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Will Donald Trump receive a warm welcome on his Euro trip?

President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe hoping to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite lingering skepticism across the continent.

Here’s why Britain can’t count on Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is breaking with tradition by visiting Poland, an ex-communist country in central Europe, before making a presidential visit to longtime allies Britain, France or Germany.

Russia warns US after Syrian warplane downed, cancels hotline

Moscow has only once before suspended the hotline, which was established in October 2015 to prevent conflict between the different forces operating in Syrian airspace.

Germany, Austria tell US not to interfere in EU energy

Germany any and Austria condemned a proposed expansion of US sanctions on Russia.

Mass anti-corruption rallies across Russia

Hundreds were arrested, including opposition leader and protest organizer Alexei Navalny, who was seized outside his Moscow residence while heading to the rally in the city center.

Ukraine leader eager to join the EU and NATO

NATO has been informed of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada's decision to codify Kyiv's course toward entry into the alliance.
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EU extends sanctions against Crimea for another year

Ambassadors of the European Union’s 28 member states have approved the decision to extend sanctions against Crimea for another year.
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NATO holds exercises in eastern Europe

Thousands of troops from NATO and its partner nations are training on land and sea in central and eastern Europe.
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Putin denies Russian hacking activities

Though he denied the Russian state had been involved in hacking, Putin said individual "patriotic" hackers could mount their own attacks.

Russian gas pipeline divides EU member states

Russian state gas exporter Gazprom, which supplies around a third of the EU's gas, is keen for Nord Stream 2 to be built by 2019.
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OPEC agrees to extend oil supply cut for one more year

The world’s largest oil producers have agreed to hold back oil production for another nine months in a bid to lift sluggish prices.
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EU ratifies treaty on cutting exposure to mercury

According to the Commission, around 40% to 80% of mercury deposited in Europe comes from emissions in other parts of the world.

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