Europe

White House Warns Russia on Bounties, but Stops Short of Sanctions

White House Warns Russia on Bounties, but Stops Short of Sanctions

White House Warns Russia on Bounties, but Stops Short of Sanctions White House Warns Russia on Bounties, but Stops Short of Sanctions WASHINGTON — The Biden administration warned the Kremlin on Thursday over the C.I.A.’s conclusion that Russia had covertly offered payments to militants to encourage more killings of American and coalition troops in Afghanistan, delivering the diplomatic admonition as …

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Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia

Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia

Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia On Tuesday, Mr. Biden spoke with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, warning Mr. Putin about the Russian troop buildup on Ukraine’s border and in Crimea. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said on Wednesday that the call was meant to emphasize the …

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U.S. Imposes Stiff New Sanctions on Russia

U.S. Imposes Stiff New Sanctions on Russia

U.S. Imposes Stiff New Sanctions on Russia U.S. Imposes Stiff New Sanctions on Russia WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday announced tough new sanctions on Russia in response to the Kremlin’s interference in American elections and its sprawling hacking operation that breached vital government agencies and private companies. The United States government said it sanctioned 32 entities and individuals …

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How Mario Draghi Made Italy a Power Player in Europe

How Mario Draghi Made Italy a Power Player in Europe

How Mario Draghi Made Italy a Power Player in Europe How Mario Draghi Made Italy a Power Player in Europe ROME — The European Union was stumbling through a Covid-19 vaccine rollout marred by shortages and logistical bungling in late March when Mario Draghi took matters into his own hands. The new Italian prime minister seized a shipment of vaccines …

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Intelligence Chiefs Warn of Russian Troops Near Ukraine and Other Threats

Intelligence Chiefs Warn of Russian Troops Near Ukraine and Other Threats

Intelligence Chiefs Warn of Russian Troops Near Ukraine and Other Threats Intelligence Chiefs Warn of Russian Troops Near Ukraine and Other Threats WASHINGTON — The Russian military buildup at the Ukraine border and in Crimea could provide enough forces for a limited military incursion, the C.I.A. director, William J. Burns, told senators on Wednesday as he and other senior officials …

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Changing Strategy, the E.U. Bets Big on Pfizer to Battle Covid

Changing Strategy, the E.U. Bets Big on Pfizer to Battle Covid

Changing Strategy, the E.U. Bets Big on Pfizer to Battle Covid Changing Strategy, the E.U. Bets Big on Pfizer to Battle Covid BRUSSELS — Bruised by major disruptions in supplies of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, the European Union Wednesday announced it was putting trust and money into the Pfizer-BioNTech shot to salvage its vaccination rollout and secure …

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NATO Is Expected to Confirm Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

NATO Is Expected to Confirm Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

NATO Is Expected to Confirm Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal NATO Is Expected to Confirm Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal BRUSSELS — Now that the United States has decided to pull its troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, NATO’s foreign and defense ministers are meeting to discuss “a safe, deliberate and coordinated withdrawal of our forces from Afghanistan,” the American secretary of state, Antony …

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Denmark Strips Some Syrians of Residency Status

Denmark Strips Some Syrians of Residency Status

Denmark Strips Some Syrians of Residency Status Denmark Strips Some Syrians of Residency Status Ghalia al-Asseh had just begun studying chemistry and biotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark when the country’s immigration services summoned her for an interview. For five hours, immigration officers asked about her proficiency in Danish, which she speaks fluently. They inquired how well integrated she …

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Edinburgh Festivals Will Go Ahead, in Person and Online

Edinburgh Festivals Will Go Ahead, in Person and Online

Edinburgh Festivals Will Go Ahead, in Person and Online Edinburgh Festivals Will Go Ahead, in Person and Online LONDON — The Edinburgh International Festival, a showcase of international dance, music and theater, will go ahead in front of audiences this August, the festival’s organizers said on Tuesday. The festival, which normally floods the city with tourists, was canceled last year …

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Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push BRUSSELS — First it was AstraZeneca. Now Johnson & Johnson. Last week, British regulators and the European Union’s medical agency said they had established a possible link between AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine and very rare, though sometimes …

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