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China 23-09-2020

US-China tensions take centre stage at UN, Guterres warns against a new ‘Cold War’

US President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him of “lies” and abusing the UN platform to provoke confrontation.
Politics 18-09-2020

Tweets of the Week: SOTEU, Forest Cities, Good Friday Agreement

In her state of the union, VDL aims to please, Trump thinks Vienna is nothing but trees and Dominic Raab has us all thinking jeez!
Global Europe 16-09-2020

WTO faults US over Trump’s China tariffs

The World Trade Organization has upheld a complaint by China over additional US duties on some $250 billion of Chinese goods, a decision that sparked outrage in Washington.
Global Europe 16-09-2020

America’s international standing takes a further plunge – poll

International perceptions of the US has sunk to new record lows, according to a new poll from Pew Research covering 13 countries, which highlighted a lack of trust in President Donald Trump's decision-making on foreign policy, as well as the country's inadequate coronavirus response.
Development Policy 15-09-2020

UN chief to push pandemic ceasefire at world leaders meeting, but fears opportunities lost

UN Secretary-General António Guterres will use his annual address to world leaders next week to push for a global ceasefire until the end of 2020 so countries can fight the coronavirus pandemic
Global Europe 14-09-2020

Hungary says it will be only EU country to send minister to Israel-UAE accord signing

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó will be the only EU diplomatic leader to attend the signing ceremony on Tuesday in Washington for the Israel-United Arab Emirates peace deal, his spokesman said on Sunday (13 September).
Global Europe 04-09-2020

France leads criticism of US ‘attack’ on ICC

France led criticism of US sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday (3 September), saying Washington had launched a "serious attack" on the global body.
Politics 03-09-2020

Steve Bannon’s effort to export his fiery populism to Europe is failing

Attempts by former White House adviser Steve Bannon to export President Donald Trump's brand of populism to Europe are on the rocks, according to several of his current and former political partners in Italy and Belgium.
Global Europe 21-08-2020

Steve Bannon, key to Trump’s rise, charged with defrauding border-wall supporters

Steve Bannon, an architect of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, was arrested on a yacht on Thursday (20 August) and was charged with defrauding donors in a scheme to help build the president’s signature wall along the US-Mexico border.
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 19-08-2020

Senate committee concludes Russia used Manafort, WikiLeaks to boost Trump in 2016

Russia used Republican political operative Paul Manafort and the WikiLeaks website to try to help now-US President Donald Trump win the 2016 election, a Republican-led Senate committee said in its final review of the matter on Tuesday (18 August).
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 16-08-2020

Trump says he probably would not participate in Putin Iran summit

US President Donald Trump on Saturday (15 August) all but dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call for a summit of world leaders to discuss Iran, saying he probably would not participate.
Global Europe 14-08-2020

Israel, UAE to normalize relations in shift in Mideast politics

Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday (13 August) that they will normalise diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics.
Global Europe 13-08-2020

In China, fears of financial Iron Curtain as US tensions rise

A sharp escalation in tensions with the United States has stoked fears in China of a deepening financial war that could result in it being shut out of the global dollar system.
12-08-2020

Democrat Joe Biden chooses Senator Kamala Harris for White House running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday (12 August) picked Senator Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president, making her the first Black woman on a major-party US presidential ticket.
Global Europe 12-08-2020

Trump pick for Latam development bank dismisses Borrell’s reproval

A Trump administration official nominated to lead Latin America's main development bank on Tuesday (11 August) dismissed the growing regional opposition to his candidacy, the first for anyone outside Latam, as "subversive" and led by a small minority.
China 11-08-2020

French privacy watchdog opens preliminary investigation into TikTok

France's data privacy watchdog CNIL said on Tuesday (11 August)  that it has opened a preliminary investigation into Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok after it received a complaint.
Global Europe 11-08-2020

Trump escorted from briefing after shooting near White House

The US Secret Service abruptly escorted President Donald Trump out of the White House press room in the middle of a briefing on Monday (10 August) because of a shooting outside the White House.
Global Europe 10-08-2020

Afghanistan to release 400 ‘hard-core’ Taliban prisoners in bid for peace

The Afghan government agreed on Sunday (9 August) to release 400 “hard-core” Taliban prisoners, paving the way for peace talks aimed at ending almost two decades of war.
Digital 06-08-2020

Facebook, Twitter pull Trump posts over coronavirus misinformation

Facebook on Wednesday (5 August) took down a post by US President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus.
Global Europe 04-08-2020

Borrell takes position against Trump candidate for Inter-American Development Bank

A top European Union diplomat has called for a delay in the vote to choose the Inter-American Development Bank's new president, a closely watched election that has sparked controversy over the first-ever US candidate.
Global Europe 27-07-2020

Germany rejects Trump’s proposal to let Russia back into G7

Germany has rejected a proposal by US President Donald Trump to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin back into the Group of Seven (G7) most advanced economies, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview published on Monday (27 July).
Arctic Agenda 22-07-2020

A year after diplomatic tussle over Greenland, Pompeo visits Denmark

A year after the US and Denmark butted heads over President Donald Trump's offer to buy Greenland, his secretary of state is visiting the Nordic country on Wednesday (22 July), with Arctic issues at the top of the agenda.
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