French polls: a foregone conclusion?

French polls: a foregone conclusion?

Francois Fillon, a lacklustre conservative, last week emerged as a victorious presidential candidate in Les Republicains’ first round of a primary, a first in the party’s history. Here’s why this outcome is a momentous one. The French will elect their president in...
A referendum puts Italy’s government to the test

A referendum puts Italy’s government to the test

At a time when Europe is still processing the results of the Brexit referendum and the U.S. election, Italy has become yet another source of uncertainty for the Continent. On Dec. 4, the country will hold a referendum on several constitutional reforms. The goal of the...
A preview of the Brexit battle

A preview of the Brexit battle

An announcement by the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel of a compromise on the free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada revived hopes that ratification of the deal will go through. The bloc’s final approval of the deal was derailed by the...
Russia strives to cover its bases

Russia strives to cover its bases

Moscow is looking to extend its global military reach. Citing Defense and Foreign Ministry officials, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported Monday that Cairo and Moscow are negotiating a deal that would grant Russia access to military facilities in Egypt and refurbish a...