Posts tagged as US

Kelly Sildaru US ski and snowboard sportsperson of the month

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Estonian freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru has been named sportsperson of the month in the women’s category, by US Ski & Snowboard (USSA), the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding. The award comes after Sildaru, who turned 17 on Sunday, won gold in her first adult event at the 2019 FIS Freestyle and Freeski World Championships in Utah earlier in the month, as well as bagging three gold medals…

U.S. allies look for clues on acting Pentagon chief in European debut

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

U.S. allies will use the opportunity of Patrick Shanahan’s first NATO ministers meeting this week to see whether the acting defense secretary will be as supportive of the military alliance as his predecessor was, defense officials and experts said. Shanahan, a former Boeing Co executive who has mostly focused on internal issues since he joined the Pentagon in July 2017, took over on Jan. 1 from former secretary Jim Mattis,…

New US HIMARS Rockets Don’t Give Any Strategic Advantage to Poland – Publicist

By Krzysztof Podgórski on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on 13 February that Poland would sign a contract to purchase the US-made highly-mobile artillery rocket system HIMARS. According to Blaszczak, the purchase of these weapons will provide Poland with “security guarantees”. Sputnik discussed this with independent publicist Krzysztof Podgórski. Sputnik: Would the purchase of 20 rocket systems really provide such a guarantee? Krzysztof Podgórski: I think that the minister goes too far with that premise. Undoubtedly,…

Lithuania could be gateway for US LNG to Europe, formin says

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lithuania could serve as a gateway for US liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said on Tuesday, noting that Lithuania has already imported two LNG cargoes.     “We could be a gateway, not only in our region, but also in Europe as a whole, opening up new reaches and opportunities for the United States to be a serious player in Europe, in the gas market, which is key…

Europe has changed its mask

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Face” of peaceful and friendly Europe has changed. Europe even does not try any more to wear a mask of past tolerance. Tensions are constantly increasing. Unrest like wildfire is sweeping across Europe. Though riots caused by different events and decisions, political convulsions make Europeans feel uncomfortable. People are tired of being unheard by the authorities. Misunderstanding between ordinary people and authorities is more clearly visible, especially in the so-called…

Trump buys Lithuania, EU cannot stop it

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The US President Donald Trump is no doubt a successful businessman who rules his country as if it is a huge enterprise. And this kind of management, to his mind, should lead to success. And very often it really works. As a wise leader he uses different tools to reach his goals. Thus, the most cunning one, which the US exploits in Europe – is indirect influence on the EU…

US-Russia Cold War missile treaty dead as Europe frets about arms race

Saturday, February 2, 2019

The INF accord, signed by then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned ground-launched missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometres and ended a dangerous build-up of warheads. Berlin: Germany said on Friday that Russia had “de facto invalidated” a landmark Cold War missile reduction treaty which the US is poised to abandon, with Europe anxious at the prospect of a new arms race. A US deadline…

Estonian govt to discuss extradition of Estonian citizen to US

Thursday, January 31, 2019

 The Estonian government is to discuss at a meeting on Thursday the extradition of a citizen of Estonia to the United States. The government will discuss the extradition of a person, who is being accused of a total of 52 counts of criminal offenses committed in the United States from 2012 to 2015, spokespeople for the government said. The US Department of Justice has filed a request with Estonia for…

China First, EU Next? Donald Trump Faces New Major Trade War as Europe Threatens $23 Billion in Tariffs

Friday, January 25, 2019

Following a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to slam taxes on cars and auto spares imported from the 28-member European Union, the EU has threatened a 23 billion dollar tariff spike on the United States. Speaking in Brussels to the European Parliament, the director-general for trade within the EEA, Jean-Luc Demarty, said that if Trump goes back on the trade agreement on tariffs agreed in July, the Commission would strike back. In a…

Maduro says Venezuela is breaking relations with US

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning over the backing of the Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro to break relations with the United States. Speaking to supporters outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, socialist leader Maduro said he would give U.S. diplomatic personnel 72 hours to leave Venezuela, which is suffering from a hyperinflationary economic collapse. U.S. President…