Posts tagged as Trump

US delegation seeks Syria ceasefire after Trump undercuts mission

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A senior US delegation faces the mammoth task of pressuring Turkey to halt its offensive in north-east Syria or face sanctions, hours after Donald Trump said his country had no stake in defending Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as the US’s partners against Islamic State. The US vice-president, Mike Pence, is leading the delegation to Ankara, along with the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the White House…

Diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate, dangled Trump visit

Friday, October 4, 2019

Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one feared was a “crazy” swap that risked vital U.S. military aid. That’s according to a cache of text messages released late Thursday by House investigators following a 10-hour interview with one of the diplomats, Kurt Volker ,…

President: Trump interested in Estonia’s digital development

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is currently on a working visit in New York to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly, also met with US President Donald Trump at a lunch reception, during which the two heads of state discussed security issues, the “Aktuaalne kaamera” evening news program of public broadcaster ERR reports. “Americans have always financially contributed and are still contributing to developing Estonia’s infrastructure and this cooperation…

Trump’s attorney Giuliani mentions Latvia while accusing Biden and his son in corruption

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Former New York mayor, now US President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, has mentioned Latvia while accusing former US vice president Jo Biden and his son in possible corruption, according to US journal National Review internet website. Giuliani said in a Twitter post that Biden’s sun earned millions, being in the council of one of Ukraine’s most corrupted companies. He also implied that this company had laundered USD 3 million,…

US House Democrats plunge into Trump impeachment inquiry

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Democrats in the US House of Representatives plunge into a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move that could dramatically change the 2020 presidential race. The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump on Tuesday. The announcement comes after an internal US watchdog was forbidden by the Trump administration from turning over a whistleblower complaint, Pelosi said.…

Trump’s attorney Giuliani mentions Latvia while accusing Biden and his son in corruption

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Former New York mayor, now US President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, has mentioned Latvia while accusing former US vice president Jo Biden and his son in possible corruption, according to US journal National Review internet website. Giuliani said in a Twitter post that Biden’s sun earned millions, being in the council of one of Ukraine’s most corrupted companies. He also implied that this company had laundered USD 3 million,…

Donald Trump pulls support from Ukraine after speaking with Volodymyr Zelensky

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

US President Donald Trump ordered acting Chief of Staff of the White House Mick Mulvaney to halt provision of several hundred million dollars-worth of military assistance to Ukraine approximately one week following his phone conversation with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. During their phone conversation, Trump insisted on Ukraine performing an investigation in relation to Ex-Vice- President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, as confirmed by two high-ranking officials of the administration…

Johnson says he’ll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

Monday, September 23, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he’ll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.’s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British goods if it wants to make a deal. Johnson said he would draw his red lines for the protectionist president when the two leaders meet this week at the United…

At UN, Trump to face questions about Iran, Ukraine, allies

Monday, September 23, 2019

Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival. Trump’s latest U.N. trip comes after nearly three years of an “America First” foreign policy that has unsettled allies and shredded multinational pacts. A centerpiece of this year’s U.N.…

US military to present several options to Trump on Iran

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. In a White House meeting, the president will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets inside Iran, among other possible responses, and he also will be warned that military action against…