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    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...

    Angry 8: Inside Germany’s far-right AfD
    Apr27

    Angry 8: Inside Germany’s far-right AfD

    BERLIN — The far-right Alternative for Germany has turned German politics on its head, but leadership squabbles threaten to derail the party’s rapid rise. Founded in 2013 as a protest party calling for the abolition of the euro and an end to bailouts given to EU members, it has developed into a far-right force to be reckoned with and now...

    Danish People’s Party wants EU referendum too
    Apr25

    Danish People’s Party wants EU referendum too

    Denmark should follow the Brits and hold a referendum on membership of the European Union, the leader of the far-right Danish People’s Party said Monday. Kristian Thulesen Dahl wrote on his website that Denmark should try to win similar concessions from the EU if the U.K. votes to stay within the EU in the June 23 referendum. If the Danish...

    5 takeaways from the Serbian election
    Apr25

    5 takeaways from the Serbian election

    BELGRADE — The gamble of former ultranationalist turned pro-EU Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić paid off — calling a snap election two years early saw him return to power with another landslide. But now that he’s won a four-year mandate, Vučić has to prepare Serbia for EU membership. While Vučić insists he is committed to reform and...

    Obama’s next stop: Germany
    Apr24

    Obama’s next stop: Germany

    BERLIN — U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Germany on Sunday on the last leg of his European tour, a trip he is using to bolster transatlantic ties and bid farewell as the end of his presidency nears. Obama will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hanover, where the two are scheduled take part in the Hanover Fair, the world’s...

    Why Obama loves the queen more than her country
    Apr23

    Why Obama loves the queen more than her country

    LONDON – At their Friday press conference here, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron together used the phrase “special relationship” more than a dozen times. At times they cast it in almost romantic terms: Obama professed his “love” for Winston Churchill. Cameron declared his “passion” for the Anglo-American...

    Faster media, fractured government
    Apr23

    Faster media, fractured government

    Ever since Julius Reuter strapped his first market report to a carrier pigeon, reporters of every stripe have lived or died by being first with the facts. Yet in recent years, the news agenda has started to move even more rapidly, to the point where it is whirling faster than ever — part of a wider speeding up of society, driven by technology,...

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