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    Is Tim Barrow just the man for Brexit?
    Jan20

    Is Tim Barrow just the man for Brexit?

    Britain’s new Permanent Representative to the EU, Tim Barrow ©Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA Wire/PA Images Before the start of 2017, few outside the UK’s diplomatic community would have heard of Tim Barrow. His appointment as Britain’s Permanent Representative (ambassador) to the European Union, following the public and acrimonious...

    UK defense minister: We’re still on Ukraine’s side
    Jan20

    UK defense minister: We’re still on Ukraine’s side

    Britain’s Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has assured his country “stands firm” with Ukraine in its conflict with Russia following fears incoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration will back Moscow in the ongoing dispute. Fallon, who is on a two-day visit to Kiev, said Britain will support...

    Britain weighs costs of Trump embrace
    Jan20

    Britain weighs costs of Trump embrace

    LONDON — As she readies Britain for its divorce from the European Union, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has little choice but to extend the hand of friendship to Donald Trump. The inauguration of the new American president on Friday presents Britain with opportunities that previously looked unachievable. A rapid trade deal with the...

    Brussels gets ‘House of Cards’ treatment
    Jan20

    Brussels gets ‘House of Cards’ treatment

    AMSTERDAM — Corruption, murder, and betrayal stalk the streets of Brussels — at least in a Dutch television series inspired by the U.S. hit “House of Cards” that premieres Friday. “Brussel” mixes the personal and the political in a drama that weaves together the migration crisis, trouble in...

    The government secrets Trump is about to discover
    Jan20

    The government secrets Trump is about to discover

    When Dwight Eisenhower was elected president in 1952, outgoing President Harry Truman informed him of an important secret: Days before the election the United States had tested the world’s first hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. The nation now possessed a weapon roughly a hundred times as powerful as any before — and almost...

    BBC reporter joins locals in icy river dip
    Jan20

    BBC reporter joins locals in icy river dip

    The BBC’s Tom Burridge takes a dip in Kiev’s Dnipro frozen river to celebrate Epiphany. …read more Source:...

    Sir Michael Fallon: Britain will stand alongside Ukraine
    Jan20

    Sir Michael Fallon: Britain will stand alongside Ukraine

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    Close Relations review – a family and a nation divided
    Jan20

    Close Relations review – a family and a nation divided

    Exploring how Russia’s involvement in Ukraine has affected his own family, Vitaly Mansky’s documentary shows the pain of loyalties testedVitaly Mansky’s gloomy, sombre and garrulous film is a portrait of his extended family and of the divided nation of Ukraine: it makes an intriguing companion piece to Sergei Loznitsa’s...

    “By now, there was no way back for me”: the strange story of Bogdan Stashinsky
    Jan19

    “By now, there was no way back for me”: the strange story of Bogdan Stashinsky

    Serhii Plokhy’s The Man with the Poison Gun is a gripping, remarkable Cold War spy story. On the morning of 12 August 1961, a few hours before the supreme leader of East Germany, Walter Ulbricht, announced the sealing of the border between East and West Berlin, a funeral took place for a four-month-old boy at the Rohrbeck Evangelical...

    Leader: Trump and an age of disorder
    Jan19

    Leader: Trump and an age of disorder

    Mr Trump’s disregard for domestic and international norms represents an unprecedented challenge to established institutions. The US presidency has not always been held by men of distinction and honour, but Donald Trump is by some distance its least qualified occupant. The leader of the world’s sole superpower has no record of...

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