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    Britain promises close ties with Poland after EU exit
    Nov28

    Britain promises close ties with Poland after EU exit

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has promised Poland strong business, diplomatic and cultural ties — as well as a deployment of troops near the Russian border — as London tries to build goodwill with European allies before European Union exit talks. Prime Minister Theresa May had warm words for Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo after the pair met at 10...

    Slovenia PM: Melania Trump could inspire US-Russia detente
    Nov28

    Slovenia PM: Melania Trump could inspire US-Russia detente

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — As Melania Trump prepares to move into the White House, the future first lady’s native Slovenia is offering to serve as a mediator between her husband and Russian President Vladimir Putin once Donald Trump takes office. Slovenia’s Prime Minister Miro Cerar said in an interview with The Associated Press on...

    Europe Fudges Its Open Border Promises
    Nov28

    Europe Fudges Its Open Border Promises

    The EU proffered visa-free travel to Ukraine, Turkey and others. That was then. …read more Source:...

    Op-Ed Contributor: Ukraine Has Made Great Progress, but We Need Our Allies
    Nov28

    Op-Ed Contributor: Ukraine Has Made Great Progress, but We Need Our Allies

    Our country’s adolescent democracy needs the support of America — and its new president, the foreign minister of Ukraine writes. …read more Source: The New York...

    State Corruption Watchdog Flip-Flops On Ukrainian President’s Spanish Villa
    Nov28

    State Corruption Watchdog Flip-Flops On Ukrainian President’s Spanish Villa

    A Ukrainian corruption watchdog has changed its position on whether President Petro Poroshenko should have declared ownership of a Spanish seaside villa, raising questions about the state agency’s independence from the presidential administration. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Polish, German presidents visit NATO command center
    Nov28

    Polish, German presidents visit NATO command center

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The presidents of Poland and of Germany on Monday visited NATO’s easternmost command center, which is being upgraded for quick reaction in the event of a threat to the alliance’s eastern flank. Andrzej Duda and Joachim Gauck stressed the important role that the headquarters of NATO’s Multinational Corps...

    Yanukovych Denies Ordering Euromaidan Shootings; Kyiv Announces Treason Charge
    Nov28

    Yanukovych Denies Ordering Euromaidan Shootings; Kyiv Announces Treason Charge

    Exiled former President Viktor Yanukovych has told a Ukrainian court via video link that he never ordered police to fire on protesters during Euromaidan demonstrations that roiled the country nearly three years ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Britain calls on Trump to ‘stand up’ to Russia
    Nov28

    Britain calls on Trump to ‘stand up’ to Russia

    Britain’s defense secretary says his country expects President-elect Donald Trump to “stand up” to Vladimir Putin once he’s in the White House, despite the Manhattan billionaire’s praise for the Russian president on the campaign trail. Sir Michael Fallon warned Monday that Britain does not plan to be singled out on the...

    Ukraine’s ousted president testifies in court
    Nov28

    Ukraine’s ousted president testifies in court

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s ousted president has testified in the trial of five former special forces policemen charged with fatally shooting scores of demonstrators, and denied giving orders for them to shoot at the protesters. Over three days in February 2014, 72 protesters died on the Maidan square, most shot by police or snipers. There were...

    Montenegrin lawmakers set to approve new pro-NATO government
    Nov28

    Montenegrin lawmakers set to approve new pro-NATO government

    PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin lawmakers were set Monday to swear in a pro-NATO government amid political tensions following an alleged foiled election-day coup orchestrated by Russian nationalists to derail the Balkan country’s bid to join the alliance. Prime Minister-designate Dusko Markovic pledged that his Cabinet would wrap...