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Trump fumes over impeachment drive during NATO summit

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US President Donald Trump. PHOTO |COURTESY By AFP IN SUMMARY House Democrats are due to move forward this week with their case to make the real estate mogul only the third president ever to be impeached. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday at which experts will weigh whether Trump’s alleged wrongdoing […]

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Next phase of Trump impeachment hearings set for December 4

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US President Donald Trump has been invited for impeachment hearing. PHOTO | SAUL LOEB | AFP Washington, The House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday it would begin hearings on December 4 in the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, inviting the US president and his lawyer to attend. Lawmakers in the Democratic-led House […]

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Deadly Anti-Government Protests Continue in Iraq

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Iraqi riot police fire tear gas while blocking al-Rashid Street during clashes with anti-government demonstrators in al-Rashid Street, in Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 17, 2019. One Iraqi protester was killed and more than 30 others were wounded Sunday amid renewed clashes on a key bridge in Baghdad. The protesters now have control of three bridges crossing […]

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Assange ‘may die in jail’, father warns

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The 48-year-old whistleblower is currently being held at a top-security British prison (AFP Photo/Tolga AKMEN) By AFP The father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Friday he worried his son would die in prison after nine years of “persecution” for daring to reveal US “war crimes”. John Shipton told reporters in Geneva that he had […]

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Trump administration hike fees for immigration application fees

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The Trump administration rolled out a proposal Friday to hike application fees for immigrants seeking to remain in the U.S. — including a first-ever charge for those seeking refuge. It’s the administration’s latest move to restrict pathways for obtaining asylum and immigration benefits like U.S. citizenship. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency in […]