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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.
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 26-01-2021

House Democrats deliver Trump impeachment charge to Senate

The US House of Representatives delivered to the Senate a charge that former President Donald Trump incited insurrection in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol, setting in motion his second impeachment trial.
Global Europe 21-01-2021

China imposes sanctions on 28 Trump-era officials including Pompeo

China’s move to sanction former Trump administration officials was “unproductive and cynical”, a spokeswoman for President Joe Biden’s National Security Council said on Wednesday (20 January), urging Americans from both parties to condemn the action.
Global Europe 20-01-2021

Trump ends tumultuous term under cloud, faces uncertain future

President Donald Trump leaves the presidency under a dark cloud of his own making, ending his single four-year term stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions and his handling of a pandemic that has caused 400,000 U.S. deaths.
Global Europe 20-01-2021

EU calls on Biden to form ‘new transatlantic pact’

Hours before Joe Biden was to be sworn in as the next US president on Wednesday (20 January), EU leaders extended the invitation to cooperate more closely but also warned that four years of the Trump administration had changed the nature of transatlantic ties.
Global Europe 20-01-2021

Trump pardons ex-aide Bannon but not himself or family

US President Donald Trump granted clemency to former White House aide Steve Bannon as part of a wave of pardons and commutations issued in his final hours in office, but did not pardon himself.
Global Europe 18-01-2021

Trump, in wave of Tuesday pardons, so far not planning to pardon himself

US President Donald Trump at this point is opting not to issue a pardon for himself as he prepares an expansive list of more than 100 pardons and commutations, a source familiar with the effort said.
Global Europe 18-01-2021

Israel authorities approve new West Bank settler homes

Israel on Sunday (17 January) advanced plans for 780 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said, adding the move puts Israel "on a collision course" with the incoming US administration.
Global Europe 18-01-2021

Biden aide slams Trump move on Yemen rebels

The outgoing Trump administration's decision to classify Yemen's Huthi rebels as terrorists will only cause more suffering for the people of that war-torn nation, Joe Biden's nominee for national security advisor said Saturday (16 January).
Global Europe 15-01-2021

US prosecutors says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials

Federal prosecutors on Thursday (14 February) offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials.”
Global Europe 15-01-2021

US executes man with COVID-19, 12th under Trump administration

The US government on Thursday (14 January) executed Corey Johnson, a convicted murderer, marking one of the final two federal executions planned under President Donald Trump’s administration.
Global Europe 14-01-2021

A historic second impeachment for Trump

Donald Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice, as ten of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats to charge him with inciting an insurrection in last week’s violent rampage in the Capitol.
Global Europe 13-01-2021

EU criticises US labelling Yemen Huthi rebels as ‘terrorists’

The European Union on Tuesday (12 January) hit out at the decision by the United States to label Yemen's Huthi rebels as "terrorists", warning it could hinder peace efforts and aid deliveries.
Global Europe 13-01-2021

Pompeo cancels his last trip to Europe after unprecedented snub

Outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute on Tuesday (12 January) after top EU officials and Luxembourg’s foreign minister declined to meet him, according to European diplomats and other people familiar with...
Global Europe 12-01-2021

Twitter’s ‘problematic’ Trump ban troubles Europe

Twitter's decision to impose a permanent ban on US President Donald Trump's account has sparked some consternation in Europe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling it "problematic".
Global Europe 12-01-2021

New US tariffs on French, German aircraft parts become effective

The US government on Monday (11 January) said it would begin collecting new duties on aircraft parts and other products from France and Germany from Tuesday after failing to resolve a 16-year dispute over aircraft subsidies with the European Union.
Global Europe 11-01-2021

US House Democrats to pursue impeachment if Trump not removed

US House of Representatives Democrats plan a vote to urge Vice President Mike Pence to take steps to remove President Donald Trump from office after his supporters’ deadly storming of the Capitol, before attempting to impeach him again.
Politics 11-01-2021

Europe’s right-wing populists beat about the bush after US Capitol assault

Most European leaders condemned last week's storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump activists. Meanwhile, Europe's far-right leaders, which so far have sympathised with Trump, are balancing between condemnation and self-protection.
Global Europe 08-01-2021

After Capitol riot, pressure builds for Trump’s removal from office

A growing number of lawmakers and government officials from both parties are calling for Donald Trump’s removal from office following the riot at the US Capitol on Wednesday. On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said he would be impeached if not removed by the cabinet. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 08-01-2021

Trump has discussed pardoning himself, source says

US President Donald Trump has discussed the possibility of pardoning himself in recent weeks, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday (7 January).
Politics 07-01-2021

Czech PM ditches Trump-inspired social media profile after Capitol assault

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš removed his red "Strong Czechia" hat inspired by US President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" cap from his social media accounts on Thursday after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building.
Global Europe 07-01-2021

US Congress accepts Electoral College result; clears way for Biden to become president

Democrat Joe Biden was cleared to be sworn in as US president when Vice President Mike Pence declared that Congress had confirmed the Electoral College tally of states’ results that showed Biden the winner of the US election.
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