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    How top US diplomat pushed back against Russian hacking
    Feb10

    How top US diplomat pushed back against Russian hacking

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. By the summer of 2016, Victoria Nuland’s “Spidey sense” told her something was very wrong. That spring, Nuland, the top State Department official charged with overseeing U.S. policy toward Russia, was one of those who had “first rung the alarm bell”...

    Tillerson asks Russia to ‘lower the level of violence’ in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday asked his Russian counterpart to reduce the levels of violence in eastern Ukraine, where Russian troops have intervened on the side of separatist militias in their ongoing clash with the Ukrainian government. “Underscoring the U.S. concern with the rising violence in eastern Ukraine, the...

    The double-exile of Dr. Anton
    Jan05

    The double-exile of Dr. Anton

    KIEV — At sunset, on the outskirts of Kiev, Anton lights a cigarette and looks out from his balcony, hundreds of miles from war, from home, from love. Life for this middle-aged, soft-spoken doctor had become unbearable in his hometown of Donetsk, a frontline city held by Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine. His decision to leave, however,...

    Top of the (political) pops 2017
    Jan01

    Top of the (political) pops 2017

    Far away from the pop charts, a handful of songs in 2017 helped push political revolutions, highlight corruption and radicalize extremists. One allegedly emerged out of the Kremlin, others from grassroots organizations. They’ve appealed to right-wing nationalists and arch left-wingers. It’s clear music has galvanized politics this...

    The journalist prince
    Jan01

    The journalist prince

    Germany Der Tagesspiegel reported on Angela Merkel’s waning support after a poll found 47 percent of Germans don’t want her to remain chancellor for another full four-year term. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung led with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko stepping down as the country’s chief World Cup organizer. The...

    Sergey Lavrov to UK: Diplomatic ‘low point’ is your fault
    Dec24

    Sergey Lavrov to UK: Diplomatic ‘low point’ is your fault

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blamed the U.K. for the “low point” in British-Russian relations during a strained press conference in Moscow on Friday with his opposite number Boris Johnson. “It’s no secret that our relations are at a low point, and that’s not at our initiative,” Lavrov said, according to the Guardian, urging...

    Macron and Merkel urge peaceful solutions to Ukraine crisis
    Dec23

    Macron and Merkel urge peaceful solutions to Ukraine crisis

    Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel urged both sides in the ongoing fighting in Eastern Ukraine Saturday to “live up to their responsibilities” and “implement as quickly as possible” agreements to reduce conflict in the region. The joint statement from the German chancellor and French president came in light of “the recent sharp increase in the...

    Trump’s strategy speech sends mixed signals on Russia
    Dec19

    Trump’s strategy speech sends mixed signals on Russia

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s official new national security strategy warns in blunt language that Russia is a dangerous global competitor that seeks to undermine the U.S. at home and abroad. But midway through his Monday speech unveiling the 55-page document, Trump seemed to contradict that message, saying the U.S. would work to “build a...

    Ex-Georgian president freed from detention in Ukraine
    Dec16

    Ex-Georgian president freed from detention in Ukraine

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was freed from detention in Ukraine on Monday, after a judge rejected prosecutors’ request to put him under house arrest. “The prosecutors’ petition … is dismissed,” judge Larysa Tsokol told the court, Reuters reported. During the eight-hour hearing, hundreds of Saakashvili’s...

    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine
    Dec09

    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was arrested in Ukraine late Friday, days after his supporters freed him from a police van in Kiev. Ukraine’s prosecutor-general, Yuriy Lutsenko, said in a post on his Facebook page that “everything was done to avoid bloodshed” and that Saakashvili, who has been accused of forming a “criminal...

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