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    Margrethe Vestager says Panama Papers the ‘tip of the iceberg’
    Apr04

    Margrethe Vestager says Panama Papers the ‘tip of the iceberg’

    The Panama Papers scandal is the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to wealthy individuals being helped to avoid paying tax, European Competition Commissioner Magrethe Vestager said Monday. The commissioner told Danish paper Børsen Finans that other companies provide offshore services similar to those performed by Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based...

    Trump and Putin: Two Liars Separated at Birth?
    Apr04

    Trump and Putin: Two Liars Separated at Birth?

    Among the many dangers of Donald Trump is that he will make the United States “great” again in exactly the way that the GOP front-runner’s one-time admirer, Vladimir Putin, claims he is making Russia “great” again. In other words, fraudulently. In Russia today, thanks to Putin, spectacle, theater and lying pervade the media, confuse the...

    Why NATO is unlikely to respond to Brussels attacks
    Apr02

    Why NATO is unlikely to respond to Brussels attacks

    President Obama and Donald Trump don’t agree on much. But when both make similar complaints about NATO allies “free-riding” on U.S.-provided security, you have to worry about the Alliance’s future. To her credit, Hillary Clinton pushed back hard against Trump’s assertion that “NATO may be obsolete.” Referring to the...

    Europe to US: Ignore Donald Trump, we need NATO
    Apr01

    Europe to US: Ignore Donald Trump, we need NATO

    WASHINGTON — The disconnect was striking. As Donald Trump doubled down on his disdain for an “obsolete” NATO this week, Eastern European and Baltic leaders were pitching a very different message to U.S. leaders: American support for the 66-year-old alliance is more vital than ever. “It is in the interest of the United States not to have war in...

    5 things you must know about Ted Cruz
    Apr01

    5 things you must know about Ted Cruz

    WASHINGTON — More than halfway through the Republican presidential primary season, Donald Trump continues to bewilder political experts, terrify party elders and astonish foreign leaders with his dominance. But Trump isn’t a sure thing for the nomination and Republicans who oppose the bombastic businessman are coalescing around 45-year-old...

    Eurostat: US regaining trade market share in EU
    Mar31

    Eurostat: US regaining trade market share in EU

    The United States’ share of total trade in goods with the European Union has risen markedly since 2013, while Russia’s share has fallen sharply over the same period, the EU’s statistics agency said today. The United States captured 18 percent of goods trade with the EU in 2015, compared to about 14 percent in 2011, the Eurostat...

    US to increase troop numbers in Europe
    Mar30

    US to increase troop numbers in Europe

    The United States approved plans to station more troops and tanks along NATO’s eastern border to reassure allies worried about the threat from Russia, it announced Wednesday. “As part of the United States’ commitment to increased assurance and deterrence, U.S. Army Europe will begin receiving continuous troop rotations of U.S.-based...

    Russia accuses Latvia of ‘blatant censorship’ after Sputnik news site is shut down
    Mar30

    Russia accuses Latvia of ‘blatant censorship’ after Sputnik news site is shut down

    A new skirmish in the European Union’s “information war” with Russia broke out Tuesday when Latvia shut down a local version of Sputnik, the Kremlin-backed news agency. Russia’s foreign ministry condemned the move as “blatant censorship.” Sputnik said Wednesday it had resumed providing news for Latvian audiences using a .com Internet...

    We need to stop blaming ourselves for Russia’s aggression
    Mar24

    We need to stop blaming ourselves for Russia’s aggression

    Tony Brenton’s recent piece (“Don’t wait for Russia to take the first step,” March 20) makes the flawed argument that Russia’s actions in Ukraine were motivated by legitimate security concerns, and a response to provocations from the West. But that is a dangerous line of thinking. While we can acknowledge that Russia has a point...

    What the anti-Brexit camp feared most: a terrorist attack
    Mar23

    What the anti-Brexit camp feared most: a terrorist attack

    LONDON — When Theresa May updated the House of Commons on Wednesday on Britain’s response to the horrific events in Brussels, there was little mention of the European Union referendum. A question that invited the British home secretary to beat the drum for British membership was politely brushed aside. It was, most people seemed to agree,...

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