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France’s moderate Macron leads far-right Le Pen in final round of presidential race May 7

By Axel Krause Paris, April 24, 2017   In what Britain’s Daily Mail tabloid termed the « New French Revolution, » and in what amounted to a devastating blow to long-governing left and right-wing parties, the dashing, 39-year-old former investment banker Emmanuel […]

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Digital Silk Road: Kazakhstan Leads Central Asia in New Technologies

By Ben Johnson April 12, 2017   Kazakhstan, a world leader in energy, agriculture and other natural resources is moving ahead on vastly improving its technological sector of the economy with

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France’s first round of voting for President remains unpredictable as three men and a woman battle for victory

By Axel Krause Paris, April 20, 2017 With two months to go, Britain's Economist noted the heated, divergent, infighting among the leading four, plus seven fringe, candidates had made it

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France’s EU Economy-Finance Comissioner Discusses His Experiences and Visions Regarding the Future of Europe

By  Axel Krause   Paris, March 14, 2017 Picture credits: Geert Vanden Wiljngaert (AFP) This second of two interviews with two leaders is with Pierre Moscovici, who turns 60 in September and thus

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America’s Recent Envoy to the European Union Discusses His Experiences and Visions on the State of Trans-Atlantic Relations

By Axel Krause   Paris, March 13, 2017   Uncertainty.   No single word I think better summarizes the current state and mood on both sides of the Atlantic and notably as it relates

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Bulgaria To Inaugurate Reform Minded President: Judicial Reform is A Top Priority

By Robert J. Guttman December 14, 2016 While America will be inaugurating a new independent non-politician Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 so will the European Union and NATO member

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Resignations of Prime Ministers in Italy and France and a pro-EU vote in Austria, Set the Stage for Approaching Elections throughout Europe Pitting Rightist Populists Against Establishment Leaders

By Axel Krause   Paris, December 7, 2016   Until Sunday, what the BBC's European editor Katya Adler described as « screeching headlines » evoked a far-right, Nazi-inspired candidate for president swooping to power

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Trump-inspired, Nationalistic Populism Mounting Fast in Europe, Notably in Austria, Italy and France

By Axel Krause   Paris, December 1, 2016   Germany's influential magazine Der Spiegel online last week proclaimed Donald Trump's victory not only a « political earthquake » at home, but « bolstered both right-wing

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Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016)

By James Baer November 29, 2016 Fidel Castro Ruz died on November 25 at the age of 90. He was one of the most notable figures in Latin America for

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Top European Leaders, Still  Perplexed and  Worried By Donald Trump’s Election, are Urging Him to Reinforce Close Cooperation on TransAtlantic Defense and Trade Issues

By Axel Krause   Paris, November 14, 2016   It was no real surprise. Far-right, populist leaders in France, Italy, Britain, and Hungary, among others, notably Russia's Vladimir Putin  almost immediately cheered

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