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Ukraine didn't know Trump had canceled military aid during July call

Ukraine didn't know Trump had canceled military aid during July call The reason was Trump's July 25 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which the USA leader asked his Ukrainian counterpart to step up an investigation into the activities in Ukraine of Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden , who is Trump's most likely opponent of the Democratic Party in the 2020 presidential election. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Undergoes Heart Surgery, Puts Campaign On Hold

Bernie Sanders Undergoes Heart Surgery, Puts Campaign On Hold The Sanders campaign Wednesday canceled his upcoming schedule after 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders suffered chest discomfort and underwent a heart procedure for a blocked artery. The Vermont Senator's campaign raised $25 million, the highest among the candidates who have reported so far, and scheduled its first television ads in Iowa. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lorenzo to bring 70-foot waves to Azores

Hurricane Lorenzo to bring 70-foot waves to Azores Meteorology Yucatan reported that after an analysis, it was concluded that the weather conditions in the low pressure environment were favorable for intensification . Met Éireann has been holding daily meetings with the National Hurricane Center and the Met Office in the UK. Met Éireann's website forecast issued at 7.30pm on Monday says that Lorenzo is now predicted to be an ex tropical storm ... [Full Article...]

Giuliani subpoenaed in impeachment probe

Giuliani subpoenaed in impeachment probe In issuing a separate subpoena last week as part of the inquiry, the chairmen of three House committees made it clear that stonewalling their investigation would be considered obstruction of Congress in its investigation. Democrats plan to meet with the whistle-blower behind closed doors soon and a second meeting with the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who first verif... [Full Article...]

Ex-Cop Breaks Into Tears as Judge Reads Guilty Verdict

Ex-Cop Breaks Into Tears as Judge Reads Guilty Verdict Guyger, 31, was indicted on a murder charge after she killed Botham Jean , an accountant, in September 2018. Hermus said that was not the case when Guyger shot Jean. "God is good. Trust him", Allison Jean said as she left the courtroom, the Dallas Morning News reported. Guyger testified that "her mind was racing while on the phone with a 911 operator" and that "it didn't cross her mind th... [Full Article...]

Bay Area Man Charged With Acting As Spy For China

Bay Area Man Charged With Acting As Spy For China US Attorney David L Anderson said 56-year-old Xuehua (Edward) Peng is accused of being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified United States national security information to officials in the People's Republic of China . Once Peng picked up the package, he would fly back to China with the SD card dropped off by a source. The double agent would then get a key to the room, take the ... [Full Article...]

Pompeo Pushes Back Against House Efforts To Question State Department Officials

Pompeo Pushes Back Against House Efforts To Question State Department Officials Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday blasted a House committee that subpoenaed a number of the department's officials for depositions and documents, claiming the Democrat-led panel is trying to "bully" and "intimidate". Ulrich Brechbuhl and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. They also notified multiple officials of scheduled depositions. The chairmen also subpoenaed ... [Full Article...]

Trump Pressured Australia, Italy & U.K. to Help with Political Probes

Trump Pressured Australia, Italy & U.K. to Help with Political Probes Donald Trump called Scott Morrison and asked him to help in an investigation aimed at discrediting the Mueller inquiry. Trump (right) could be in deeper trouble after a call with Morrison was revealed. But the president has made no secret he sees a larger objective: to validate his victory and to settle scores with his perceived "deep state" enemies. [Full Article...]

Trump sought Australia’s help on Russia probe origins

Trump sought Australia’s help on Russia probe origins The Mueller report (while not mentioning Australia by name) later confirmed that information from a "foreign government" prompted the FBI to "open an investigation into whether individuals associated with the Trump campaign were coordinating with the Russian government in its interference activities". [Full Article...]

Suspect arrested after deadly Finland attack

Suspect arrested after deadly Finland attack A man with a sword-like weapon and a firearm killed one person and wounded at least nine others today at a shopping centre in central Finland , police said. Another eyewitness, Roosa Kokkonen, who works in a auto garage opposite the college, told Finnish TV channel MTV that a teacher with blood running from her hand came fleeing out of the building. [Full Article...]

