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Section: European Voice (EU)

    My starring role in Russian propaganda
    Nov04

    My starring role in Russian propaganda

    PARIS — Early one morning a few weeks ago, my phone started to ring like crazy. Every few minutes, messages from colleagues all over the world flashed on the screen: “Is it true?”; “Did he really say that?”; “Can you confirm?”; “Will you go on air for us?” they asked. I was surprised, and confused — I was on vacation and had not recorded an...

    Ukraine PM promises a new cabinet
    Nov03

    Ukraine PM promises a new cabinet

    KIEV — Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has pledged to bring in a new cabinet after his Western-friendly coalition suffered a resounding defeat to the parties of oligarchs and Russian sympathiszrs at local elections last week. “There have been mistakes,” Yatsenyuk admitted to POLITICO during an interview in his Soviet-era cabinet...

    Erdoğan tries to reassert control
    Nov01

    Erdoğan tries to reassert control

    Turkish voters headed to the polls Sunday for the second time in five months as the country struggles with deep unrest and divisions over its political future. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ahmet Davutoğlu, the prime minister and leader of the party, sought to reassert their authority, after a disappointing result in the earlier elections...

    US drawing a line against Putin in Europe
    Nov01

    US drawing a line against Putin in Europe

    WIESBADEN, GERMANY — Often criticized for being naïve and complacent about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, the Obama administration and its European allies are intensifying their planning and training for a potential conflict on NATO’s eastern flank, hoping to send the strongest possible message about Russian aggression....

    My vision for Ukraine
    Oct30

    My vision for Ukraine

    KIEV — After my father’s death, my mother went to the military pension office to collect her survivor’s benefit. No, the clerk told her, she was out of luck, there would be no more payments for us. Dumbstruck, she left the office wondering how the family of a career officer could be thrown to the wolves like this. The clerk chased her...

    Mogherini’s very good year
    Oct30

    Mogherini’s very good year

    Federica Mogherini will next week clock up one year in office as the European Union’s foreign policy chief. That anniversary looks insignificant beside the geo-political crisis that is unfolding in Syria, where the EU watches helplessly as Russian planes fly bombing missions to assist President Bashar al-Assad, just as earlier it watched...

    EU considers civil mission in the Balkans
    Oct29

    EU considers civil mission in the Balkans

    The EU is considering launching a “civil mission” to help Western Balkan countries deal with the flow of refugees through the region, officials said Thursday. Diplomats met in Brussels to discuss ways to control the influx of migrants traveling from the Middle East through the Balkan countries and on to northern Europe. The proposal for a civil...

    Europe suspends Belarus sanctions
    Oct29

    Europe suspends Belarus sanctions

    The European Union decided Thursday to suspend most of its sanctions against Belarus after the authoritarian country freed political prisoners and did not crack down on dissent following this month’s flawed presidential election. The asset freeze and travel ban applying to 170 people, including President Alexander Lukashenko, and an asset...

    Moldova’s government ousted over banking scandal
    Oct29

    Moldova’s government ousted over banking scandal

    Moldova’s parliament on Thursday dismissed the country’s government, part of the fallout from a banking scandal that saw nearly $1 billion vanish from Europe’s poorest country and that set off long-running street protests in the capital. The no-confidence vote was backed by 65 out of 101 MPs, and removes Prime Minister Valeriu...

    The Czech Donald Trump
    Oct29

    The Czech Donald Trump

    PRAGUE — Andrej Babiš is what Donald Trump wants to be: The most powerful man in his country. He isn’t even the president or prime minister of the Czech Republic. He’s a billionaire, media mogul, chairman of his own political party, deputy prime minister and finance minister. He’s also popular, trusted by 64 percent of people in...

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