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Prince Andrew giving 'zero' cooperation to Epstein inquiry, say US prosecutors

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:03:58 GMT

US attorney for southern district of New York says so far Andrew has not responded to a request for an interview

Prince Andrew has provided ?€?zero?€? cooperation with the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking inquiry, US prosecutors said on Monday, despite earlier promises to help investigations in any way possible.

Speaking outside Epstein?€?s Manhattan mansion, Geoffrey Berman, US attorney for the southern district of New York, said the agencies had contacted Andrew regarding an interview, but that he had not yet agreed to provide one.

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 Prince Andrew giving 'zero' cooperation to Epstein inquiry, say US prosecutors


Key Republicans signal openness to Bolton testimony in impeachment trial

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:27:44 GMT

After the revelation that the ex-national security adviser?€?s book implicates Trump, senators Romney and Collins spoke out

After a bombshell report about John Bolton?€?s forthcoming book, key Republican senators moved on Monday towards supporting testimony from the former national security adviser in Donald Trump?€?s impeachment trial.

On Sunday night, the New York Times reported that the manuscript version of Bolton?€?s memoir, The Room Where It Happened, contains the claim that the president told Bolton in August 2019 to keep withholding nearly $400m of security aid to Ukraine, until officials in Kyiv helped investigate Trump?€?s political rivals.

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 Key Republicans signal openness to Bolton testimony in impeachment trial


China coronavirus: mayor of Wuhan admits mistakes

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:29:34 GMT

Zhou Xianwang says public information should have been released more quickly

The mayor of Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, has acknowledged criticism over his handling of the crisis, admitting that information was not released quickly enough.

Zhou Xianwang wore a mask for protection as he told the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV: ?€?We haven?€?t disclosed information in a timely manner and also did not use effective information to improve our work.?€?

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 China coronavirus: mayor of Wuhan admits mistakes


Britons in EU urge Barnier not to use them as bargaining chips

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:13:47 GMT

Campaigners press negotiator to resolve their rights separately from trade talks

British citizens in the EU have implored Brussels and London not to make them ?€?a bargaining chip for the second time?€? in Brexit trade talks.

They are deeply concerned that they are being ?€?massively downgraded?€? and that they will be used by Brussels as leverage to exact concessions from the UK in the second phase of the negotiations.

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 Britons in EU urge Barnier not to use them as bargaining chips


Auschwitz survivors return after 75 years for memorial ceremony

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:18:22 GMT

Those returning to former Nazi death camp fear lessons of Holocaust are being forgotten

More than 200 survivors gathered at the former Nazi extermination camp of Auschwitz, many probably for the final time, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its liberation.

As rows over the make-up of the international guest list at the memorial ceremony threatened to overshadow Monday?€?s event, survivors who drew on harrowing memories of their incarceration warned the lessons from the atrocities sanctioned by Adolf Hitler?€?s administration and carried out often by ordinary Germans were in danger of being forgotten.

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 Auschwitz survivors return after 75 years for memorial ceremony


'Devastating': America mourns Kobe Bryant after death in helicopter crash

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:29:47 GMT
  • Trump and Obama send condolences to Bryant family
  • Daughter Gianna, 13, among nine people killed in California

America remains in shock over the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

It emerged on Monday that the helicopter received special clearance to fly in foggy conditions that had grounded police air operations.

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 'Devastating': America mourns Kobe Bryant after death in helicopter crash


US confirms jet crashed in Afghanistan - but disputes it was downed

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:44:00 GMT

Taliban claim they shot down US air force E-11A plane over territory near Ghazni city

The US military has confirmed that one of its aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan but said there was ?€?no indication the crash was caused by enemy fire?€?. A Taliban spokesman had claimed that the group shot the plane down over territory they control near Ghazni city.

The US Bombardier E-11A went down early on Monday afternoon and was initially mistaken by Afghan authorities for a passenger jet. But footage, purportedly from the wreckage site, soon emerged, showing the US air force insignia on a charred fuselage.

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 US confirms jet crashed in Afghanistan - but disputes it was downed


Labour defeat due to gimmicks and division, say members

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:01:59 GMT

Review led by Ed Miliband tasked with suggesting ways the party might find a path to power

Gimmicky policies, horrible inefficiency and factional promotions are among the catalogue of errors behind Labour?€?s dismal performance at the general election, according to party members.

