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    British Remain Uneasy About New US President
    Jan20

    British Remain Uneasy About New US President

    By the historic standards of the world’s oldest debating society, it was a subdued affair. The formal motion was, “This House Welcomes the End of American Hegemony.” But it could have been reworded easily, “Will the Inauguration of Donald Trump Mark the End of America’s Global Leadership?” That was the question at the heart of what...

    Russians Celebrate Trump Inauguration as Turning Point But Analysts Cautious
    Jan20

    Russians Celebrate Trump Inauguration as Turning Point But Analysts Cautious

    The night before Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, a group of Russians and foreigners celebrated at a bar in central Moscow. Over food, drinks and musical performances, some went as far as singing Trump’s praises. “Trump, is unbelievable. Trump is a superman,” said Russian singer Willi Tokarev as...

    Russian Business World Hopes for Relief From Trump
    Jan19

    Russian Business World Hopes for Relief From Trump

    Few people are more eager for Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia. Hacking scandals? They expect that to blow over. Conflict in Ukraine? An artificial problem invented by Barack Obama, they argue. Russian magnates and American investors alike are anticipating a Trump administration that removes...

    US Signs Defense Pacts With Baltic States, but NATO Allies Wary of Trump Era
    Jan19

    US Signs Defense Pacts With Baltic States, but NATO Allies Wary of Trump Era

    The United States has signed defense cooperation agreements with Lithuania and Estonia, formalizing the deployment of thousands of troops to bolster NATO defenses in the face of a Russian threat of aggression. The agreements, signed Tuesday, will regulate the legal status of U.S. armed forces in the two Baltic states and are part of the biggest...

    Biden: Russian Attempts to Influence Elections ‘Will Occur Again’
    Jan18

    Biden: Russian Attempts to Influence Elections ‘Will Occur Again’

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned European nations Wednesday to be ready for Russia to try to influence their elections in the same way that U.S. intelligence agencies say they are certain Russia did in the November vote that is bringing Donald Trump to office this week. “With many countries in Europe slated to hold elections this year,...

    Presidential Adviser: Poland Should Increase Military Ties with US
    Jan18

    Presidential Adviser: Poland Should Increase Military Ties with US

    Poland should increase its military cooperation with the United States, a senior adviser to the Polish president said. Krzysztof Szczerski, President Andrzej Duda’s top foreign policy adviser, was speaking days before the new U.S. administration that has signaled a friendlier approach to Russia takes power in Washington. Szczerski also...

    Envoy to UN Calls Russia Threat to US and World Order
    Jan18

    Envoy to UN Calls Russia Threat to US and World Order

    In a parting shot to Moscow and a warning to America three days before leaving her post, the U.S. top envoy at the United Nations said Russia is “a major threat facing our great nation.” Ambassador Samantha Power, without naming Donald Trump, chastised the president-elect for casting “doubt on a unanimous, well-documented...

    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad
    Jan18

    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad

    Lithuania plans to build a two-meter-high wire fence along its border with the Russian region of Kaliningrad, its interior minister said Tuesday, amid continued tensions between Moscow and the Baltic states, which are members of NATO. Eimutis Misiunas acknowledged that such a fence would provide little defense against a full-blown military...

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact
    Jan18

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact

    Moldova may scrap a trade agreement with the European Union after the country’s next parliamentary election, President Igor Dodon said Tuesday during his first state visit to Russia. Speaking in Moscow at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dodon said it was “curious” that Moldova’s trade turnover with...

    Rattled Europe Debates How Best to Approach Trump
    Jan17

    Rattled Europe Debates How Best to Approach Trump

    European governments struggled Tuesday to assess whether outspoken remarks by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, made in a weekend interview with two European newspapers, will be translated into new policies. European leaders had hoped that as Trump’s inauguration approached, the president-elect would tone down his campaign-trail criticism...

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