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Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit
Jun25

Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit

For the first 7½ years of his presidency, Barack Obama could rely on the United Kingdom to back him up at nearly every turn, knowing British leaders had both the global clout and shared perspective to be powerful U.S. partners. He enters his final months in office with that sense of certainty shattered by the U.K.’s decision to leave the...

Supporters of Florence Nightingale Say Jamaican-born Mary Seacole Receiving Attention for “Political Reasons”
Jun23

Supporters of Florence Nightingale Say Jamaican-born Mary Seacole Receiving Attention for “Political Reasons”

A statue of Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole is scheduled for installation at St. Thomas Hospital in London in late June 2016. The 8-foot-tall statue, which cost $730,000, is the first of its kind to be paced in honor or Seacole, who used knowledge of herbal medicine learned in the Caribbean, to provide care for soldiers during the Crimean War...

Croatia 2 Spain 1: Late Perisic strike wins Group D as Italy await La Roja
Jun22

Croatia 2 Spain 1: Late Perisic strike wins Group D as Italy await La Roja

Croatia on Tuesday condemned Spain to their first European Championship defeat in 12 years as a 2-1 victory sent them into Euro 2016’s last 16 as Group D winners. Ivan Perisic was the tournament’s latest last-gasp hero, marking his 50th cap with a virtuoso performance and an 87th-minute winner that means double-defending champions...

Blaszczykowski goal cements Poland’s place in last 16
Jun21

Blaszczykowski goal cements Poland’s place in last 16

Without much help from star striker Robert Lewandowski, Poland has made it into the knockout round of the European Championship for the first time. Poland cemented its place in the last 16 with a 1-0 win in Marseille on Tuesday against already eliminated Group C opponent Ukraine. Second-half substitute Jakub Blaszczykowski struck the winner for...

Germany beat Northern Ireland 1-0, top Euro 2016 group
Jun21

Germany beat Northern Ireland 1-0, top Euro 2016 group

Germany pounded Northern Ireland on Tuesday but could only manage a 1-0 win that still ensured the world champion topped its group at the European Championship and advanced to the round of 16. Defied by the woodwork and standout Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern, Germany had only Mario Gomez’s 30th-minute goal to show for its...

Hollande, Poroshenko Insist on Maintaining Sanctions Against Russia
Jun21

Hollande, Poroshenko Insist on Maintaining Sanctions Against Russia

21 de junio de 2016, 13:33Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, insisted today on maintaining European sanctions against Russia, on the basis of Russia””s non-compliance with the Minsk agreements. …read more Source: Prensa...

NATO commander sees no imminent Russian threat to Baltics
Jun20

NATO commander sees no imminent Russian threat to Baltics

NATO is not contemplating a troop build-up in East Europe and the Baltics beyond exisiting plans as there is no imminent threat from Russia, despite fears amongst Baltic states, the alliance’s military chief said on Monday. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia see themselves in the frontline of any potential conflict with Russia and are putting...

European history hovers close to reverse gear
Jun19

European history hovers close to reverse gear

If Britain votes to leave the European Union, it will likely start a process of fragmentation of the political and security structures on which the post-World War Two and post-Cold War European order was built. Even if the British step back from the brink on Thursday, the bruising legacy of the debate, the growing trend of national referendums on...

Putin says Russia will work with any US president
Jun18

Putin says Russia will work with any US president

After two days of meetings with top European officials and international executives, Russian President Vladimir Putin sounded reconciliatory in a meeting with international media Friday. Putin said Russia is ready to work with whoever is elected the new U.S. president and offering only a mild condemnation of the IAAF’s decision to ban...

Putin calls on Europe to improve ties despite sanctions
Jun17

Putin calls on Europe to improve ties despite sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European leaders Friday to heal ties with his country despite sanctions after meeting with European investors who said they want to expand their businesses there. Speaking at Russia’s top economic conference, Putin said top German and French investors expressed interest to invest more in Russia...

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