The damning comments on Labour?€?s campaign form part of an early release of views gathered by a team headed by the former party leader Ed Miliband consisting of MPs, union leaders and party members. They have tasked themselves with analysing Jeremy Corbyn?€?s campaign and suggesting ways the party might find a path back to power.

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 Labour defeat due to gimmicks and division, say members


Trump to meet Israeli leaders as doubts over ‘peace plan’ grow

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:49:23 GMT

Netanyahu?€?s trip a welcome distraction from indictment while election opponent Gantz also visits White House

Donald Trump has met Israeli leaders in Washington ahead of the unveiling on Tuesday of his much delayed Middle East ?€?peace plan?€?, amid a rising global chorus of doubt about its timing and substance.

The choreography between the US and Israel has been interpreted as a convenient distraction for both Trump, who faces an impeachment trial, and Israel?€?s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces three criminal corruption indictments and an uncertain election campaign.

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 Trump to meet Israeli leaders as doubts over ‘peace plan’ grow


'Like a bad romcom': couple run against each other in Irish election

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:03:06 GMT

Holly Cairns is standing against partner Christopher O?€?Sullivan in rural Cork constituency

To the duelling lovers in Ireland?€?s general election it feels like a ?€?badly written romcom?€? but Hollywood is not involved ?€? not yet anyway.

Holly Cairns, a Social Democrats candidate, is running against her partner, Christopher O?€?Sullivan, a candidate for Fianna Fil, for the Cork South-West constituency.

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 'Like a bad romcom': couple run against each other in Irish election


Teenager in Cyprus rape case 'drugged and suffered nightmares' in prison

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:22:20 GMT

Woman, 19, says she shared cell with eight others and lost 16kg while suffering from PTSD

A British teenager convicted of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus has said she had nightmares about ?€?being raped again?€? every night while in prison.

The 19-year-old, who was remanded in jail for more than a month after being charged last July, says she lost 16kg (2st 7lb) and was given Xanax by prison doctors, which made her hallucinate during her ordeal.

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 Teenager in Cyprus rape case 'drugged and suffered nightmares' in prison


'Bring our people home': the bold new plan for an Indigenous-led district in Canada

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 07:00:57 GMT

The Senakw development aims to ease the city?€?s chronic housing crisis - and to challenge the mindset that indigeneity and urbanity are incompatible

The scrubby, vacant patch beneath the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver looks at first glance like a typical example of the type of derelict nook common to all cities: 11.7 acres of former railway lands, over which tens of thousands of people drive every day.

This is not any old swath of underused space, however. It?€?s one of Canada?€?s smallest First Nations reserves, where dozens of Squamish families once lived. The village was destroyed by provincial authorities more than a century ago.

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 'Bring our people home': the bold new plan for an Indigenous-led district in Canada


India primed: what Amazon's vast new Hyderabad campus reveals about its plans

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:00:29 GMT

Amazon have arrived in force in rapidly expanding Hyderabad, with designs on the currently almost non-existent Indian e-commence market

The futuristic lobby of the new Amazon building in Hyderabad feels as though it should have a permanent orchestra blasting out Also Sprach Zarathustra. The scale is intended to awe. A large slogan on a wall suggests the company is ?€?Delivering smiles?€?. The only sound that rises above the hush is a synthesised beep, coming from a giant screen playing a video of the campus at various stages of its construction.

Built on nine acres in this Indian city?€?s financial district, it is Amazon?€?s single largest building globally and the only Amazon-owned campus outside the US. It can house over 15,000 employees, but its size is its main architectural feature: it resembles the same cube of glass steel and chrome seen in corporate offices across Hyderabad, though a flash of magenta reflected in one of the top floor windows, from a billowing sari across the road, is a nice Indian touch.

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 India primed: what Amazon's vast new Hyderabad campus reveals about its plans


'A blessed initiative': secular Israel rejoices over Sabbath buses

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT

Minibuses that run on Friday evenings and Saturdays buck state?€?s religious restrictions

Tel Aviv is one of Israel?€?s most dynamic cities, but the latest local craze could appear fairly humdrum to outsiders - a bus service that runs at weekends.

