Pelosi says Trump has admitted to bribery as impeachment probe intensifies

By |november 15th, 2019|Democrats, Donald Trump, Gordon Sondland, impeachment, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, News, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

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 Con...

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Despite ‘wonderful’ meeting, Trump and Erdogan fail to resolve conflicts

By |november 14th, 2019|Donald Trump, F-35, Islamic State, Kurds, Nato, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, S-400, Syrian war, Turkey, YPG|

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (13 November)  pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defence system, calling it a “very serious challenge” to bilateral ties, even though he described a meeting between the two leaders as “wonderful.”

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Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign

By |november 14th, 2019|Democrats, Donald Trump, Gordon Sondland, impeachment, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

The top US diplomat in Ukraine, testifying on Wednesday (13 November)  in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked him more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit...

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US ‘deeply concerned’ by EU court decision on food from Palestinian territories

By |november 14th, 2019|Arab-Israeli conflict, Donald Trump, News, Occupied Territories|

The United States is "deeply concerned" by a ruling by the European Union's top court that food products from Palestinian territories must be labelled as such, the US State Department spokeswoman said Wednesday (13 November).

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US ‘deeply concerned’ by EU court decision on food from Palestinian territories

By |november 14th, 2019|Arab-Israeli conflict, Donald Trump, News, Occupied Territories|

The United States is "deeply concerned" by a ruling by the European Union's top court that food products from Palestinian territories must be labelled as such, the US State Department spokeswoman said Wednesday (13 November).

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‘Fully informed man’ says Trump won’t impose tariffs on European cars

By |november 8th, 2019|car industry, car tariffs, Donald Trump, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, trade wars|

Outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker does not believe US President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on imported European cars next week, he told Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

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

By |november 7th, 2019|Donald Trump, Gordon Sondland, impeachment, Joe Biden, News, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

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.

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Macron says Iran move signals its intent to quit nuclear agreement

By |november 6th, 2019|#jcpoa, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, News, nuclear non-proliferation, United States|

French President Emmanuel Macron said Iran had explicitly signaled its intent for the first time to quit its nuclear deal in announcing it would start injecting uranium gas at an enrichment facility. Speaking at a press conference at the end...

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US ambassador to EU admits ‘insidious’ pressure on Kyiv to investigate the Bidens

By |november 6th, 2019|Democrats, Donald Trump, Gordon Sondland, impeachment, Joe Biden, News, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

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.

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Johnson, in phone call, urges Trump to lift tariffs on scotch whisky

By |november 6th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Brexit, Donald Trump, News, Scotch whisky|

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in a phone call, urged US President Donald Trump to lift tariffs on goods including scotch whisky, a Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday. The Prime Minister also urged Trump not to...

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