Turbulent Trump diplomacy ends with scrapped Europe, Taiwan trips

Washington (AFP) – The United States called off last-minute trips by top envoys to its allies in Europe and Taiwan on Tuesday in a sudden diplomatic volte-face during the chaotic swansong days of the Trump administration. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been due to make a final official visit to Europe while Kelly Clark, Washington’s UN envoy, was set to land in Taiwan on Wednesday afternoon. But the visits were suddenly scrapped a week before Democrat Joe Biden takes office and as President Donald Trump faces an all-but-certain second impeachment on a charge of inciting his supporters to s…

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