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Trump says US to pull some troops from Germany over #NATO spending feud

Trump says US to pull some troops from Germany over #NATO spending feud

| June 17, 2020

President Donald Trump (pictured) said on Monday (15 June) he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close US ally for failing to meet NATO’s defence spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of America on trade, write Jeff Mason and Arshad Mohammed. The reduction of about 9,500 troops […]

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Trump to refocus #Coronavirus task force on economic revival, concedes risks

Trump to refocus #Coronavirus task force on economic revival, concedes risks

| May 7, 2020

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (6 May) his coronavirus task force would shift its primary focus to reviving US business and social life, while acknowledging that reopening the economy could put more lives at risk, write Jeff Mason and Doina Chiacu. In a series of tweets, Trump said the White House task force […]

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Trump refused permission to build wall at Irish seaside golf course

Trump refused permission to build wall at Irish seaside golf course

| March 19, 2020

An Irish golf course and hotel owned by US President Donald Trump has been refused planning permission to build a sea wall to protect the course from coastal erosion, writes Graham Fahy. In a decision published on Wednesday, Ireland’s planning appeals board, Bord Pleanala, said it was not satisfied that the proposed development at Doonbeg […]

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PM #Johnson says looking forward to meeting #Trump in June

PM #Johnson says looking forward to meeting #Trump in June

| February 21, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking forward to meeting US President Donald Trump in June, Johnson’s office said after reports that an expected meeting between the two leaders in early 2020 had been postponed, writes William Schomberg. Relations between London and Washington have been strained by Britain’s decision to allow the Chinese telecoms company […]

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#Macron and #Trump declare truce in digital tax dispute

#Macron and #Trump declare truce in digital tax dispute

| January 22, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said on Monday (2o January) he had a “great discussion” with US President Donald Trump over a digital tax planned by Paris and said the two countries would work together to avoid a rise in tariffs, writes Michel Rose. Macron and Trump agreed to hold off on a potential tariffs […]

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#Corbyn asks #Trump to ensure health service not for sale in trade talks

#Corbyn asks #Trump to ensure health service not for sale in trade talks

| December 4, 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote to US President Donald Trump on Monday (2 December)  to ask him to revise US negotiating objectives for a post-Brexit trade deal to ensure Britain’s public health service is not included, writes Kylie MacLellan. Corbyn, whose party is trailing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the polls ahead of a […]

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#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

| October 9, 2019

Regardless of what happens with Trump’s impeachment inquiry, the new Ukrainian leadership must deliver genuine rule-of-law reform and continue the fight against corruption. Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Orysiaua The first page of the unclassified memorandum of US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy […]

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