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China says 'phase one' trade deal reached with U.S.

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:23 AM

Chinese vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen says Washington has agreed to a 'phasing out' of tariffs on Chinese goods

PHASE ONE. Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy International Trade Representative  Wang Shouwen speaks during the State Council Information Office press conference in Beijing on December 13, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

House panel approves Trump charges, sets up impeachment vote

Dec 13, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Democrats and Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee vote along strict party lines, 23 to 17

IMPEACHMENT DEBATE. Chairman and Democratic Representative Jerry Nadlertakes part in the House Judiciary Committee's vote on House Resolution 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

FALSE: Trump ‘slams Netherlands for harboring Joma Sison’

Dec 13, 2019 - 10:51 PM

The source of the information is a satirical website

China coy on 'BIG' trade deal announced by Trump

Dec 13, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Reports Washington and Beijing had struck a bargain at last send US stocks sailing to their first record closes of December

Trump says Greta Thunberg should 'chill,' go to movies

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) 'So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!' US President Donald Trump tweets

GRETA THUNBERG. Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Trump impeachment debate opens with fiery partisan battle

Dec 12, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Lawmakers in the televised hearing appear focused on speaking to voters, whose sentiment will be crucial if, as expected, US President Donald Trump goes on trial in the US Senate in January

DEBATE. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee meets during the markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill on December 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Pompeo insists Trump raised election meddling with Russia

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Sergey Lavrov says that Donald Trump never raised election meddling and that the topic had only come up in the context of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raising it at the news conference

ON RUSSIA. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a press conference at the US State Department in Washington, DC on December 10, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

FBI lawyer mocked by Trump sues over leaked texts

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Lisa Page sues the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, accusing the agencies of unlawfully disclosing 375 text messages between her and FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok

LISA PAGE. Lisa Page, former legal counsel to former FBI Director Andrew Mc Cabe, arrives on Capitol Hill July 13, 2018 to provide closed-door testimony about the texts critical of Donald Trump that she exchanged with her FBI agent lover during the 2016 presidential campaign. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

Trump launches broadside against his FBI director

Dec 11, 2019 - 7:20 AM

The US president attacks FBI director Christopher Wray for defending a Justice Department inspector general report

Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN

Obstruction, abuse of power charges unveiled in Trump impeachment

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The charges, if approved by the House of Representatives in a vote expected next week, would make Trump only the third US president to be impeached and placed on trial in the Senate

IMPEACHMENT CHARGES. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, (C) (D-NY), flanked by the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (L), House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (R) (D-CA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (2nd R) (D-NY), House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (2nd L) (D-CA), and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (3rd R) (D-NY), announces articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 10, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

2 impeachment articles expected against Trump – reports

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:22 PM

US media reports say the two articles of impeachment will focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress,a ccording to 3 officials familiar with the matter

TRUMP. 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

U.S., North Korea on collision course as New Year deadline looms

Dec 10, 2019 - 8:16 AM

The United States calls a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's series of rocket launches, the latest return to antagonism as diplomacy languishes

DEADLINE. File photo of people watching a television news showing a file footage of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un which washeld at the truce village of Panmunjom, at a railway station in Seoul on July 25, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Trump impeachment drive enters crucial week in divided Congress

Dec 09, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler will convene his committee at 9:00 am Monday (1400 GMT; 10 pm, Manila time), to hear evidence from both Democratic and Republican lawyers from the intelligence and judiciary committees

DONALD TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he makes his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 4, 2017. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump warns Kim he has 'everything' to lose through hostility

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:45 AM

'Kim Jong-un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way,' US President Donald Trump tweets in response to an unspecified test at the Sohae space launch center

DONALD TRUMP. 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. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump thanks Iran as American freed in prisoner swap

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Princeton graduate Xiyue Wang, who was jailed in Iran for espionage since 2016, reunites with his family

FINALLY FREE. In this image obtained from the US Embassy in Bern, US Ambassador to Switzerland Edward McMullen, Jr., presents a US flag to and welcomes Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang on arrival in Switzerland after his release from Iran on December 7, 2019. Photo by HO/US State Department/AFP

Trump pulls back on designating Mexico cartels as 'terror' groups

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:25 PM

This comes after a request from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

(FILES) 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. President Donald Trump faces more potentially damning testimony in the Ukraine scandal as a critical week of public impeachment hearings opens Tuesday in the House of Representatives. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Trump and Moon discuss maintaining talks with North – Seoul

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:12 PM

'The two leaders shared an assessment that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is grave,' says spokeswoman of the South's presidential office

Trump calls on World Bank to stop lending to China

Dec 07, 2019 - 12:19 PM

'Why is the World Bank loaning money to China? Can this be possible? China has plenty of money, and if they don’t, they create it. STOP!' Donald Trump writes on Twitter

SLAMMING THE WORLD BANK. U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a roundtable discussion with small business owners and members of his administration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House December 06, 2019 in Washington, DC.  Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

