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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

Trump warns Iran against retaliation, threatens cultural sites

Jan 06, 2020 - 9:38 AM

US President Donald Trump also says he would impose 'very big sanctions' on Iraq if it follows through on a parliament vote calling for the expulsion of US troops based in the country

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)

Pompeo says U.S. will act 'lawfully' after Trump Iran threat

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:40 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US will 'behave inside the system'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a meeting with Russian President at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi on May 14, 2019. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin / POOL / AFP)

Iran army says U.S. lacks 'courage' for conflict after Trump threat

Jan 05, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Iran's army chief also dismisses America's threats as an attempt to distract the global opinion 'from the heinous and unjustifiable act they have done'

IRAN VS US. In this file photo, Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi speaks during a rally outside the former US embassy in the capital Tehran on November 4, 2019, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Fury, tears as crowds mourn Iran commander killed by U.S.

Jan 05, 2020 - 12:02 PM

Iranian Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht calls the assassination of powerful general Qasem Soleimani as an 'act of war' by the United States

MOURNING. Mourners carry the coffins of slain Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani and 8 others towards the Imam Ali Shrine in the shrine city of Najaf in central Iraq during a funeral procession on January 4, 2020. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Trump says US targeting 52 sites in Iran, as tension mounts

Jan 05, 2020 - 8:27 AM

'The USA wants no more threats,' US President Donald Trump tells Iran after he ordered the assassination of powerful Iranian general Qasem Soleimani

WARNING. President Donald Trump warns Iran the US "wants no more threats" after he ordered the assassination of powerful Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. File hoto by Jim Watson/AFP

Killing Soleimani: Trump acted where other U.S. leaders saw big risks

Jan 04, 2020 - 8:45 AM

Analysts say the killing of Qasem Soleimani was no small decision

QASEM SOLEIMANI. An image grab taken from a broadcast by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on October 1, 2019, shows Qasem Soleimani, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General and commander of the Quds Force. File photo by IRIB TV/AFP

Trump tells evangelical voters they have God on their side

Jan 03, 2020 - 7:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'I really do believe we have God on our side,' Donald Trump tells the crowd at the King Jesus International Ministry mega church in Miami

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. US President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, June 14, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump far ahead of Democratic rivals in 2020 election fundraising

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:27 PM

In the fourth quarter of 2019, even as he was mired in a political scandal that resulted in his impeachment by the House of Representatives, Donald Trump raised a staggering $46 million

FUNDRAISING. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2019. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump threatens Iran after Baghdad embassy attacked

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:55 PM

'Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities,' Trump says on Twitter

TEHRAN TO BLAME. In this file photo 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 does not expect war with Iran

Jan 01, 2020 - 12:08 PM

'I like peace,' says US President Donald Trump amid heightened tensions with Iran

NO WAR WITH IRAN. 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

Kim 'a man of his word' on denuclearization, Trump says

Jan 01, 2020 - 11:07 AM

US President Donald Trump once again says he and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'like' each other amid the latter's threats about a 'new strategic weapon'

US-NORTH KOREA RELATIONS. US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

IN PHOTOS: New Year fireworks, smoke, and tear gas as decade begins with a bang

Jan 01, 2020 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020

BURST OF COLORS. Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Texas gun laws saved lives in church attack – Trump

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:54 AM

In a country where critics say guns are too readily available, the laws in Texas are among the most permissible

CHURCH SHOOTING. Authorities work the scene after a shooting took place during services at West Freeway Church of Christ on December 29, 2019 in White Settlement, Texas. Photo by Stewart F. House/AFP

Pompeo to travel to Ukraine in January

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:56 PM

The trip will make Pompeo the most senior US official to visit Ukraine since the scandal at the heart of the ongoing impeachment process against President Donald Trump erupted

STATE SECRETARY. In this file photo, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a discussion on the major foreign policy priorities of the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP