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    What will define Obama’s European legacy?
    Apr21

    What will define Obama’s European legacy?

    Barack Obama burst onto the European scene in 2008 in Berlin, with a speech that dazzled a crowd of thousands. His hopeful speech hit a nerve on a continent disillusioned with the botched interventionist politics of the Bush era. Expectations sky-rocketed. And quickly plummeted. Russia’s annexation of Crimea; the NSA wire-tap scandal; the...

    Trump campaign brings in lobbyists for key posts
    Apr21

    Trump campaign brings in lobbyists for key posts

    Donald Trump’s new chief campaign strategist, Paul Manafort, is bringing on some close associates for key spots on Trump’s presidential campaign, including several whose lobbying histories seem to epitomize the special interest influence against which the candidate rails. Among the influence industry veterans who have been helping the...

    NATO, Russia meeting fails to bridge differences
    Apr21

    NATO, Russia meeting fails to bridge differences

    BRUSSELS (AP) – The first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in nearly two years ran over schedule Wednesday but failed to do much to improve relations between Moscow and the US-led alliance, at their lowest ebb since the Cold War.NATO and Russia have profound and persistent differences, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who chaired...

    Kasich’s Foreign Policy Recklessness on Display
    Apr21

    Kasich’s Foreign Policy Recklessness on Display

    John Kasich spoke to the editorial board at The Washington Post and reminded everyone why he should never be president: HOFFMAN: Well, isn’t there a risk if you provide lethal weapons to the Ukrainians that Putin then can essentially escalate you with more lethal weapons? KASICH: No, I am for doing it, period, end of story [bold mine-DL]. I...

    Delo says NATO and Russia must try to rebuild trust
    Apr21

    Delo says NATO and Russia must try to rebuild trust

    Two years after Ukraine lost the Crimea, NATO and Russia found themselves in a spiral of provocations, muscle flexing episodes, propaganda and mutual finger pointing. What is needed at the least is “joint military crisis HQ” tasked with working 24/7 to prevent the worst, the daily Delo says in Thursday’s front-page commentary....

    30 years after blast, labor to clean Chernobyl’s nuclear traces
    Apr20

    30 years after blast, labor to clean Chernobyl’s nuclear traces

    CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION, Ukraine — Thirty years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, the Chernobyl power plant is surrounded by both desolation and clangorous activity, the sense of a ruined past and a difficult future. Just a few hundred yards away from the hulk, hundreds of workers labor to construct a vast and remarkable...

    Pope calls for attention to the suffering in Ukraine
    Apr20

    Pope calls for attention to the suffering in Ukraine

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis is calling attention to the suffering in Ukraine caused by what he terms the “forgotten” armed conflict between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. At his weekly audience on Wednesday, Francis also renewed his call for generous contributions at Catholic churches in Europe on April 24 to help relieve the...

    ‘Profound disagreements’ at Nato-Russia talks
    Apr20

    ‘Profound disagreements’ at Nato-Russia talks

    BRUSSELS: Nato and Russia held “frank and serious” talks despite “profound disagreements” as their ambassadors met on Wednesday for the first time since 2014, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said. The two sides agreed to keep communicating following the meeting of the Nato-Russia Council, which has been on ice since the alliance cut practical...

    Press freedom better in Kingdom, but ‘more needs to be done’
    Apr20

    Press freedom better in Kingdom, but ‘more needs to be done’

    AMMAN — Jordan improved 8 ranks on a world index of freedoms of the press in 2015, as media experts said more efforts are needed to amend several pieces of legislation to boost media freedoms. In its 2016 World Press Freedom Index, the Reporters Without Borders said Jordan ranked 135th last year compared to 143rd place a year earlier. “The...

    Freedom of the World’s Media in ‘Disturbing Decline,’ Watchdog Says
    Apr20

    Freedom of the World’s Media in ‘Disturbing Decline,’ Watchdog Says

    (WASHINGTON) — Media freedom around the world has suffered a “deep and disturbing decline” due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in an annual report that many of the world’s leaders have developed “a paranoia” about journalism and...