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    EU enlargement fatigue dampens Ukrainian hopes of membership
    Jul22

    EU enlargement fatigue dampens Ukrainian hopes of membership

    There is strong pro-European fervour in Ukraine but also a sober assessment of the medium-term chances of joining blocJohannes Hahn’s job title sounds a little incongruous these days: he’s the EU commissioner for European neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations. The job title was created in the late 1990s during a period of...

    ‘Never write off Saudi Arabia’
    Jul22

    ‘Never write off Saudi Arabia’

    The Saudis put on a diplomatic charm offensive in the EU capital this week designed to highlight looming changes in the ultra-conservative Gulf Kingdom. The man who delivered the message was the foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, a member of the younger, Western-educated generation of Saudi Arabian leaders that have taken seats in King...

    Putin Puts the Brakes on Sechin
    Jul22

    Putin Puts the Brakes on Sechin

    With the privatization of several state-owned assets looming, Russian President Vladimir Putin forbade the sale of the Bashneft Oil Company (which was de facto recently expropriated from Russian tycoon Vladimir Evtushenkov), to Rosneft. The Russian President’s explicit order was confirmed by official representative of the first deputy Prime...

    In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage
    Jul22

    In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage

    For decades, Republican doctrine has viewed Russia as a power to mistrust. But in Donald Trump’s GOP, Moscow’s sins seem to matter less. The platform written at the GOP convention in Cleveland this week eliminated references to arming Ukraine in its fight with Russia, which seized the Crimean Peninsula… …read more Source:...

    In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage
    Jul22

    In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage

    For decades, Republican doctrine has viewed Russia as a power to mistrust. But in Donald Trump’s GOP, Moscow’s sins seem to matter less. The platform written at the GOP convention in Cleveland this week eliminated references to arming Ukraine in its fight with Russia, which seized the Crimean Peninsula… …read more Source:...

    Trump’s NATO comments ‘unprecedented’
    Jul22

    Trump’s NATO comments ‘unprecedented’

    WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama attended a NATO summit in Warsaw earlier this month, he had one core goal: to reassure jittery members of the 67-year Alliance that the U.S. would defend them against Russian aggression. “As treaty allies, we have a solemn, binding Article 5 duty to defend each other. And in this obligation, we will never...

    Trump’s NATO comments ‘unprecedented’
    Jul22

    Trump’s NATO comments ‘unprecedented’

    When President Barack Obama attended a NATO summit in Warsaw earlier this month, he had one core goal: to reassure jittery members of the 67-year alliance that the U.S. would defend them against Russian aggression.“As treaty allies, we have a solemn, binding Article 5 duty to defend each other. And in this obligation, we will never waver,”...

    The Victims of the Attack in Nice
    Jul21

    The Victims of the Attack in Nice

    We are learning more about those killed in Thursday’s attack in Nice, France. French authorities say 84 people lost their lives when a truck drove through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day. The death toll could rise as dozens in the hospital are, in the words of French President François Hollande, “between life and death.” Here is an...

    Trump’s Critics Are Attacking His NATO Remarks All Wrong
    Jul21

    Trump’s Critics Are Attacking His NATO Remarks All Wrong

    WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump set off panic Wednesday night by suggesting he would torpedo America’s commitment to its partners in the strongest mutual defense alliance in the world, NATO.Trump’s comment that he would judge NATO members’ spending on security before helping them face down a potential...

    Ukraine’s Security Services and Rebels Said to Be Equals in Torture
    Jul21

    Ukraine’s Security Services and Rebels Said to Be Equals in Torture

    A report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International cites abuses by both sides in the war, including waterboarding and the use of electric shocks. …read more Source: The New York...