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

UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace Urges Military Push in Ukraine as Russian Forces Hit Rock Bottom

SOUTHERN ENGLAND—After a string of Russian defeats in the war, UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace is urging Ukraine to “keep up the pressure, keep up the momentum” and continue their rapid-fire attacks on Vladimir Putin’s forces through the winter months. “Given the advantage the Ukrainians have in equipment training and quality of their personnel against … 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

EU diplomats see ‘London talking to London’ as Westminster debates Swiss-style pact with Brussels – POLITICO

British politics might be abuzz with talk of a “Swiss-style” relationship with the European Union — but the mood on the Continent is one of polite bemusement. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was this week forced to push back at a report in the Sunday Times that “senior government figures” in his fledgling administration are … Read more

EU diplomats see ‘London talking to London’ as Westminster debates Swiss-style pact with Brussels – POLITICO

British politics might be abuzz with talk of a “Swiss-style” relationship with the European Union — but the mood on the Continent is one of polite bemusement. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was this week forced to push back at a report in the Sunday Times that “senior government figures” in his fledgling administration are … Read more

Urban rewilding is bringing wildlife to the heart of cities

CNN — Visions of the urban future tend to revolve around mile-high skyscrapers, flying cars and high-tech solutions to sustainability challenges. But there is another vision that foresees a return to the wilderness that cities were once built upon, complete with forests and wild animals that were lost long ago. That vision is beginning to … Read more

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear the ‘OneLove’ armband at the World Cup

CNN — The captains of several European teams will not wear “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup in Qatar due to the danger of receiving yellow cards. England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Wales were set to participate in the “OneLove” campaign to promote inclusion and oppose discrimination. But those countries’ associations said … Read more

‘It’s not safe and it’s not right.’ Qatar says all are welcome to the World Cup but some LGBTQ fans are staying away

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Friday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN — “I’m a man and I love men. I do – please don’t be shocked – have sex with other men. This is normal. … 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