Russia, Turkey reach cease-fire deal in northwestern Syria

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands after a joint news conference followed six-hour talks in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool) In this photo … Read More

A disaster in Syria as Russia and Turkey clash

posted in: Middle East, News

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday, along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Syrian internally displaced persons in a camp north of Syria’s Idlib … Read More

Confidence in NATO sharply declined in France, Germany, US, says study

Participants sit in front of the NATO logo during a NATO summit. [EPA/MAURIZIO GAMBARINI] NATO’s public image in France, Germany and the US worsened sharply after US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron questioned the value of the … Read More

U.S. calls on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine’s sovereign territory

posted in: News, Russia

The U.S. diplomat emphasized inadmissibility of Russia’s interference in Ukraine’s affairs. Reuters The United States has called on Russia to withdraw from the sovereign territory of Ukraine, says Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO. “We are calling on … Read More

Brexit Is Here, and It’s a Texas-Size Defeat for the E.U.

posted in: European Union, News

The loss of such a rich, sizable, powerful member state will weaken the European Union’s momentum and its diplomatic weight. A pro-Brexit rally in London last September. Britain will officially withdrawal from the European Union on Friday.Credit…Andrew Testa for The … Read More

Exclusive: Trump list shows 319 ‘results’ and promises kept in three years

posted in: News, United States

One month shy of completing three years in office, President Trump has fulfilled or is making significant progress on most of his 2016 campaign promises, which aides said give him a strong reelection argument to counter his impeachment by a … Read More

EU ministers support Iran deal, fear IS resurgence

European foreign affairs ministers reiterated their support for the nuclear deal brokered with Iran and expressed concerns Friday that the escalating tensions in the region could lead to a resurgence of the Islamic State’s activities. BRUSSELS — The EU reiterated … Read More

NATO’s Real Problem: Germany’s Military Is Dying

posted in: Germany, News

Key point: Germany’s military has been vastly underfunded. The modern German armed forces, or Bundeswehr, were created just ten years after the end of World War II. Cold war tensions and the presence of Soviet troops in East Germany, Czechoslovakia … Read More

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