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Ukraine swaps prisoners with rebels ahead of Orthodox Easter

Kiev, Ukraine | AFP |  Ukraine’s government on Thursday swapped prisoners with Russia-backed separatists in the war-torn east of the country, ahead of Orthodox Easter celebrations. Twenty people who had been held captive in two breakaway regions were handed over to the government, Kiev said. Separatists took back 14 prisoners but …

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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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Ukraine rivals to exchange prisoners in controversial swap

Kramatorsk, Ukraine | AFP |  Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists in the war-torn east of the country are expected Sunday to swap dozens of prisoners in a frontline operation that stirred controversy in Kiev. As part of the swap, Kiev is expected to hand over to separatists several riot policemen suspected …

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Trump impeachment: what you need to know ahead of the vote

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump is facing a likely impeachment vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Only two US presidents have been impeached — Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 — although both survived a trial in the Senate that would …

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Trump impeachment drive enters crucial week in divided Congress

Washington, United States | AFP | The impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in a sharply divided US Congress enter a new phase Monday when the House Judiciary Committee convenes a hearing expected to result in specific charges against the Republican leader. Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power by allegedly …

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White House rejects participation in ‘baseless’ impeachment probe

Washington, United States | AFP | The White House blasted the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as “completely baseless” Friday, signalling it would not seek to defend the president in Democratic-led hearings to draw up formal charges against him. But Republicans demanded that Joe Biden’s son Hunter, the lawmaker leading the …

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Trump conduct worse than Nixon’s: Democratic impeachment head

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukraine was far worse than the behavior that led to Richard Nixon’s downfall, the head of the congressional impeachment probe said Thursday as he summed up the case for the US president’s removal. Lawmakers investigating whether Trump abused his office by …

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Trump probe builds evidence of ‘quid pro quo’

Washington, United States | AFP | The House of Representatives is investigating whether President Donald Trump has built a growing case that he put pressure on Ukraine for domestic political ends. Here are key facts that we know at this point: – The ‘favor’ call – Trump on July 25 spoke …

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