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    Moscow wary of TTIP talks, description as ‘economic NATO’
    May09

    Moscow wary of TTIP talks, description as ‘economic NATO’

    The effort to strike a transatlantic trade pact this year isn’t just occupying political leaders in Washington, Brussels, Paris and Berlin.It’s also being eyed warily in Moscow, where Russian officials see the potential deal as a threat. The Russian suspicion is easy to understand: While fights over French cheese, U.S. procurement...

    Why Middle Eastern leaders are talking to Putin, not Obama
    May08

    Why Middle Eastern leaders are talking to Putin, not Obama

    The United States has significantly more military capability in the Middle East today than Russia — America has 35,000 troops and hundreds of aircraft; the Russians roughly 2,000 troops and, perhaps, 50 aircraft — and yet Middle Eastern leaders are making pilgrimages to Moscow to see Vladimir Putin these days, not rushing to Washington. Two weeks...

    Russia beams message into Georgia: ‘You belong to us’
    May07

    Russia beams message into Georgia: ‘You belong to us’

    TBILISI, Georgia — The EU used to be seen here as a beacon of democracy and prosperity. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the prospect of membership fueled reforms all over the region. The allure of today’s European Union, plagued with crisis, appears to be waning. For most Georgians, Europe is little more than a fantasy that comes to...

    Why George Washington would have agreed with Donald Trump
    May06

    Why George Washington would have agreed with Donald Trump

    For all the lamentation about the level of rhetoric in this Trumped-up election year, the race between Donald Trump and all-but-certain Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is already shaping up to be a debate over America’s global role of the kind we haven’t had for decades, perhaps since the last “America First” movement of the late...

    Reporters name exact missile launcher that brought down MH17
    May04

    Reporters name exact missile launcher that brought down MH17

    Investigative journalists on Wednesday said they have identified the exact number and unit of the Russian anti-aircraft missile launcher suspected of shooting down a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Moscow responded that it doesn’t have information on identification numbers of Russian weapons. Bellingcat, the...

    World Press Freedom Day brings calls for journalist’s release from prison
    May03

    World Press Freedom Day brings calls for journalist’s release from prison

    The government of Azerbaijan was under growing international pressure to release the investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova from prison Tuesday, as she was honored with UNESCO’s annual World Press Freedom Prize. Ismayilova, a contributor to the Azerbaijani service of Radio Free Europe, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail in...

    Eurovision flag ban angers Palestinians
    May02

    Eurovision flag ban angers Palestinians

    A senior Palestinian leader has asked Eurovision organizers to reverse a ban on the Palestinian flag at this year’s edition of the song contest in Stockholm, which starts on May 10. Saeb Erakat, second-in-command of the Palestine Liberation Organization, called the decision “totally biased and unacceptable,” in a letter to Jean-Paul...

    Germany to push for fresh Russia-Ukraine talks
    May01

    Germany to push for fresh Russia-Ukraine talks

    The German government wants to “give new momentum” to peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Sunday. “We have lost time. The cease-fire has become more fragile … I think it is necessary that we now give new momentum to overcoming the obstacles between Kiev and Moscow,” Steinmeier told German...

    The selling of Obama
    May01

    The selling of Obama

    President Barack Obama insists he does not obsess about “the narrative,” the everyday media play-by-play of political Washington. He urges his team to tune out “the noise,” “the echo chamber,” the Beltway obsession with who’s up and who’s down. But in the fall of 2014, he got sick of the narrative of gloom hovering over his White...

    Serbian opposition calls for post-election street protests
    Apr29

    Serbian opposition calls for post-election street protests

    BELGRADE — Confusion and delays in counting votes after Serbia’s parliamentary election on Sunday prompted an increasingly disgruntled opposition to call for street protests. The opposition complained about the slow count, which took five days, encouraging people to demonstrate on Saturday. The ruling party responded Friday by threatening...

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