White House rejects participation in 'baseless' impeachment probe

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:58 AM

'As you know, your impeachment inquiry is completely baseless and has violated basic principles of due process and fundamental fairness,' White House chief lawyer Pat Cipollone writes to House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler

TRUMP. 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

Trump says 'will win' impeachment fight

Dec 06, 2019 - 7:27 AM

'The good thing is that the Republicans have NEVER been more united. We will win!', US President Donald Trump tweets

DEFIANT. File photo of US President Donald Trump. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Top U.S. Democrat tells House to draft Trump impeachment articles

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump 'has engaged in abuse of power, undermined our national security and jeopardized the integrity of our elections'

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks about the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 5, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump on quest for foreign wins – and drama – in election year

Dec 05, 2019 - 1:32 PM

2019 is year full of tosses and turns for the US president

CELEBRITY. In this file photo taken on November 25, 2019, US President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and First Lady Melania Trump stand with Conan, the military dog that was involved with the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

'Brain dead' NATO's summit dominated by leaders' feuds

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Meeting outside London to mark the 70th year of the Atlantic alliance, the members vow to stick together against threats from Russia and terrorism and recognize the challenge of a rising China

ALLIANCE. Nato heads of government class of 2019. Adrian DENNIS / AFP

After hot mic gaffe, Trudeau and Trump revive feud

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:28 AM

US President Donald Trump revives his feud with Canada's Justin Trudeau's hot mic comment by branding him 'two-faced'

FUED. US President Donald Trump talks with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the plenary session of the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump committed impeachable crimes, 3 scholars tell Congress

Dec 05, 2019 - 7:24 AM

But a fourth expert strongly dissents, saying there was 'woefully inadequate' evidence that Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors necessary for removal

(L-R)Prof. Noah Feldman, Prof. Pamela S. Karlan Prof. Michael Gerhardt, and Prof. Jonathan Turley take the oath during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 4, 2019. The next phase of impeachment begins December 4, 2019 in the US Congress as lawmakers weigh charges against Donald Trump, after the high-stakes inquiry into the president detailed "overwhelming" evidence of abuse of power and obstruction. Four constitutional scholars will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in the first of a series of hearings to establish the gravity of Trump's alleged crimes.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Trump on trial: the road to impeachment

Dec 04, 2019 - 8:22 AM

Here are the next steps of the process of impeaching US President Donald Trump:

DAMAGING. This photo of a computer screen shows a copy of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Report of The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report on December 3, 2019 in Washington,DC.  Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Lawmakers to consider drawing up Trump impeachment articles

Dec 04, 2019 - 7:32 AM

(UPDATED) The House Intelligence Committee report published Tuesday accuses US President Donald Trump of subverting national security as he pressured Ukraine for dirt on a Democratic election rival

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: The House Intelligence Committee's Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report was released December 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. The report says the committee's investigation 'uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.' (Photo Illustration by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Trump defends Iranians 'killed for protesting'

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:02 PM

'Iran is killing perhaps thousands and thousands of people right now as we speak,' Trump tells reporters in London ahead of a NATO summit

TRUMP ON IRAN. US President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House, London on December 3, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Ukraine president denies quid pro quo with Trump

Dec 02, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'I did not speak with US President Trump in those terms: you give me this, I give you that,' Volodymyr Zelensky says in an interview with European publications including Germany's Der Spiegel magazine

NO QUID PRO QUO. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky attends a joint press conference with Lithuanian President (unseen) after talks at the presidential palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, on November 27, 2019. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

U.S. House panel to meet on Trump impeachment charges

Dec 02, 2019 - 10:32 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump is facing allegations in the House of Representatives investigation that he illegally sought help from Ukraine to obtain dirt on his domestic political rivals, including possible 2020 challenger Joe Biden

US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

U.S. says will 'protect its interests' at climate conference

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:58 PM

'The United States will continue to participate in ongoing climate change negotiations and meetings – such as COP25 – to ensure a level playing field that protects US interests,' says the US State Department

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he makes his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 4, 2017. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump visits troops in Afghanistan, says Taliban talks back on

Nov 29, 2019 - 8:05 AM

On a brief visit to Bagram Airfield outside the capital of Kabul, the US president serves turkey dinner to soldiers, poses for photographs and delivers a speech after meeting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

US President Donald Trump speaks to the troops during a surprise Thanksgiving day visit at Bagram Air Field, on November 28, 2019 in Afghanistan. Olivier Douliery / AFP

Envoy key in Trump impeachment accused of sexual misconduct

Nov 28, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Gordon Sondland, the US envoy to the European Union, denies the allegations, with his lawyer alleging that the accusers are trying to taint his credibility in the inquiry

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 17: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives at a closed session before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees October 17, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Sondland testified on Capitol Hill to testify to the committees for the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump signs law supporting Hong Kong protesters

Nov 28, 2019 - 9:06 AM

The US president at first seemed reluctant to sign the bill, but with almost unanimous US congressional support for the measure, he has little political room to maneuver

