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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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 24-12-2020

Trump pardons former campaign chairman Manafort, associate Roger Stone

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (23 December) granted pardons to former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone, sweeping away the most important convictions under the long-running Russia election probe.
Global Europe 23-12-2020

Trump grants full pardon to Russia probe figure George Papadopoulos

President Donald Trump granted a full pardon on Tuesday (22 December) to George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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).
Global Europe 06-02-2020

In political triumph, Trump acquitted in impeachment trial

President Donald Trump was acquitted by the US Senate on Wednesday (5 February) following a historic impeachment trial that shone a harsh light on America's divisions, without ever shaking the loyalty of his voter base.
Global Europe 30-01-2020

Republicans hopeful Senate will acquit Trump in impeachment trial as early as Friday

A Democratic push to force Republicans to accept witnesses at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the US Senate appeared to be flagging on Wednesday, raising the possibility he could be acquitted as early as Friday (31 January). As senators...
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 17-01-2020

Trump impeachment trial opens as watchdog faults White House on Ukraine

The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove US President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday (16 January) even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress.
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 27-11-2019

Democrats invite Trump to testify in December impeachment inquiry

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Tuesday (26 November) invited President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing, scheduled for 4 December, starting a new phase of the inquiry that could lead to formal charges against the president within weeks.
Global Europe 22-11-2019

Trump’s impeachment case ‘far more serious’ than Nixon’s Watergate

Donald Trump's conduct with Ukraine was far worse than the behavior that led to Richard Nixon's downfall, the head of the congressional impeachment probe said Thursday (21 November) as he summed up the case for the US president's removal.
Global Europe 21-11-2019

Sondland implicates Trump in explosive impeachment testimony

The ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland directly implicated President Donald Trump Wednesday (20 November) in a scheme to force Ukraine to probe a political rival, in bombshell testimony to a televised impeachment hearing.
Global Europe 20-11-2019

‘Couldn’t believe what I was hearing’: White House aides testify in impeachment probe

Senior US officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday (19 November) they were concerned by President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.”
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.
Defence policy 18-11-2019

Russia’s EU ambassador: The fall of the Berlin Wall was ‘a victory of common sense’

In a wide-ranging interview, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov spoke about gas transit talks with Ukraine, NATO and EU enlargement, nuclear arms control, Russia’s sales of the S-400 anti-aircraft system, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Brexit.
Europe's East 18-11-2019

Zelenskiy’s aide met Trump ally in Kyiv

Trump's former campaign adviser and lobbyist ally Bryan Lanza met with Ukraine's President  Volodymyr Zelenskiy aide Andriy Yermak at a restaurant on Wednesday (30 November), Ukrainian media have reported.
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.