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How the world is reacting to Trump's Middle East plan

Jan 29, 2020 - 9:14 AM

The plan ignites a furious rebuke from key Muslim countries who denounce it as betrayal of the Palestinians

ANTI. Palestinian demonstrators chant slogans against US President Donald Trump during a protest against his expected announcement of a peace plan, in Rafah in the southern Gaza strip on January 28, 2020. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Trump backs Israel, offers limited Palestinian state, in plan

Jan 29, 2020 - 8:07 AM

Here are some of the major points of Trump's plan, which he presented alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and which the Palestinian leadership quickly criticized

CONFLICT. A Palestinian boy sits on a chair with a national flag as Israeli authorities demolish a school site in the village of Yatta, south of the West Bank city of Hebron and to be relocated in another area, on July 11 2018. File Photo by Hazem Bader/AFP

Trump ignores critics, to unveil Israel-Palestinian peace plan

Jan 28, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Netanyahu, praising Trump as 'the greatest friend that Israel's had in the White House,' describes the peace plan as 'the deal of the century'

SLAMMING TRUMP. Palestinian demonstrators chant slogans against US President Donald Trump during a protest against his expected announcement of a peace plan, in Rafah in the southern Gaza strip on January 28, 2020. Photo by said Khatib AFP

Ken Starr defends Trump amid Bolton's explosive revelations

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:59 AM

'Like war, impeachment is hell,' Starr tells the 100 senators who will decide Trump's fate. 'At least presidential impeachment is hell.'

DEFENSE. Kenneth Starr, counsel to the President, speaking in the Senate Chamber at the US Capitol during the impeachment trial, on January 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by HO/US Senate TV/AFP

Trump defense lawyers attack Bidens at impeachment trial

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:35 AM

Hunter Biden had been paid 'millions' of dollars to serve on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his father was Barack Obama's vice president, claims one Trump lawyer

JOE BIDEN. In this file photo taken on March 16, 2019, former US vice president Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to probe

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:19 AM

(UPDATED) John Bolton says US President Donald Trump wanted to tie Ukraine aid to a probe against his political rivals. Trump says Bolton's statements were made 'only to sell a book.'

BOLTON. Former national security advisor John Bolton speaks to the Federalist Society in Washington DC on September 10, 2018, when he was still in office. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

White House lawyers say voters should decide Trump's fate

Jan 26, 2020 - 1:34 PM

Pat Cipollone argues that Democrats are asking the Senate to 'tear up all of the ballots' from the 2016 presidential election and attempting to prevent Donald Trump from running for reelection in November

TRUMP LAWYERS. White House counsel Pat Cipollone (R) and US President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow (L) arrive at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 22, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:27 PM

Democrats continue to hope for subpoenas on 4 potential witnesses, while Trump's victory is virtually assured in a Republican-led US Senate

IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press outside the grand ballroom as he arrives for a New Year's celebration at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 31, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump to present long-delayed Middle East peace plan

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:12 AM

Trump repeatedly boasts that he is the most pro-Israeli US president in history

WAR. A Palestinian fighter from Ezz-Al Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, checks debris at the site of an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip December 26, 2019.  Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Duterte rejects Trump's invite to attend special U.S.-ASEAN summit

Jan 23, 2020 - 7:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte harks back to his rocky relationship with former US president Barack Obama, who criticized Duterte's drug war in a 2016 speech

FRIENDS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump share a light moment prior to their bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City in November 2017. Malacañang file photo

Trump to become first U.S. president to attend anti-abortion March for Life

Jan 23, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Abortion rights activists accuse Trump of an anti-abortion agenda, and express anxiety that the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized abortion is under threat

TRUE PRO. A supporter of the US president wears a t-shirt reading "pro God, pro gun, pro life, pro Trump" as he attends a "Keep America Great" rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on October 17, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP)

Trump sought to cheat to win re-election, Democrats charge at trial

Jan 23, 2020 - 8:17 AM

'If this conduct is not impeachable, then nothing is,' says head of prosecution Adam Schiff

