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    Triple threat to Merkel’s G20 bump: Putin, Erdoğan, Trump
    Jul06

    Triple threat to Merkel’s G20 bump: Putin, Erdoğan, Trump

    BERLIN — For Angela Merkel, meetings like the G20 summit in Hamburg are usually an opportunity to shine. This one comes with a strong dose of trouble. The longtime German leader is known as the “summit chancellor” — Gipfelkanzlerin — for her ability to turn powwows with world leaders into bumps in the...

    Donald Trump wants a do-over in Europe
    Jul05

    Donald Trump wants a do-over in Europe

    U.S. President Donald Trump is hoping Europe will give him a second chance. This week, he heads to Poland at the invitation of its president and to participate in a regional infrastructure summit and to Hamburg, Germany, for the G20 summit. The trip offers the chance for redemption after a catastrophic visit to Brussels in June that left the NATO...

    Europeans can’t think of building a future without the Americans
    Jul04

    Europeans can’t think of building a future without the Americans

    President Donald Trump isn’t the leader of the free world, says French Ambassador Gérard Araud. These days, he says, no one is. And as Trump heads to Europe Wednesday for his first G-20 meeting as president and first face-to-face encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the world needs to figure out what to do next....

    Is all the Russia talk helping Putin?
    Jul03

    Is all the Russia talk helping Putin?

    Not since the end of the Cold War has the political climate in the United States been so focused on Russia. Suspicions that the president tried to shut down investigations into his campaign’s ties to Moscow imperil his political future. Russia and the United States are moving toward a confrontation of sorts over Syrian airspace....

    France’s liberal strongman
    Jul03

    France’s liberal strongman

    PARIS — In this era of illiberal authoritarianism, Emmanuel Macron is trademarking a paradoxical brand: the liberal strongman. The young, centrist French president, flush with electoral successes that have wiped out the old political class and given him an absolute majority in parliament, is taking full advantage of the Fifth...

    Donald Trump gets lift from media wounds
    Jul02

    Donald Trump gets lift from media wounds

    The scandal that has yet to find a name sailed into the doldrums early this week. The lack of new news about Russia interference in the election and the financial gymnastics of Trump’s advisers was remarkable after weeks of subpoenas, contentious firings, damaging congressional hearings and various Washington Post and New York Times...

    Putin extends counter-sanctions against EU
    Jun30

    Putin extends counter-sanctions against EU

    Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree on Friday extending through 2018 sanctions against the EU that he imposed in retaliation for action by the West after the Kremlin’s military intervention in Ukraine. Putin’s move came in the same week that the EU formally approved a six-month extension of its sanctions against Russia,...

    Long anticipated Trump-Putin meeting raises worries
    Jun30

    Long anticipated Trump-Putin meeting raises worries

    President Donald Trump plans to sit down with Vladimir Putin next week, pursuing warmer relations with the Russian leader, despite multiple investigations into his campaign’s alleged ties to the Kremlin. The expected meeting at the annual G-20 summit in Hamburg, confirmed Thursday by national security adviser H.R. McMaster, will be...

    Malta’s EU presidency: How did it go?
    Jun30

    Malta’s EU presidency: How did it go?

    For Malta, the EU’s smallest country with a population of around 420,000, its first shot at the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU was pitched as the island’s coming-out ceremony. For smaller member countries, the presidency is as an extended advertising campaign, giving airtime to a country normally barely...

    Five men guilty of murdering Putin critic Nemtsov
    Jun29

    Five men guilty of murdering Putin critic Nemtsov

    A Russian court on Thursday convicted five men of killing opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in 2015. The court found former soldier Zaur Dadayev and four accomplices — all ethnic Chechens — guilty of the murder after eight months of hearings, according to Reuters. Nemtsov, 55, a staunch critic of Vladimir Putin, was...

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