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    Hollande sees glimmer of hope for 2017
    Dec17

    Hollande sees glimmer of hope for 2017

    PARIS — For the first time in three years, François Hollande can contemplate the slim possibility that he might have a chance to be reelected as France’s president in 2017. The outcome of regional elections on December 13, which highlighted divisions between the far right and the mainstream opposition conservatives, gives the French...

    Matteo Renzi’s pipeline politics
    Dec16

    Matteo Renzi’s pipeline politics

    MILAN — Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is expected to vent his frustration at the EU summit Thursday at what he sees as German duplicity about energy policy and sanctions on Russia. Italian officials claim Berlin is on the one hand demanding unified EU action when it comes to sanctions on Russia for its military takeover of Crimea and parts of...

    Kerry: Russia a ‘significant contributor’ to progress in Syria
    Dec15

    Kerry: Russia a ‘significant contributor’ to progress in Syria

    “Russia has been a significant contributor to the progress” the world has made on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday in Moscow. U.S. officials have repeatedly criticized Russia’s intervention in Syria as “counterproductive” — designed more to bolster President Bashar Assad than to degrade the Islamic State. But the tone of...

    Eastern Ukraine, Europe’s West Bank
    Dec15

    Eastern Ukraine, Europe’s West Bank

    During a recent visit to France, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sent out a controversial tweet saying that terrorism is a “daily reality for Ukraine.” The tweet triggered vociferous condemnations for trying to tie Ukraine to the Paris tragedy, as well as essays and op-eds in the Ukrainian media defending Poroshenko’s comparison....

    The battle for civilization is happening in Paris
    Dec15

    The battle for civilization is happening in Paris

    On a recent trip to Paris just before that city’s most tumultuous month in years—one that began with terrorist slaughter and ended with Saturday’s historic 195-nation climate accord—I noticed that the hottest item being hawked on the streets was the “selfie stick.” Parisian street vendors carry bronze replicas of the Eiffel Tower and...

    Obama officials are talking to Putin more than ever
    Dec14

    Obama officials are talking to Putin more than ever

    An Obama administration debate about whether to engage Vladimir Putin or treat him like a pariah has tilted in the engagement camp’s favor—even as critics and some officials worry that it’s become too easy for the Russian president to get a stature-enhancing meeting with U.S. leaders. When Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Moscow...

    Bouquet and brawl in Ukrainian parliament
    Dec11

    Bouquet and brawl in Ukrainian parliament

    Scuffles are not unknown in Ukrainian politics but they rarely involve flowers. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was interrupted during his annual address in the Verkhovna Rada Friday in which he appeared to suggest that the government was not responsible for tackling corruption. Oleg Barna — an MP and member of the President Petro...

    9 things Europeans must know about Donald Trump
    Dec11

    9 things Europeans must know about Donald Trump

    If you’re European, chances are you hate the idea of Donald Trump — and are utterly fascinated by it. The Republican frontrunner’s call to ban the entry of Muslims into the United States Monday swept across Europe faster than the Bubonic plague, sparking denunciations from prime ministers and presidents across the continent, and in...

    The bizarre world of Jeremy Corbyn and Stop the War
    Dec11

    The bizarre world of Jeremy Corbyn and Stop the War

    LONDON — The world of the British far-left is a small one. A consequence of this is that the same old faces seem to continually pop up in its various incarnations. The Stop the War Coalition is a case in point. Initially a front group for the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party (SWP), Stop the War’s leading lights — Lindsey German (ex-SWP),...

    Putin bogging down in Syria
    Dec11

    Putin bogging down in Syria

    As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Moscow next week to meet with Vladimir Putin, U.S. and Israeli officials say Putin’s intervention in Syria is showing slower results than the Russian president had hoped, possibly making Putin more willing to cooperate with U.S. efforts to settle Syria’s civil war. Kerry has sidestepped the...

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