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US diplomat: Trump pressure on Ukraine harmful to rule of law

Washington, United States | AFP |  A senior US diplomat saw President Donald Trump’s pressure for Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival as a threat to the rule of law in both countries, testimony released Thursday showed. As Congress moved towards launching public hearings on impeaching Trump next week, it also …

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Rebuke for Trump in races seen as barometers for 2020 election

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump and his Republican allies suffered stinging defeats Tuesday as Democrats were projected to win closely-watched elections in two states, results that signal troubling headwinds for his 2020 re-election campaign. The Republican Governor Matt Bevin in deep-red Kentucky was ousted by his …

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Troubles, what troubles? Trump basks in populist love

Lexington, United States | AFP | Taking the stage in a packed Kentucky arena to the strains of America’s unofficial patriotic anthem, “God Bless the USA,” Donald Trump didn’t look like a man in trouble. Harried by impeachment proceedings, yes. Beset by foreign policy worries, yes. Accused of everything from sexual …

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Impeachment transcript shows envoy felt threatened by Trump

Washington, United States | AFP | The former US ambassador to Kiev told investigators she felt threatened by Donald Trump’s words in his call to Ukraine’s leader, in the first transcripts released Monday in the impeachment investigation against the president. As Democrats unveil a new, public phase of the probe, they …

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US writer sues Trump for defamation after alleged rape

New York, United States | AFP | A respected US writer who says Donald Trump raped her over two decades ago sued the president for defamation on Monday after he ridiculed her as “not my type.” Jean Carroll, a magazine advice columnist, filed the lawsuit in a New York court, claiming …

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Trump threatens to withhold emergency aid from fire-hit California

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump threatened once again Sunday to withhold federal aid from California after its Democratic governor criticized his environmental policies. Over the past two weeks, fires have ravaged nearly 100,000 acres (40,000 hectares) in the sprawling western state, where firefighters on Sunday were …

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UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make it impossible for the two nations to strike a future trade agreement. The president, whose impeachment in the US has moved a …

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Egypt, Ethiopia to meet in Washington over Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s foreign minister confirmed Tuesday that his country would take part in mediated talks in Washington next month over a controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia “will meet in the United States on 6 November… to break the deadlock in …

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