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Luke Baker

As Britain bans Huawei, U.S. pressure mounts on Europe to follow suit

15 Jul 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS Britain's decision to ban China's Huawei from its 5G network increases further pressure on EU countries to impose stricter limits on the world's largest telecoms equipment maker just as the company expands its footprint across Europe.

Der Rückabwickler - Biden will Trump-Entscheidungen korrigieren

13 Jul 2020

Berlin/Brüssel Je weiter in Europa und Deutschland die Verärgerung über US-Präsident Donald Trump wächst, desto größer werden die Hoffnungen unter Trumps Kritikern auf einen Sieg Joe Bidens bei der US-Präsidentenwahl Anfang November.

Post-Trump era a possibility, Europeans see no quick fix to U.S. ties

09 Jul 2020

LONDON/BERLIN/BRUSSELS If Donald Trump loses in November, it's no secret that most European policymakers will be happy to see his back. But as they envision the possibility of a post-Trump future, many are wondering how quickly the trans-Atlantic alliance can be fixed.

Britain rescues its 'soft-power' branch after heavy COVID blow

26 Jun 2020

LONDON The UK Treasury has stepped in to rescue the British Council from the brink of insolvency amid coronavirus woes, but it probably needs a longer-term solution, the chief executive of the country's international cultural and education agency says.

Frühere Staatschefs warnen vor mehr Unterdrückung im Zuge von Pandemie

25 Jun 2020

London Zahlreiche Staaten nutzen Politikern zufolge den Kampf gegen das Coronavirus zur Unterdrückung von Kritik und zu einem verstärkten autoritären Regieren.

Some countries using virus curbs to 'silence critics', ex-leaders warn

25 Jun 2020

LONDON The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in authoritarian behaviour by governments around the world, posing a growing threat to democracy, hundreds of former prime ministers, presidents, Nobel laureates and lawmakers have warned.

Lawmakers in Europe call on Israel to ditch annexation plans

24 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON Any Israeli move to annex parts of the West Bank would be "fatal" for Middle East peace hopes and must be prevented, if necessary with countermeasures, more than 1,000 lawmakers from across Europe said in a letter to European governments.

Vexed by annexation: The battle inside the EU over Israel

23 Jun 2020

BRUSSELS Two months before Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan on Jan. 28, Luxembourg's foreign minister was certain the U.S. president would break with the European Union and recognise Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

As China pushes back on virus, Europe wakes to 'Wolf Warrior' diplomacy

14 May 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS Earlier this month, Europe's ambassador in Beijing submitted to Chinese censorship.

Virus response opens way for corruption: EU chief prosecutor

12 May 2020

LONDON The promise of vast sums of European Union aid to countries affected by the coronavirus and less oversight over the funds is likely to lead to a surge in fraud and corruption, the EU's chief prosecutor said in an interview.

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