Target Crimea – POLITICAL

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. KYIV — In Crimea, the war is drawing ever closer, and nerves are on edge. In conversations via secure communications, people in Crimea describe growing tension across the Black Sea peninsula as they increasingly expect the advent of direct hostilities. They say saboteur and … Read more

Brexit Britain trapped in the middle as US and EU go to war on trade – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LONDON — Three years after leaving the EU to chart its own course, Britain finds itself caught between two economic behemoths in a brewing transatlantic trade war. In one corner sits the United States, whose Congress in August passed the Biden administration’s much-vaunted $369 … Read more

EU spyware probe has a problem: Spain – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Spain is proving the most troublesome country to probe in EU lawmakers’ ongoing investigation into spyware use around the bloc. The Iberian kingdom is the largest EU country where the use of hacking tools by governments has kicked off a major institutional crisis. 65 … Read more

NATO’s looming fault line: China – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. NATO allies finally agreed earlier this year that China is a “challenge.” What that means is anyone’s guess. That’s the task now facing officials from NATO’s 30-member sprawl since they settled on the label in June: Turning an endlessly malleable term into an actual … Read more

NATO’s looming fault line: China – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. NATO allies finally agreed earlier this year that China is a “challenge.” What that means is anyone’s guess. That’s the task now facing officials from NATO’s 30-member sprawl since they settled on the label in June: Turning an endlessly malleable term into an actual … Read more

The UK is starting to get real about Europe – POLITICO

Paul Taylor is a contributing editor at POLITICO. After six years of chaos and recrimination since Britons voted to leave the European Union, there are signs the country is showing an unexpected outbreak of common sense in its approach to the bloc. In his first weeks in office, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak — a Brexiteer … Read more

Russia can no longer rely on General Winter – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. KYIV — He helped beat Napoleon’s Grande Armée and Hitler’s Wehrmacht. General Winter was always supposed to be a good friend to Russian forces. But this year, his loyalties are less certain. President Vladimir Putin can no longer count on Russia’s old ally now … Read more

Elon Musk gives Europe’s digital watchdogs their biggest test yet – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. After Elon Musk bought Twitter — and fired almost anyone whose job it was to deal with regulators — the social networking giant is now facing a flood of legal challenges across the European Union. The question now is whether the EU’s watchdogs can … Read more

Rishi Sunak ditches plan to class China as a ‘threat’ to UK security – POLITICO

BALI, Indonesia — Rishi Sunak has hinted he will abandon plans to declare China a “threat” to national security as part of a major review of British foreign policy. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to the G20 summit in Bali, the British prime minister softened his language on Beijing and twice refused to back … Read more

Rishi Sunak ditches plan to class China as a ‘threat’ to UK security – POLITICO

BALI, Indonesia — Rishi Sunak has hinted he will abandon plans to declare China a “threat” to national security as part of a major review of British foreign policy. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to the G20 summit in Bali, the British prime minister softened his language on Beijing and twice refused to back … Read more