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Bezos launches $10 bn fund to combat climate change

Washington, United States | AFP |  His company is often criticized for its environmental record, but Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world’s richest man, said Monday that he was committing $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change. In a post to his 1.4 million followers on …

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In US politics, height matters and Trump knows it

Washington, United States | AFP | When Donald Trump literally belittles his perceived enemies — by mocking their stature — he is weaponizing a long-standing maxim of US presidential politics: taller guys tend to win the White House. Trump — who stands at about 6’3″ (1m90) depending on which source you …

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Justice chief blasts Trump for making job ‘impossible’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday delivered a highly unusual public rebuke of Donald Trump, saying the president’s tweets were making his job at the Justice Department “impossible.” “I have a problem with some of the tweets,” Barr said in an interview with ABC …

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Trump under fire for intervening in Roger Stone case

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump faced fresh accusations of abuse of power Tuesday after appearing to pressure the Justice Department to seek a lighter prison sentence for his longtime political aide Roger Stone. Stone was convicted in November last year of lying to Congress, tampering with …

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Sanders wins in New Hampshire as Biden crashes and burns

Manchester, United States | AFP |  Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s high-stakes Democratic primary on Tuesday, according to US network projections, leaving rivals including party stalwart Joe Biden in his wake as he staked his claim to challenge President Donald Trump in November. Sanders, the flag-bearer for the party’s progressive wing, …

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Top hopefuls Buttigieg, Sanders under fire in Democratic debate

Manchester, United States | AFP |  White House hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg — riding neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of the next Democratic primary contest — come under sustained attack on the debate stage from rivals seeking to challenge Donald Trump in November. Buttigieg, a former mayor of South …

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Trump impeachment witnesses lose their jobs

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Friday fired two of the highest profile witnesses in his impeachment probe, sparking accusations that he is on a campaign of revenge. Trump recalled his ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, just hours after Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a …

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Republican veteran Romney stands alone after Trump vote

Washington, United States | AFP | He said he expected to be “vehemently denounced” and it did not take long. When Republican Party veteran Mitt Romney voted for US President Donald Trump to be removed from office at his impeachment trial, the backlash was fast and furious. Trump has now lashed …

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Trump takes impeachment victory lap over ‘vicious’ Democrats

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump celebrated his impeachment acquittal Thursday in a rambling, emotional speech raging against the investigations that have overshadowed his entire administration. Trump gathered scores of loyal Republican legislators, his legal team, wife Melania and White House aides in the ceremonial East Room and …

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