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    Germany’s last Atlanticist confronts Trump
    Jan19

    Germany’s last Atlanticist confronts Trump

    BERLIN — On Friday evening, many in Europe will be huddled in front of their television sets, watching Donald Trump’s inauguration in a fog of foreboding and disbelief. The schadenfreude some may have felt after the American election has given way to cold fear. As the president-elect repeatedly dismisses European...

    The Trumputin trap
    Jan19

    The Trumputin trap

    Donald Trump is an avowed admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who sees himself as a brilliant dealmaker. As he settles in following his inauguration, the newly seated U.S. president will likely be tempted to seek a grand bargain with the Kremlin to transform sour relations between Washington and Moscow into cooperation in the...

    Trump’s UN Pick: “UN Could Benefit from a Fresh Set of Eyes”
    Jan18

    Trump’s UN Pick: “UN Could Benefit from a Fresh Set of Eyes”

    Samantha Power, outgoing Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the UN, addressing the council after a controversial vote on Israeli Settlements in December 2016. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elias.By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 2017 (IPS)South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, nominated to be the next U.S. Ambassador...

    Mapping the Smells of Kyiv
    Jan18

    Mapping the Smells of Kyiv

    Image: Kate McLean On Christmas Day in Britain, people sat down with their families and friends to eat dinner, open gifts, and muster a little holiday spirit. Over the break, artist and designer Kate McLean traveled to Kyiv, planning some innocent sightseeing in Ukraine’s scenic capital. She didn’t know it at the time, but Kyiv would...

    Key moments from Obama’s final news conference
    Jan18

    Key moments from Obama’s final news conference

    President Barack Obama strolled into the tightly packed White House briefing room Wednesday, a day after his controversial commutation of Chelsea Manning and less than two days before he will depart 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for the final time as America’s commander in chief. Below are the highlights: Obama took a jab at the incoming...

    Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat
    Jan18

    Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to “be great again” by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. …read more Source:...

    Opinion: Donald Trump: Europe’s Ultimate Wake-Up Call
    Jan18

    Opinion: Donald Trump: Europe’s Ultimate Wake-Up Call

    The greatest immediate danger lies in the Trump administration’s relationship with Moscow. There is a risk that deals with Moscow, particularly on Ukraine, increase Eastern Europe’s dependence on Russia and ultimately divide the continent into two zones of influence. …read more Source:...

    Wizz Air to introduce non-stop service from Silesia to Lviv
    Jan18

    Wizz Air to introduce non-stop service from Silesia to Lviv

    Budget airline Wizz Air will soon begin offering direct flights from the largest city in Poland’s Lower Silesia region, Wrocław, to the western Ukrainian hub of Lviv, the president of Wrocław’s International Airport said at a press conference on Wednesday. “Air travel will only take [approximately] half-an-hour and the trip [will be]...

    Klitschko: Conflict in Ukraine is controlled from outside the country
    Jan18

    Klitschko: Conflict in Ukraine is controlled from outside the country

    Ukrainian politician and former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko says the Ukraine conflict is being controlled by forces outside the country and without money and weapons com …read more Source:...

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande discuss Ukraine, Syria: Kremlin
    Jan18

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande discuss Ukraine, Syria: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed peacemaking efforts in Ukraine and Syria during a conference call on Wednesday, a Kremlin statement said. …read more Source:...

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