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    EU can still block Hungary’s veto on Polish sanctions
    Jan11

    EU can still block Hungary’s veto on Polish sanctions

    The Law and Justice government in Poland stormed into office with rash plans to disable the Constitutional Court, muzzle the media, fire a wide swath of civil servants, politicize independent institutions and seize partisan control of the military. This has set off alarm bells in Brussels, where the European Commission has listed the Polish...

    EU sanctions are ‘theater of the absurd’ — Putin
    Jan11

    EU sanctions are ‘theater of the absurd’ — Putin

    The EU’s sanctions on Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis are “absurd,” President Vladimir Putin said in a German newspaper interview, in which he blamed the eastward expansion of NATO for replacing the Berlin Wall with “invisible walls” between Russia and Europe. “What the European Union is doing with those sanctions is nothing but a...

    Dutch voters overwhelmingly reject agreement with Ukraine: poll
    Jan09

    Dutch voters overwhelmingly reject agreement with Ukraine: poll

    A majority of Dutch voters is opposed to the Netherlands’ ratification of the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine, a new poll ahead of an April 6 referendum on the issue showed Saturday. The poll, conducted by the Dutch public broadcaster’s program EenVandaag, is the first barometer on the April 6 vote. It found...

    5 targets for the Dutch EU presidency to succeed
    Jan09

    5 targets for the Dutch EU presidency to succeed

    Without wanting to overburden the Dutch policy makers who are presiding the EU Council during the first six months of this year, here are five specific targets they are very well capable of achieving: 1) Protect Schengen’s external borders Following the tightening of Danish border controls with Germany, hours after Sweden imposed similar...

    ‘We caved’
    Jan07

    ‘We caved’

    On a late July day this past summer, a roar filled the sky over Cairo. It was the sound of Barack Obama’s capitulation to a dictator. Eight new American fighter jets, freshly delivered from Washington, swooped low over the city, F-16s flying in formation. As they banked hard over the city’s center, they trailed plumes of red, white...

    Google translation error turns ‘Russia’ into ‘Mordor’
    Jan07

    Google translation error turns ‘Russia’ into ‘Mordor’

    Google says it has fixed a bug in its translation software that converted “Russian Federation” into “Mordor,” a fictional region in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy that has the nickname “Land of Shadow” and is home to the evil Sauron. The automated translation tool also turned “Russians” into “occupiers” while “Sergei Lavrov” — Russia’s...

    Coca-Cola map mix-up angers Russia and Ukraine
    Jan06

    Coca-Cola map mix-up angers Russia and Ukraine

    A New Year’s greeting from Coca-Cola has managed the rare feat of uniting Russia and Ukraine, in anger. The soft drinks giant posted a message to its customers on VK, a Russian social media site, featuring a map of Russia that did not include Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow in 2014. After a stream of complaints, the firm republished the...

    How six words divided the EU and Israel
    Jan04

    How six words divided the EU and Israel

    Israel’s U.S. ambassador sent gift boxes for the 2015 holiday season containing wine, olive oil, body cream, and halva — and a defiant note calling out the European Union. The products came from what the international community considers to be occupied territories, and Ambassador Ron Dermer was determined to make a blunt point about the...

    How Barack will juggle Bibi, Vlad and Hillary
    Dec30

    How Barack will juggle Bibi, Vlad and Hillary

    Bibi Netanyahu is waiting him out. Vladimir Putin may try to test him. And Hillary Clinton is keeping a wary eye on him. As he enters the final year of his presidency, Barack Obama will find his foreign policy complicated in new ways by the clock ticking down to his last day in office. White House officials have studied up on the foreign...

    2015, an awful year for Europe’s free media
    Dec30

    2015, an awful year for Europe’s free media

    LONDON — It was a terrible year for journalists in Europe. Attacks by Islamic militants, unjustified arrests, assaults, harassment, threats and tougher legal restrictions made it harder for editors, reporters and photographers to hold the powerful to account across the region this year, according to media organizations and NGOs. Hopes that...

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