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    Ukrainians worry they’re the big losers in the U.S. election
    Nov17

    Ukrainians worry they’re the big losers in the U.S. election

    Trump’s friendliness toward Russia doesn’t play well in Kiev, but some are looking for a bright side. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Trump election puts pressure on Merkel to take liberal lead
    Nov17

    Trump election puts pressure on Merkel to take liberal lead

    [...] with outsider Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president and the rising strength of far-right and populist movements in Europe, some have suggested that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is left as the last powerful defender of liberal values in the West. Since taking office in 2005, Merkel has been a fixture of the international summit...

    NATO general says Trump not serious about abandoning treaty
    Nov17

    NATO general says Trump not serious about abandoning treaty

    TORONTO (AP) — A top NATO general said Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that the United States might abandon its NATO treaty commitments is not serious because the treaty is so binding and important to America and its allies that no president “would dare” change it. Czech Army Gen. Petr Pavel said NATO’s...

    Why the third Maydan is necessary
    Nov17

    Why the third Maydan is necessary

    As Kyiv girds herself for what some are already calling the “third Maydan,” Ukrainians have long since concluded that the first two didn’t work out so well. On Saturday, as many as 100,000 demonstrators are expected in the capital’s main… …read more Source: The...

    Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili Says Ukraine Is ‘Running Against the Clock’ to Prevent Another Revolution
    Nov17

    Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili Says Ukraine Is ‘Running Against the Clock’ to Prevent Another Revolution

    KYIV, Ukraine—Mikheil Saakashvili sits at a desk devoid of any photos or personal memorabilia. On this day, the 48-year-old former Georgian president has only been on the job for four days as leader of a startup Ukrainian opposition political party called Wave. This is the next chapter of Saakashvili’s anti-corruption crusade following his...

    Vox Sentences: Pluto is a lot cooler than you thought
    Nov17

    Vox Sentences: Pluto is a lot cooler than you thought

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Who Donald Trump is and isn’t talking to; Russia withdraws support for the...

    What is Trump seeking in top foreign policy posts?
    Nov17

    What is Trump seeking in top foreign policy posts?

    HARI SREENIVASAN: Often, the people a president surrounds himself with says something about his goals as any policy statement. President-elect Trump is in the process of deciding who will fill critical national security and diplomatic posts. These decisions will shape the direction of his presidency and the country. For more on who’s in the...

    Putin signs decree withdrawing Russia from International Criminal Court
    Nov17

    Putin signs decree withdrawing Russia from International Criminal Court

    Russian President Putin removed the country from the ICC following a resolution condemning its temporary occupation of Crimea. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia’s ICC Withdrawal Called Bad Sign for Justice
    Nov16

    Russia’s ICC Withdrawal Called Bad Sign for Justice

    International human rights groups have condemned the decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin withdrawing Russia from the International Criminal Court, calling it a cynical move and a bad omen for justice. The Rome Statute created the court in 1998. Putin signed the treaty in 2000, but Russia never ratified it. Tanya Lokshina, the...

    Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court after being called out over Crimea invasion
    Nov16

    Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court after being called out over Crimea invasion

    Russia announced its withdrawal Wednesday from the International Criminal Court within hours of being rebuked by the ICC for effectively creating an international armed conflict upon its invasion of Ukraine. The decision to part ways was revealed by the Kremlin through a presidential decree issued Wednesday which said Russia will …...