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    Germany, France Pledge New Efforts to Strengthen Eurozone
    May22

    Germany, France Pledge New Efforts to Strengthen Eurozone

    Germany and France pledged Monday to seek ways to strengthen the 19-nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in the coming weeks. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and new French counterpart Bruno Le Maire said they are setting up a panel to produce proposals for a bilateral summit...

    House Probe Looking At Trump Campaign Adviser Who Worked In Russia
    May22

    House Probe Looking At Trump Campaign Adviser Who Worked In Russia

    Yet another Trump campaign associate is under scrutiny for his connections to Russia: former communications adviser Michael Caputo. The New York Times reported Saturday that Caputo was asked by the House Intelligence Committee to come in for a voluntary interview and provide any documents he may possess relevant to their probe into possible...

    Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozone
    May22

    Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozone

    Germany and France could either propose a joint corporate tax system of their own or concentrate on pushing efforts for a harmonized assessment of corporate taxes at the European Union level, Schaeuble said. New French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, also making his first trip to Berlin since President Emmanuel Macron’s new government...

    Russia House (of Cards)
    May22

    Russia House (of Cards)

    Hardly a week has passed since November’s election without some new media revelation about ties between Team Trump and Russia. Trump himself engaged at various times in business dealings with shady Russians. Carter Page traveled to Russia and gave a speech. Michael Flynn spoke to Russian Ambassador Kislyak and even discussed policy matters...

    EU Decision To Grant Visa-Free Travel To Ukrainians Becomes Official
    May22

    EU Decision To Grant Visa-Free Travel To Ukrainians Becomes Official

    The European Union’s decision granting visa liberalization for Ukraine has been published in the EU’s official journal, paving the way for the visa-free regime to enter into force on 11 June, 20 days after its publication on May 22. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine tells Canada, ‘Thank God, we are not alone’ in trying to figure out Trump
    May22

    Ukraine tells Canada, ‘Thank God, we are not alone’ in trying to figure out Trump

    Ukrainian politicians have appealed to their Canadian counterparts to help “educate” the Trump administration on the geopolitical importance of their country. It comes at a time when Canadians face troubles of their own getting through to the new American president. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine tells Canada, ‘Thank God, we are not alone’ in trying to figure out Trump
    May22

    Ukraine tells Canada, ‘Thank God, we are not alone’ in trying to figure out Trump

    Ukrainian politicians have appealed to their Canadian counterparts to help “educate” the Trump administration on the geopolitical importance of their country. It comes at a time when Canadians face troubles of their own getting through to the new American president. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Shadow Cabinet and the Bridge to Crimea
    May22

    Putin’s Shadow Cabinet and the Bridge to Crimea

    In the spring of 2014, President Vladimir Putin delivered an address in St. George Hall, a chandeliered ballroom in the Kremlin, to celebrate the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. “Crimea has always been an integral part of Russia in the hearts and minds of our people,” he declared, to a standing ovation. Despite Putin’s triumphal...

    We Hear You: ‘Illuminating,’ ‘Thoughtful’ Reporting on France’s Presidential Election
    May22

    We Hear You: ‘Illuminating,’ ‘Thoughtful’ Reporting on France’s Presidential Election

    Editor’s note: We get a fair amount of passionate comment addressed to or about Nolan Peterson, The Daily Signal’s Ukraine-based foreign correspondent. When Peterson traveled to France to cover the final days of the French presidential election campaign, his reporting attracted your attention. Here’s a sample at the top of the...

    As impeachment talk grows, have Trump’s former top aides already cut deals with federal prosecutors?
    May21

    As impeachment talk grows, have Trump’s former top aides already cut deals with federal prosecutors?

    (Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) Are President Trump’s former top campaign aides already cooperating with federal investigators looking into collusion with Russia in the 2016 election, and possibly, Trump’s private business deals with wealthy Russians? There are telling clues that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn...