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E.U.’s Leadership Seeks to Contain Hungary’s Orban

“It would be easy to, say, establish a new formation from like-minded Central European parties — or, indeed, a Pan-European anti-immigration formation,” Mr. Orban said in a June speech dedicated to Mr. Kohl’s memory. “There is no doubt that we Read more…


Trump Shakes the International Order. Could It Break?

LONDON — The world’s first-ever theory of war, concerning two Greek cities, might appeal to President Trump. Athens and Sparta, old allies, went to war 2,500 years ago, according to the historian Thucydides, when plucky Athens grew powerful enough to Read more…


NATO Summit Live Updates: Trump Pushes Allies to Increase Spending

American presidents have long pressed their NATO counterparts to increase military spending. But Mr. Trump’s insistence that the other nations owe money misstates how the alliance works, and the figures he cites are misleading. (Our reporters fact-checked the president’s claims Read more…


Trump vs. Merkel: Blistering Salvo Meets Gentle Rejoinder

They have called the idea of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense — which Mr. Trump has not only insisted on but now says he wants to double — ludicrous and arbitrary. That view is shared by Read more…


Photographs from Trump’s Week in Europe

President Trump left for Brussels on Tuesday, his first stop in a weeklong European trip that includes a NATO summit meeting; appointments in Britain with Prime Minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth and one of his golf resorts; and talks in Read more…


Live Updates: Trump at the NATO Summit

With heads of state taking care not to poke Mr. Trump, Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, has emerged as the continent’s most prominent and pointed critic of the president. Mr. Tusk, one of the leaders of the European Read more…


For Europe, Cutting the Flow of Migrants Challenges Basic Ideals

But is this the Europe of its founders, or is it something harsher, less optimistic and self-confident? Mr. Kurz, whose country has just taken over the revolving presidency of the European Union, acknowledges that this is “an important moment, a Read more…


Belgium Honors Congolese Leader It Helped Overthrow

BRUSSELS — The Belgian authorities imprisoned Patrice Lumumba as a rabble-rouser. When, shortly afterward, he became the first prime minister of an independent Congo, once their largest and most profitable colony, they supported a military coup that culminated in his Read more…


As Summit Nears, NATO Allies Have One Main Worry: Trump

BRUSSELS — NATO has been preparing for its July summit meeting for a year now, but there is one wild card: President Trump. Nobody knows which president will show up — the truculent one railing about inadequate military spending by Read more…