FREE. Grafitti which reads 'Free HK' is seen on the ground at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 27, 2019, over a week after police surrounded the building while protesters were still barricaded inside. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Trump tweets photoshopped topless hunky image of 'himself'

Nov 28, 2019 - 7:31 AM

To mock those questioning his health, US President Donald Trump tweets a picture with his head superimposed on the hulking body of a boxer – an image taken from the publicity poster for the Sylvester Stallone movie 'Rocky III'

JOKE. This image shows a screen grab of the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump), his face superimposed on a picture of Silvester Stallone Rocky III boxing movie, on November 27, 2019 shortly after he posted it. Photo by Eric Baradat/@realDonaldTrump/AFP

Impeachment cloud darkens Trump's Florida Thanksgiving break

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:44 PM

Politics watchers are interested in the perilous legal challenges facing Trump and his entourage as Democrats ready to prepare articles of impeachment soon after the Thanksgiving break

DONALD TRUMP. 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. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Court says White House must comply with impeachment subpoenas

Nov 26, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Judge Ketanji Jackson says in the decision, 'No one, not even the head of the Executive branch, is above the law'

TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE. In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 US President Donald Trump updates the media on Hurricane Dorian preparedness from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Rick Perry says Trump was chosen by God to lead U.S.

Nov 26, 2019 - 7:23 AM

'You didn't get here without God's blessing,' outgoing US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry tells Fox News, recalling a recent conversation with Donald Trump that focused on faith

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry addresses a press conference during a high-level business to business energy forum at the European Commission in Brussels on May 2, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

Bloomberg formally announces U.S. presidential candidacy

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:34 PM

'We cannot afford 4 more years of President Trump's reckless and unethical actions,' says the former New York mayor

CANDIDATE. In this file photo taken on November 17, 2019, Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Christian Cultural Center in New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images North America/AFP

U.S. Navy defies Trump, proceeds in effort to expel SEAL

Nov 24, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Edward Gallagher, a 15-year Navy SEAL, had been accused in the stabbing death of a wounded Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017, attempted murder of other civilians, and obstruction of justice

RESISTANCE. Top US Navy officials threatened to resign if President Trump interfered in the sacking of SEAL Edward Gallagher. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Giuliani-Pompeo contacts chronicled in newly released papers

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:26 PM

A non-partisan watchdog claims the documents provide 'a clear paper trail' between the two key figures in the circle of President Donald Trump

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister following their talks in Sochi on May 14, 2019. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin / POOL / AFP)

Former Trump advisor accuses White House of blocking Twitter access

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:06 PM

White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham says John Bolton simply didn't know how to use the platform

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 gives blessing for Pompeo exit

Nov 23, 2019 - 12:18 PM

This is the first public confirmation that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is considering running for Senate in 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives on September 3, 2019 at the European Parliament in Brussels for a meeting with European Parliament President. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

Democratic head of Trump impeachment inquiry: His conduct worse than Nixon's

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:48 PM

'What we've seen here is far more serious than a third-rate burglary of the Democratic headquarters,' says House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff

IMPEACHABLE: File photo of US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Representative Adam Schiff. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Republicans fall for Russia-made 'fiction' on Ukraine – U.S. impeachment testimony

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:18 PM

Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill tells the panel the Ukraine story – of it supposedly meddling in the 2016 elections – is part of a Russian effort to 'weaken our country'

HILL AND HOLMES. Fiona Hill, the National Security Councils former senior director for Europe and Russia, and David Holmes, an official from the American embassy in Ukraine, are sworn in before testifying to the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images/AFP

Hong Kong rights bill clears US Congress, heads to Trump

Nov 21, 2019 - 10:13 AM

The White House says US President Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure

People are detained by police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 18, 2019. Pro-democracy demonstrators holed up in a Hong Kong university campus set the main entrance ablaze November 18 to prevent surrounding police moving in, after officers warned they may use live rounds if confronted by deadly weapons.  DALE DE LA REY / AFP

Gordon Sondland's testimony in Trump impeachment inquiry: key quotes

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Here are some of the key quotes from the opening statement of Washington's EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony during the fourth day of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back U.S. military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Top diplomat says he followed Trump's orders in Ukraine 'quid pro quo'

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:43 PM

(UPDATED) US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland says he believed President Donald Trump was pressing Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival Joe Biden

GORDON SONDLAND. US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland takes the oath ahead of his House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on November 20, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump emissary Sondland takes hot seat in impeachment hearings

Nov 20, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, is seen as a central conveyor of Trump's demands that Ukraine investigate potential 2020 rival Joe Biden in exchange for unfreezing US aid to the country

GORDON SONDLAND. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives for a closed session before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees October 28, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Pressure mounts in 2nd week of Trump impeachment hearings

Nov 19, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The US president's suggestion that he might himself testify in the investigation which threatens his presidency has no impact on the House Intelligence Committee's plans to interview 9 witnesses this week

(FILES) 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. President Donald Trump faces more potentially damning testimony in the Ukraine scandal as a critical week of public impeachment hearings opens Tuesday in the House of Representatives. Brendan Smialowski / AFP