Russian Nuclear Plant Stokes Europe’s Fears of a Power Play

Lithuanians say Moscow could use project in Belarus to induce panic; Russia calls claim ‘patently bogus’ BRUSSELS—Power politics between Russia and the rest of Europe are once again raising a question that dogged strategists throughout the Cold War: Where is the line between prudence and paranoia? Russia, which for years has used its vast supply … Continue reading Russian Nuclear Plant Stokes Europe’s Fears of a Power Play

EU in fresh trouble as budget summit faces collapse

The European Union looks set for fresh trouble this week as an extraordinary summit called to agree a long-term trillion-euro budget heads for an ugly showdown, possibly even failure. Already weakened by three years of economic crisis, the 27-nation bloc of half a billion people faces new trauma at the two-day summit starting Thursday after … Continue reading EU in fresh trouble as budget summit faces collapse