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Global Europe 02-03-2021

US to impose sanctions on Russia for Navalny poisoning: report

US President Joe Biden's administration is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia for the poisoning and imprisonment of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, CNN reported Monday.
Global Europe 01-03-2021

EU recalls envoy to Cuba over US sanctions comments

The European Union has recalled its ambassador in Havana after he signed an open letter calling on US President Joe Biden to lift sanctions against Cuba, a spokesman said on Saturday (27 February).
Global Europe 23-02-2021

US urges Iran to comply ‘fully’ with nuclear verification

The United States on Monday (22 February) urged Iran to comply "fully" with verification of its nuclear program, voicing concern about a temporary arrangement worked out with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Global Europe 23-02-2021

US sees progress against Nord Stream 2 amid calls for more action

The United States said Monday (22 February) it had seen progress from European companies moving out of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, but critics urged stronger action.
Global Europe 22-02-2021

Iran, IAEA thrash out ‘temporary solution’ ahead of deadline

UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said Sunday (21 February) he had negotiated a "temporary solution" after two days of talks with Iranian officials to allow the agency to continue its inspections work in the country.
Global Europe 22-02-2021

Biden declares America, transatlantic alliance ‘back’

President Joe Biden declared the "transatlantic alliance is back" Friday (19 February) in a powerful speech seeking to reestablish the United States as leader of the West against what he called a global assault on democracy.
Global Europe 19-02-2021

US offers to meet Iran, reverses Trump steps in push to save nuclear deal

US President Joe Biden's administration offered talks with Iran led by European allies and reversed two largely symbolic steps against Tehran imposed by Donald Trump, as it sought to salvage a nuclear deal on the brink of collapse.

Europe to meet US on Iran as nuclear deadline looms

Top diplomats from European powers and the United States will hold talks on Thursday (18 February) to see how to revive the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear drive, days ahead of a deadline set by Tehran.
Global Europe 18-02-2021

UN urges global vaccine effort as Washington pays WHO dues

United Nations chief António Guterres said Wednesday (17 February) that the world "urgently needs a global vaccination plan" to stop wealthy countries leaving poorer nations behind in the coronavirus fightback.
Global Europe 16-02-2021

In NATO debut, Biden’s Pentagon aims to rebuild trust damaged by Trump

President Joe Biden's administration will use a NATO defense gathering this week to begin what is expected to be a years-long effort to rebuild trust with European allies shaken by Donald Trump's "America First" foreign policy.
Global Europe 15-02-2021

UK says it shares US concerns over WHO COVID-19 mission to China

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday (14 February) he shared concerns about the level of access given to a World Health Organization COVID-19 fact-finding mission to China, echoing criticism from the United States.
Global Europe 15-02-2021

Biden to discuss pandemic, economy and China in Friday G7 meeting

President Joe Biden will hold his first event with other leaders from the Group of Seven nations on Friday (19 February) to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the world economy and dealing with China, the White House said.
Global Europe 15-02-2021

US Senate acquits Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

The US Senate acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol last month, sparing him from conviction in his second impeachment trial in a year despite broad condemnation of his role in sparking the deadly siege.
Global Europe 11-02-2021

Macron floats brokered Airbus-Boeing accord to Biden

French President Emmanuel Macron told US President Joe Biden that the leaders could broker a settlement to the long-running trade dispute between Boeing and Airbus, according to a media report on Wednesday (10 February).
Digital 09-02-2021

EU, UK envoys see better chance for global tax progress under Biden

The British and EU ambassadors to Washington said they were encouraged by signs the Biden administration will re-engage in talks on reforming global tax rules for digital companies after discussions stalled under former President Donald Trump.
Global Europe 05-02-2021

Biden ends US support for Yemen war

President Joe Biden will Thursday (4 February) announce an end to US military support for the Saudi allies' devastating war in Yemen in a speech meant to show a reinvigorated focus on diplomacy.

US troop withdrawal from Germany ‘put on freeze’

All plans related to the Trump administration’s troop withdrawal from Germany have been put on on hold until new Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin will review the move, US European Command chief General Tod Wolters said Wednesday (3 February).
Europe's East 02-02-2021

Zelenskiy asks Biden why Ukraine still not in NATO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview released Monday (1 February) that he would like the new US leader Joe Biden to tell him why the ex-Soviet country was still not a member of NATO.
Enlargement 02-02-2021

EU regrets Kosovo’s decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem

The European Union voiced regret on Tuesday (2 February) at Kosovo's decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem, made as part of a broader deal brokered by the previous US administration, saying it "diverges" the tiny Balkan country from the EU position.
Global Europe 02-02-2021

Borrell justifies his ‘controversial’ visit to Moscow

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell admitted that his visit to Russia, scheduled for the end of the week, is seen with suspicion by some EU member states, but insisted that maintaining contacts with Moscow was the right strategy for the EU.
China 02-02-2021

Top Chinese diplomat calls for China, US to mend relations

China’s top diplomat called on Tuesday (2 February) for Beijing and Washington to put relations back on a predictable and constructive path, saying the United States should stop meddling in China’s internal affairs, like Hong Kong and Tibet.
Global Europe 29-01-2021

The best basis for re-setting EU-US relations

What’s the quickest win for the Biden Administration and Europeans looking to turn a page after years of turmoil?  Daniel S. Hamilton has the answer: settle the Boeing-Airbus dispute.

Revamped EU-India link could re-balance China ties, Portuguese FM says

Relations between the EU and India, especially in the context of an increasingly influential China, will be the central point of the Portuguese EU presidency, Portugal's Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 29-01-2021

US, EU diplomacy chiefs discuss ‘ways to repair’ ties

The top EU and US diplomats discussed on Thursday (28 January) on how to "repair" their ties under President Joe Biden as Brussels and Washington prepare to work in concert on a range of issues.
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