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Britain Has New Northern Ireland Troubles

The British are angry that their new government is forcing them to be reminded of a part of their country they’d prefer to ignore.

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Can Nationalists Ever Make Good Liberals?

France's new president is betting that he can bring disaffected voters back into the liberal fold by combining openness with economic growth. What if he just makes them even angrier?

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Vladimir Putin Is Trying to Get Down With the Cool Kids

After years of wooing the middle-aged and elderly, the Kremlin is attempting to court young voters. And it's extremely awkward.

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House Speaker Ryan Punts on Tough Senate Sanctions Bill

Clinging to a procedural technicality, the GOP delays an agonizing choice on Russia policy.

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Why Trump’s Foreign Policy Can’t Be Stopped

There are almost no checks and balances on the administration’s conduct of international affairs. And most Americans are fine with that.

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Emmanuel Macron Is Facing the ‘Mother of All Battles’

France’s new president is about to face off against some of the West's fiercest organized labor. At stake is the future of Europe.

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The Pear Who Ate Germany

Helmut Kohl was an unlikely political heavyweight, but his relentless drive helped put East and West back together.

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