Packed 19-seat minibuses fill up fast with passengers, who excitedly gossip about the new routes. People patiently queue at bus stops, knowing they might have to wait for two or three buses to pass before there is a space. Still, they are upbeat. ?€?It?€?s a pleasure,?€? said Ben Uzan, a 30-year-old electronic engineer. ?€?It?€?s a blessed initiative.?€?

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 'A blessed initiative': secular Israel rejoices over Sabbath buses


From rubbish to rice: the cafe that gives food in exchange for plastic

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 10:00:11 GMT

The Garbage Cafe in Ambikapur, India, is helping to tackle the country?€?s plastic waste problem - and their novel idea is catching on

On bad days, when his employer made some excuse for not paying him his paltry daily wage, Ram Yadav?€?s main meal used to be dry chapatis, with salt and raw onion for flavour. Sometimes he just went hungry. For a ragpicker like him, one of the thousands of Indians who make a living bringing in plastic waste for recycling, eating in a cafe or restaurant was the stuff of fairytales.

But last week, Yadav was sitting at a table at the Garbage Cafe in Ambikapur, in the state of Chhattisgarh, over a piping hot meal of dal, aloo gobi, poppadoms and rice. He earned the food in exchange for bringing in 1kg of plastic waste. ?€?The hot meal I get here lasts me all day. And it feels good to sit at a table like everyone else,?€? he said.

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 From rubbish to rice: the cafe that gives food in exchange for plastic


'Thou shalt not be indifferent': from Auschwitz's gate of hell, a last, desperate warning

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:44:51 GMT

Humanity will soon be without first-hand witnesses of the depths to which it can sink. Survivors at the memorial knew that

They came to bear witness one last time. Exactly 75 years after the Red Army?€?s liberation of Auschwitz, those who had seen humanity?€?s descent into hell returned to speak of it while they still could - and with a new, double urgency. They testified like people running out of time, aware that their own mortality is pressing in on them - and alarmed that the world needs to hear their message now more than ever.

There were fewer than 200 of them at Monday?€?s international ceremony, confirmation that their ranks are becoming thinner and more frail with the passage of time. Feted as honoured guests in the place where once they were reviled inmates, even together they filled just a few rows. They were at the front of a vast marquee, large enough to house the iconic ?€?gate of death?€? through which those men and women - almost all mere boys and girls at the time - had passed when it was not theatrically lit to make a spectacular backdrop for television, but when it had the power to terrify.

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 'Thou shalt not be indifferent': from Auschwitz's gate of hell, a last, desperate warning


Murder investigation launched after man stabbed in south London

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:30:24 GMT

Stabbing took place as East Croydon station was busy with passengers on Monday evening

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death at a south London train station during rush hour on Monday evening.

An air ambulance was sent to East Croydon station at 4.45pm after reports of the stabbing. Officers from the British Transport and Metropolitan police forces, as well as two ambulances, also attended.

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 Murder investigation launched after man stabbed in south London


Protests as Catalonia's leader stripped of voting rights

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:55:24 GMT

Quim Torra will be unable to vote in parliament but will remain head of Catalan government

Catalonia?€?s parliament has stripped the head of the region?€?s pro-independence government of his rights as a regional lawmaker, angering supporters who scuffled with police outside the assembly.

The parliament?€?s speaker, Roger Torrent, said the assembly in Barcelona had to comply with a Spanish court ruling against regional leader Quim Torra to ensure future votes are not deemed invalid, but said he would seek ways to overturn the decision.

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 Protests as Catalonia's leader stripped of voting rights


Iran passenger jet skids on to highway after running out of runway

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:32:46 GMT

Pilot unable to deploy landing gear on touchdown at Mahshahr airport, media report

A passenger plane skidded on to a highway after landing at an airport in south-west Iran, state media have reported.

?€?It ran out of runway when landing at Mahshahr airport with no casualties,?€? the IRNA said.

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 Iran passenger jet skids on to highway after running out of runway


Man behind football exposé revealed as source of Dos Santos leak

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:08:14 GMT

Football Leaks founder passed on financial records of Africa?€?s richest woman, says lawyer

A Portuguese man behind one of the biggest exposs in the history of football has been identified as the source of a leaked cache of financial records about the business empire of Africa?€?s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos.

Lawyers for Rui Pinto, who is awaiting trial in Portugal on charges including alleged hacking and attempted extortion, said in 2018 he passed a non-profit whistleblowing organisation a hard drive containing data relating to Dos Santos?€?s business empire, which is estimated at $2.2bn.

