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      Latvia bans Russian television channel RT
      Jul01

      Latvia bans Russian television channel RT

      Latvia has banned the state-owned Russian television channel RT, saying it is controlled by an individual who is under EU sanctions, the country’s permanent representation to the EU said Tuesday. Dmitry Kiselev, the man that triggered Latvia’s move, was put on the EU sanctions list in March 2014 over his alleged role in promoting...

      Pelosi on Trump: ‘With him, all roads lead to Putin’
      Jun28

      Pelosi on Trump: ‘With him, all roads lead to Putin’

      U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday blasted the president for being beholden to the Russian government, following a startling New York Times report that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Just as I have said to the president: With him, all roads lead to Putin,” Pelosi said, referring to...

      From ‘Poland’s Got Talent!’ to the brink of the presidency
      Jun25

      From ‘Poland’s Got Talent!’ to the brink of the presidency

      He’s better known as the host of “Poland’s Got Talent!” but Szymon Hołownia is aiming to win an even more meaningful competition — the race for the presidency. Hołownia, 44, is a complete newcomer to politics — as well as hosting the popular TV show, he’s the author of books about religion and a humanitarian activist — but,...

      Putin ignores virus, shows off military might ahead of crucial vote
      Jun24

      Putin ignores virus, shows off military might ahead of crucial vote

      MOSCOW — Russia held a massive World War II victory parade on Wednesday despite the coronavirus pandemic, setting a patriotic tone ahead of a national vote that could keep Vladimir Putin in power until 2036. The annual May 9 parade of troops and tanks across Red Square — this year celebrating 75 years since the USSR’s defeat of Nazi Germany...

      US court takes no immediate action on John Bolton book
      Jun20

      US court takes no immediate action on John Bolton book

      WASHINGTON — A federal judge denied on Saturday the Trump administration’s request to block the release of John Bolton’s memoir, noting that the former national security adviser’s book had already been “printed, bound and shipped across the country.” U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said the Justice Department’s...

      Trump asked China for help getting reelected, Bolton book claims
      Jun18

      Trump asked China for help getting reelected, Bolton book claims

      U.S. President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for domestic political help to boost his electoral prospects in the midst of the two leaders’ trade war last summer, according to the bombshell account of former national security adviser John Bolton in his forthcoming memoir. According to an excerpt of the memoir, published in...

      Transatlantic blues as Pompeo holds EU talks
      Jun16

      Transatlantic blues as Pompeo holds EU talks

      Transatlantic relations are seemingly so bad, even speaking English didn’t help EU foreign ministers get their message across to Donald Trump’s top diplomat. After leading a 90-minute videoconference Monday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — during which they discussed a range of topics they disagree on — EU foreign policy...

      Tension on the agenda when Pompeo meets EU foreign ministers
      Jun13

      Tension on the agenda when Pompeo meets EU foreign ministers

      It takes two to tango. That’s the polite reply U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is likely to get when he meets EU foreign ministers on Monday for an hour and a half of virtual discussion, in which he is expected to request support for Washington’s confrontations with Beijing. For the Europeans, who have watched President Donald...

      EU lawmakers propose taking China to court over Hong Kong security law
      Jun12

      EU lawmakers propose taking China to court over Hong Kong security law

      The European Parliament is next week set to vote in favor of taking China to the International Court of Justice over its decision to adopt a controversial national security law in Hong Kong. In a draft resolution, the Parliament “strongly criticizes the adoption of the national security law on Hong Kong by the National Peoples’ Congress”...

      Borrell has ‘serious concern’ over US sanctions against International Criminal Court
      Jun11

      Borrell has ‘serious concern’ over US sanctions against International Criminal Court

      Donald Trump’s decision to authorize sanctions against the International Criminal Court is “a matter of serious concern,” the EU’s top diplomat said. The U.S. president on Thursday issued an executive order authorizing sanctions against ICC employees involved in an investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in...