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A key figure in the Watergate scandal has told CNN that the allegations against President Donald Trump contained in a court filing are sufficient for Congress to start impeachment proceedings. "The government's filings in Mr. Cohen's case tell us nothing of value that wasn't already known". His lawyers want the 52-year-old attorney to avoid prison time altogether.
  • Mark Fitzpatrick: Iran missile test not a 'violation' of UNSCR 2231

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Iran missile test not a 'violation' of UNSCR 2231

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    Iran says its missile program is purely defensive but has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, if the United States tries to strangle Iranian oil exports. It has also warned of severe penalties for the companies that evade the bans and engage in business with Iran. Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic is now one of the world's topmost missile powers despite being subject to severe sanctions ...
  • British Government Loses Key Parliament Vote On Brexit

    British Government Loses Key Parliament Vote On Brexit

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    Suspension would rob the government of precious votes ahead of MPs' decision on the Brexit deal in a week's time, with the survival of Theresa May's deal already looking unlikely. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Mrs May's appearance in the Commons on Tuesday will coincide with a presentation at the European Court of Justice, which is hearing a claim by a cross-party group of Scottish MPs, MSPs and MEPs that Westminster politicians could reverse Article 50 - the clause that initiated ...
  • Donald Trump Praises Roger Stone 'Guts' for Standing Up to Robert Mueller

    Donald Trump Praises Roger Stone 'Guts' for Standing Up to Robert Mueller

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    Trump also took fresh aim Monday at Mueller, who is investigating possible coordination between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 election and whether Trump has tried to obstruct the probe. Earlier Monday, and not for the first time , Mr. Conway tore into the president, accusing him of jury- and witness-tampering. Subjects of an investigation can still communicate to others entangled in a probe, and though they can encourage them to tell the truth, they cannot coach them ...
  • Late President Bush receives 'points of light' tribute from Texas A&M students

    Late President Bush receives 'points of light' tribute from Texas A&M students

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    His passing came seven months after the April 17, 2018, death of his wife, Barbara, to whom he was married for 73 years. "George H.W. Bush's life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling". "We Canadians will remember his friendship and generous spirit", Ontario Premier Doug Ford tweeted. When Bill Clinton entered the White House, he found a letter from the man he beat: George H.W.
  • Labour warns of contempt action

    Labour warns of contempt action

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    If the motion is approved, a cross-party committee of parliamentarians would be tasked with investigating the alleged contempt and considering whether to recommend a punishment. "I wouldn't say it's a probability, but it's a likelihood that's growing fast". The Conservative prime minister has consistently refused to say what she plans to do if - as widely predicted - the British Parliament rejects the deal her government reached with the EU.
  • Days of Events Honoring Former President George HW Bush

    Days of Events Honoring Former President George HW Bush

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    Roberto Molina, whose family owns Molina's Cantina, one of Bush's favourite Tex-Mex restaurants in Houston, said he remembers Bush's kindness to his staff whenever he would stop by to eat. Trump has said he plans to designate Wednesday as a national day of mourning. While their presence is not yet certain, it's likely that former Presidents Barack Obama , Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter will be in attendance as well.
  • Maine Rep.-Elect Golden Votes Against Pelosi

    Maine Rep.-Elect Golden Votes Against Pelosi

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    An incoming federal lawmaker from Dubuque will support Nancy Pelosi's bid to reclaim the role of speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. She's not quite there. More than two-thirds of the class will represent red-leaning districts while others, like Rep. -elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, were elected on leftist platforms in deep blue districts to replace longtime Democratic incumbents.
  • Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

    Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

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    So [I] will sit in the dark, but Republicans agree I'm free to talk when done and transcript released in 24 hours. Soon after, Comey's lawyers withdrew their request to quash the subpoena. It's unclear what rights he was referring to. Democrats say the GOP is hoping to use the issue to derail or discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
  • Israel opposition urges PM to resign over bribery charges

    Israel opposition urges PM to resign over bribery charges

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    The newest police recommendation comes as his right-wing coalition's majority was reduced to just one seat in parliament, having enjoyed an nearly total dominance in Israeli politics. Sunday's recommendations involved Mr Netanyahu, Bezeq and the firm's largest shareholder, Mr Shaul Elovitch. There is also enough evidence to charge the company's then-CEO, Stella Handler, with fraud, the statement said.
  • Caravan Migrants Launch Hunger Strike at US Border

    Caravan Migrants Launch Hunger Strike at US Border

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    How do you think people from Tijuana feel towards those people who are making problems?" On Tuesday, U.S. agents in Ajo, Arizona arrested two men traveling with the caravan who had ties to MS-13, a notorious gang from El Salvador whose members have brutally killed numerous Americans.
  • Meet Knickers, a cow so big he wouldn't fit in the slaughterhouse

    Meet Knickers, a cow so big he wouldn't fit in the slaughterhouse

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    Australian cow, Knickers , became a viral star after a video emerged of him towering above other farm beasts. And his size has proved to be his saving grace. Earlier this week, Knickers , a Holstein Friesan who stands at just over 6'3, captivated the world, as people wondered how such a large creature could come to be, where he is going, what he wants, unaware that there was an even bigger bovine waiting in the wings.
  • Argentina, U.S. differ over Trump-Macri discussion on China

    Argentina, U.S. differ over Trump-Macri discussion on China

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    In the two minutes of the Buenos Aires meeting open to the media, Mr Trump's first remarks suggested he was still coming to grips with the Australian leadership change that had now delivered the second prime minister of his presidency. The two leaders made headlines nonetheless through a hearty handshake ahead of the G20's family photo event. Navarro's presence at the dinner table alongside Trump reflects a change in plans after the White House said Navarro wouldn't join Trump's more ...
  • Israel bombs targets in Syria, near Damascus: monitor

    Israel bombs targets in Syria, near Damascus: monitor

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    Focusing its attention on Friday's US-led coalition attack on the village of al-Safa, which led to the deaths of over 30 civilians, as well as the Israeli air forces' alleged Thursday strikes, the letter argued that the strikes "clearly reflect the US's disregard for humanitarian values and its confempt for global law".
  • Saudi Crown Prince sidelined in G20 family photo

    Saudi Crown Prince sidelined in G20 family photo

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    Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has said MbS knew nothing of the operation to kill Khashoggi . Khashoggi disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. Mr. Trump for his part has so far kept his distance from both Putin and the crown prince at the G-20. However, the US Senate is less enthusiastic about Saudi relations, voting this week to end support for the Saudi coalition in the war in Yemen.
  • President Trump calls off G20 summit meeting with Putin

    President Trump calls off G20 summit meeting with Putin

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    Since then progress between the two nations appears to have slowed, but Trump continues to hail the meeting as a historic breakthrough. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking in Geneva, said the USA should stop encouraging provocative moves by Ukraine and instead mediate between Kiev and rebel-held Ukrainian regions.