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 Man behind football exposé revealed as source of Dos Santos leak


Trump impeachment: president dismisses John Bolton's Ukraine claims as 'false' - live

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:34:50 GMT
  • Bolton claims in book Trump linked Ukraine aid to Biden inquiry
  • Impeachment trial resumes with Trump?€?s defense?€?s opening arguments
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Selectively presenting media coverage of the Bidens and Burisma, Pam Bondi reiterated the disproved allegation that Joe Biden encouraged the removal of Ukrainian prosecutor Victor Shokin because Shokin was investigating Burisma, the national gas company where Biden?€?s son Hunter worked.

In fact, Shokin refused to cooperate with an investigation of money laundering at Burisma, led by British authorities. US and European governments lobbied for the removal of Shokin due to his repeated failure to fight corruption in Ukraine.

The media hasn't "spent 15 minutes or $15 looking at whether or not Hunter Biden, who received $50,000 a month from 1 of the most corrupt companies in Ukraine, tried to stop the investigation once it was opened," says @LindseyGrahamSC.

"The double standard here is unbelievable." pic.twitter.com/qGCwfX2mSz

Related: Five fantasies Trump is pushing about the Ukraine scandal - and the truth

Mike Pence?€?s chief of staff: VP never linked Ukraine aid to investigations into Bidens. Burisma

Marc Short issued the following statement:

As matter of policy we don?€?t typically share or discuss conversations between the President and Vice President, but given the journalistic fury over alleged conversations, the President has given me permission to set the record straight. In every conversation with the President and the Vice President in preparation for our trip to Poland, the President consistently expressed his frustration that the United States was bearing the lion?€?s share of responsibility for aide to Ukraine and that European nations weren?€?t doing their part. The President also expressed concerns about corruption in Ukraine. At no time did I hear him tie aid to Ukraine to investigations into the Biden family or Burisma. As White House Counsel presented today, based upon testimony provided by Democrat witnesses in the House hearings, these were the only issues that the Vice President discussed with Ukrainian officials ?€? because that?€?s what the President asked him to raise.

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 Trump impeachment: president dismisses John Bolton's Ukraine claims as 'false' - live


Scores dead as heavy rains bring landslides and evacuations in Brazil

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:57:04 GMT

Storms have submerged entire neighborhoods and sent homes tumbling down hillsides, causing more than 30,000 to flee

More than 30,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains in south-east Brazil that have killed 54 people and left 18 missing.

The storms have caused floods and landslides, submerging entire neighborhoods and sending homes tumbling down hillsides in the states of Minas Gerais, Esprito Santo and Rio de Janeiro. Rains subsided by Monday, but were expected to resume later this week in some areas.

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 Scores dead as heavy rains bring landslides and evacuations in Brazil


Coronavirus: 73 test negative in UK as China death toll hits 82 - live updates

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:09:10 GMT

World Health Organization chief travels to Beijing as more than 2,700 cases reported in China. Follow the latest news about the outbreak.

Here?€?s a summary of the latest developments:

Ukraine has advised its citizens against all non-essential travel to the Hubei Province in China, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Ukrainian authorities also advised citizens traveling to China to take precautions, including avoiding contact with people displaying signs of respiratory diseases.

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 Coronavirus: 73 test negative in UK as China death toll hits 82 - live updates


Canberra bushfire at watch and act level as heatwave bears down on capital

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:46:18 GMT

Residents in Tharwa and Banks told they could be affected as firefighters continue to battle fires

A bushfire burning across more than 2,500-hectares in Canberra?€?s Namadgi national park is at watch and act level, with people nearby told to consult their bushfire plans.

Emergency services on Tuesday morning said the fire was about 9km south west of Tharwa village and 15km from Banks.

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 Canberra bushfire at watch and act level as heatwave bears down on capital


‘It’s incredible what they see’: housing associations take on county lines crime

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:00:47 GMT

Housing officers are using their local knowledge to spot abuse and exploitation, particularly ?€?cuckooing?€? of vulnerable residents by drug gangs

Housing associations are playing a growing role in tackling county lines crimes, using their knowledge of local communities to spot early signs of abuse and exploitation.

