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    Putin Telephones to Congratulate Trump
    Nov15

    Putin Telephones to Congratulate Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned congratulations to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump Monday and said Russia is ready for a “partner-like dialogue” with the United States. Trump’s office said the incoming president told Putin he is very much looking forward to a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and its...

    Moscow Clout Rises as Bulgaria, Moldova Elect Pro-Russia Leaders
    Nov14

    Moscow Clout Rises as Bulgaria, Moldova Elect Pro-Russia Leaders

    Voters in Europe’s poorest country, Moldova, and the European Union’s poorest member, Bulgaria, elected Russia-leaning presidents Sunday. In Bulgaria, Socialist-backed General Rumen Radev, a former air force commander who wants to lift EU sanctions against Russia, won by a wide margin against the ruling center-right GERB Party...

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield
    Nov14

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield

    Engineers are getting ready to move a 31,000-ton steel structure into place over the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The covering will contain both the reactor and the crumbling sarcophagus built quickly after the 1986 disaster. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service was given exclusive access to sites inside the contaminated...

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President
    Nov14

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President

    The parties making up Germany’s coalition government are reported to have agreed to support the foreign minister becoming the country’s next president. Frank-Walter Steinmeier would take over the largely ceremonial role as head of state from Joachim Gauck, whose five-year term ends in February. German news agency dpa reported Monday...

    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff
    Nov14

    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff

    Moldova’s pro-Russian presidential candidate Igor Dodon has declared victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff. With nearly all the votes counted in the former Soviet republic, Dodon, who campaigned on promises to restore closer ties with Russia, earned about 55 percent of the vote, well ahead of pro-European rival Maya Sandu. Final...

    A Russian-Friendly Political Novice Wins Bulgaria’s Presidency
    Nov14

    A Russian-Friendly Political Novice Wins Bulgaria’s Presidency

    Bulgaria’s Socialist Party candidate has won the presidential election, leading to the resignation of the country’s prime minister. Former air force commander General Rumen Radev, a Russian-friendly political novice, won nearly 60 percent of the vote, according to nearly complete results released Monday. Tsetska Tsacheva, the...

    EU Leaders Adopting Wait-and-See Approach on Trump Administration
    Nov14

    EU Leaders Adopting Wait-and-See Approach on Trump Administration

    European Union foreign ministers held an informal meeting in Brussels late Sunday to discuss trans-Atlantic relations with the United States under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Foreign ministers conceded that they will have to continue working on strengthening Europe’s role in world affairs until the future of...

    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff Poll
    Nov14

    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff Poll

    Moldova’s pro-Russian presidential candidate Igor Dodon has declared victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff vote, holding a commanding lead in the former Soviet republic with nearly all votes counted. With 97 percent of all ballots tallied late Sunday, Dodon, who campaigned on promises to restore closer ties with Russia, held a...

    Bulgarian PM to Quit as Opposition Candidate Nears Presidential Win
    Nov14

    Bulgarian PM to Quit as Opposition Candidate Nears Presidential Win

    Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced his resignation Sunday, as exit polls in the country’s presidential runoff election showed his nominee losing badly to a pro-Russia candidate backed by the socialist opposition. Borisov’s announcement came in Sofia, as exit polls showed Gen. Rumen Radev, a political novice, winning...

    British, French Foreign Ministers Absent in EU Special Talks Over Trump
    Nov13

    British, French Foreign Ministers Absent in EU Special Talks Over Trump

    The British and French foreign ministers will not participate in special talks with their European Union counterparts Sunday to discuss how to deal with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called the emergency meeting in Brussels after Trump’s stunning victory Tuesday on stated policies that include...

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