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    Britain’s Leader Faces Difficult Balancing Act When Meeting Trump
    Jan23

    Britain’s Leader Faces Difficult Balancing Act When Meeting Trump

    Britain’s power since 1945 has depended on hugging the United States as hard as it can — the trans-Atlantic partnership between Washington and London has magnified Britain’s global clout. The country’s politicians and press fret when there’s any perceived chill. Comparisons are made inevitably to the strength of the...

    Putin’s Russia: A Moderate Fascist State
    Jan23

    Putin’s Russia: A Moderate Fascist State

    On June 24, 2016, the State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament), in its final session before the September elections, endorsed a highly controversial bill drastically expanding the capacity of the secret services to intervene in citizens’ private lives and introducing extrajudicial persecution of “extremist” acts. Even Edward...

    Why Ukrainians don’t like the the | Brief letters
    Jan23

    Why Ukrainians don’t like the the | Brief letters

    The Ukraine | Toast and relative risks | So many ‘so’s | And anyway | Weetabix in 1950s MaltaTony Burson (Letters, 21 January) asks why some countries are (or were) preceded by the definite article. In the case of Ukraine, it was in the past known as “the Ukraine”. However, the name is an Old Slavic word for “borderlands”, implying that the...

    Rosneft seeks meeting with Putin for QIA, Glencore after stake sale
    Jan23

    Rosneft seeks meeting with Putin for QIA, Glencore after stake sale

    Rosneft asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet with Intesa Sanpaolo, Glencore, and the Qatar Investment Authority to discuss development plans after they participated in the partial privatisation of the state-run oil producer.The meeting would “underline the significance of this deal,” Rosneft chief executive officer Igor Sechin said in...

    With Marco Rubio’s vote in the bag, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation is all but assured
    Jan23

    With Marco Rubio’s vote in the bag, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation is all but assured

    The last wall of opposition to former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as secretary of state has come tumbling down. Early on Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio, the lone Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who might plausibly have voted against Tillerson, posted a statement on Facebook saying he plans to vote for...

    Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties
    Jan23

    Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his right-liberal People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy ran a full page newspaper advertisement Monday calling for people to “act normal or leave” the Netherlands if they do not like the country and its values. The message is seen by critics as targeted at Dutch citizens of a non-Western...

    Poroshenko Tied to Airline that Helped Yanukoych Cronies Flee
    Jan23

    Poroshenko Tied to Airline that Helped Yanukoych Cronies Flee

    A secretive VIP jet charter business that may have helped officials flee Ukraine as the government of Viktor Yanukovych collapsed appears closely linked to the business empire of current Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. …read more Source:...

    France’s Fillon says Russia sanctions pointless, dialogue needed
| Reuters
    Jan23

    France’s Fillon says Russia sanctions pointless, dialogue needed | Reuters

    BERLIN European Union sanctions on Russia are pointless, the frontrunner in France’s presidential election Francois Fillon said on Monday during a visit to Berlin, warning of a risk that Russia and the United States forge links that exclude the EU.Fillon said a gesture from Russia would be needed before sanctions could be lifted, adding...

    Federal Customs Authority holds discussion on role of customs
    Jan23

    Federal Customs Authority holds discussion on role of customs

    ABU DHABI, 23rd January, 2017 (WAM) — Commissioner Ali Al Kaabi, Head of the Federal Customs Authority, discussed on Monday the role of the customs sector with Salem Ahmed Salem Al Kaabi, the UAE Ambassador to Ukraine, and Mahash Saeed Salem al-Hameli, the UAE ambassador to South Africa. …read more Source:...

    PM to Poroshenko: Ukraine is not alone
    Jan23

    PM to Poroshenko: Ukraine is not alone

    In a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Tallinn on Monday, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas confirmed Estonia’s continuing and wide-ranging support of Ukraine. …read more Source:...