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      Macron and Merkel urge peaceful solutions to Ukraine crisis
      Dec23

      Macron and Merkel urge peaceful solutions to Ukraine crisis

      Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel urged both sides in the ongoing fighting in Eastern Ukraine Saturday to “live up to their responsibilities” and “implement as quickly as possible” agreements to reduce conflict in the region. The joint statement from the German chancellor and French president came in light of “the recent sharp increase in the...

      Trump’s strategy speech sends mixed signals on Russia
      Dec19

      Trump’s strategy speech sends mixed signals on Russia

      U.S. President Donald Trump’s official new national security strategy warns in blunt language that Russia is a dangerous global competitor that seeks to undermine the U.S. at home and abroad. But midway through his Monday speech unveiling the 55-page document, Trump seemed to contradict that message, saying the U.S. would work to “build a...

      Ex-Georgian president freed from detention in Ukraine
      Dec16

      Ex-Georgian president freed from detention in Ukraine

      Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was freed from detention in Ukraine on Monday, after a judge rejected prosecutors’ request to put him under house arrest. “The prosecutors’ petition … is dismissed,” judge Larysa Tsokol told the court, Reuters reported. During the eight-hour hearing, hundreds of Saakashvili’s...

      Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine
      Dec09

      Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine

      Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was arrested in Ukraine late Friday, days after his supporters freed him from a police van in Kiev. Ukraine’s prosecutor-general, Yuriy Lutsenko, said in a post on his Facebook page that “everything was done to avoid bloodshed” and that Saakashvili, who has been accused of forming a “criminal...

      UK will not pay lump sum Brexit bill, according to draft agreement
      Dec07

      UK will not pay lump sum Brexit bill, according to draft agreement

      LONDON — The U.K. will pay no upfront Brexit divorce bill to the European Union but will instead continue to act “as if [it] remained a member state” by meeting its ongoing liabilities as and when they arise for decades to come, according to a draft text of a joint agreement with the EU. The clause forms part of a proposed draft agreement between...

      Saakashvili freed from police van by supporters after arrest
      Dec07

      Saakashvili freed from police van by supporters after arrest

      KIEV — Masked members of Ukraine’s security services arrested Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and now Ukrainian opposition figure, in an early morning raid Tuesday. However, his supporters managed to free him from a police van before he could be taken away. The raid on his apartment unleashed chaotic scenes, as throngs of...

      6 Brexit bill bombshells
      Dec03

      6 Brexit bill bombshells

      As recently as August, Britain’s official position in Brexit talks was that there wouldn’t be any money (or “net flow”) going from U.K. coffers to the EU after 2019. Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, told Brussels it could “go whistle” for a hefty Brexit bill. So much for that. Britain now (reluctantly) accepts it’ll be on...

      How I trolled Putin and lived to tell the tale
      Nov30

      How I trolled Putin and lived to tell the tale

      NEW YORK — An avalanche of sleekly produced, glitzy talk-shows took over prime time television in Russia in the aftermath of Vladimir Putin’s military adventure in Ukraine in 2014. He needed to sell the war to his electorate, and the Kremlin kicked its vast apparatus of state-controlled print and broadcast media into overdrive. The shows...

      How I trolled Putin and lived to tell the tale
      Nov30

      How I trolled Putin and lived to tell the tale

      NEW YORK — An avalanche of sleekly produced, glitzy talk-shows took over prime time television in Russia in the aftermath of Vladimir Putin’s military adventure in Ukraine in 2014. He needed to sell the war to his electorate, and the Kremlin kicked its vast apparatus of state-controlled print and broadcast media into overdrive. The shows...

      Trump’s Russian schizophrenia
      Nov30

      Trump’s Russian schizophrenia

      Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. The United States should send arms to Ukraine to help in its “self-defense” against Russian aggression. It should hold Russia accountable for its illegal “occupation” of territory there, and push for international peacekeepers. Russian President Vladimir Putin...