UNDER FIRE. US President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at the Economic Club of New York at the New York Hilton Midtown November 12, 2019, in New York, New York. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump relaunches trade battle with Europe

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:14 PM

'The European Union is tougher to deal with than anybody. They've taken advantage of our country for many years.' US President Donald Trump says

TRADE BATTLE. US president Donald Trump gestures flanked by her daughter White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump as he arrives at the Congress center during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump says Apple 'has to help' on police access to encrypted phones

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Apple and the US government are at loggerheads for the second time in 4 years over unlocking iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to encrypted devices

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks with President of the Kurdistan Regional government during a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Puerto Rico earthquake victims receive years-old, abandoned emergency supplies

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:26 AM

Residents are irate when two warehouses are found to be filled with thousands of abandoned supplies

OLD SUPPLIES. A young man kneels next to a portable gas stove he removed from a warehouse filled with supplies, including thousands of cases of water, believed to have been from when Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017 in Ponce, Puerto Rico on January 18, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island. (Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP)

Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:58 AM

Flexing his solid 53-47 majority, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell makes clear he would summarily block any Democratic attempts to change his rules

TRIAL OPENS. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) heads toward the Senate Chamber before the start of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

France, U.S. agree to extend digital tax row talks

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:01 PM

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says, 'Macron and Trump had a very constructive discussion... and they agreed to avoid all escalation between the US and France on this digital tax issue'

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

Jan 21, 2020 - 7:14 PM

The 100 members of the Senate will decide if Trump abused his office and obstructed Congress as charged in the two articles of impeachment approved last month by the House of Representatives

DONALD IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump arrives in Davos, Switzerland, on January 21, 2020, for the World Economic Forum. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump rejects climate 'prophets of doom' as Thunberg warns Davos

Jan 21, 2020 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg underlines the message that has inspired millions around the world – that governments are failing to wake up to the reality of climate change

TRUMP AT DAVOS. US President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Congress center during the World Economic Forum  annual meeting in Davos, on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump brief assails impeachment, demands immediate acquittal

Jan 21, 2020 - 2:49 AM

(UPDATED) One source working with the president's legal team says impeachment process was 'illegitimate from the start,' adding, 'The president did nothing wrong'

IMPEACHMENT HEARING. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump holds a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

ASEAN foreign ministers agree to hold summit with Trump

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:14 PM

But Southeast Asian leaders will have the final say on whether or not they will attend the meeting scheduled to take place in March 2020

Trump lawyers present defense for 'dangerous' impeachment

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:51 AM

'This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election,' say the lawyers of embattled United States President Donald Trump

IMPEACHMENT. US President Donald Trump's lawyers present their initial defense against his impeachment. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

In Washington, women march against Trump as election looms

Jan 19, 2020 - 9:19 AM

The protesters of the annual Women's March strike a defiant note despite dwindling attendance numbers since 2017

MARCH AGAINST TRUMP. Demonstrators gather for the 4th annual Women's March in Washington, DC, on January 18, 2020. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Trump and Thunberg face off as Davos warms to climate action

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:23 PM

From climate change to tensions in the Middle East, via trade conflicts and fears of pandemics, over 3,000 delegates at the World Economic Forum will thrash out challenges as imposing as the Swiss Alps

CLIMATE ACTION. In this file photo taken on January 25, 2019, Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a placard next to students during a "School strike for climate" held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

During impeachment trial, Trump will be chilling in Swiss resort

Jan 17, 2020 - 10:34 AM

President Donald Trump will be chilling in Davos, where the world's movers and shakers gather each year for informal discussions on weighty issues. Detractors call it a talking shop for out-of-touch billionaires and celebrities.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a round table discussion on business and red tape reduction in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on December 6, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in U.S. Senate

Jan 17, 2020 - 2:33 AM

The formal proceedings carry deep historical significance, as it marks only the 3rd time an impeachment trial has been held for a US president

