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Trump dashes to Iowa aiming to upend Democratic challengers

Des Moines, United States | AFP |  Donald Trump takes his re-election campaign roadshow to Iowa Thursday, aiming to steal the limelight from Democrats whose race to challenge the US president in November’s election remains a dead heat days before the first nomination vote. As a dozen White House candidates make …

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Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

Washington, United States | AFP |  Republicans and Democrats clashed over calling witnesses and demanding White House documents on the first full day Tuesday of the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. House impeachment managers led by veteran prosecutor Adam Schiff used the opening debate over trial procedures to lay …

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Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from office and Republicans determined to acquit him — and quickly, if possible. Four months after the Ukraine scandal exploded and went on to overshadow the …

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Trump brief assails impeachment, demands immediate acquittal

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s lawyers submitted a trial brief Monday calling his impeachment by the House “a dangerous perversion” of the US constitution and demanding his immediate acquittal by the Senate. Almost simultaneously, House impeachment managers responded to an earlier Trump filing, saying the president had …

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Democrats to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate next week

Washington, United States | AFP | US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she intends to transmit articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate next week, moving to end a taut standoff with Republicans over terms of the president’s trial. The top Democrat’s announcement virtually assures that a historic …

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Trump, US lawmakers battle over war powers amid Iran tensions

Washington, United States | AFP | A defiant US President Donald Trump clashed with congressional Democrats Thursday before lawmakers hold a largely symbolic but politically charged vote to rein in his ability to take military action against Iran. With the resolution triggering a scalding debate about presidential war powers amid heightened …

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Unswayed by Iran briefings, Democrats seek to check Trump war power

Washington, United States | AFP | US Democratic lawmakers pressed ahead Wednesday with plans to check President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran, despite Congress breathing a collective sigh of relief at the de-escalation of conflict with the Islamic republic. Republicans and Democrats alike expressed broad support for …

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Putin says Trump impeachment based on ‘made-up grounds’

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that the impeachment of Donald Trump was based on “made-up” grounds, adding he did not believe it marked the end of the US president. “It still needs to go through the Senate, where the Republicans have a majority,” Putin …

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