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Isolated in EU, Poland seeks better ties with Germany behind the scenes

WARSAW: When two dark cars drove up to the retreat of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a baroque castle on a sunny afternoon last July, only a handful of people knew they were bringing Poland’s top politician, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. So awkward are relations with Berlin for the rightwing Polish leader that the public was not… Read More »

Denmark seeks to change law on pipelines amid Nord Stream 2 divisions

COPENHAGEN: Denmark’s government is proposing amending legislation to allow it to ban pipeline projects on the grounds of foreign and security policy due to concerns raised by Russian efforts to build a disputed gas pipeline through Danish waters. The small Nordic country has been caught in a geopolitical conflict as Russian state gas exporter Gazprom… Read More »

After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax

REUTERS: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday blamed the U.S. Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law, but acknowledged that the White House will need to work with lawmakers to accomplish its next set of legislative plans. Speaking to a group of small business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, Pence said… Read More »

Ex-French President Sarkozy seeks meeting with Fillon and Juppe

PARIS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Monday for a meeting with Francois Fillon and another senior conservative figure, Alain Juppe, in a bid to hammer out a solution to the crisis facing Fillon’s presidential election campaign. Sarkozy said on his Twitter feed that the aim of the meeting was to ensure a “dignified… Read More »

Trump seeks to calm protests and reassure own camp

NEW YORK: Donald Trump sought in his first televised interview as president-elect to reassure Americans fearful of a crackdown on minorities – while assuring his core supporters he will not let them down on gun rights, abortion or immigration. The Republican billionaire – whose shock election on a populist and anti-immigration platform has spurred days of… Read More »

Nobel Assembly seeks resignation of two members over scandal – agency

STOCKHOLM: The assembly that awards the Nobel Prize for medicine will demand the resignation of two of its judges as a result of a scandal around a surgeon accused of scientific negligence, local news agency TT said on Tuesday. Anders Hamsten had previously resigned from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet over the employment of stem-cell surgeon Paulo… Read More »