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Nov 21 2019
The White House and President Trump’s allies scrambled on Wednesday to contain the damage from new allegations from Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, whose testimony in front of impeachment investigators detailed an explicit “quid pro quo” with Ukraine at Trump’s ultimate directive.
The bombshell testimony from Sondland alleging that the president attempted toWashington Post
Jun 30 2022
A Kentucky state court on Thursday halted enforcement of two Kentucky laws passed in 2019 that had stopped abortion services in the state last Friday, after the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
The two measures are Kentucky's so-called trigger law and a "heartbeat" law restricting abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy.
The court granted a request for aCNN (Online News)
Oct 13 2020
In August, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was interviewed on the New York Times podcast The Daily, where he was asked explicitly what his company will do if President Donald Trump uses Twitter to declare himself the winner of the 2020 election before the results have been decided. Dorsey paused, then provided a vague answer about learning lessons from the confusion that occurred in 2000 with theScientific American
Jul 29 2014
The European Union ramped up pressure on Russian leader Vladimir Putin by adopting tough new economic sanctions against Russia, as pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine suffered their biggest battlefield setback in months.
The measures, which were prepared in coordination with the United States, include an arms embargo, and a ban on the sale of dual use and sensitive technologies, suchFox News (Online News)
Jul 29 2014
The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.
The show of Western solidarity followed a joint video teleconference between President Barack Obama and the leaders of Britain, Germany, France and Italy. The West has been moving for several daysFox News (Online News)
Oct 28 2019
The European Union on Monday agreed a 3-month flexible delay to Britain’s departure from the bloc as Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushes for an election after opponents forced him to request an extension he had vowed never to ask for.
Just days before the United Kingdom is formally due to leave the EU on Oct. 31 at 2300 GMT, Brexit is hanging in the balance as British politicians are noReuters
Dec 02 2020
The United Kingdom has become the first Western nation to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the coronavirus pandemic that paves the way for the first doses to be rolled out across the country next week.
"Help is on the way," Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced Wednesday morning, after UK regulators granted emergency authorization for a vaccine made by US pharma giantCNN (Online News)
Aug 01 2020
As the United States and the European Union negotiate the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), they will be considering whether and how much to liberalize a wide range of goods and services. Many of these are sensitive in terms of their impact on domestic competition. The usual suspects in this regard are sectors such as agriculture and “cultural” industries (like FrenchCato Institute
Jul 21 2022
Senate Republicans are keeping their distance from a House-passed bill to protect same-sex marriage, even though polls show a majority of Republicans support it and the measure passed overwhelmingly in the lower chamber with 47 House GOP votes.
So far only three Senate Republicans say they will support the measure and a fourth, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), says she supports marriageThe Hill
Mar 04 2022
“China on Thursday denounced a report that it asked Russia to delay invading Ukraine until after the Beijing Winter Olympics… The article in The New York Times cited a ‘Western intelligence report’ considered credible by officials… Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Beijing on Feb. 4, hours before the Olympics opening ceremony. The two countriesThe Flip Side