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    How to shore up NATO for the long haul
    Feb26

    How to shore up NATO for the long haul

    The Obama administration’s proposal to increase deployment of heavy weapons, armored vehicles and troops in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, would ensure that a full combat brigade, roughly 5,000 troops, could be maintained to deter Russian aggression in the region. The price tag for Congress to consider: $3.4 billion in...

    US’s Milan expo dream crushed by debt
    Feb25

    US’s Milan expo dream crushed by debt

    Thinc Design, a New York firm whose credits include the 9/11 Memorial Museum, designed exhibits along a boardwalk brought in from Coney Island and hung living plant “chandeliers” to create a distinctive look for the U.S. pavilion at last year’s World Expo in Milan, a big success for its State Department sponsors. The problem is nobody paid...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision song takes aim at Russia
    Feb22

    Ukraine’s Eurovision song takes aim at Russia

    Ukraine has decided against using a love song as its entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, preferring a tune about Stalin’s mass deportation of the Tatar people in 1944, in a move sure to provoke Russia. Susana Jamaladinova, who uses the stage name Jamala, was chosen as Ukraine’s entry on Sunday night. She struggled to...

    Europe betrays Ukraine’s ‘heavenly hundred’
    Feb20

    Europe betrays Ukraine’s ‘heavenly hundred’

    The famed White Army General Anton Denikin led his troops into Kiev in 1919, during the Russian Civil war. In the following decades, living in exile, he published his memories of the White Army, recalling his disbelief at the number of Ukrainian forces he confronted in battle. His diaries and writing expound upon the difference between “Little...

    World’s cartoonists on this week’s news
    Feb19

    World’s cartoonists on this week’s news

    The cartoon takes on the week’s news. First published on Caglecartoons.com, The Netherlands, February 18, 2016. | By Tom Janssen. First published in Der Standard, Austria, February 18, 2016. | By Oliver Schopf. “I come full of good intentions.” Drawn for POLITICO.eu and L’Vif L’Express. | By Nicolas Vadot. “And as the girl stood...

    National Front seeks Russian cash for election fight
    Feb19

    National Front seeks Russian cash for election fight

    Marine Le Pen’s National Front asked Russia for a €27 million loan to help it fight presidential and parliamentary elections in 2017, the party’s treasurer said. The French far-right party is notoriously strapped for cash as French banks refuse to lend it money, Wallerand de Saint-Just, the National Front’s treasurer, said. “The...

    Dutch strategy on Ukraine referendum leaked
    Feb18

    Dutch strategy on Ukraine referendum leaked

    Dutch cabinet ministers should tell voters that an EU-Ukraine deal is good for trade but they should not talk about conflict with Russia, according to the Dutch government’s referendum strategy, which was leaked to the broadcaster RTL. A 12-page document, made public Thursday, lists a number of questions people might have about an...

    Ukraine’s governing coalition loses majority
    Feb18

    Ukraine’s governing coalition loses majority

    KIEV — Ukraine’s ruling coalition collapsed Thursday, setting off the second political crisis in a week in the country after the government survived a no-confidence vote at the beginning of the week. Two parties decided to quit the coalition. First, on Wednesday, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko said her Fatherland party was pulling...

    POLITICO Caucus participants: February 2016
    Feb18

    POLITICO Caucus participants: February 2016

    Find the article on POLITICO’s Caucus poll here. Joaquín Almunia, Former Vice President and European Commpetrssioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; Former Leader of the Opposition and Minister of Employment, Madrid Petras Austrevicius, Lithuanian MEP, Chairman of delegation for relations with Afghanistan, Vice Chair of...

    Soccer player in trouble for pro-Putin T-shirt
    Feb17

    Soccer player in trouble for pro-Putin T-shirt

    Russian soccer club Lokomotiv Moscow is in hot water after midfielder Dmitri Tarasov unveiled a T-shirt praising Vladimir Putin in a match against Turkish side Fenerbahçe. Tarasov took off his shirt after his side’s 2-0 loss in the Europa League in Istanbul on Tuesday to reveal a T-shirt with Putin’s face and the words “Most polite...

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