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  • European 'butter power'

    European 'butter power'
    There is war in Europe. I'm not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914. I'm talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war — “ambiguous war” as a British parliamentary committee calls it, rather...
  • U.S., European nations to levy coordinated sanctions on Russia

    U.S., European nations to levy coordinated sanctions on Russia
    President Obama and European leaders have agreed on a new, coordinated set of sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s continued role in supporting separatist fighters in neighboring Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday....
  • European Union slaps new, stronger sanctions on Russia

    The 28-nation European Union agreed Tuesday on stronger economic sanctions against Russia amid ongoing anger concerning the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the great majority of whose passengers were...
  • Snowden should cut deal and return to U.S., German minister says

    Snowden should cut deal and return to U.S., German minister says
    NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is too young to spend his life dodging extradition in remote foreign locales, Germany's justice minister said Tuesday in advising the fugitive to return to the United States and face the charges against him. Snowden's...
  • Standing up to Moscow [Editorial]

    Standing up to Moscow  [Editorial]
    After months of resisting U.S. calls for tougher economic sanctions against Russia in response to its support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, the major European powers agreed yesterday on a package of measures targeting Russia's financial, energy and...
  • Escalation of U.S., EU sanctions on Russia 'unavoidable'

    Escalation of U.S., EU sanctions on Russia 'unavoidable'
    The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. The measures...
  • In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy

    In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy
    President Obama pledged Wednesday that the U.S. would go to war if necessary to protect former Soviet territories in the Baltic region from Russia and signaled new steps to strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself, sharply raising the stakes in the...
  • As NATO talks near, Merkel appears to be losing patience with Putin

    As Russia has expanded its military footprint in neighboring Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held repeated consultations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, so numerous that the German magazine Der Spiegel recently tried to count the phone...
  • Relief at Scotland's 'no' vote tinged with fear of nationalism

    Relief at Scotland's 'no' vote tinged with fear of nationalism
    European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland's clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe. EU partners had mostly kept quiet in...
  • Playing Russian roulette with airline seats

    In my nightmare, I am squeezed into an airline seat. In the seat right in front of me is Vladimir Putin. The airline seat is, of course, an appropriate setting for the modern American nightmare. The old simile of sardines in a can is no longer...
  • Ukraine cease-fire in peril; Merkel urges Putin to respect it

    Six civilians and an unknown number of fighters were killed in artillery barrages in violation of a 10-day-old cease-fire in Ukraine, spokesmen for both government and pro-Russia separatist forces said Monday in accusing each other of waging the attacks....