Posts tagged as Trump

Questions for the European Dependencies

By Fred Reed on Friday, October 2, 2020

This admirable column gets a modest trickle of mail from European readers, for some reason chiefly in France and Italy but some from the Nordic realms. While these correspondents are intelligent and thoughtful, and sometimes translate my maunderings into their languages, they do not give a comprehensive view of what Europe thinks of the United States—the populations, I mean, not the politicians, who think what will profit them, but actual…

US billionaire and Clinton campaign donor arrested in Lithuania

Monday, September 21, 2020

US billionaire Ahmad ‘Andy’ Khawaja was arrested by Lithuanian law-enforcement officials in Vilnius on September 3, 15min.lt reported on Monday. US officials accuse Khawaja, who holds Lebanese and American passports, of illegally transferring 3.5 billion euros to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, but the man says he is being persecuted because he has compromising information about President Donald Trump. The businessman is married to a Lithuanian woman and has an…

Baltic countries are begging troops from Washington

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

“Washington intends to relocate 9,500 U.S. troops from Germany to two different countries by the end of September” said U.S. President Donald Trump in his interview with the Washington Post last week. Poland is already in line to receive some of these troops. The second one will be a country that fulfills obligations to finance defense forces in the amount of GDP 2%. Now, Latvia wants to become this country.…

Polish president will speak for Lithuania during meeting with Trump, minister says

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Polish President Andrzej Duda will speak for Lithuania, too, when he meets US President Donald Trump, according to the Lithuanian foreign minister. Duda, who is meeting Trump in Washington on Wednesday, spoke with Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nausėda before his departure to the US and “we were assured that President Duda will represent our interests as well” Minister Linas Linkevičius told reporters on Tuesday. “We have stressed numerous times that the…

Trump’s actions can set a bad role model for others

By Vitaliy Timoshuk on Thursday, June 11, 2020

Donald Trump showed his willingness and determination to act by force to suppress the protests in the United States. On May 25, an African American, George Floyd, was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. White policeman Derek Chauvin pressed his knee to his neck and held him like this for more than 7 minutes while George was lying face down on the road. Suspected of paying for a pack…

A different hybrid war

Monday, June 8, 2020

Imagine such a scenario of hybrid warfare: Russia uses speculation on financial markets to collapse the currency of some Western country and as a result acquires a huge amount of money. Russia uses this money to sponsor different public organizations and media that spread Russia’s ideology and criticize its opponents. 33 million dollars are invested in an ethnic minority protection group that exacerbates divisions among the public and even causes…

Concern Troll is Concerned, Elbe Day Edition

By Thomas L. Knapp on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

On April 25, 2020, US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement commemorating the 75th anniversary of “Elbe Day” — the day, presaging the end of World War 2 in Europe, when Russian and US troops met near the German towns of Strehla and Torgau. The Wall Street Journal reports that this congenial interaction between the two presidents “stirs concern among” members of Congress and…

Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

Thursday, February 6, 2020

resident Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House. With Chief Justice John Roberts presiding, senators sworn to do “impartial justice” stood and stated their votes for the roll call — “guilty” or “not guilty” — in…

Trump border wall between US and Mexico blows over in high winds

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A section of Donald Trump’s much-vaunted border wall between the United States and Mexico has blown over in high winds, US border patrol officers have been reported as saying. The steel panels, more than nine metres (30ft) high, began to lean at a sharp angle on the border between the Californian town of Calexico and Mexicali in Mexico amid gusts on Wednesday. The section of wall was under construction at…

Europe adrift in a Trump world

By Robert Malley on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

No wonder Europe is struggling to find its voice. Never mind the Brexit drama, rise of right-wing populism and internal divisions. Europe finds itself caught in the midst of a power struggle between the world’s three greatest players, as the United States, Russia and China each try to either ignore, divide or strong-arm the Continent for their own ends. Coming from Moscow or Beijing, this kind of pressure is neither…