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    Russian leader Putin, due for talks in Japan, is late again
    Dec15

    Russian leader Putin, due for talks in Japan, is late again

    NAGATO, Japan (AP) — Vladimir Putin is living up to a reputation for being late. The Russian president was due in Japan on Thursday afternoon to start talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a hot springs resort in western Japan. Japanese officials say Putin’s flight has departed but is behind schedule. Japanese media reported that...

    EU Leaders to Hold ‘Minefield’ Summit
    Dec15

    EU Leaders to Hold ‘Minefield’ Summit

    Leaders of the European Union meet Thursday in Brussels for a summit fraught with disputes on how to handle the many crises they face, bar on possibly the biggest rift of all — how to handle Brexit. After a day of talks on migrants, Turkey, Russia, defense in the era of Donald Trump and the euro zone economy in the age of austerity, leaders will...

    Japanese, Russian Leaders to Discuss Territorial Dispute
    Dec15

    Japanese, Russian Leaders to Discuss Territorial Dispute

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet at a hot spring resort Thursday, seeking progress on a territorial row that has prevented their countries from signing a peace treaty formally ending World War II. The two sides are likely to clinch some agreements on economic cooperation, but both have sought to...

    FAQs on Russian Hacking and the U.S. Election
    Dec15

    FAQs on Russian Hacking and the U.S. Election

    1. Didn’t we already know about Russia hacking the Democratic National Committee? Why all the fuss right now?Yes we did. Way back in mid-June, the Democratic National Committee reported an intrusion into its computer network, and the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike publicly blamed Russian hackers after analyzing the breach. In July, after...

    Democrats stake Pruitt fight on climate change denial
    Dec15

    Democrats stake Pruitt fight on climate change denial

    Senate Democrats are laying the groundwork to make the vote on Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency into a referendum on whether Republicans believe humans are causing global warming.Scott Pruitt is high on Democrats’ list of no-go Trump nominees in large part thanks to his resistance to the scientific...

    US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies
    Dec15

    US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies

    The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander of U.S. land troops in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, in Zagan,...

    Dutch Hollow Out Ukraine-EU Deal
    Dec15

    Dutch Hollow Out Ukraine-EU Deal

    As European leaders seek to appease the Dutch about the controversial association agreement with Ukraine, Kyiv is re-learning a familiar lesson: the EU is just not that into Ukraine. Reuters: European Union leaders, anxious to preserve a landmark cooperation agreement with Ukraine, will address Dutch concerns on Thursday by saying the deal does...

    Bosnia to Expel Hundreds of Foreign Property Owners Amid Tax Probe
    Dec15

    Bosnia to Expel Hundreds of Foreign Property Owners Amid Tax Probe

    Bosnia will expel more than 300 foreigners, most from the Gulf, as illegal residents after they bought property for investment that they may have evaded taxes on, the office for expatriate affairs said on Wednesday. In recent years, Bosnia has seen an influx of Arab investors who have built residential complexes and tourist resorts, attracted by...

    How to Rebuild Eastern Ukraine
    Dec14

    How to Rebuild Eastern Ukraine

    Kiev is too corrupt to do the job itself. The reconstruction of the Donbass must be overseen by an independent body. …read more Source: Foreign...

    In collapse of US-Russian military ties, some experts see nuclear risk
    Dec14

    In collapse of US-Russian military ties, some experts see nuclear risk

    LONDON — It’s not quite Cold War II, but the collapse of U.S. military relations with Russia could prove to be one of the most consequential aspects of President Barack Obama’s national security legacy while presenting an early test of Donald Trump’s hope for friendly ties to Moscow. Beyond the prospect of the two militaries...