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Trump Cedes Initiative to China and Russia

The American allows China to take the lead in technology and Russia the lead in postwar Syria.

Independence Sentiment Aroused in French Catalonia

The referendum in Spain and administrative changes in France have given the Northern Catalans pause.

Polls Vindicate Puigdemont’s Decision to Form Separatist List

The deposed Catalan president is winning more support for his independence list than he did leading the Democratic Party.

Italy’s Small Left Rejects Pact, Making Defeat More Likely

By refusing to do a deal with the center-left, Pier Luigi Bersani makes a populist or right-wing victory more likely.

Don’t Panic: Merkel Still Has Options

The collapse of talks with the Free Democrats and Greens is a setback, not the end of the world.

German Coalition Talks Collapse as Free Democrats Walk Out

Liberal party leader Christian Lindner argues it is better not to govern than to govern in the wrong way.

New Author Bylines and Country Menu

The author bio has been replaced with a more elegant byline and there is a new country menu in the sidebar.

Brexit’s Broken Promises

Leaving the EU is not unleashing growth. There is no extra money for health care, nor much hope of concluding a trade deal.

Progress in German Coalition Talks, But Four Sticking Points

The parties still disagree about coal power, Europe, family reunifications and an immigration cap.

Catalan Socialists Choose Opposition Over Deal with Separatists

Miquel Iceta condemns his party to four more years in opposition by refusing deals with both separatists and unionists.

No Shock Therapy: Macri Takes Gradual Approach to Reform

The Argentinian president knows he can't afford to ruffle too many feathers.

Rajoy Walks Back Promise of Constitutional Reform

The prime minister's intransigence gives credence to separatists who argue Spain will never respect Catalonia.

Italy’s Leftists Open Door to Necessary Alliance

The left won't stand a chance divided, but it will be hard to set aside personal feuds and policy differences.

Don’t Exaggerate Russian Meddling in the Catalan Independence Crisis

Yes, Russia tried to exacerbate the crisis, but it didn't create Catalan separatism.

EU Countries Deepen Defense Cooperation Outside NATO

Countries agree to raise military spending, pool procurement and avoid competition between European defense contractors.

Pressure Builds on May As Brexit Hardliners Close Ranks

More and more Conservatives want May gone. The Brexit faction in the party is uniting behind Boris Johnson.

Surely This Is Rock Bottom for Republicans?

Republicans are debating -- debating! -- if they can support a man who has been accused of molesting a teenager.

Trump Accepts Putin’s Denials of Election Interference

The president takes the Russian's word for it. "I can't stand there and argue with him."

British Reject Plan to Keep Northern Ireland in Customs Union, Single Market

The Irish argue for integration, but hardliners in London can't abide an "all-island" approach.

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