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Sparks fly as Trump impeachment trial opens

By Paul Handley WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — Republicans and Democrats clashed over calling witnesses and demanding White House documents on the first full day Tuesday of the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. House impeachment managers led by veteran …

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Hillary Clinton says ‘nobody likes’ Bernie Sanders

  NEW YORK, NY (AFP) — Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has launched a scathing attack on presidential hopeful and 2016 Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, telling a documentary that “nobody likes him.” Clinton also refused to say whether …

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Virginia pro-gun rally draws crowds amid fears of violence

  By Cyril Julien RICHMOND, VA (AFP) — Hundreds of gun rights supporters began massing outside the Virginia state capitol Monday for a rally under heavy surveillance and a state of emergency declared by authorities fearing violence by far-right groups. …

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US begins airport screenings as SARS-linked virus kills 2 in China

By Issam Ahmed WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — The US will begin screening passengers Friday arriving from a Chinese city at the heart of a mysterious SARS-linked virus, officials said, after an outbreak that has stricken dozens claimed a second life. …

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Pelosi signs articles of impeachment against Trump, House delivers them to Senate

  WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — Two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump were delivered from the US House to the Senate on Wednesday, setting in motion the trial of the 45th US president. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the …

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US unveils tighter foreign investment rules for national security

  WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — Tighter new rules governing sensitive foreign investments will take effect in a month, US officials said Monday, broadening the president’s ability to review and block transactions that could threaten national security. The new rules enforce reforms …

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US gives Ukraine ‘important’ data on Iran plane crash

  KIEV, UKRAINE (AFP) — US officials have given Kiev “important” information about the crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday after phone talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. All 176 people …

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Ikea to pay $46 mln to family of toddler killed in dresser accident

  WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — Ikea has agreed to pay $46 million to the parents of a two-year-old boy who was killed when a chest of drawers tipped over on him, the family’s lawyer said Tuesday. Jozef Dudek died in …

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Trump’s no ‘stupid’ wars doctrine faces biggest test

  By Sebastian Smith WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — President Donald Trump campaigns on a no more “stupid” wars mantra, but the US killing of Iran’s military mastermind will test his ability to stay out of Middle Eastern quagmires less than …

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Trump: Texas gun laws saved lives in church attack

      HOUSTON, TEXAS (AFP) — US President Donald Trump on Monday said gun laws in the state of Texas saved lives when a church security officer shot dead a gunman who killed two during a service. The Sunday …

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Trump impeached for abuse of power

    By Michael Mathes with Sebastian Smith in Battle Creek, Michigan WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate …

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Impeachment vote set for Wednesday as Trump rages

  By Paul Handley and Sebastian Smith WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — President Donald Trump faces becoming only the third US leader ever to be impeached on Wednesday with the House of Representatives set for a historic vote that would trigger …

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