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Pressure builds as Trump impeachment probe hears new claims

Washington, United States | AFP | Two top US diplomats delivered gripping testimony Wednesday about Donald Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival Joe Biden, as the impeachment inquiry into the president shifted into a new phase of high-stakes televised hearings. Trump dismissed the probe in the …

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Donald Trump’s Ukrainian path to impeachment attempt

Washington, United States | AFP | It started with a shadowy diplomatic campaign as Donald Trump bypassed official channels on Ukraine, and the unusual foreign policy bid has now triggered public hearings on impeachment — the ultimate indignity for a US president. The spark that lit the Ukraine affair, according to …

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Trump ignores controversy to host Turkey’s Erdogan

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump will leap from the frying pan of impeachment into the fire of foreign policy controversy when he hosts his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House on Wednesday. On the day that the impeachment process shifts to the dramatic phase …

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Trump hails economic boom as industry attacks trade war

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump on Tuesday took credit for an American economic renaissance but was greeted by another salvo from US industries that blame his trade wars for jeopardizing employment, wounding business and burdening consumers with higher costs. But Trump doubled down, threatening to jack up …

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Trump: Bolivia leader’s resignation sign to ‘illegitimate regimes’

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Monday hailed the resignation of Bolivia’s leftist leader Evo Morales as a sign to “illegitimate” regimes and praised the role of the country’s military. “These events send a strong signal to the illegitimate regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua that democracy and the will of …

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How Trump’s impeachment will unroll

Washington, United States | AFP | The start of open hearings in the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump on Wednesday will give the American public their first chance to witness live the explosive showdown between Democrats and Republicans over the US leader’s future. The hearing before the House Intelligence Committee …

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Trump urges pro-Democratic black vote to switch to his camp

Atlanta, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump on Friday sought to crack Democrats’ solid hold on black voters, telling a gathering of African-Americans in Atlanta that the left has taken them for granted. Trump hammered home his platform of fighting illegal immigration and using trade wars to rebuild the …

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No agreement on China tariff rollback: Trump

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump said Friday he has not agreed to roll back tariffs on Chinese imports, dampening recent optimism for a major de-escalation in the US-China trade war. Amid a steady stream of conflicting reports, Trump’s remarks appeared to push back against Beijing’s claims that …

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Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since Berlin Wall fall

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Germany on Saturday marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism and national reunification, as the Western alliance that helped secure those achievements is riddled with divisions. Two days before the date that brought epochal change, France’s …

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Trump will not impose tariffs on EU cars: Juncker

Munich, Germany | AFP | The outgoing president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday he believes the US will not impose new tariffs on imported European cars in the coming days. President Donald Trump’s administration has been threatening since last year to impose tariffs on auto imports to defend …

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