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Global Europe 05-11-2020

Republicans on track to dash Democratic hopes of US Senate majority

Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the US Senate on Wednesday (4 November), after Senator Susan Collins defied political odds to win re-election in Maine and other Republican incumbents led Democrats in a handful of undecided races.
Global Europe 21-08-2020

Biden promises to end ‘darkness’ of Trump era as he accepts Democratic nomination

Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party nomination for the White House on Thursday (20 August), vowing to heal a United States battered by a deadly pandemic and divided by four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Global Europe 20-08-2020

US House to vote on $25 billion postal infusion, mail-in ballot safeguards

US House of Representatives Democrats on Wednesday (19 August) unveiled legislation that would require same-day processing for mail-in ballots and give the cash-strapped Postal Service a $25 billion infusion.
Global Europe 19-08-2020

Democrats nominate Joe Biden for president, vowing to end Trump ‘chaos’

Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden for president on Tuesday (18 August), vowing his election would repair a pandemic-battered America and put an end to the chaos that has defined Republican President Donald Trump’s administration.
Global Europe 17-08-2020

Democrats accuse Trump of undermining US postal service for electoral gain

US Democrats stepped up pressure on Sunday (16 August) against a cost-cutting campaign by President Donald Trump’s appointed Postal Service chief that they fear will hold up mail-in ballots in November’s election.
Global Europe 23-06-2020

Democrats say US withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty may be illegal

Senior US Senate Democrats on Monday (22 June) accused President Donald Trump’s administration of violating the law when it declared his intention last month to withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty.
Global Europe 11-03-2020

Biden takes big step to win the Democratic nomination

Joe Biden rolled to commanding victories in pivotal Michigan and two other states on Tuesday (10 March), taking a big step toward the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination and dealing a stinging blow to rival Bernie Sanders’ fading White House bid.
Global Europe 04-03-2020

Biden wins big across the South, Sanders takes three states on Super Tuesday

A resurgent Joe Biden rode a wave of momentum to win at least eight large states on Super Tuesday (3 March), but Bernie Sanders won the biggest prize of California to set up a long one-on-one battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Global Europe 02-03-2020

Buttigieg drops out of Democratic race two days before Super Tuesday

Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday (1 March), saying he no longer saw a chance of winning, the day after fellow moderate Joe Biden won a big victory in South Carolina.
Global Europe 05-02-2020

Buttigieg has narrow Iowa lead on Sanders, Biden lags in Democratic race

Pete Buttigieg held a narrow lead over Bernie Sanders on Tuesday (4 February) in long-delayed results from the chaotic Iowa Democratic Party caucuses, and former Vice President Joe Biden trailed badly in fourth place with about 71% of precincts reporting.
Global Europe 23-01-2020

Democrats accuse Trump at impeachment trial of corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine

Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday (22 January) of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America’s global prestige would suffer if the US Senate acquits him.
Global Europe 15-01-2020

Democrats add last-minute evidence to Trump impeachment case before Senate trial

Democrats in the US House of Representatives said on Tuesday (14 January) they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, seeking to expand the scope of a trial that will dominate Washington for the next several weeks.
Europe's East 19-12-2019

Trump becomes third US President to be impeached

Donald Trump on Wednesday (18 December) became the third US president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in a historic step that will inflame partisan tensions across a deeply divided America.
Global Europe 19-11-2019

Trump under pressure in 2nd week of impeachment hearings

President Donald Trump faces more potentially damning testimony in the Ukraine scandal as a critical week of public impeachment hearings opens Tuesday (19 November) in the House of Representatives.
Global Europe 15-11-2019

Pelosi says Trump has admitted to bribery as impeachment probe intensifies

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday (14 November) President Donald Trump already has admitted to bribery in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of a Democratic-led inquiry, accusing him of an impeachable offense under the US Constitution.
Global Europe 14-11-2019

Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign

The top US diplomat in Ukraine, testifying on Wednesday (13 November)  in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked him more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit...
Global Europe 06-11-2019

US ambassador to EU admits ‘insidious’ pressure on Kyiv to investigate the Bidens

US diplomat Gordon Sondland told a Ukrainian official his country would likely not get nearly $400 million in security aid unless they pursued investigations demanded by President Donald Trump, revising earlier testimony to the Trump impeachment inquiry.
Global Europe 01-11-2019

Trump impeachment effort passes first test in divided US Congress

A deeply divided US House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday (31 October) in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next, more public, stage in the Democratic-led inquiry into Trump’s attempt...
Europe's East 25-10-2019

Impeachment horror plunges US into early Halloween

The calendar says Halloween is still a week away, but impeachment is delivering the horror show early to Washington.
Europe's East 15-10-2019

Trump ex-Russia adviser Fiona Hill testifies in impeachment inquiry

Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser testified for more than nine hours on Monday (14 October) behind closed doors, the latest witness summoned in the impeachment inquiry against the US president over his request that Ukraine investigate a political rival.
Europe's East 11-10-2019

Two businessmen who helped investigate Biden in Ukraine arrested in US

A Ukraine- and a Belarus-born businessman who helped President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigate political rival Joe Biden were arrested in a scheme to illegally funnel money to a pro-Trump election committee and other US political candidates, prosecutors said on Thursday (10 October).
Global Europe 09-10-2019

Democrats alarmed about possible US withdrawal from Open Skies treaty

Four senior Democratic lawmakers said on Tuesday (8 October) they believed the Trump administration may withdraw from a treaty that allows unarmed surveillance flights over US, Russian and other territory, warning it would be a gift to Russia and undermine confidence in the US commitment to Ukraine.
Global Europe 09-10-2019

White House rules out cooperation in impeachment probe

The White House slammed the door in a letter Tuesday on any cooperation by President Donald Trump's administration with the Democrats' impeachment probe, calling it "constitutionally invalid."
Europe's East 25-09-2019

Trump facing impeachment inquiry over telephone call with Zelenskiy

Democrats in the US House of Representatives plunge into a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday (25 September), a move that could dramatically change the 2020 presidential race.
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