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Democrats accuse Trump of abusing power, obstructing impeachment probe

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U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his chances of re-election next year, undermined national security and ordered an "unprecedented" campaign to obstruct Congress, Democrats said in a report on Tuesday that will form the basis of any formal impeachment charges against Trump. In a 300-page report that… Read

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Trump barrels into NATO summit, clashes with France's Macron

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Thumping his chest on the world stage as he faces an impeachment inquiry at home, President Donald Trump claimed credit Tuesday for transforming NATO as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary. But he also clashed with America's NATO allies, especially French President Emmanuel Macron, about defense spending and the… Read

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Iran says it killed protesters in deadliest unrest in decades

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Iran acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that its security forces shot and killed protesters across the country to put down demonstrations last month over the sharply spiking price of gasoline, the deadliest unrest to hit the country since the turmoil of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. A report by Iranian… Read

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2010s hottest decade in history, U.N. says as emissions rise again

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This decade is set to be the hottest in history, the United Nations said Tuesday in an annual assessment outlining the ways in which climate change is outpacing humanity's ability to adapt to it. The World Meteorological Organization said global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius (two… Read

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Trump says China deal could wait until after 2020 election

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday downplayed the likelihood of reaching a U.S.-China trade deal before next year’s elections — and then shrugged off the tailspin that his remarks caused in the stock market. Speaking in London, where he is attending a NATO summit, Trump said he had “no deadline’’ to… Read

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Democrat Kamala Harris ends 2020 White House bid

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Democrat trailblazer Kamala Harris pulled the plug on her U.S. presidential campaign Tuesday after a promising start to her bid was eroded by underperforming in a crowded field and a failure to raise sufficient funds. The exit of the progressive senator leaves 15 candidates in the battle to see who… Read

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Trump says North Korea's Kim 'likes sending rockets up'

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he still had confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but noted that Kim "likes sending rockets up, doesn't he?" "That's why I call him Rocket Man," Trump told reporters during a meeting with the head of NATO in London He said… Read

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2020 G7 summit will be held at Camp David retreat

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’ll host next year’s Group of Seven summit at the Camp David presidential retreat, a second choice he's reluctantly embracing after being pressured into nixing plans to host the gathering at one of his private Florida resorts. The White House had announced plans in October… Read

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More pressure on Prince Andrew after alleged victim on TV

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Prince Andrew was missing when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, hosted NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, but he was the focus of renewed scrutiny as allegations of sexual misconduct received wide attention on British TV. Andrew, who has stepped down from royal duties because of his involvement… Read

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U.S. House passes Uighur bill urging sanctions on Chinese officials

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The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Tuesday that would apply sanctions against senior Chinese officials, triggering a furious response from Beijing. The legislation adds to tensions between the two superpowers just as they are locked in negotiations to finalize a "phase one" deal to resolve their protracted trade… Read

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