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    Obama Swoons Over Angela Merkel, All But Endorsing Her Re-election
    Nov17

    Obama Swoons Over Angela Merkel, All But Endorsing Her Re-election

    President Barack Obama’s press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday was a love fest, with Obama joking that Merkel would have his backing if he were a German voter.Asked whether he would like to see Merkel run for re-election in 2017, Obama all but explicitly endorsed her candidacy.“I try to make it a rule not to...

    Russians Are Divided When Faced With the Reality of a Trump Presidency
    Nov17

    Russians Are Divided When Faced With the Reality of a Trump Presidency

    MOSCOW ― Just hours after a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, reports of Russian airstrikes in Syria, and their possible connection to Trump’s victory, began to circulate. Russian advances within Syria have often been seen as losses for the United States, as both countries have in the...

    Stand up to Russia, Obama Advises Trump
    Nov17

    Stand up to Russia, Obama Advises Trump

    BERLIN—Offering some pointed foreign policy advice to his successor, President Barack Obama expressed hope Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump would stand up to Russia when it deviates from U.S. “values and international norms.” Obama, in a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his final presidential visit to...

    The Foreign Policy Challenges That Will Fill Up President Trump’s Inbox
    Nov17

    The Foreign Policy Challenges That Will Fill Up President Trump’s Inbox

    As a general philosophy, we should expect the pragmatic, antitrade and somewhat isolationist themes of the campaign to become the core elements of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Discussions will return of abandoning NATO, building a “big, beautiful wall” on the Mexican border, working more closely with Russian President Vladimir...

    IOC strips 10 athletes of Olympic medals in doping retests
    Nov17

    IOC strips 10 athletes of Olympic medals in doping retests

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Thursday stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples from the games. The IOC says the 10, nine of whom hail from former Soviet nations, had all tested positive for various steroids. No gold medalists were...

    These Are the Likely Winners and Losers of Trump’s Foreign Policy
    Nov17

    These Are the Likely Winners and Losers of Trump’s Foreign Policy

    Elections, as the saying goes, have consequences. As always, the presidential race will prove to be particularly impactful ― especially beyond our shores. As we embark on a brave new world of foreign policy, it is worth thinking through big themes that may emerge over the next four years. Who are the winners and losers?Winners1. Russian President...

    5 Potential Quick Victories for President Donald Trump
    Nov17

    5 Potential Quick Victories for President Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has an uphill battle to convince other world leaders that he knows what he’s doing. But there are important U.S. relationships that, for better and for worse, the next President might actually be able to improve. Here are 5 of the most important: 1. Russia Let’s begin with the most obvious. The “Russia Reset” was the...

    Ukraine One Step Closer To EU Visa Liberalization
    Nov17

    Ukraine One Step Closer To EU Visa Liberalization

    EU member states moved a step closer to giving Ukraine visa-free access after ambassadors gave the bloc’s executive authority the green light for new talks on easing the rules. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Glavin: TrumpWorld – The global order we all grew up with is finished, period
    Nov17

    Glavin: TrumpWorld – The global order we all grew up with is finished, period

    Like people the world over, Canadians are still reeling from last week’s surprise result from the most outrageously absurd presidential election campaign in American history, so maybe we should go easy on ourselves. Still, unlike people the world over, Canadians have always enjoyed a front-row seat for the spectacle of American politics, so...

    Rent-A-Mob: Ukraine’s Paid Protesters
    Nov17

    Rent-A-Mob: Ukraine’s Paid Protesters

    Protests have been taking place calling for the head of the Ukrainian National Bank to resign, but some people taking part were paid to participate. Reporters from RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, posing as people interested in earning money by joining the protest, recorded demonstrators saying how much money they were promised. …read more...