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Russia Postpones Talks on New START Pact, Imperiling Major Nuclear Accord

By Robyn Dixon | The Washington Post

Russia’s unilateral postponement—citing “political reasons”—of a technical meeting with U.S. officials about the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty has called into question the future of the sole remaining strategic nuclear arms control treaty between Washington and Moscow, as Russia lashes out amid setbacks in its war on Ukraine.

EU Proposes Special Tribunal to Investigate Russian Crimes in Ukraine

By Emily Rauhala | The Washington Post

The European Union on Wednesday proposed options for setting up a specialized court to try Russia’s crimes in Ukraine, a potential step toward a broader, international effort to hold the country to account for its war of aggression, but only if the United Nations is on board.

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As Macron Pays State Visit to U.S., Ukraine Tests an Old Alliance

By Roger Cohen | The New York Times

As if to demonstrate that old alliances prove their worth in times of war, President Emmanuel Macron of France will be feted this week in Washington on the first state visit by a foreign leader since President Biden took office.

Prominent Polish Judge Reinstated Amid Standoff With EU

By Vanessa Gera | Associated Press (free)

Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a judge who was suspended for two years and became a symbol of the struggle for independent courts under the country’s populist government.

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