PARIS — The leaders of France and Germany called Tuesday for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, where violence flared again in July despite years of attempts to stop the conflict. Warning of a possible “humanitarian catastrophe”, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for withdrawal of...

    Special envoy: US may send arms to Ukraine
    Jul25

    Special envoy: US may send arms to Ukraine

    The new U.S. special envoy for the crisis in Ukraine said Washington is actively considering whether to send weapons to Ukrainian government forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said arming Ukrainian government forces could alter Moscow’s approach to the...

    Why it’s hard to take democrats seriously on Russia
    Jul25

    Why it’s hard to take democrats seriously on Russia

    Democrats are exasperated that Republicans don’t share their outrage over the ever-widening scandal surrounding Donald Trump and Russia. The president’s personal solicitousness toward Vladimir Putin, the alacrity of his son in welcoming potential assistance from Russians during the 2016 campaign, and mounting questions...

    Brussels prepares to bite back at US over Russia sanctions
    Jul24

    Brussels prepares to bite back at US over Russia sanctions

    The European Commission plans to hit back “within days” at the United States if possible new sanctions against Russia, which could be finalized by the end of the month, are agreed upon and leave European energy and other companies vulnerable to U.S. interference. The draft U.S. sanctions law would target Russian energy, financial, railways,...

    Can Macron avoid the Sarkozy trap?
    Jul24

    Can Macron avoid the Sarkozy trap?

    Imagine a young French president, elected on a platform of deep economic reforms of pensions and labor legislation. After the first proposals are unveiled, a wave of paralyzing strikes sweeps across the country throughout fall of the election year. The young president, still at the beginning of his mandate, ultimately caves in and resigns himself...

    Top US general: Military option for North Korea not ‘unimaginable’
    Jul23

    Top US general: Military option for North Korea not ‘unimaginable’

    ASPEN, Colorado — Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested Saturday that Americans must be prepared for the possibility of a military confrontation with North Korea, whose nuclear program he deemed an urgent threat. Although he stressed the importance of applying continued economic and...

    Why Trump’s solo meeting with Putin was a big no-no
    Jul23

    Why Trump’s solo meeting with Putin was a big no-no

    The latest Washington scandal reads like a 19th century morality tale: The president met with Vladimir Putin by himself! Without his own interpreter! For an unscheduled hour! No one knows what happened! His virtue is forever in question. Talking heads, the tittering class of modern Washington, are apoplectic. As often happens in a moment of...

    Vladimir Putin questions need for online subterfuge
    Jul22

    Vladimir Putin questions need for online subterfuge

    Russian President Vladimir Putin questioned the need for people to use pseudonyms online in a conversation with school children in which he revealed he used the alias “Platov” while training as a KGB agent. Russia is under scrutiny in the U.S. and Europe for alleged clandestine attempts to interfere in elections. But speaking on a live Russian TV...

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