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Section: European Voice (EU)

    Putin risks a new Afghanistan, Obama warns
    Dec01

    Putin risks a new Afghanistan, Obama warns

    PARIS — Vladimir Putin’s leadership evokes Soviet-style politics and posturing. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama suggested he take lessons from Soviet military history, too. For years, Obama has followed a “laissez-fail” policy for Syria’s Bashar Assad — a hands-off waiting for him to fall from power — that has been driven by what...

    Obama and Putin discuss Turkey, Syria
    Nov30

    Obama and Putin discuss Turkey, Syria

    President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday on the sidelines of the climate talks in Paris, their second such meeting in a month, discussing the fraught ongoing situations in Ukraine, Syria and the Middle East as a whole. According to a pool report citing a White House official, Obama expressed regret for the deaths...

    COP21: who’s who
    Nov28

    COP21: who’s who

    Each country may have its own delegation, but a lot of the negotiation is dictated by groups of like-minded countries. European Union Made up of the 28 countries tied by laws that already make their 2030 climate pledges binding, regardless of what the COP21 deal says. Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU’s climate and energy commissioner, has been a...

    Coal cutoff escalates Russia-Ukraine tensions
    Nov27

    Coal cutoff escalates Russia-Ukraine tensions

    KIEV — Russia on Friday stopped coal deliveries to Ukraine, part of an escalating series of tit-for-tat measures sparked by a recent attack on electricity transmission lines that cut off power to Crimea, annexed by Moscow last year. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk conceded that the move had left Ukraine now facing energy blackouts of...

    Could U.S.-Russia tensions go nuclear?
    Nov27

    Could U.S.-Russia tensions go nuclear?

    The Russian warplane recently shot down inside Turkey’s border with Syria fits a pattern of brinkmanship and inadvertence that is raising tensions and distrust between Russia and U.S.-led NATO. Low-level military encounters between Moscow and Washington are fanning escalatory sparks not witnessed since the Cold War. And there exists a small...

    ‘I’m gay in Ukraine and my country despises me’
    Nov27

    ‘I’m gay in Ukraine and my country despises me’

    KIEV — In my long struggle to both be true to myself and to my homeland I always lose. I still hope to see a ray of light. Sometimes I do. Like during a groundbreaking — for Ukraine — queer art-show that opened in Kiev in October. This is the first time that an LGBTI-themed installation occupies the most popular modern art space in the country....

    Putin agrees with Hollande to focus strikes on ISIL
    Nov26

    Putin agrees with Hollande to focus strikes on ISIL

    Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Thursday with his French counterpart François Hollande that both countries’ air strikes in Syria should be focused on Islamic State (ISIL) and other “terrorist” movements. In what is likely to be hailed in Paris as a major diplomatic breakthrough, both countries also agreed to exchange information...

    With terror on your doorstep, you still need bread
    Nov26

    With terror on your doorstep, you still need bread

    On Saturday morning, a little over a week after the Paris attacks and the first day of the Brussels lockdown, we discuss survival strategies over our first cup of tea of the day. “I’d play dead,” I tell my husband Joe. I would try to hide under a body, I think to myself, but don’t say it out loud because I’m ashamed. Then I...

    Karabakh’s soccer refugees take on Europe
    Nov25

    Karabakh’s soccer refugees take on Europe

    AUTHOR’S NOTE: “Qarabağ Futbol Klubu” is the Azerbaijani name for the soccer team from the town of Ağdam that is the subject of this piece. “Qarabağ” is the original Azerbaijani spelling of the mountainous region of western Azerbaijan that is usually rendered as “Karabakh’ in English. In this piece, “Qarabağ” will be used throughout...

    Hollande’s ‘grand coalition’ bends to Syrian realpolitik
    Nov25

    Hollande’s ‘grand coalition’ bends to Syrian realpolitik

    PARIS — François Hollande is realizing this week that his plans to build a “grand and unique” international coalition to fight ISIL may have to be pared down. In Washington on Tuesday, the French president met a Barack Obama who pledged to increase U.S. military cooperation with France but didn’t seem to jump at the prospect of joining it...

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