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Global Europe 01-04-2020

Russian plane takes off for US with coronavirus help onboard

A Russian military transport plane took off from an airfield outside Moscow early on Wednesday (1 April) and headed for the United States with a load of medical equipment and masks to help Washington fight coronavirus, Russian state TV reported.
Global Europe 01-04-2020

EU’s INSTEX mechanism facilitates first transaction with pandemic-hit Iran

The EU says that its Iran-trading mechanism INSTEX, designed to allow Europeans to bypass US sanctions and continue trade with Tehran, has successfully concluded its first transaction. However, the humanitarian deal actually doesn't appear to contravene EU sanctions.
Global Europe 01-04-2020

As Europe reels, US braces for staggering virus death toll

Americans were told Tuesday (31 March) to brace for "very painful" weeks ahead in a worsening coronavirus pandemic projected to claim up to a quarter million US lives, as fatalities spiked in European hotspots Spain, France and Britain.
China 27-03-2020

G20 leaders to inject $5 trillion into global economy in fight against coronavirus

Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledged on Thursday (26 March) to inject over $5 trillion into the global economy to limit job and income losses from the coronavirus and "do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic."
Global Europe 20-03-2020

Trump cancels G7 at Camp David over coronavirus, to hold video-conference instead

President Donald Trump will cancel an in-person meeting of G7 leaders at Camp David in June because of the coronavirus and will hold a video-conference instead, the White House said on Thursday (19 March).
China 19-03-2020

Coronavirus Western Front: Italy deaths hit record

Italy on Wednesday (18 March) reported nearly 500 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest one-day official toll of any nation, as Donald Trump ordered sweeping new action against the pandemic and declared himself a war president.
Economy & Jobs 18-03-2020

Amid COVID-19 recession concerns, US aircraft tariffs come into effect

The Trump administration enacted its planned duty rate increase for aircraft imported from the EU on Wednesday (18 March), amid the continuing spread of COVID-19 and fears of a subsequent recession. These measures will increase the rate from 10 to 15%, particularly impacting Airbus.
Global Europe 18-03-2020

US, UK ‘going big’ in economic fightback against virus

The United States and Britain led a multi-billion-dollar global fightback against economic havoc wreaked by the coronavirus as the European Union shut its borders to travellers from outside for 30 days to stem the pandemic's ferocious spread.
Global Europe 17-03-2020

EU offers support to German vaccine company coveted by Trump

The European Commission said on Monday (16 March) it offered up to €80 million of financial support to German company CureVac to scale up development and production of a coronavirus vaccine in Europe.
Global Europe 17-03-2020

Europe locks down as global virus panic spreads

European leaders are set to ban non-essential travel into the continent on Tuesday (17 March), the latest drastic attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic that has upended society, battered markets and killed thousands around the world.
Coronavirus 16-03-2020

US allegedly wants to recruit German vaccine researchers

According to a report, US President Donald Trump is offering German scientists a lot of money if they come to the US. He also wants a coronavirus vaccine "only for the USA." EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Coronavirus 13-03-2020

Coronavirus: Macron announces drastic measures in France

France will close from Monday all nurseries, schools and universities to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised address on Thursday (12 March), calling the outbreak the nation's worst public health crisis in a century.
Transport 13-03-2020

EU diplomat: ‘Trump is kicking a man when he’s down’

Europe reacted with dismay Thursday (12 March) to a US-imposed trans-Atlantic travel ban that sent the share price of major airlines into free fall, with one EU diplomat saying "Trump is simply kicking a man when he's down".
Aviation 12-03-2020

Embattled airlines left reeling by Trump travel ban

Europe’s airlines - already reeling from the coronavirus outbreak - are expected to be hard hit by US President Donald Trump’s 11 March ban on flights from the Schengen area, which has already been criticised by EU heads as unilateral and disproportionate.
Global Europe 12-03-2020

Europe furious over Trump’s unilateral travel ban

European officials reacted with surprise and anger Thursday (12 March) after US President Donald Trump imposed a trans-Atlantic travel ban they fear will wound economies already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
Global Europe 12-03-2020

Trump suspends travel from Schengen area to US in coronavirus crisis

President Donald Trump on Wednesday (11 March) suspended travel from Europe to the United States for 30 days in an "aggressive" effort to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has sparked a run on the stock market and is rapidly multiplying.
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 10-03-2020

Germans and Americans ‘worlds apart’ on security issues, new study finds

Although Americans and Germans think transatlantic relations are in slightly better shape than last year, stark differences remain when it comes to defence spending and big power competition, a fresh poll by the US think tank Pew Research Center showed.
Economic governance 10-03-2020

As stock markets collapse, IMF calls for support for the coronavirus-infected economy

The International Monetary Fund called on governments worldwide Monday (9 March) to join forces and roll out aggressive financial supports for the coronavirus-infected global economy, including direct payments to workers and businesses.
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 03-03-2020

Erdogan is bullying Europe because Trump gave him the green light

The show which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is playing now with the migrant crisis is, to a great extent, the result of the green light he got from Trump last October when the US troops withdrew from Syria.
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 20-02-2020

Trump names his star ambassador Grenell acting director of national intelligence

President Donald Trump on Wednesday (19 February) named US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a strong supporter of his policies, to be acting director of national intelligence.
Global Europe 20-02-2020

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Democrats’ emails: lawyer

US President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks’ publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday (19 February).

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