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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

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.
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 29-06-2020

‘Sovereignty and solidarity’: Germany’s plans for the EU’s foreign policy

Solidarity and sovereignty is the name of the game for the German presidency, according to Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD). In a speech on Monday, he emphasised the need for greater EU independence from the current geopolitical power struggle between the US and China.
Global Europe 24-06-2020

Dozens of Republican former US national security officials to back Biden

Dozens of Republican former US national security officials are forming a group that will back Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, people familiar with the effort said, in a further sign that President Donald Trump has alienated some members of his own party.
Global Europe 06-06-2020

Biden wins enough delegates to clinch US Democratic nomination

Former US Vice President Joe Biden secured enough delegates to formally clinch the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday (5 June), setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November election.
Global Europe 28-05-2020

Approval of Trump’s COVID-19 response stays steady as death toll surpasses 100,000

Public approval of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic remained steady this week as the number of US deaths from the illness surpassed 100,000, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday (27 May).
Europe's East 22-05-2020

Former Ukrainian president in another round of questioning amid ‘geopolitical’ leaks

Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, now a lawmaker, has been called in for "urgent questioning" by the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) in a case involving the smuggling of 43 valuable paintings out of Ukraine, the state's investigation service agency said on Friday (22 May).
Global Europe 07-05-2020

Crisis is the time for a radical and drastic creativity in governance

Europeans have started to realise what it means to have an absence of American leadership on the international stage. The “opportunity” that this crisis brings is the emergence of different kinds of leaders, Harvard Kennedy School’s Cathryn Cluver Ashbrook told EURACTIV Slovakia.
Global Europe 06-05-2020

Biden’s edge evaporates as Trump seen as better suited for economy, coronavirus response

Joe Biden’s advantage over President Donald Trump in popular support has eroded in recent weeks as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee struggles for visibility with voters during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday (5 May).
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

For Germans, which US presidential candidate is more economically literate?

With Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren dropping out of the Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are the only Democrats front-runners left in this year's presidential race. But do Germans thinks they are more economically literate than Donald Trump? EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
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.
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.
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.
Global Europe 07-11-2019

Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to EU, in impeachment hot seat

Like many others before him, Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, was appointed to a plum diplomatic post by a grateful president.
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 30-10-2019

New impeachment witness rocks White House

A decorated Iraq War veteran rocked the White House Tuesday (29 October) with devastating testimony on Donald Trump's alleged extortion of Ukraine as Democrats laid out plans for the public phase of the impeachment inquiry threatening his presidency.
Global Europe 29-10-2019

White House official saw pressure on Ukraine as national security risk

A White House official plans to tell Congress Tuesday (29 October) that he witnessed efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump's rival Joe Biden, and that he reported it as a national security risk.
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.
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