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    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet Wednesday
    May08

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet Wednesday

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Wednesday in Washington to “discuss Ukraine, Syria and bilateral issues,” the State Department announced Monday. Lavrov and Tillerson met in Moscow in April, where they expressed conflicting views on whether Syrian President Bashar Assad was responsible for a...

    Eurovision Acts Arrive For Red Carpet Welcome in Kyiv
    May08

    Eurovision Acts Arrive For Red Carpet Welcome in Kyiv

    Kyiv rolled out the red carpet on May 7 as competitors arrived ahead of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest. Ukraine won the right to host the annual extravaganza this year by virtue of the country’s win last year in Sweden. Acts chosen in 42 countries in Europe and beyond are hoping to be crowned champion in the final round on May 13. As of...

    Macron victory: How French presidential election is being received
    May08

    Macron victory: How French presidential election is being received

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local): 2:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is “very happy” that Emmanuel Macron has won the presidential election in France. Speaking at a party event Monday in Berlin, Merkel said Macron bears the hopes of many Europeans. She pledged to continue...

    Top 5 bad hombres loved by Trump
    May08

    Top 5 bad hombres loved by Trump

    Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty/Drew Angerer/AP/Photo montage by Salon) They are, to coin a phrase, “bad hombres.” They are men who order the slaughter of peaceful demonstrators and the roundup of political rivals. They arrest pesky journalists, if they don’t murder them first. They rig elections, if they hold them at all. And...

    Do Democrats Need to Tweet More Like Trump?
    May08

    Do Democrats Need to Tweet More Like Trump?

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher.Did Donald Trump just turn a freshman Democratic senator with an itchy Twitter finger into a presidential contender?Until last year, Chris Murphy was a serious-minded student of the U.S. Senate, a lawyerly freshman from Connecticut who, when elected in 2012, was the...

    Zapad 2017: NATO Should Be Keeping an Eye on Russia’s Training Exercises
    May08

    Zapad 2017: NATO Should Be Keeping an Eye on Russia’s Training Exercises

    Tomasz K. Kowalik, Dominik P. Jankowski Security, Eurasia Russia has a long history of using military exercises as a platform for waging actual wars. It all started with a military exercise in 2008. “Today, Georgia; tomorrow, Ukraine; the day after, the Baltic States; and later perhaps time will come for my country, for Poland!” Those words were...

    Will the South China Sea Become the New Crimea?
    May08

    Will the South China Sea Become the New Crimea?

    Nicholas Lyall Security, Asia Xi Jinping has successfully avoided maritime overreach—but that might be about to change. The burgeoning friendship between President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin in recent times reflects the similarities in their personal leadership styles. Both regimes are defined by an emphasis on the individual leader,...

    Uninspired French Voters Choose a ‘Centrist’ President Rather Than a Far-Right One
    May08

    Uninspired French Voters Choose a ‘Centrist’ President Rather Than a Far-Right One

    PARIS—As is the case most Sundays, Rue de Bac in central Paris was quiet this morning. The shops were closed, as were most cafes on this day when self-styled centrist Emmanuel Macron would defeat the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, to become France’s next president. Except for Le Saint Germain cafe, at the corner of Rue du Bac and...

    Ukraine Blocks Entry Of Two Russian Journalists Heading To Eurovision
    May07

    Ukraine Blocks Entry Of Two Russian Journalists Heading To Eurovision

    Ukraine has blocked entry to the country of two Russian journalists who were going to Kyiv to cover the Eurovision Song Contest. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Emmanuel Macron is the next president of France
    May07

    Emmanuel Macron is the next president of France

    Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, attends a campaign rally in Albi, France, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier – RTS1574A PARIS — French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a...