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    Montenegro set to become 29th member of NATO
    May19

    Montenegro set to become 29th member of NATO

    Montenegrin is rarely among the languages needed at NATO press conferences, but it was on Thursday after Prime Minister Milo Đukanović signed a protocol on the country’s accession to the alliance. Full membership is set to follow and Đukanović said he’s optimistic it will happen soon. “I believe this will be possible within a year,”...

    Commission spares Spain and Portugal on deficit, for now
    May18

    Commission spares Spain and Portugal on deficit, for now

    The European Commission has delayed its decision on potentially fining Spain and Portugal for exceeding the EU’s budget deficit limit of 3 percent of GDP. The college of commissioners on Wednesday said it is recommending to “the Council to recommend a durable correction of the excessive deficit in 2016 and 2017 respectively, by taking the...

    Spain and Portugal could face EU sanctions over national budgets
    May18

    Spain and Portugal could face EU sanctions over national budgets

    The European Commission will decide Wednesday whether to issue fines to Spain and Portugal for exceeding the EU’s budget deficit limit of 3 percent of GDP. The college of commissioners may impose fines, which can be set at a maximum of 0.2 percent of GDP, delay its decision, or give the countries more time to meet targets. At last...

    ‘Putin-like?’ Not us, say Poland and Hungary in response to Bill Clinton
    May17

    ‘Putin-like?’ Not us, say Poland and Hungary in response to Bill Clinton

    Poland and Hungary returned fire Tuesday after former U.S. President Bill Clinton accused the two countries of thinking that “democracy is too much trouble” and wanting “Putin-like leadership.” “Poland and Hungary, two countries that would not be free but for the United States and the long Cold War, have now decided this democracy is too much...

    When Donald Trump brought Miss Universe to Moscow
    May15

    When Donald Trump brought Miss Universe to Moscow

    On June 18, 2013 Donald Trump had some exciting news: he would soon be whisking dozens of the world’s most beautiful women to Russia. “The Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast live from MOSCOW, RUSSIA on November 9th,” Trump tweeted that day, referring to the beauty pageant he owned at the time. “A big deal that will bring our countries...

    IMF chief: Nothing positive for UK from Brexit
    May13

    IMF chief: Nothing positive for UK from Brexit

    LONDON — Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, warned on Friday that a Brexit would be undoubtedly negative for the U.K. economy. “We have on occasions been wrong,” she said. “But on the negative consequences of a vote to leave, we have done our homework and there isn’t anything positive to be expected out...

    UK referendum: Campaign scorecard
    May13

    UK referendum: Campaign scorecard

    The week the gloves came off. With local and regional elections out the way, Westminster threw itself into the referendum campaign and both sides got personal. David Cameron and Boris Johnson traded blows Monday, the Leave campaign went to war with itself Wednesday, and former Tory leader and Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith launched an astonishing...

    Garry Kasparov to Britain: Don’t give Vladimir Putin a Brexit
    May13

    Garry Kasparov to Britain: Don’t give Vladimir Putin a Brexit

    Brexit is a chance for Vladimir Putin to further his strategy to divide and conquer Europe, Russian chess grandmaster and political activist Garry Kasparov wrote in an opinion piece Friday. Writing in The Guardian, Kasparov said the Russian president’s goal “is to weaken the institutions, including NATO and the EU, that could thwart his...

    Spain’s happy indignants
    May13

    Spain’s happy indignants

    MADRID — Sunday May 15, 2011 was the day Jon Aguirre Such felt the full impact of the new protest movement taking over the Spanish capital. As a spokesman for what would soon become known as “15-M,” or los indignados, the 26-year-old architecture student from the Basque Country climbed onto the back of a truck and took the microphone. Thousands...

    London is the world’s billionaire capital
    May12

    London is the world’s billionaire capital

    LONDON — The British capital is also the world’s billionaire capital, according to research published on Thursday. The city has the highest concentration of multi-millionaires globally with 4,400 “super-rich” residents with net assets worth over £20.7 million (€26.7 million) which does not include the value of their main house,...

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