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    Poroshenko ‘sure’ Trump supports Ukraine against Russia
    Nov14

    Poroshenko ‘sure’ Trump supports Ukraine against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Monday said he has “no doubt” that president-elect Donald Trump will refuse to recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and will cooperate with his country …read more Source: The Daily...

    Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of Trump
    Nov14

    Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of Trump

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Barack Obama will travel on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) to Greece and Germany in a final official visit designed, in a strange bit of political contortion, at reassuring worried Europeans about a man he once warned was “unfit” for the presidency: Donald Trump. The irony is cruel: In the name of a peaceful transition, the American...

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield
    Nov14

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield

    Engineers are getting ready to move a 31,000-ton steel structure into place over the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The covering will contain both the reactor and the crumbling sarcophagus built quickly after the 1986 disaster. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service was given exclusive access to sites inside the contaminated...

    [Ticker] EU ‘optimistic’ on pre-Christmas visa deal for Ukraine
    Nov14

    [Ticker] EU ‘optimistic’ on pre-Christmas visa deal for Ukraine

    EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said Monday he was “still optimistic” Ukrainians and Georgians will see EU visa-free travel before the end of the year.” He said he was waiting for EU capitals and MEPs to first agree a “suspension clause”, which would restrict travel in the event of mass overstays....

    Polish police investigate Ukrainian flag-burning
    Nov14

    Polish police investigate Ukrainian flag-burning

    Polish police are investigating the burning of a Ukrainian flag during a nationalist Independence Day march held on Friday. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Additions to the EU transparency register (November 5-12)
    Nov14

    Additions to the EU transparency register (November 5-12)

    Last week, 72 new orgainizations signed up in the joint transparency register of the European Commission and the European Parliament. New entries include: Advanced Micro Devices African Pineapples and Bananas Association AIRC International ANH International Anigmoteh d.o.o. Anteja ECG d.o.o. ANTIPOLLUTION S.A. Association of Veterinary...

    Trump win prods European diplomats to seek greater role
    Nov14

    Trump win prods European diplomats to seek greater role

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Top EU diplomats are calling for more robust European defense and a greater European voice in world affairs as Donald Trump — whose isolationist, protectionist promises have worried many on this side of the Atlantic — prepares to assume the U.S. presidency. With many question marks around Trump’s foreign policy plans, EU...

    Pro-Russian candidate wins Moldova presidency
    Nov14

    Pro-Russian candidate wins Moldova presidency

    Pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon on Monday emerged as winner of Moldova’s presidential runoff, viewed as an East-West choice in the impoverished ex-Soviet country. With 99.9 percent of ballots counted, Socialist Party chief Dodon had 52.3 percent of the votes, according to the electoral commission, with pro-European rival Maia Sandu on 47.7...

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President
    Nov14

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President

    The parties making up Germany’s coalition government are reported to have agreed to support the foreign minister becoming the country’s next president. Frank-Walter Steinmeier would take over the largely ceremonial role as head of state from Joachim Gauck, whose five-year term ends in February. German news agency dpa reported Monday...

    Merkel’s conservatives pave way for Steinmeier presidency
    Nov14

    Merkel’s conservatives pave way for Steinmeier presidency

    BERLIN — Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s Social Democrat foreign minister, was poised to become Germany’s next president after Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc dropped its resistance to his candidacy early Monday. The decision clears the way for Steinmeier, a career politician who has served in a variety of senior government...