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  • US Ambassador to EU Admits Quid Pro Quo
    Us_ambassador_to_eu_admits_quid_pro_quo 2019-11-05 21:12:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said he knew that the Trump administration withheld nearly $400 million in American aid while pressuring Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump’s political rivals, according to an excerpt of his testimony released...

  • U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine: Trump Wanted Quid Pro Quo Deal
    Ukraine_ambassador-_trump_wanted_quid_pro_quo_deal 2019-10-22 21:31:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine testified on Tuesday he was told that President Donald Trump made the release of security aid to Ukraine contingent on Kiev publicly declaring it would carry out politically motivated investigations that he sought, according to a copy of his...

  • Invasion Into Kurdish-Syrian Territory: Germany Bans Arms Exports to Turkey
    Betraying_the_kurds_is_an_american_tradition 2019-10-12 19:55:28 UTC
    ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey over its assault against Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday. Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turk...

  • Trump's Ukraine Inner Circle: Two Arrested
    Trump's_ukraine_circle__two_arrested 2019-10-11 01:54:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations. The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump’s reelection. Lev Parnas and Igor...

  • US Will Betray Kurds Again
    Us_will_betray_the_kurds_again 2019-10-07 23:06:05 UTC
    For decades, the United States has maintained a curious relationship with the Kurds. Americans have historically enlisted them to help fight in the Middle East, only to turn on them in the end. Despite a history of betrayal, the Kurds have yet again become an important long ally in the fight agai...

  • Second Trump-Ukraine Whistleblower Comes Forward
    Second_trump-ukraine_whistleblower_comes_forward 2019-10-06 18:15:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second whistleblower has come forward with first-hand knowledge of President Donald Trump’s attempts to get the Ukrainian president to investigate a political rival, lawyers for the official said on Sunday. Lawyer Mark Zaid said the person, also an intelligence officia...

  • Biden: Trump 'Unhinged' and 'Most Corrupt President'
    Joe_biden-_trump_'unhinged'_and_'most_corrupt_president' 2019-10-04 23:45:36 UTC
    On Friday former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke briefly to reporters in which he condemned President Trump for suggesting both Ukraine and China should investigate Biden and his son Hunter. “This is not about me, this is not about my son, there’s not a shred of evidence of having done a...

  • Biden to Trump: You're Afraid of Just How Badly I Would Beat You
    Biden_to_trump-_you're_afraid_of_just_how_badly_i_would_beat_you_copy 2019-10-03 04:24:39 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hours after U.S. President Donald Trump described him as “stone-cold crooked,” Joe Biden, a leading Democratic contender in the 2020 race for the White House, vowed on Wednesday the Republican president is “not going to destroy me.” “Let me make something clear to Trump and his hat...

  • Trump Is Using “Misinformation” to Attack US Diplomat
    U.s._president_donald_trump 2019-10-03 00:04:23 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of using “propaganda and misinformation” to attack the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explain how the material circulated at top levels of his department. The Demo...

  • Trump: It Is A "COUP", Not An Impeachment
    Trump_it_is_a_coup__not_an_impeachment 2019-10-02 00:35:38 UTC
    The U.S. President Donald Trump continues to assail the impeachment inquiry and defend his call with the Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky which he asked Zelensky for the former Vice President Joe Biden investigation. Trump claims on Twitter: "As I learn more and more each day, I am coming...

  • Whistleblower complaint describes White House cover-up on Ukraine scandal
    Donald_trump's_barbaric_immigration_policy-_a_moral_abomination_and_a_national_shame 2019-09-26 23:31:25 UTC
    A whistleblower report released said Trump not only abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 U.S. election for his own political benefit, but that the White House tried to “lock down” evidence about that conduct. In a report released by a Democratic-led con...

  • Climate Change: Millions Hit the Streets Demand Action
    Climate_change-_millions_hit_the_streets_demand_action_copy 2019-09-21 00:22:36 UTC
    (Reuters) - Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Alarmed by images of the Greenland ice she...

