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    Duterte and Putin Reject ICC
    Nov17

    Duterte and Putin Reject ICC

    The liberal international order is in bad shape these days, as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to withdraw from the International Criminal Court the very day after Russia did so. Reuters: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he might follow Russia and withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), citing...

    Obama to Trump: Time to get serious
    Nov17

    Obama to Trump: Time to get serious

    BERLIN — Get serious or get played, President Barack Obama told President-elect Donald Trump here Thursday — warning his successor that he’ll lose elections and people will die if he doesn’t shape up.As impressive as the campaign he ran was, that won’t translate to governing, Obama said he told Trump in their long private...

    The Top Foreign Conflicts Trump Will Inherit
    Nov17

    The Top Foreign Conflicts Trump Will Inherit

    When Donald Trump becomes president in January he will inherit challenges beyond America’s borders. Trump ran a campaign opposing the internationalism promoted by predecessors from both parties, and now he must decide how to deal with the realities of foreign policy and national security. Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. is engaged...

    Poland to compare photos of US man in Nazi crimes probe
    Nov17

    Poland to compare photos of US man in Nazi crimes probe

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish prosecutor pursuing a Nazi crimes investigation of a Minnesota man said Thursday that experts will compare the man’s photos with that of a Nazi commander to make sure they are the same person. The Associated Press has identified the man, Michael Karkoc, as a World War II commander of a unit in the SS-led...

    Poland to compare photos of US man in Nazi crimes probe
    Nov17

    Poland to compare photos of US man in Nazi crimes probe

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish prosecutor pursuing a Nazi crimes investigation of a Minnesota man said Thursday that experts will compare the man’s photos with that of a Nazi commander to make sure they are the same person. The Associated Press has identified the man, Michael Karkoc, as a World War II commander of a unit in the SS-led...

    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...