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E.U. Officials: E.U. to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months
Dec15

E.U. Officials: E.U. to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months

The European Union will extend its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine, EU officials said Thursday. Two officials said EU nations backed the deal at a summit of EU leaders and the formal decision will be adopted over the next few days. They spoke on condition of...

US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies
Dec14

US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies

WARSAW, Poland — The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander of U.S. land troops in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben...

Trump’s State Pick Comes From ‘Exxon System’
Dec14

Trump’s State Pick Comes From ‘Exxon System’

WASHINGTON — As Republicans in Washington bashed President Barack Obama’s efforts to secure an Iran nuclear deal last year, Exxon Mobil was watching. The oil giant’s European competitors were preparing to enter Iran’s oil business — something the company legally could not do with American sanctions still in place stemming from...

Putin: Disruptions of EU Gas Supplies via Ukraine Possible
Dec14

Putin: Disruptions of EU Gas Supplies via Ukraine Possible

MOSCOW — The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel of a threat to the gas supplies Russia sends to Europe via Ukraine. Putin told Merkel in a telephone call Tuesday that Ukraine has been reluctant to sign a contract on Russian gas supplies for the coming winter and that it “threatens transit to...

Putin: Disruptions of EU Gas Supplies via Ukraine Possible
Dec14

Putin: Disruptions of EU Gas Supplies via Ukraine Possible

MOSCOW — The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel of a threat to the gas supplies Russia sends to Europe via Ukraine. Putin told Merkel in a telephone call Tuesday that Ukraine has been reluctant to sign a contract on Russian gas supplies for the coming winter and that it “threatens transit to...

New Congress poised to greet Trump with Russia probes
Dec13

New Congress poised to greet Trump with Russia probes

Congress’ Republican leaders are preparing to greet incoming President Donald Trump with investigations into whether Russia intruded into last month’s elections to help him win the White House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to say Monday whether he agreed with the CIA assertion that Russian hacking and public release...

Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO
Dec13

Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO

BELGRADE, Serbia — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday the Kremlin is ready to boost Serbia’s defense capabilities amid what his Serbian counterpart alleges is a threat from neighboring Croatia. The statements came amid rising tensions between the two major Balkan rivals and former Yugoslav republics that were at war in the...

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia after leaders meet on December 15
Dec09

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia after leaders meet on December 15

The European Union will extend by six months its main economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after the bloc’s leaders meet in Brussels on Dec. 15, diplomatic sources and officials said on Friday.The sanctions include restrictions access to international financing, and curbs on defence and energy cooperation with Russia,...

Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military
Dec06

Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military

With an aircraft carrier deployed off Syria’s shores and hundreds of new jets, missiles and tanks entering service each year, President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times. A massive reform effort launched in the wake of Russia’s 2008 war with Georgia has transformed a crumbling,...

European Union Populists: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?
Dec05

European Union Populists: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?

Another crisis looms in an already shook-up European Union. Italian voters rocked Europe’s boat more this weekend than Austrian voters were able to steady it. With its shaky banks and massive economy, Italy is now in the throes of energized populists who are no friends of EU leaders in Brussels. And the storm isn’t over yet:...

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