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Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions?

Is the European Union ready to put its money where its mouth is? EU leaders have been preparing sanctions on entire sectors of the Russian economy - everything from energy to armament. So far, economic interests have mostly trumped all other considerations - it's hard to ignore that €1.1 billion French contract to supply the Kremlin with two state-of-the-art Mistral warships, after all. So, will new sanctions force Putin to raise the white flag or dig in his heels?

By François PICARD

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2018-10-17 Debate

Where do you draw the line? Brexit deadline summit stumbles over Irish border

The Irish border the biggest hurdle at a deadline summit on concluding terms of divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union. As a safeguard in case there's no...

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2018-10-16 Debate

Macron malaise: Can the French president reverse his plummeting popularity?

You'd think it would be easy to appoint an interior minister. After a two-week vacancy and several snubs, Emmanuel Macron has settled on loyal insider Christophe Castaner. The...

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2018-10-15 Debate

Saudi Arabia under pressure: Crown prince defiant over Khashoggi disappearance

Can Mohammed bin Salman ride out the storm? The Saudi crown prince is defiant over threats of sanctions after the disappearance of Jamal Khashogghi. There's growing outrage over...

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2018-10-11 Debate

French club: Rwandan FM tipped to head group of Francophonie nations

The club of French-speaking nations is holding its bi-annual summit in the Armenian capital with at least two reasons to pay attention. For starters, the Francophonie, as it's...

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2018-10-10 Debate

Not fast enough: As planet warms, Europe spars over car emissions

Is now the time to be compromising on carbon emissions? EU environment ministers met on Tuesday, hot on the heels of a new UN climate report that warns it may already be too late...

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