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    NATO officials talking about increasing defense spending to prove Trump wrong
    Nov30

    NATO officials talking about increasing defense spending to prove Trump wrong

    Thomson Reuters Top NATO and European military officials called in Berlin on Wednesday for more military spending to deal with threats to Europe and said that would help address concerns raised by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. During his election campaign, Trump questioned whether the United States should protect allies seen as spending too...

    Glavin: Sorry liberals, you’re dead wrong about Fidel Castro
    Nov30

    Glavin: Sorry liberals, you’re dead wrong about Fidel Castro

    It has been so delightfully amusing, taking in all the mockery and wickedness that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought upon himself by having keened so plaintively last weekend upon hearing the news of the death of that gruesome old Cuban caudillo Fidel Castro. We’ve all had a good laugh. We should also strive to be fair. First, as wildly...

    Tomorrow is (probably) the last opposition day of the year! How should the Tories spend it?
    Nov30

    Tomorrow is (probably) the last opposition day of the year! How should the Tories spend it?

    It’s a red-circled date on the parliamentary calendar that is, in its own way, as comfortingly familiar as the annual decking of the halls outside the Commons Chamber: Dec. 10, which marks the end of the current installment of the financial supply cycle and the cut-off date for what will almost certainly be the last designated opposition...

    Beware of friendly strangers: Lithuania warns citizens about Russian spies
    Nov30

    Beware of friendly strangers: Lithuania warns citizens about Russian spies

    REUTERS/Andrius SytasA single mother takes a kindly man into her confidence. A student is plied with beer by a smiling stranger. Beguiling scenes. But Lithuanians are being urged in TV adverts to be wary of the kindness of strangers and call a new ‘spyline’ to check if they aren’t, perhaps, being lured into espionage by foreign...

    The Current U.S. Approach to Russia Has Failed: What Should Trump Do?
    Nov30

    The Current U.S. Approach to Russia Has Failed: What Should Trump Do?

    Matthew Rojansky Security, Europe “First, we need to stop obsessing over Putin. Our problem is with Russia.” Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and Carnegie Corporation of New York. We asked some of the world’s leading experts about the future of U.S.-Russia...

    Crimea Tensions Mount Over Ukraine Missile Drill
    Nov30

    Crimea Tensions Mount Over Ukraine Missile Drill

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are running high over Kiev’s decision to launch a two-day missile drill in the Black Sea, near Crimea’s border with mainland Ukraine, starting Thursday. Ukraine announced plans for the drill in the Black Sea, which will involve missile launches, last week, warning Russian air transport authorities...

    Donald Trump Must Offer an Olive Branch to Russia “To Test the Art of the Possible”
    Nov30

    Donald Trump Must Offer an Olive Branch to Russia “To Test the Art of the Possible”

    Michael Kofman Security, Europe “The next administration must understand that absent a course correction, the coming years in our relations will be driven by an entirely negative agenda, largely set by Moscow…” Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and Carnegie...

    AP Interview: Lithuania: Trump right on Europe defense costs
    Nov30

    AP Interview: Lithuania: Trump right on Europe defense costs

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Two senior Lithuanian officials have told The Associated Press that President-elect Donald Trump is actually right that Europeans must increase military spending. Trump stunned Washington’s allies during the U.S. election campaign by suggesting that American military guarantees to NATO members could depend on...

    AP Interview: Lithuania: Trump right on Europe defense costs
    Nov30

    AP Interview: Lithuania: Trump right on Europe defense costs

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Two senior Lithuanian officials have told The Associated Press that President-elect Donald Trump is actually right that Europeans must increase military spending. Trump stunned Washington’s allies during the U.S. election campaign by suggesting that American military guarantees to NATO members could depend on...

    What to know about François Fillon, the favorite to be France’s next president
    Nov30

    What to know about François Fillon, the favorite to be France’s next president

    In a matter of weeks, former Prime Minister François Fillon – a deeply Catholic conservative with aims to slash social programs and the man Nicolas Sarkozy liked to call “Mr Nobody” – has shot to the forefront of French politics. His surprise success introduces an increasingly likely presidential stand-off between two conservative extremes: the...