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    WATCH: Ugly brawl breaks out in Ukrainian parliament
    Nov14

    WATCH: Ugly brawl breaks out in Ukrainian parliament

    A brawl broke out between rival Ukrainian MPs on Monday during a meeting of parliament faction leaders in Kyiv. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine’s police chief resigns, complains of gov’t pressure
    Nov14

    Ukraine’s police chief resigns, complains of gov’t pressure

    Ukraine’s police chief, who was driving reforms through the country’s notoriously corrupt police force, has resigned after a year in the job, complaining of government pressure. Khatiya Dekanoidze, who also … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    German Foreign Minister Tapped to Become Next President
    Nov14

    German Foreign Minister Tapped to Become Next President

    BERLIN—Germany’s foreign minister, who once referred to Donald Trump as a “hate preacher,” was tapped Monday to become his country’s next president. Frank-Walter Steinmeier would take over the largely ceremonial role as head of state from Joachim Gauck, whose five-year term ends in February. German news agency dpa reported Monday that...

    Bulgaria Premier Resigns After Party Loses Presidential Vote
    Nov14

    Bulgaria Premier Resigns After Party Loses Presidential Vote

    SOFIA, Bulgaria—Bulgaria’s prime minister handed in his resignation to parliament Monday after results showed his party losing badly in the presidential runoff, opening the way for an early parliamentary election. Boiko Borisov’s move comes after official results show Socialist-backed candidate Rumen Radev, a former non-partisan air...

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield
    Nov14

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield

    Engineers are getting ready to move a 31,000-ton steel structure into place over the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The covering will contain both the reactor and the crumbling sarcophagus built quickly after the 1986 disaster. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service was given exclusive access to sites inside the contaminated...

    Trump win prods European diplomats to seek greater role
    Nov14

    Trump win prods European diplomats to seek greater role

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Top EU diplomats are calling for more robust European defense and a greater European voice in world affairs as Donald Trump — whose isolationist, protectionist promises have worried many on this side of the Atlantic — prepares to assume the U.S. presidency. With many question marks around Trump’s foreign policy plans, EU...

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President
    Nov14

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President

    The parties making up Germany’s coalition government are reported to have agreed to support the foreign minister becoming the country’s next president. Frank-Walter Steinmeier would take over the largely ceremonial role as head of state from Joachim Gauck, whose five-year term ends in February. German news agency dpa reported Monday...

    Report: German coalition agrees on Steinmeier as president
    Nov14

    Report: German coalition agrees on Steinmeier as president

    BERLIN (AP) — The parties making up Germany’s coalition government are reported to have agreed to support the foreign minister becoming the country’s next president. Frank-Walter Steinmeier would take over the largely ceremonial role as head of state from Joachim Gauck, whose five-year term ends in February. German news agency dpa...

    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote
    Nov14

    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s prime minister handed in his resignation to parliament Monday after results showed his party losing badly in the presidential runoff, opening the way for an early parliamentary election. Boiko Borisov’s move comes after official results show Socialist-backed candidate Rumen Radev, a former...

    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote
    Nov14

    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s prime minister handed in his resignation to parliament Monday after results showed his party losing badly in the presidential runoff, opening the way for an early parliamentary election. Halfway into its four-year term, Borisov’s coalition government has managed to restore political stability after...