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    US Needs NATO Now as Much as Ever, Student of the Alliance Says
    Apr07

    US Needs NATO Now as Much as Ever, Student of the Alliance Says

    Policy leaders are reflecting on the legacy and future of NATO this week, the anniversary of the alliance’s creation 67 years ago. One of them is Luke Coffey, director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. “[The United States’] involvement in NATO means that Europe stays relatively secure and...

    For Ukraine’s Poroshenko, a growing crisis hits a critical juncture
    Apr07

    For Ukraine’s Poroshenko, a growing crisis hits a critical juncture

    Amid plunging public trust, the Panama Papers revealed this week that the struggling Ukrainian president holds offshore accounts, and the Dutch resoundingly voted against accepting Ukraine into the EU. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Battered EU is loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine
    Apr07

    Battered EU is loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS — It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands’ referendum on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine amounted to a slap in the face for the EU — and yet another serious challenge to the European dream. Under Dutch law, it gave them the best chance to snub their nose at “Brussels” — increasingly used as a negative...

    Battered EU Is Loser again in Dutch Referendum on Ukraine
    Apr07

    Battered EU Is Loser again in Dutch Referendum on Ukraine

    It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands’ referendum on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine amounted to a slap in the face for the EU – and yet another serious challenge to the European dream.Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the EU’s executive… …read more Source:...

    Battered EU is loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine
    Apr07

    Battered EU is loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands’ referendum vote on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine produced a raised middle finger to the EU — and yet another serious challenge to the European dream. …read more Source: U.S....

    Navalny: Hold Russians Named in ‘Panama Papers’ Accountable
    Apr07

    Navalny: Hold Russians Named in ‘Panama Papers’ Accountable

    Close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin figure prominently in the Panama Papers, the leaked financial documents that shocked the world this week, but the revelations are drawing little more than a shrug in official Moscow. The Russian public appears to accept that those in power amass wealth. And moreover, Russian commentators say...

    What’s Next For Ukraine? Dutch Reject Agreement On European Union Trade
    Apr07

    What’s Next For Ukraine? Dutch Reject Agreement On European Union Trade

    In a blow to European Union cohesion, Dutch voters late Wednesday rejected an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has now been left in the awkward position of having to choose whether or not to go against voters as the EU’s top leaders pledged to support Ukraine Thursday. …read...

    Battered EU is loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine
    Apr07

    Battered EU is loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands’ referendum on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine amounted to a… …read more Source:...

    The Dutch Revolt
    Apr07

    The Dutch Revolt

    The Dutch public, voting in a referendum, slapped down the EU’s agreement with Ukraine. OpenEurope reports: In the referendum that took place yesterday, Dutch voters rejected the Association Agreement establishing closer economic and political ties between the EU and Ukraine by 61.1% to 38.1% – with 0.8% of blank ballots. Turnout was low at...

    Analysts: Putin’s National Guard Meant to Put Down Public Unrest
    Apr07

    Analysts: Putin’s National Guard Meant to Put Down Public Unrest

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announced plans Tuesday to form a National Guard with the stated goal of fighting terrorism and organized crime. But analysts say the main aim is to put down public unrest as Russia’s economy worsens, and the country heads into elections. They see the move as a chance for Putin to consolidate power....