US discourages foreign companies from doing business in Cuba

By |januar 17th, 2019|Barack Obama, Cuba, Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, News, US sanctions, US-Cuba relations|

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday (16 January) to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba -- and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such assets in US courts.

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EU puzzled by downgrade of its ambassador to Washington

By |januar 8th, 2019|Barack Obama, David O'Sullivan, Donald Trump, Federica Mogherini, News, transatlantic relations|

The EU is currently discussing “possible implications” of a change in the diplomatic protocol in the US, which resulted in the Union having been downgraded in the precedence list to the level of an international organisation, together with the African Union.

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US accepts Assad staying in power but won’t give aid

By |december 18th, 2018|Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, News, Syrian war, United States|

The United States said Monday (17 December) it was no longer seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but renewed warnings it would not fund reconstruction unless the regime is "fundamentally different."

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America’s ‘other half’ steps up climate efforts

By |november 16th, 2017|America's pledge, Barack Obama, Calfornia, carbon markets, climate action, Climate Change, Donald Trump, emission cuts, EU, Jerry Brown, Michael Bloomberg, New York, News, US, zero net emissions|

On Tuesday (14 November) at COP23, America’s “other half” presented its efforts to fight climate change in spite of the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement. 

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Landmark EU-Cuba deal to take effect from November

By |oktober 13th, 2017|Barack Obama, Cuba, Donald Trump, EU-Cuba, News, US-Cuba relations|

A landmark cooperation deal between the EU and Cuba will take effect on 1 November, Brussels said on Thursday (12 October), a major step towards normalising ties as tensions run high between Havana and the US.

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Mogherini, Lavrov agree to disagree on EU-Russia issues

By |julij 12th, 2017|Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Crimea annexation, Donald Trump, EU-Russia relations, Federica Mogherini, Iran nuclear deal, News, Sanctions, Sergei Lavrov, Syria war, Ukraine crisis|

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday (11 July) said both sides could cooperate on key international issues but traded barbs over Syria at the same time.

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Will NATO become a transatlantic Frontex?

By |junij 1st, 2017|Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Frontex, G7, Greece, Italy, Nato, News, Operation Sophia, refugee crisis, Turkey, United States|

US President Donald Trump raised the issue of terrorism and migration at the recent NATO summit. But Trump must understand that the refugee crisis and migration in general cannot be solved through military might alone, warns Marco Funk.

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Axios: Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal

By |maj 31st, 2017|Axios, Barack Obama, carbon emissions, China, Climate Change, Donald Trump, Fox News, News, Paris Agreement, United States|

US President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Axios news outlet reported on Wednesday (31 May), citing two unidentified sources with direct knowledge of the decision.

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No bluffing: US preparing to attack North Korea

By |maj 24th, 2017|Barack Obama, Donald Trump, News, North Korea|

The United States is advertising its preparations for war. North Korea assumes the attack is inevitable, writes George Friedman.

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What a US president wants and what he must do are two different things

By |april 11th, 2017|Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Islamic State, Muslims, News, North Korea, nuclear weapons, Syrian war, terrorism, US-China relations, US-Russia relations|

Donald Trump may want the United States to be less involved in the world but the reality is that the US is deeply involved, writes George Friedman.

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