Politics and Security
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 06:59
Germany is nearing a decision to replace its aging short-range air defense systems and help fill a gap that has caused concern among NATO members after Russia's annexation of Crimea, two sources familiar with the issue said.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 07:13
Norway is upping its readiness to ward off Russia, but what it really wants is for Washington to set a transatlantic security policy and stick to it. Europe may roll with the punches, officials said, even if the United States decreases its support. But if the Trump administration cannot commit to a stable position, they said, the extra uncertainty could make it impossible for European leaders to find consensus answers to key questions.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:27
Turkey's parliament approved the first seven articles in a second round of voting overnight on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, keeping the reform on course for a spring referendum.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:18
Ukraine is ramping up its defense industry at a Soviet-era tank factory here near Europe’s deadly front line with Russia, as officials wonder what the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump will mean for their country.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 08:02
A United States military plane on Monday delivered most of the 330 Marines to a garrison in Vaernes, in central Norway, a deployment that Norwegian officials said had been carried out by the United States as part of a bilateral agreement. It was the latest effort by the United States and its European allies to buttress their defenses against a resurgent Russia, which condemned the move.
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 07:54
Egypt and Saudi Arabia have extended their drive for influence in the Middle East by turning their sights on the Horn of Africa and other East African states. Cairo and Riyadh are competing for political influence, investing in agriculture projects, and vying for control in the Nile River valley.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:36
Afghanistan's parliament has voted to sack the foreign minister and two other Cabinet members. The dismissals come as Afghanistan is mired in an economic crisis and widening Taliban insurgency.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:19
Opposition leaders are warning that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces civil war if president Joseph Kabila does not relinquish his grip on power and step down when his mandate ends.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:16
Aside from his common refrain of building a wall along the US-Mexico border, Trump rarely touched on topics concerning Latin America during his campaign. This has created a great deal of uncertainty about his position on a host of issues related to the region, and his foreign policy more generally.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:10
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament endorsed the composition of a tweaked cabinet on November 9 that will be backed by a new, slimmed-down coalition and led by an unchanged prime minister firmly allied to single-term President Almazbek Atambayev.