  • Justin Trudeau Says He Is ‘Deeply Sorry’
    Justin_trudeau-_trump's_tariff_policy_is_'frankly_insulting' 2019-09-20 01:17:55 UTC
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue his re-election campaign and asked for forgiveness on Thursday after pictures of him in blackface emerged less than five weeks before the national vote. The Liberal Party leader’s campaign has been upended since Time m...

  • The Latest Allegation of Assault Against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
    Brett_kavanaugh_accuser_deborah_ramirez_appears_in_a_large_photo_in_her_senior_yearbook_from_st._joseph_high_school_in_trumbull__conn 2019-09-16 17:32:12 UTC
    Ms. Deborah Ramirez's claims against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh about an incident that happened while the two were at Yale University has been echoed in a previously unreported allegation about Kavanaugh shared by another Yale classmate. <blockquote><img alt="Kavanaugh_i_am_inn...

  • 2 Million More Americans Without Health Insurance
    2_million_more_americans_without_health_insurance 2019-09-10 19:07:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The share of Americans without health insurance rose for the first time in a decade last year and U.S. household income barely rose, according to a government report on Tuesday that laid bare issues that could become central to the U.S. presidential election next year. A...

  • Trump Abruptly Fired His National Security Adviser Bolton
    John_bolton_-_us_will_enthusiastically_support_a_no-deal_brexit 2019-09-10 17:48:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump fired abruptly his national security adviser John Bolton, saying on Tuesday he had serious policy disagreements with his hardline aide. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly wit...

  • Boris Johnson's Brexit Dilemma
    Boris_johnson's_brexit_dilemma 2019-09-10 01:33:31 UTC
    Brexit, the UK’s most significant geopolitical move in decades, remains in question more than three years since the 2016 referendum, with possible outcomes ranging from an exit on Oct. 31 without a withdrawal agreement to smooth the transition, to abandoning the whole endeavour. LONDON (Reuter...

  • Irish PM: We Need a Single Irish Economic Zone
    Irish_pm-_we_need_a_single_irish_economic_zone 2019-09-08 18:15:51 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar plans to discuss whether regulatory alignment between Ireland and Northern Ireland might form the basis of a Brexit deal when he meets British counterpart Boris Johnson on Monday. But Varadkar said a breakthrough was unlikely during Monday’s...

  • UK's Johnson Loses Control
    Uk's_johnson_loses_control 2019-09-07 01:55:13 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament voted on Wednesday to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31, but rejected his first bid to call a snap election two weeks before the scheduled exit. After wresting control of the day’s p...

  • Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
    Hurricane_dorian_shows_we_are_losing_the_fight_against_global_warming 2019-09-01 22:29:33 UTC
    As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. Th...

  • Scientists Find Micro Plastic in Arctic Ice
    Global_warming__climate_change__scientists_find_micro_plastic_in_arctic_ice 2019-08-14 23:33:28 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet. The researchers used a helicopter to land on ice ...

  • Recession Fears Escalate
    Stock_market_-_wall_street_stumbled 2019-08-14 19:02:04 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stumbled on Wednesday as investors fled equities for safe-haven assets, seeking shelter amid gathering signs that a recession could be on the horizon. All three major U.S. indexes were sharply lower as short- and long-dated Treasury yields inverted for the firs...

  • Pelosi: US, UK Trade deal Won't Pass Congress if Good Friday pact Is Undermined
    Nancy_pelosi_outlined_5_agenda_items_democrats_retake_house 2019-08-14 16:02:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is no chance that a trade agreement between the United States and Britain will pass Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday peace accord between Ireland and Northern Ireland, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. “Whatever form it takes, Brexit c...

  • US, UK Seek Quick Post-Brexit Trade Deal
    Uk%e2%80%99s_johnson_threatens_to_withhold__50_billion_brexit_payment 2019-08-13 18:20:56 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States are discussing a partial trade accord that could take effect on Nov. 1, the day after Britain is due to leave the European Union, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday. The official also said visiting U.S. national security advi...

  • US Seeks to Cut Legal Immigration by Half
    Us_seeks_to_cut_legal_immigration_by_half 2019-08-13 01:28:48 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a sweeping rule on Monday that some experts say could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor. The long-anticipated rule, pushed by Trump’s lea...