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House committee recommends Trump impeachment for abuse of power, obstruction

A Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday (December 13), making it almost cer


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Russia raises concerns over new US ballistic missile test: RIA

Russia said on Friday (December 13) it was alarmed after the United States tested a ground-launched ballistic missile that would have been banned under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, th


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Rattling Republicans, US House committee delays impeachment vote

Democrats delayed an impeachment vote by a US House Committee just before midnight, incensing Republicans and setting up a Friday showdown over President Donald Trump’s future.


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Johnson wins 'huge' mandate for swift Brexit in UK election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday (December 13) that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union within w


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US House panel battles over impeachment articles against Trump

US lawmakers moved closer on Thursday (December 12) to impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as members of a House of Representatives committee debated formal charges that are likely to be sen


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Trump mocks teen climate activist Thunberg: 'Chill Greta, Chill'

US President Donald Trump reprised his ridicule of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg on Thursday (December 12) after the Swedish climate activist was named Time’s Person of the Year for 2019.


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Chilean Air Force recovers human remains, says no survivors in crashed plane

The Chilean Air Force said on Thursday (December 12) it has recovered human remains in the search for an Antarctica-bound plane that crashed earlier this week with 38 people on board.


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North Korea says US has nothing to offer regarding any nuclear deal

North Korea said on Thursday (December 12) the United States had nothing to offer it in possible renewed talks aimed at getting Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs after Washington s


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Famine stalks millions in South Sudan after droughts, floods: UN

Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops and livestock, compounding “intense political instability”, the United Nations w


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US House approves Space Force, family leave in $738 billion defense bill

The US House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738 billion defense policy bill providing the first paid family leave for all federal workers and the creation of a Space Force, a top military


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United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

Voters go to the polls on Thursday (December 12) in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain toward another referendum that could ultimately r


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Taliban attack on US military base kills one, injures scores

Suicide bombers struck the main US military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday (December 11), killing at least one person and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace t


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US imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation

The United States on Wednesday (December 11) imposed new sanctions on Iran’s biggest airline and its shipping industry, accusing them of transporting lethal aid from Iran to Yemen and weapons of mass


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UN head demands bolder climate action or 'we are doomed'

UN chief Antonio Guterres exhorted major world economies on Wednesday (December 11) to signal more ambitious commitments to cut greenhouse emissions as climate talks in Madrid hit an intense phase.


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PM Johnson's waning lead casts doubt on election victory chances

A major polling forecaster slashed its prediction for Boris Johnson’s majority in Thursday’s (December 12) British general election, saying the race has tightened and the prime minister can no longer


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Turkey will retaliate against any US sanctions: foreign minister

Turkey will retaliate if the United States takes negative steps against Ankara, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday (December 11) when asked about the prospect of Washington imposing s


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China imprisoned more journalists than any other country in 2019: CPJ

China imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country, displacing Turkey as the most oppressive place for the profession, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists repor


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Suu Kyi in court as genocide case set out against Myanmar

Mass rapes, the burning alive of Muslim Rohingya families in their homes and the killing with knives of dozens of children were described by Gambia’s legal team as it set out its genocide case against


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US bars former Saudi diplomat in Turkey from entering US over Khashoggi murder

The United States on Tuesday (December 10) barred from entering the country Mohammed al Otaibi, the former Saudi consul general in Istanbul in October 2018, when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was k


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World's richest countries need to behave like adults in climate fight: Kerry

The world’s richest nations are failing to “behave like adults” and act firmly enough to meet global warming targets set in the Paris climate accord, former US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tu


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