Presidency of Donald Trump

White House blocks Fauci from testifying to Congress

The White House on May 1 blocked the U.S.'s top infectious disease expert from testifying before Congress next week.

The House Appropriations Committee sought Director of the NationalInstitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Antony Fauci, to appear at a hearing on President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump has Offered Kim Jong-un Help with the Fight against the Coronavirus

US President Donald Trump has offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-un help in combating the coronavirus, world agencies have reported.

In a letter, Trump has indicated his intention to offer co-operation, saying he was impressed with Kim's efforts to protect his people from the serious threat of the epidemic, according to North Korean news agency KCTA, quoted by Reuters.

The West’s Declining Relevance has Cast the Balkans Adrift

Already in December 2016, I noted, the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump as US president signified the end of Euro-Atlantic project as it had existed in the Western Balkans. The subsequent three years have borne out the truth of this assessment.

Flags fly outside parliament event at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

Columbia University president addresses 21st century challenges in Kathimerini interview

Lee Bollinger is widely regarded as the most successful president of an American university, having consolidated Columbia's reputation as one of the leading global institutions, while expanding its international activities. He is also a noted intellectual and scholar of freedom of speech.

Palestinians cut ties with Israel, US after rejecting peace plan

The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a Middle East peace plan presented by U.S. President Donald Trump, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Feb. 1.

Abbas was in Cairo to address the Arab League, which backed the Palestinians in their opposition to Trump's plan.