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Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee has taken the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol. Democrats and Republicans used the otherwise procedural meeting Wednesday evening to deliver sharp, poignant and, […]

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Azar, Verma battle for Trump’s favor amid White House showdown

“There’s a lot of guys on the sixth floor” of HHS headquarters, where Azar and his senior staff sit, said one former official, adding that Verma long resented “the boys club” at the health department — “especially the boys club who told her what to do.” Verma and her team sit on the third floor. […]

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Israel heads for third election and Netanyahu clings to power

The Knesset had until midnight Wednesday to agree on a politician who could command the support of 61 out of the 120 members of Israel’s parliament. When no one was able to garner the minimum backing, an election in March 2020 was automatically triggered. This time, Netanyahu will conduct his campaign while facing criminal indictment […]

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Rep. Adam Schiff Submits Pence Aide’s Classified Letter To Judiciary Committee

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has submitted to the Judiciary Committee a classified letter from an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, according to multiple reports on Wednesday. Jennifer Williams, an adviser to Pence on Russia, filed additional evidence after her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee last month, Schiff said in a note attached […]

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US: N Korea missile tests are ‘deeply counterproductive’ | USA News

The United States warned North Korea on Wednesday that its “deeply counterproductive” ballistic missile tests risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace, but said it is “prepared to be flexible” and take concrete, parallel steps with Pyongyang towards an agreement. US Ambassador Kelly Craft delivered the message at a Security Council meeting less […]

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Algeria election: A dismal vote that hardly anyone wants

On Thursday, the country’s authorities will stage a presidential poll that was twice deferred this year in the wake of a startling anti-establishment uprising that dramatically ended President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s two-decade-long rule in April. But the protest movement, known as the Hirak, resolutely opposes the election. All five candidates are closely linked to Algeria’s ruling […]

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Call for clarity on cap for personal injury damages

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has called for further clarity after a report published on Wednesday cited the “cap” on general damages in personal injury court awards as €500,000, and not €450,000 as had been previously believed. The difference is important as the figure is used as a guide against which all other awards and […]

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Brexit BOOST: How ‘clean break Brexit’ will bring Britain prosperity and SAVE £39 billion | Politics | News

The prospect of Brexit looms in the distance, with the outcome of this week’s general election sure to determine Britain’s future relationship with the EU. Since Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016, speculation over the UK’s trading relationships and economy has been rife. But according to a Brexit Party parliamentary candidate and entrepreneur, […]

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I’ll repair damage by Trump on US foreign policy

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pledged Wednesday to repair the damage she says President Donald Trump has done in the international community, saying that — if elected — she would negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Iran, rejoin a global climate pact and rebuild America’s diplomatic corps and its relationships with U.S. […]

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Records Show How Police Closed The City’s Subway During Pro-Democracy Protests

Anthony Wallace / Getty Images A train carriage after it was vandalised at the University MTR Station. HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s police force requested that the city shutter subway stations or halt train service on at least 10 occasions that coincided with major pro-democracy protests, records obtained by BuzzFeed News show. Clean, efficient, and […]

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