The second day of the Munich Security Conference laid bare some of the challenges facing Europe and the global community, with Russia and Turkey taking the floor. Ask Sergey Lavrov what he thinks of the news that 13 Russians were indicted in the US Friday for election meddling in America’s election and his answer, as might be expected, is unequivocally dismissive: It’s “just blabber,” he said, until the facts are presented (the documentation supporting the indictments doesn’t count, apparently).
Day One of the Munich Security Conference started with a stark warning to the world: the global international order is teetering on the brink. It’ll take a European effort to pull it back. If the previous year’s Munich Security Conference was a sober reckoning after the election of US President Donald Trump, Brexit, and populist challenges across Europe, this year’s conference is nothing short of an alarm bell.
BERLIN—For Germany’s beleaguered Social Democrats (SPD), party unity seems to be in short supply these days. Following a turbulent, six-hour special conference at Bonn’s World Conference Center on Sunday to decide whether the SPD should enter a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel, delegates of the center-left party stood together to sing “When We Stride Side by Side,” their traditional hymn. Appearances aside, however, this was no kumbaya moment.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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