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    Obama sees another foreign policy goal crumble in Syria
    Apr21

    Obama sees another foreign policy goal crumble in Syria

    President Barack Obama’s most tangible success in his push to stop Syria’s bloodbath — a cease-fire struck in late February — is rapidly turning into a failure. His fiercest critics in Congress, meanwhile, are basically saying, “I told you so.” The always-fragile truce “may be breaking down” the president acknowledged Thursday while...

    Donald Trump terrifies world leaders
    Apr21

    Donald Trump terrifies world leaders

    President Barack Obama is trying but failing to reassure foreign leaders convinced that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. They’re in full-boil panic. According to more than two dozen U.S. and foreign-government officials, Trump has become the starting point for what feels like every government-to-government...

    Russia tells NATO to ‘stop spreading like mushrooms’
    Apr20

    Russia tells NATO to ‘stop spreading like mushrooms’

    The highest-level meeting between NATO and Russia in almost two years served only to confirm that they are “locked in mutual misunderstanding,” according to an official from the Western alliance who took part in Wednesday’s talks in Brussels. Nobody had expected major breakthroughs in the standoff over Russia’s annexation of Crimea or...

    Commission proposes visa-free EU travel for Ukrainians
    Apr20

    Commission proposes visa-free EU travel for Ukrainians

    The European Commission wants to lift visa restrictions on travel in the EU for Ukrainians, Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Wednesday. If the proposal is agreed to by EU member countries and the European Parliament, Ukraine would be included on the list of countries whose citizens can travel without a visa to the Schengen...

    Jean-Claude Juncker: ‘EU interferes too much’
    Apr20

    Jean-Claude Juncker: ‘EU interferes too much’

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday that the EU has “lost its attractiveness” because it interferes too much in people’s lives. The EU is involved in “too many domains where member states are better placed to take action,” Juncker told members of national parliaments in a debate at the Council of Europe in...

    Vladimir Putin’s official 2015 income: About €120,000
    Apr15

    Vladimir Putin’s official 2015 income: About €120,000

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declared income rose by 1 million rubles (€13,000) in 2015 to 8.9 million rubles, or about €120,000, Interfax reported Friday. The leader’s property and earnings declaration included 1500 square meters of land and a 77 square meter apartment, as well as a garage he can use to store his Soviet...

    EU democracy for referendummies
    Apr15

    EU democracy for referendummies

    Europe seems to have gone on a referendum rampage, with almost every week bringing some kind of national direct vote on a political question. The coming British plebiscite on its membership of the EU is getting the most attention, but other votes in Italy (on oil and gas drilling), the Netherlands (on a trade deal with Ukraine) and Hungary (on...

    Volodymyr Groysman heads fragile Ukraine government
    Apr14

    Volodymyr Groysman heads fragile Ukraine government

    KIEV — Ukraine got a new government Thursday, but the debilitating political crisis is likely only taking a short breather before the next round of confusion. Ukraine’s parliament easily approved Volodymyr Groysman, a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko, as prime minister — but the crucial votes needed to win a parliamentary majority...

    Vladimir Putin’s view on Ukraine’s new PM: ‘Nothing’
    Apr14

    Vladimir Putin’s view on Ukraine’s new PM: ‘Nothing’

    Vladimir Putin told Russians in a marathon citizens’ phone-in Thursday that they should holiday in the Crimean peninsula rather than Turkey, and he “doesn’t even know” Ukraine’s new prime minister. And the Russian leader dodged a question from a 12-year-old who asked who Putin would save if Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

    The secret US army study that targets Moscow
    Apr14

    The secret US army study that targets Moscow

    Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has a shaven head and gung-ho manner that only add to his reputation as the U.S. Army’s leading warrior-intellectual, one who often quotes famed Prussian general and military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz. A decade ago, McMaster fought a pitched battle inside the Pentagon for a new concept of warfare to...

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