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    France’s next big challenge: defense policy
    Apr25

    France’s next big challenge: defense policy

    PARIS — French voters face a stark choice on May 7 between retreating into isolationism or taking the lead in shaping a European defense policy to respond to Islamist terrorism, an unstable neighborhood, a resurgent Russia, an uncertain America and a rising China. France prizes its strategic autonomy but can no longer afford to go it...

    How Alexey Navalny Abandoned Russian Nationalism
    Apr25

    How Alexey Navalny Abandoned Russian Nationalism

    Photo: Alexey Navalny / Instagram In February 2011, about nine months before Alexey Navalny became internationally famous as one of the leaders of the anti-Putin Russian opposition, The Guardian published a story about him titled “Russia’s Chief Whistleblower Wants to Jail the Corrupt.” The article featured a picture of Navalny in a...

    Mogherini uses Moscow debut to chide Russia over Crimea
    Apr24

    Mogherini uses Moscow debut to chide Russia over Crimea

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told Russia’s Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Monday that the West would never recognize the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. Sitting beside the Russian foreign minister at a news conference, Mogherini rebuffed his assertion that the seizure of Crimea was justified by a need to protect...

    Fate of Earth Must Not be Decided by US & Fellow Nuclear States
    Apr24

    Fate of Earth Must Not be Decided by US & Fellow Nuclear States

    Credit: UN photoBy Joan RussowVICTORIA, BC, Canada, Apr 24 2017 (IPS)When the United Nations continues its negotiations in June for an international treaty against nuclear weapons, there must be a treaty that should cover every single aspect of the devastating weapons — and leading eventually to their total elimination from the world’s...

    Russia Again Confirms That It Sponsors Terrorism
    Apr24

    Russia Again Confirms That It Sponsors Terrorism

    The European Union has reacted strongly to the tragic death on Sunday April 23rd, of a US citizen, a paramedic attached to a Special Observation Mission of the European security watchdog, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine. Two other members of the Mission, one identified as German and Czech citizens, were...

    The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos
    Apr24

    The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

    The New Statesman’s Deep Dive podcast. Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they’re plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for,...

    Allegations of “clandestine network” in Council of Europe body
    Apr24

    Allegations of “clandestine network” in Council of Europe body

    The European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC) has published a report which alleges a “clandestine network” of MPs, Armenian officials and NGOs financed by the Soros Foundation within the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). According to the report, which builds on a previous “Armenian Connection” investigation...

    Ukraine OSCE monitor death needs swift investigation – Russia
    Apr24

    Ukraine OSCE monitor death needs swift investigation – Russia

    The US citizen was killed after the team’s vehicle hit a landmine in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Seven Medals for Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics in Tashkent
    Apr24

    Seven Medals for Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics in Tashkent

    The Bulgarian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Ensemble has triumphed at the World Cup at Tashkent, Uzbekistan, winning seven medals, BNR reported. The ensemble won the gold in the final with three balls and two ropes, leaving behind Ukraine and Russia. The rest of the medals are as follows: silver in the all-round competition for the ensemble,...

    EU stands firms on Crimea sanctions against Russia
    Apr24

    EU stands firms on Crimea sanctions against Russia

    The EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, has told Russia that while the bloc wants closer ties with Moscow, there are undeniable problems. The Russian foreign minister seems to feel the same way. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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