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    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...

    German officials slam Trump’s “America First”
    Apr29

    German officials slam Trump’s “America First”

    Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy speech didn’t sit well with U.S. allies anywhere, but it’s drawing particularly pointed criticism from officials in Germany, just days after President Barack Obama visited Europe’s most influential country to extol transatlantic cooperation. The Republican front-runner’s...

    George Osborne cosies up to political journalists at Westminster correspondents dinner
    Apr29

    George Osborne cosies up to political journalists at Westminster correspondents dinner

    The Washington version of this dinner might get all the global attention (it’s happening tomorrow night), but George Osborne did his best to catch up on Thursday night, professing near endless love for journalists and entertaining them with swipes at his Tory leadership rival Boris Johnson. The Chancellor hasn’t had the smoothest of...

    Belgium plans to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear emergency
    Apr28

    Belgium plans to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear emergency

    Belgium is considering handing out iodine tablets to the entire population in the event of a nuclear emergency. The pills are used to lessen the impact of radiation on the thyroid gland, and can reduce the risk of thyroid cancer after exposure. The measure was recommended by the Superior Health Council as part of a revision of the country’s...

    France’s lower house calls on EU to lift Russia sanctions
    Apr28

    France’s lower house calls on EU to lift Russia sanctions

    PARIS — France’s lower house of parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling for the European Union to lift its economic sanctions against Russia, though less than a fifth of the chamber participated in the vote. Of the National Assembly’s 577 MPs, 101 voted. Fifty-five voted in favor and 44 were against the resolution, which...

    The Kremlin’s candidate
    Apr28

    The Kremlin’s candidate

    Back when he hosted a prime-time talk show on MSNBC, Ed Schultz divided the world into heroes and villains. The heroes usually included Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The villains were most Republicans, and especially Donald J. Trump. When Trump obsessed over Obama’s birth certificate and academic credentials in 2011,...

    Donald Trump’s Russia connections
    Apr27

    Donald Trump’s Russia connections

    WASHINGTON — Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has proudly disdained the knowledge of experts, particularly within the realm of foreign policy. “I watch the shows,” the Republican frontrunner infamously said last year on “Meet the Press” when questioned about where he had gained knowledge of military matters. Asked with whom he...

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