Taiwan bridge collapses, sending truck plunging onto fishing boats

Taiwan bridge collapses, sending truck plunging onto fishing boats The reports Su'ao Township chief Lee Ming-ch told reporters Tuesday five people injured were taken to hospitals and at least six crew members were still tripped under the bridge. Video shows the truck driving across the almost 500-foot-long bridge. The storm injured 12 people, downed trees, damaged vehicles and caused power outages around the island. [Full Article...]

China marks National Day as Hong Kong protesters take to the streets

China marks National Day as Hong Kong protesters take to the streets President Xi, who also chairs the apex Central Military Commission, stood atop a Hongqi auto that drove down Chang'an Avenue, inspecting the formations that would soon trundle past Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Posters in the city called for the October 1 anniversary to be marked as "A Day of Grief". The muted celebrations underscore heightened tensions here as protesters and police... [Full Article...]

Trump asked Australian PM for help

Trump asked Australian PM for help Mr Trump was requesting help for US Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of special counsel Mr Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Mr Trump made those calls on Mr Barr's behalf. Australian diplomat Alexander Downer helped trigger the initial Russian Federation investigation after he shared details of a meeting ... [Full Article...]

British opposition parties unite to stop no-deal Brexit

British opposition parties unite to stop no-deal Brexit Johnson is also underneath scrutiny for claims that an American businesswoman, Jennifer Arcuri, obtained cash and perks from London coffers whereas Johnson was mayor of the British capital. The opposition parties however have failed to agree on who should lead such a national unity government, which would first block the no-deal exit by securing an extension to the current Brexit deadline of Oct... [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed By House Intel Committee In Impeachment Inquiry

Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed By House Intel Committee In Impeachment Inquiry Giuliani told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that he would consider cooperating with Adam Schiff , who chairs the Intelligence committee, if he has Trump's approval to do so. The Trump-Zelenskiy phone call came shortly after the United States withheld nearly $400 million in military funding to Ukraine, causing concern that the president was using money approved by Congress f... [Full Article...]

U.S. Democrats subpoena Trump lawyer Giuliani in impeachment probe

U.S. Democrats subpoena Trump lawyer Giuliani in impeachment probe It looks set to spur Mr Trump to an extraordinary total for the 2020 campaign, which could ultimately hit $2 billion. He and "Morning Joe" co-host and wife Mika Brzezinski shared new CBS and YouGov polling that shows 55% of Americans are now in favor of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump , who spent last week and weekend tweeting up a storm about the inquiry and insulting variou... [Full Article...]

Houthi rebels release hundreds of detainees in Yemen

Houthi rebels release hundreds of detainees in Yemen A prisoner swap was one of three elements of an agreement between the warring parties that was brokered by the United Nations in Sweden's capital, Stockholm, in December. The images of the attack released by the rebels, known as Houthis, show armored vehicles with stenciled Saudi markings, arms and ammunition the rebels claim they seized. [Full Article...]

NOAA's Suomi NPP analyzes record-setting hurricane Lorenzo

NOAA's Suomi NPP analyzes record-setting hurricane Lorenzo The storm strengthened briefly to a category 5 on Saturday, and has since been downgraded to a category 2 with winds of up to 105mph (165km/h). It comes 12 months after Storm Ali severely disrupted the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore. [Full Article...]

Pelosi: Impeachment is worth losing House over

Pelosi: Impeachment is worth losing House over President Donald Trump would be presented with a plan by his White House aides in the coming days, to counter the imminent threat of impeachment hanging over his head, after a tumultuous week. The lawyer added that individuals were also offering $50,000 rewards for information that would out the intelligence official. Mark Zaid, an attorney representing the government whistleblower, called ... [Full Article...]

US President Trump: I want to meet my accuser

US President Trump: I want to meet my accuser The US President claims the whistleblower's account of what was said , was "totally inaccurate". The scandal surrounding the conversations led to the launch of an impeachment inquiry last week - over possible collusion with a foreign power. [Full Article...]


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