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EU fails to deliver on Albania and North Macedonia

18.10.2019 3:12

Denmark, France and the Netherlands opposed opening talks on EU accession with Albania and North Macedonia in a blow that may invite greater Russian influence in the Balkan region.

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[Ticker] US to host 2020 G7 summit at Trump golf club

18.10.2019 2:48

US president Donald Trump's acting chief of staff, Mike Mulvaney, announced the US will host the 2020 G7 summit at the Trump National Doral Miami resort in Florida, Deutsche Welle reports. The decision drew immediate criticism as Trump would financially benefit from his presidency. Mulvaney also said Russia might be invited, which would be a first since it was excluded from the G8 after its invasion in Ukraine in 2014.


Frank Lampard Is Leading Chelsea Into A New Era, But Christian Pulisic Is A Figure Of Their Old Habits

17.10.2019 19:37

Christian Pulisic has been a peripheral at Chelsea since signing for £58 million from Borussia Dortmund. He is becoming a misfit at Stamford Bridge.


NFL news and notes: Rams noncommittal on Jalen Ramsey's status; Russell Okung could return this week

17.10.2019 16:41

It's unclear if Jalen Ramsey will play this week for the Rams.

Tags: Russia, NFL

Analysis: President Trump's remarkable quid pro quo

17.10.2019 15:50

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged in a news conference Thursday that the US withheld military aid from Ukraine in hopes of securing a promise that the foreign government would look into the possible presence of the physical Democratic National Committee server hacked by the Russians in 2016.


Russia stops US diplomats on way to town near mysterious nuclear explosion site

17.10.2019 15:25

'Perhaps they got lost,' says foreign ministry

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Trump to Host G-7 at Miami Resort, Sparking Conflict Claims

17.10.2019 15:05

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump’s Doral golf resort in Miami will be the site of next year’s Group of Seven summit, the White House said on Thursday, a decision that reignited claims he’s violating a constitutional prohibition against profiting from the presidency.The announcement by Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney came as the president is facing a House impeachment inquiry. Trump has been attacking rival presidential candidate Joe Biden, saying that when he was vice president, he used his position to further his son Hunter’s business interests.“It’s almost like they built this facility to host this type of event,” Mulvaney told reporters at the White House Thursday, saying “a lot of the same criteria” used for past summits were applied to choosing the site. He said the president “will not be profiting here” and that Doral will be much less expensive than alternatives.The president pitched hosting the 2020 G-7 summit at Trump National Doral at the August gathering of leaders in Biarritz, France, saying that the luxury property is “very big” and that each country could “have their own villa, or their own bungalow.”With the host setting much of agenda for a G-7 meeting, Mulvaney said that Trump could invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the June 10-12 event, although he said that issue hasn’t yet come up. He also said that climate change isn’t on the agenda.After Trump’s comments in August, the House Judiciary Committee said it would investigate the proposed site selection as part of its ongoing probe to determine whether to bring articles of impeachment against the president.Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, who criticized Trump’s suggestion in August, on Thursday said the selection breached the ban on foreign “emoluments” to a president.“This is a blatant violation of the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution,” the New York Democrats said. “The president uses his official office to bring an official function to his business to personally benefit from it. This is why the emoluments clause is written into the U.S. Constitution to prevent this type of corruption.” QuickTake: Trump’s Business Ties and the Problem With EmolumentsTrump’s decision to maintain his varied private business holdings while in office has drawn criticism from ethics experts and led to several lawsuits. Trump has said he’s likely losing billions of dollars by serving as president.Most legal actions accusing Trump of serially violating the emoluments ban so far haven’t advanced far enough to resolve underlying constitutional issues.Trump’s business, the Trump Organization, has sought to counter criticism by donating profit from foreign leaders’ visits to the U.S. Treasury, which his critics say is an unenforceable commitment that doesn’t resolve the constitutional issue.Even if the Trump Organization turns over profit from the G-7, Doral would benefit in other ways from hosting a summit of world leaders. The resort would get free publicity that could boost future profit.(Updates with Nadler comments in seventh paragraph.)--With assistance from Ben Brody.To contact the reporters on this story: Ryan Beene in Washington at [email protected];Jennifer A. Dlouhy in Washington at [email protected] contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at [email protected], Larry Liebert, Justin BlumFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

Golden Knights' Zykov suspended 20 games for positive drug test

17.10.2019 14:39

Russian forward Valentin Zykov of the Vegas Golden Knights has been suspended for 20 games without pay for violating the National Hockey League's performance-enhancing drug policy, the league said on Thursday.

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