Why world’s scariest flashpoint may be Russia-Ukraine

If the crisis escalates, there will be pressure to toughen western sanctions on Moscow Vladimir PutinImage Credit: AP United Kingdom Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Ukraine on Friday and told Kiev that it does not stand alone during the current … Read More

Merkel Says EU Won’t Decide on Turkey’s Membership Bid at Upcoming Summit

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that European Union leaders meeting next week for a summit will discuss deteriorated relations with Turkey but fall short of making a decision on its EU membership bid.  “We definitely won’t make a decision,” the … Read More

Macron: Europe is too slow, blind to dangers of nationalism

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron make a toast during a dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP) PARIS Calling Europe slow, weak and ineffective, French … Read More