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 11, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks to the press at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump leaves Washington for a rally with supporters and a Thanksgiving break at his Florida home on November 26, 2019 but impeachment storm clouds threaten to spoil the party. Before boarding Air Force One, the president will act out the quirky annual ritual of pardoning two enormous turkeys, sparing them from the national day of feasting on Thursday. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

Trump 'knew exactly what was going on' in Ukraine – Giuliani associate

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:48 PM

'He was aware of all my movements. I wouldn't do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president,' Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, says

LEV PARNAS. Lev Parnas arrives at Federal Court on December 17, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Iran crown prince predicts regime will collapse within months

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:36 AM

'It's just a matter of time for it to reach its final climax. I think we're in that mode,' the former crown prince tells a news conference in Washington, which he lives near in exile

Reza Pahlavi, former Crown Prince of Iran, speaks about current events in Iran at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC on January 15, 2020, during a conversation with host Michael Doran. (Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP)

U.S. House delivers Trump impeachment articles to Senate

Jan 16, 2020 - 2:44 AM

(2nd UPDATE) 'So sad, so tragic for our country, that the actions taken by the president...has taken us to this place,' House Speaker Pelosi says

IMPEACHMENT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump participates in an event at the White House on December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S., China sign 'momentous' trade deal

Jan 16, 2020 - 2:40 AM

However, Trump says he will only remove the tariffs against China 'if we're able to do phase two' of the agreement

NEW TRADE DEAL. US President Donald Trump, and China's Vice Premier Liu He (L), the country's top trade negotiator, shake hands as they sign trade agreements between the US and China during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 15, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Democrats name prosecutors for Trump impeachment trial

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:12 AM

Adam Schiff, the Democratic lawmaker who led the House impeachment investigation into Donald Trump, will lead the prosecution team

PROSECUTION LEAD. In this file photo, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on October 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U.S., China set to sign vital trade truce

Jan 15, 2020 - 10:14 AM

The truce will allow businesses around the globe to breathe a sigh of relief

Trump trial looms as House to send charges to Senate on January 15

Jan 15, 2020 - 2:34 AM

'We will transmit those articles & name impeachment managers. The Senate must choose between the Constitution & a cover-up,' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says

NANCY PELOSI. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks over notes as she arrives to a House Democratic Caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump to headline Davos summit

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:35 PM

The meeting's theme this year is 'Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World' and it will place an emphasis on a more inclusive model of capitalism

TRUMP IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump waves after delivering his speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump trial possibly days away as Democrats meet

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Once the House forwards the charges, the Senate has to begin trial proceedings within one day

IMPEACHED. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC in October 2019 (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP)

Democrat Cory Booker, campaign optimist, exits White House race

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:57 AM

'Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win – money we don't have, and money that is harder to raise because I won't be on the next debate stage,' Booker says

OUT. Senate Judiciary Committee member Cory Booker speaks about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a mark up hearing in Washington, DC in September 2018. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America/AFP)

Iraq warns of economic 'collapse' if Trump blocks oil cash

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:57 PM

'We're an oil-producing country. Those accounts are in dollars. Cutting off access means totally turning off the tap,' an first Iraqi official says

US President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)

Pelosi sees 'enough testimony' against Trump to remove him from office

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:14 AM

The Senate trial is expected to be held quickly, with Republicans holding enough votes to easily dismiss the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

PELOSI VS TRUMP. This combination of pictures created on May 22, 2019 shows US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill March 26, 2019, in Washington, DC and US President Donald Trump announces a new immigration proposal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. (Photos by Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

'Do not kill your protesters,' Trump tweets to Iran

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:04 AM

Trump's salvo came as Iran's Islamic regime faced a challenge from angry street protests, having come to the brink of war with the US after a series of tit-for-tat confrontations

US President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on empowering families with education choice at the White House on December 9, 2019 in Washington,DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Iran agrees de-escalation 'only solution' to solve crisis with U.S.

