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  • Like Ukraine, Georgia is now torn between Russia and the West

    TBILISI, Georgia It might seem like a golden moment of opportunity for the citizens of the small Black Sea nation of Georgia: The European Union will decide later this week during a summit of its leaders whether to allow Georgians to travel to Europe...
  • Rachel Marsden: Fewer publicity stunts, more results needed against Islamic State

    PARIS -- Pentagon officials are touting the success of a Delta Force special operations commando raid in Syria last weekend that resulted in the dispatch of about a dozen Islamic State riffraff. Not to take anything away from Delta Force, which is...
  • Foreign Correspondence: Find adventures from the Black Sea to Siberia

    Foreign Correspondence: Find adventures from the Black Sea to Siberia
    Foreign Correspondence is an interview with an authority on a distant place you may want to visit. Seattle native Doug Grimes, 54, founded MIR in 1987. The tour and travel services company (www.mircorp.com) operates in 35 countries in the former Soviet...
  • UN lowers global economic growth estimate amid modest pace

    The United Nations is lowering its growth estimate for the global economy this year, saying its previous forecast of 3.1 percent growth in 2015 is now more likely to be 2.8 percent instead. The World Economic Situation and Prospects mid-year report...
  • Russian Duma passes measure on 'undesirable' foreign groups

    The lower house of the Russian parliament has approved new legislation that would allow prosecutors to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" and shut them down if they are deemed to present a threat to state security or...
  • Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine

    There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine's economy. The extent of the damage caused by the conflict in the country's east was highlighted in a report showing the economy had shrunk by almost a fifth since the violence began last year. Other indicators...
  • From German wineries to Chinese factories, US dollar echoing

    For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. A U.S. toymaker's exports are being squeezed. A German winery says overseas demand is up. In the months since the U.S....
  • Estonia, Russia cut train links amid sanctions, soft demand

    Train service between the capitals of Russia and Estonia has been suspended due to declining demand, reportedly for the first time in six decades. The Estonian railway company GoRail said European Union sanctions against Russia have led to a sharp...
  • Chechen wedding scandal, leader's defiance put Putin in bind

    The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman's feared police force. The bride is 17, a shy beauty reportedly devastated at the idea of wedding a man nearly three times her age. Many Russians expressed outrage over the...
  • The poverty of Obama's foreign policy

    The poverty of Obama's foreign policy
    President Barack Obama has proclaimed Hillary Clinton an effective secretary of state. All along, it must have been the plan for Russia to seize the eastern Ukraine, Beijing to build airstrips and assert sovereignty over international shipping lanes in...
  • Knowing What You Know Now, Mrs. Clinton ...

    Knowing What You Know Now, Mrs. Clinton ...
    The media have had great fun asking the Republican presidential candidates whether they would have gone to war in Iraq had they known there were no weapons of mass destruction. Whenever the media can corner Hillary Clinton, they might ask some what-if...