In the north west of England, the exploitation of young people by drug gangs - known as ?€?county lines?€? crime - is a serious problem, not just in poorer areas but in York, Harrogate and places with good transport links. Now lawyers, housing associations and police are building networks of support to try and provide innovative solutions to the crisis.

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 ‘It’s incredible what they see’: housing associations take on county lines crime


Changing roles in Burkina Faso - a photo essay

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:46 GMT

In one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso, a very special school gives new hope to orphaned or disadvantaged girls

In Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso in west Africa, a school and training programme is combating entrenched attitudes and gender stereotypes that confine women to low-paid unskilled labour, or worse. At the CFIAM, girls and young women, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, can train to be car mechanics, a trade that offers them the skills necessary to enable them to pursue independent lives and achieve a measure of socio-economic progress. Such is the success of CFIAM and its students that it has been the subject of an award-winning documentary Ouaga Girls

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 Changing roles in Burkina Faso - a photo essay


Mogadishu left reeling as conflict and climate shocks spark rush to capital

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:45 GMT

Forced from their homes by floods and fighting, 800,000 people have crammed into informal settlements in the Somali capital. Now efforts are afoot to bolster local resources

The number of Somalis being pushed out of the countryside and into the capital Mogadishu has reached an unprecedented high, putting pressure on the city?€?s already poor infrastructure and threatening its faltering recovery from three decades of conflict.

More than 800,000 internally displaced people dwell in informal settlements across Mogadishu, according to the office of the mayor. They are crammed into makeshift shelters with little or no sanitation and limited access to the most basic services. There are ?€?critical?€? levels of malnutrition, according to an assessment by Somalia?€?s food security and nutrition analysis unit.

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 Mogadishu left reeling as conflict and climate shocks spark rush to capital


World Bank urged to scrap $500m loan to Tanzania over schoolgirls' rights concerns

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 06:00:15 GMT

Campaigners say education funding would be ?€?inappropriate if not irresponsible?€? in light of ban on pregnant girls attending school

An opposition MP and activists in Tanzania are urging the World Bank to withdraw a $500m (381m) loan to the country, amid concerns over deteriorating human rights, particularly for women and girls.

In a letter addressed to the bank?€?s board members, Zitto Kabwe said he feared the money would be used by the ruling party ?€?to distort our electoral processes?€??€? and ensure an easy victory in an election year.

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 World Bank urged to scrap $500m loan to Tanzania over schoolgirls' rights concerns


Zimbabwe urged to prioritise children as record poverty causes food shortages

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:42:28 GMT

Researchers sound the alarm after statistics reveal almost half of impoverished children in rural areas do not have enough to eat

Poverty has reached unprecedented levels in Zimbabwe, with more than 70% of Zimbabwean children in rural areas living in poverty, a UN study has found.

The report, compiled by Unicef and the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency, shows high levels of privation in rural areas, where 76.3% of children live in abject poverty. Statistics seen by the Guardian suggest that almost half of these children do not have enough of the right food to eat.

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 Zimbabwe urged to prioritise children as record poverty causes food shortages


Salvini's failure brings respite for embattled Italian government

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:30:13 GMT

Left?€?s win in Emilia-Romagna averts threat of snap elections but could prove a brief reprieve

Matteo Salvini?€?s failure to overturn decades of leftwing rule in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna will bring some respite to the embattled national government, staving off the risk of snap elections.

The leader of the far-right League campaigned vigorously across the region in his attempt to use elections on Sunday as a platform for his return to power. But a high turnout ensured the Democratic party (PD), which rules nationally alongside the Five Star Movement (M5S), maintained control.

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 Salvini's failure brings respite for embattled Italian government


'The president did nothing wrong': key takeaways from Trump defense's opening arguments

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:41:57 GMT

President?€?s defense repeatedly came around to a basic argument: nothing Trump did in withholding aid to Ukraine was unusual

Donald Trump?€?s legal defense team began their argument Saturday during a three-hour session of the impeachment proceedings against the president.

Here are the five key takeaways:

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 'The president did nothing wrong': key takeaways from Trump defense's opening arguments


Welcome to the Trump show: defense argues president is a victim and Democrats are villains

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:21:00 GMT

White House counsel says prosecution aims to pull off ?€?the most massive interference in an election in American history?€?

Welcome to Day One of the Trump Show.