Jan 13, 2020 - 7:51 AM

Security was stepped up in Iran's capital after a vigil the previous night for those killed in the air disaster turned into an angry protest and police temporarily arrested the British ambassador for being there

ROCKETS. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 8, 2020 allegedly shows rockets launched from the Islamic republic against the US military base in Ein-al Asad in Iraq. (Photo by Iran press/AFP)

North Korea says will resume U.S. talks if demands fully met

Jan 11, 2020 - 3:42 PM

'We have been deceived by the US, being caught in the dialogue with it for over one year and a half, and that was the lost time for us,' says North Korea's foreign ministry adviser

WALKING IN NORTH KOREA. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walks with US President Donald Trump north of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone on June 30, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. piles on the sanctions against Iran

Jan 11, 2020 - 8:16 AM

The sanctions are the latest salvo in a US-Iranian confrontation that risked sliding into war a week ago with the deadly US drone attack on general Qasem Soleimani

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a "Keep America Great" campaign rally at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. House votes to curb Trump war power on Iran

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:47 AM

'We cannot allow our country to be lied into another war,' says Democrat Ayanna Pressley

IRAN CRISIS. US President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 8, 2020 in Washington, DC, addressing the Iranian missile attacks (Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)

Trump welcomes court decision allowing $3.6 B in military funds for border wall

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:48 AM

'Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!' the president tweets

BUILDING THE WALL. US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes with Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in San Diego, California (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP)

Trump says Iran 'appears to be standing down'

Jan 09, 2020 - 1:29 AM

President Donald Trump says the United States will immediately be imposing 'additional punishing sanctions' on Iran but makes no mention of military retaliation to the missile attacks

TRUMP ON IRAN. US President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook exec says it helped put Trump in White House

Jan 08, 2020 - 11:46 AM

Since Facebook has the same ad policies in place now, the outcome of the 2020 US election could be the same as it was four years ago, says Andrew Bosworth, VP for augmented reality and VR

FACEBOOK. A Facebook employee walks by a sign displaying the "like" sign at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Pentagon contradicts Trump, says attacking Iran cultural sites would be war crime

Jan 07, 2020 - 11:38 AM

Trump tweets the US would attack sites 'very high level and important to Iran and the Iranian culture'

ANCIENT GRANDEUR. An Iranian family look at the 'Gate of All Nations' at the ancient Persian city of Persepolis near Shiraz in southern Iran on September 26, 2014. Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Letter on U.S. pullout from Iraq sent by 'mistake'

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:40 AM

The head of the US military's Task Force Iraq informed his Iraqi counterparts in a letter dated Sunday, January 5 that troops were preparing to leave

A mock US flag is painted on the ground for cars to drive on in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on January 3, 2020, following news of the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards top commander Qasem Soleimani in a US strike on his convoy at Baghdad international airport. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

U.S. lawmakers to vote on curbing Trump war powers – Pelosi

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:20 AM

US lawmakers will vote on a war powers resolution aimed at putting a check on Trump's military actions after he ordered the killing of Qasem Soleimani

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 17, 2019 shows a photo taken on January 9, 2019, of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , in Washington, DC and a photo taken on January 14, 2019, of US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump insisted January 23, 2019 that his State of the Union speech next week will take place in the chamber of the lower house of Congress, regardless of the Democratic speaker's attempt to disinvite him. The spat about where the annual political set-piece will be staged is a sideshow to the struggle between the White House and Democrats in Congress over the now 33-day partial government shutdown.Trump wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!"  SAUL LOEB, Jim WATSON / AFP

In surprise announcement, ex-Trump aide Bolton ready to testify in impeachment trial

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:05 AM

Democrats believe Bolton has direct knowledge supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress by the president

Handout photo released by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of US President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton, speaking during the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela in Lima on August 6, 2019. Washington warned third parties on Tuesday to avoid doing business with the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, as delegates from some 60 countries met in Lima to discuss ways of ending the crisis in South American nation. HO / Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / AFP