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Iceland gets new govt, could restart talks on entering EU

LONDON (AP) — Iceland got a new, Pirate Party-free government on Wednesday, almost three months after an election that produced no outright …

Rising terror threat casts doubt on US-led coalition’s effectiveness in Iraq – Russia’s UN envoy

Russia’s UN envoy has questioned the effectivity of the US-led counter-terror operation in Iraq, as terrorist activity has intensified there. He also …

The danger of Russian disinformation

<i>Anne Applebaum, a Post columnist, and Edward Lucas, a senior editor at the Economist, are this week launching a counter-disinformation initiative at the Center for European Policy Analysis, where they are, respectively, senior vice president and senior adjunct fellow.</i><p>Fifteen years ago, the idea …

U.S. deeply concerned Nord Stream gas link is security threat | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned about the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project as a threat to national security, a senior U.S. energy envoy said on Friday, after the issue was raised at talks in Washington this week.<p>Since its conception last year, the Nord Stream-2 project …

Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Japan’s Shinzo Abe Discuss Cooperation

Japanese premier sees possibility for progress on issues separating countries, including long-absent peace accord<p>By<p>Thomas Grove and<p>Thomas Grove<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@tggrove<p>thomas.grove@wsj.com<p>Peter Landers<p>Peter Landers<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@LandersWSJ<p>Google+<p>Peter.Landers@wsj.com<p>…

Russia

Sadiq Khan is Mayor of London, and he shared a platform with an extremist in the end

He shared a platform with an extremist in the end. As the results were read out there could be no disguising the fact that London’s first Muslim …

United Kingdom

Should moderate Republicans rally around Donald Trump?

<i>Against nearly all the expectations of a few months ago, Donald Trump is poised to become the Republican party nominee in the US presidential</i> …

Kim's Reality Only One Allowed In North Korea

Kim Jong-Un presents an alternative reality in which he is the one man who can protect North Korea from its capitalist enemies.

Telegraph logo

For Britain, the issue in the coming European referendum is not Europe, with its great history, incomparable culture, and diverse peoples, but the European Union.<p>To confuse the two is both geographically and historically obtuse. European civilisation existed long before the coming of the EU, and …

Europe

Austria and Germany call for coordination on refugee initiatives

Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil and his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen have reiterated the need to coordinate refugee …

Russia and the US can deliver peace in Syria

Last week, as President Obama entertained the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and Britain indulged in a bizarre debate about whether …

Nearly 90,000 lone children seek asylum in Europe

Nearly 90,000 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in Europe last year, official figures show.<p>It is an eight-fold increase in two-years.<p>Leaders across the continent are grappling with how to care for youngsters who travel without their parents to Europe.<p>More than 90 per cent of the 88,300 …

Tim Farron

Putin just made a major change to Russian law enforcement

In a sudden reshuffle, Putin has dismissed eight senior law-enforcement officials while promoting 12 others who are viewed as Putin loyalists.<p>The reshuffle was first announced on the presidential website Saturday as an official decree.<p>Among those promoted in the reshuffle, the FT notes, are Alexei …

Refugees in Greece warn of suicides over EU-Turkey deal

Afghans and Syrians on Chios say policy will lead to ‘terrible scenes’, as concerns grow over 13 deported ‘by mistake’<p>Syrians and Afghans threatened with deportation from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios have said they would rather take their own lives than be expelled from the EU under its …

Human Rights

Back where they came from

THE police had prepared for violence, but in the end the deportees went quietly. A group of 202 migrants, the first to be sent back from Greece under …

‘Putin’s ambition reshaped world order, Russia is not withdrawn from intl arena’ – FT

Despite lacking the economic and military resources available to the US, Vladimir Putin has become a Middle East dealmaker and has returned Russia to …

ISIS Kidnaps 300 Cement Workers In Syria, State TV Says

BEIRUT, April 7 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have kidnapped 300 cement workers in an area northeast of Damascus where the militants launched an assault against government forces this week, Syrian state television said on Thursday.<p>The workers and contractors of Al Badia Cement company were …

Sanders Digs In, Clinton Calls for Unity in Spat Over Qualifications

NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continued a charged back-and-forth Thursday over their qualifications for the Oval Office, with Sanders vowing to "fight back" against his rival as Clinton sought to stake out high ground and urge Democratic unity.<p>"If Secretary Clinton thinks that just …

Putin says Panama Papers part of US plot to weaken Russia

ST.PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied having any links to offshore accounts and described the Panama Papers …

Russia's Oil Industry May Be Facing a Permanent Decline

The OPEC meeting in Doha is less than two weeks away, and the markets are not sure what to make of it – oil prices have seesawed back and forth …

Vladimir Putin Responds To The ‘Panama Papers’ With Accusations Of A Western Plot

The “Panama Papers” are still raging while those who stand accused struggle to cope with the largest data leak in history. Countless clients of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca find themselves answering questions about tax evasion and suspicious looking offshore holdings. A number of world …

Democrats fret Sanders-Clinton descending into GOP-like chaos

'I’m hopeful everybody can just take a deep breath,' one Democratic senator says.<p>Democrats have long taken comfort in the fact that their party’s presidential primary race has been utterly refined compared with the Republican contest’s parade of insults, bluster and profanity.<p>Those days are …

U.S. military christens self-driving 'Sea Hunter' warship | Reuters

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Thursday christened an experimental self-driving warship designed to hunt for enemy submarines, a major advance in robotic warfare at the core of America’s strategy to counter Chinese and Russian naval investments.<p>The autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", …

Does the U.S. military think Libyans will fight the Islamic State together? Not necessarily.

Whether feuding Libyan factions unite to combat the Islamic State will depend on the appeal of a fragile new unity government, the head of U.S. Africa Command said on Thursday, providing a guarded assessment of the prospects for local action against the militants.<p>Gen. David Rodriguez, who will step …

Bill Clinton spars angrily with protesters over crime, welfare bill legacies

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>During a campaign appearance for his wife on Thursday, a passionate Bill Clinton faced down protesters in Philadelphia as they chanted and held up signs taking issue with the legacy of crime and welfare legislation he oversaw during his …

Bill Clinton

Why Sanders keeps winning but may not be Democratic nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The standard line in Bernie Sanders' campaign speeches goes like this: "Despite what the corporate media is telling you, there is a …

Nothing to see here

THE Kremlin had warned that an attack was coming. “Comrades are working in accordance with tried and tested schemes,” Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, …

Why Russia Is Rebuilding Its Nuclear Arsenal

On Friday evening, at the end of the final nuclear security summit of his tenure, President Barack Obama took a swipe at his Russian counterpart, …

Assad's fate should be removed from current Syrian talks agenda: Moscow

Assad's fate should be removed from current Syrian talks agenda: Moscow<p>Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) and Head of the Government …

Middle East

China announces sanctions against North Korea

China has announced a series of sanctions against North Korea.<p>The country has restricted imports of North Korean coal and sales of jet fuel under UN …

North Korea