Is it too late for Kiev to woo Russian-speaking Ukraine? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWith Russian military forces now in Crimea and the regional government claiming loyalty to impeached President Viktor Yanukovych, it looks as if the new government in Kiev may … Read More

The Anglo-German Alliance – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalOn Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the royal treatment in London, quite literally—she took tea with the queen. She addressed both houses of Parliament, too. Ms. Merkel’s … Read More

We Need Strong UK in EU, Merkel Says — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLONDON–Germany wants Britain to be a strong player in the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.K. parliamentarians Thursday, stressing the need for Europe to change with the … Read More

Why was David Cameron not wearing headphones? – BBC News

BBC NewsDavid Cameron and Nick Clegg stood out from the crowd as they watched German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliver an historic address at Westminster in her native tongue – neither … Read More

The dispensable kingdom – The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)The German chancellor’s one-day visit to London follows days of optimistic briefing from Downing Street that she would help David Cameron in his attempt to placate backbenchers by … Read More

Cameron uses London trip to woo Merkel on EU reform – Reuters UK

Reuters UK‘MOST IMPORTANT PARTNER’. British Foreign Secretary William Hague earlier this week described Germany as London’s “most important partner” when it came to seeking EU reform and the lavish reception … Read More

EU Pledges to Move Quickly to Help Ukraine – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe European Union pledged to “move fast” to draw up financial assistance for Ukraine but officials said privately it could be days—or even weeks—before the bloc announces an … Read More

Kid gloves seen softening Israeli crackdown on pro-settler vandals – Reuters UK

Reuters UKMISHOR ADUMIM, West Bank (Reuters) – Last March, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a crackdown on crimes that elsewhere might be shrugged off as ugly but sufferable mischief … Read More

NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag … Read More

Ukraine: Interim leader Turchynov stresses “European choice” – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s new interim President Oleksandr Turchynov has said the country will focus on closer integration with the EU. Mr Turchynov was appointed following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych … Read More

Ukraine crisis: Yanukovych announces ‘peace deal’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s president says he has reached a deal with the opposition to end the crisis, after all-night talks mediated by EU foreign ministers. Viktor Yanukovych’s statement said the deal … Read More

Talks Aimed at Resolving Ukraine Crisis Continue – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaTalks aimed at resolving Ukraine’s violent political crisis continued into Friday, after the nation suffered its bloodiest day since Soviet times Thursday in central Kyiv. Talks between government … Read More

Snakes invade casino? Ask the social-media lie detector – CNET

CNETAn international group of researchers funded by the EU is working on a lie detector for social media that could make it easier to separate online truth from lies and … Read More

Merkel: Putin wants end to Ukraine unrest – Washington Post

Washington PostPARIS — The German chancellor says that she and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to do all they can to end the violence in Ukraine. Angela Merkel, speaking … Read More

Europe and US Threaten Sanctions Over Kiev Bloodshed – New York Times

New York TimesThey also announced that the French, German and Polish foreign ministers would visit Kiev beforehand, to meet with members of the government and the opposition. Secretary of State … Read More

EU calls meeting of bloc’s 28 foreign ministers on Ukraine violence, weighing … – Fox News

Fox NewsBRUSSELS – The European Union is calling an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers to decide the 28-nation bloc’s reaction including possible sanctions to the recent escalation of violence in … Read More

Scotland could join EU 18 months after independence vote, says Sturgeon – The Guardian

The GuardianScotland can become independent from the UK legally and become a member of the European Union within 18 months of voting for independence in March 2016, the Scottish deputy … Read More

EU Commission president says Scotland membership not automatic – Financial Times

Financial TimesScotland’s independence campaign was dealt a blow when José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, said it would be “difficult, if not impossible” for an independent Scotland to join the … Read More

Ukraine’s Arbuzov Wants Kiev Streets Cleared by Next Week – Bloomberg

BloombergMeanwhile, EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule has scheduled talks with President Viktor Yanukovych today in Kiev after meeting opposition leaders yesterday. Protesters angry about Yanukovych’s November snub of an EU … Read More

Germans displeased by Victoria Nuland gaffe – Washington Post

Washington PostBERLIN — Germans were already smarting from revelations that U.S. intelligence listened in on the phone conversations of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Then came Nulandgate. On Thursday, a video was … Read More

Victoria Nuland gaffe shows diplomats can trash-talk too – BBC News

BBC NewsSocial media networks are, well, atwitter about a phone conversation between US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt regarding … Read More

Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia … Read More

Corruption Costs European Union 120 Billion Euros a Year, Study Finds – New York Times

New York TimesCecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for home affairs, said corruption “hurts the European economy and deprives states of much-needed tax revenue.” Yves Logghe/Associated Press. PARIS — Despite its … Read More


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