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Battle for witnesses looms as defense rests in Trump trial

Washington, United States | AFP |  The fight over calling witnesses to testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial intensified Tuesday after Trump’s lawyers closed their defense calling the abuse of power charges against him politically motivated. Democrats sought to have the Senate subpoena former White House national security advisor John …

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French defence chief heads to US to press Sahel case

Paris, France | AFP |  France’s defence minister departs for Washington on Sunday hoping to convince officials to keep US soldiers in West Africa, where French authorities are under pressure after years of trying to bolster local forces against Islamic extremists. Florence Parly’s visit comes just days after her tour of …

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Trump to fire up base with anti-abortion rally speech

Washington, United States | AFP | With his eyes firmly on the November election, Donald Trump will Friday become the first US president to address in person the country’s biggest annual gathering of anti-abortion campaigners. Addressing a crowd of thousands on the National Mall in Washington, Trump is assured of a …

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Trump relaunches trade battle with Europe

Davos, Switzerland | AFP | US President Donald Trump relaunched a major trade offensive against Europe on Wednesday, threatening to hit the EU with damaging auto tariffs if Europeans failed to agree a long-delayed trade deal. With observers warning that global harmony on trade was crucial to the health of the …

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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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Trump rejects climate ‘prophets of doom’ as Thunberg warns Davos

Davos, Switzerland | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday assailed environmental “prophets of doom”, delivering an uncompromising message in Davos after Swedish teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg slammed government inaction on the climate crisis. Thunberg was in the audience in the Swiss Alps to hear a typically bullish speech by …

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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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