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French president revives political partnership with his ex

Someone has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings in Elysee Palace. And she is no ordinary someone — she is Segolene Royal, the president’s ex-partner and mother of his four children, and one of his most prominent ...

May 24, 2015

Britain's opposition to back EU referendum bill

Britain’s center-left opposition Labour Party will support Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal for a referendum on European Union membership but will make the case to stay, party leaders told the Sunday Times. “The British people want to have a say on the U.K.’s membership ...

May 23, 2015

Senate blocks bill that would end U.S. bulk data collection

The U.S. Senate rejected legislation early Saturday aimed at reforming National Security Agency intelligence gathering, a blow to President Barack Obama and others who support ending the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. The House of Representatives passed the measure overwhelmingly last week, with ...

EU, ex-Soviet states set to meet in Putin's shadow

May 20, 2015

EU, ex-Soviet states set to meet in Putin's shadow

European Union leaders and six ex-Soviet states are set to hold a summit Thursday focused on the bloc’s Eastern Partnership project, which was designed to bolster mutual ties but has been undermined by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The No. 1 question at the two-day ...

Obama enters Twitter age, opens @POTUS account

May 19, 2015

Obama enters Twitter age, opens @POTUS account

President Barack Obama is embracing short-form communication. Twitter has a new @POTUS account. For years, White House officials have used Twitter to communicate White House policy and occasional personal observations. But Obama himself pretty much stayed out of the social media fray. No longer. ...