Cyprus was ethnically split in 1974 when Turkey invaded following a coup by supporters of union with Greece. Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004, but only the southern part where the internationally recognized government is seated enjoys full membership. … [Read more...] about Cyprus backtracks on claim Turkey stole offshore gas data
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations headquarters. A secretive meeting this week at Madrid's international airport between two prominent officials from Spain and Rodriguez triggered a political storm on Jan. 23, 2020, with conservative parties pressing Spain's left-wing government for full disclosure. less … [Read more...] about Spain-Venezuela encounter by tarmac unleashes speculation
They note in a commentary for the Middle East Institute, a think tank, that Assad has vowed to “liberate every inch of Syria from foreign troops” and is eager to regain control of Idlib, a move that would endanger the neighboring Turkish enclave in northern Syria and damage Turkish-Russian diplomatic relations. Such a move would upend the efforts by Moscow and Ankara to try to forge a post-war future for Syria that works for both the Turks and Russians, and balances out their interests and influence. … [Read more...] about Can the Putin-Erdogan Partnership Last?
British technology experts say it is easier for the U.S. to avoid using Huawei equipment, as it is building a less sophisticated 5G network and doesn't require the advanced antenna-sharing technology Huawei has developed. They say Huawei will provide not just faster mobile data connection but easier connectivity between internet-based devices, from laptops and smart refrigerators to self-driving cars. … [Read more...] about Britain’s Johnson Poised to Give Huawei Role in 5G Development
Trump, his falsehoods, and his transactional, zero-sum view of the U.S.–European relationship are now fully normalized. He has found a crop of partners in right-wing European parties; and he has understood very keenly that Europe’s centrist leaders are too beleaguered themselves to lead a stand against him. Perhaps the saddest realization of the D-Day commemoration is that its sacrifices and heroism are no longer enough of an anchor. The great-grandchildren of GIs and Resistance fighters and Nazis will have to find new inspiration and build new touchstones — and a mere distaste for Donald Trump is far, far too weak a reed. … [Read more...] about Trump Has Undone the Alliance That Made D-Day a Success