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    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...

    Obama’s 2016 world tour
    Dec29

    Obama’s 2016 world tour

    President Barack Obama will be making good use out of Air Force One while he still can. Obama has asked aides to set a busy international travel schedule for him in his final year, with “half a dozen” trips already in the works and more potentially coming together. The travel will be aimed at cementing a foreign policy legacy he hopes will...

    Lavrov: Most EU leaders think confrontation a mistake
    Dec28

    Lavrov: Most EU leaders think confrontation a mistake

    European leaders are less hostile to Russia over Ukraine than they are letting on, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “Sometimes there is a contradiction between what they say on the podium and what they tell you tête-à-tête, when no one else hears them,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Zvezda television channel, broadcast Monday....

    In pictures: Training to fight for Ukraine
    Dec28

    In pictures: Training to fight for Ukraine

    Fifty kilometers west of the Russian border in the eastern Ukrainian province of Luhansk, new recruits — eager to defend their country against pro-Russian separatist forces — are put through their paces. Photojournalist Filip Warwick, currently based in Ukraine, recently spent a week with them. The training takes place in an ex-Soviet Youth...

    On the trail of Europe’s last ‘lost city’
    Dec26

    On the trail of Europe’s last ‘lost city’

    ASTRAKHAN, Russia — One recent cold December morning, I find myself aboard a wooden raft, pulled across the Volga by a small fishing vessel. I’m here to look for the remnants of a powerful, mostly forgotten medieval empire few have heard about. Once a mythical capital of enormous wealth, it once stood at the crossroads of the ancient Silk...

    Russia’s dissident poets society
    Dec26

    Russia’s dissident poets society

    OZOLNIEKI, Latvia — Russian culture is often defined by nationalist rants on state television, the Orthodox Church’s cozy ties with politicians and soldiers marching on Red Square. There are also iconoclasts, atheists, dissidents and gay poets with wild hair and pink trousers — but many are fleeing to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania to...

    Cartoon carousel
    Dec25

    Cartoon carousel

    The toons of the week. “Blatter and Platini try it by all means.” “No, you will not come in here again, not even with fake Syrian passports!!” First published in Tagesspiegel, Germany, December 23, 2015. By Klaus Stuttmann. “Santa [Hollande] on the balcony.” “French, fallen, non fallen.” First published in Le Monde, France, December 24, 2015. By...

    Most powerful photographs of 2015
    Dec25

    Most powerful photographs of 2015

    Perhaps more than any year in recent history, 2015 has proven to be one of struggle. Struggle by migrants to escape their war-torn countries and find refuge in safer lands. Struggle by victims — and those they left behind — to cope after horrific crimes and natural disasters. And let’s not forget the struggle by the world to comprehend...

    Slovakia defends its closed doors on migration
    Dec24

    Slovakia defends its closed doors on migration

    WASHINGTON — Slovakia’s chief diplomat, Miroslav Lajčák, turned tense when asked to explain why his country is leading resistance against the German-backed effort to residstribute migrants across the bloc. “You cannot turn into a multi-cultural society overnight,” Lajčák told POLITICO in an interview at the German Marshall Fund’s...

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