It was, admittedly, an inauspicious start to what was teased as a ?€?trailer?€? for the rollicking show to come next week in the historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

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 Welcome to the Trump show: defense argues president is a victim and Democrats are villains


Why are California's mayors lining up to endorse Mike Bloomberg?

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:21:10 GMT

London Breed, San Francisco?€?s first black female mayor, joins campaign following support from Stockton and San Jose mayors

There?€?s nothing surprising about a billionaire winning the support of the mayor of San Francisco, a city flush with tech wealth and new money.

But when the billionaire is Mike Bloomberg - and the endorsement is the latest from a string of California mayors he mentored and supported - the vow of support raises some eyebrows.

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 Why are California's mayors lining up to endorse Mike Bloomberg?


Bolton's book 'goes to the heart of charges against Trump' - video

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 18:27:08 GMT

Chuck Schumer has called for John Bolton to testify at Donald Trump's impeachment trial after claims in a book by the president's former national security adviser that Trump tied military aid to Ukraine with his demand to investigate political rival Joe Biden. The Senate minority leader said the revelations in Bolton's book were 'stunning' and that any Republican voting against calling him as a witness would 'be part of the cover-up'.

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Varadkar: EU will have upper hand in Brexit trade talks - video

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:53:56 GMT

Leo Varadkar says the EU has a 'stronger team' than the UK in Brexit trade talks, comparing the size of their respective populations and markets. 

Speaking to the BBC before talks in Ireland with the EU?€?s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, the Irish prime minister also warned Boris Johnson that divergence from Brussels standards would make an agreement more difficult in the time allowed. 


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 Varadkar: EU will have upper hand in Brexit trade talks - video


Donald Trump's defence team sets out argument in impeachment trial - video

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 12:27:12 GMT

The US president?€?s legal team has set out its argument in a three-hour session on the fifth day of the impeachment proceedings against him.

The White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, argued nothing Trump did in withholding aid to Ukraine merited impeachment. The Democrat leader, Chuck Schumer, said the legal team 'did not do a good job'

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 Donald Trump's defence team sets out argument in impeachment trial - video


Video appears to show Trump talking to Lev Parnas about 'taking out' Ukraine ambassador - video

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 11:52:16 GMT

Footage obtained from Parnas's lawyer, dating back to April 2018, appears to show Donald Trump ordering attendees at a meal to 'get rid' of the US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. The video surfaced on Saturday 25 January.

Parnas, who was involved in the impeachment proceedings, worked with Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani to oust Yovanovitch and claimed the president 'knew exactly what was going on', in a televised interview

Although they have been pictured together, Trump has said of Parnas: 'I don?€?t know him, I don?€?t believe I?€?ve ever spoken to him. I don?€?t need the help of a man I haven?€?t met before, other than perhaps taken a picture.' The removal of Yovanovitch has played a key role in the current impeachment proceedings against the president

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 Video appears to show Trump talking to Lev Parnas about 'taking out' Ukraine ambassador - video


'I hope God will help us': search for Turkey earthquake survivors continues - video

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:45:21 GMT

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey stood at 29 on Saturday night and could rise further, warn officials.

Footage showed rescuers pulling the injured from under a collapsed building in Elz?? province as the search for people continued

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 'I hope God will help us': search for Turkey earthquake survivors continues - video


Hundreds of Central American migrants rounded up by guardsmen at Mexico border - video

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:16:16 GMT

National guardsmen in riot gear have blocked the path of hundreds of Central Americans near the town of Frontera Hidalgo in southern Mexico. 

Security forces corralled the migrants and hauled them on to buses, as Mexico continues with efforts to contain mass migration under pressure from the Trump administration.


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 Hundreds of Central American migrants rounded up by guardsmen at Mexico border - video


'Trump tried to cheat, he got caught': Hakeem Jeffries on the president's alleged offences - video

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:35:34 GMT

On the fourth day of Trump's trial for impeachment in the US senate, impeachment manager Hakeem Jeffries warned that the president's actions toward Ukraine had put the country in jeopardy.

The New York Democrat also warned of a 'toxic mess' emanating from the White House, that 'is our collective job on behalf of the people to try and clean up'. 

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 'Trump tried to cheat, he got caught': Hakeem Jeffries on the president's alleged offences - video






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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007

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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!