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    Sweden is the best at doing good: report
    Jun02

    Sweden is the best at doing good: report

    Support for global prosperity, equality, health and wellbeing helped Sweden dethrone Ireland atop the latest Good Country index. The table ranks 163 countries’ net contribution to humanity relative to the size of their GDP, based on 35 indicators from international organizations including the United Nations and World Bank. The Swedes’...

    Russia’s top enemies: US, Ukraine, Turkey and Poland
    Jun02

    Russia’s top enemies: US, Ukraine, Turkey and Poland

    Russians believe their main enemies in the world are the U.S., Ukraine and Turkey, and 62 percent have a poor opinion of the EU, according to a Levada Center poll that measures sentiments towards other countries. Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, India and Armenia are Russia’s five best friends in the world, according to the poll. The majority of...

    MEPs say Juncker’s Russia trip will ‘strengthen’ Putin
    Jun01

    MEPs say Juncker’s Russia trip will ‘strengthen’ Putin

    A group of MEPs from the center-right European People’s Party said Wednesday that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker should reconsider a trip to Russia planned for this month, claiming it will “strengthen” Vladimir Putin. In an email obtained by POLITICO, six lawmakers, representing several countries, wrote to the leader of the EPP...

    Follow the leader on Twitter
    Jun01

    Follow the leader on Twitter

    David Cameron, Matteo Renzi and François Hollande are the EU leaders with the most Twitter followers, but a new study of digital Goliaths out Wednesday cautions that “a massive following does not always translate into influence.” The 2016 “Twiplomacy” report by PR firm Burson-Marsteller analyzed 795 Twitter accounts of heads of state and...

    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...

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