Defiant Trump rebukes critics over Syria, G7, impeachment

Defiant Trump rebukes critics over Syria, G7, impeachment

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday pushed back against criticism of his handling of Syria, his desire to use a Trump property for government business, and an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats. Zach Goelman has more.
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Sondland says he followed Trump's 'orders' on Ukraine

Sondland says he followed Trump's 'orders' on Ukraine

A senior U.S. diplomat told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump expressly ordered him and others to help pressure Ukraine into investigating a political rival of the president, providing some of the most significant testimony to date in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry.
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Trump on Ukraine: 'I want nothing'

Trump on Ukraine: 'I want nothing'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday read a segment of a witness's impeachment testimony to push back on the assertion he sought a 'quid pro quo' from the Ukrainian government.
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Hitler's birthplace to become a police station

Hitler's birthplace to become a police station

The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be turned into a police station, Austria's interior minister said, after years of debate over how best to prevent it becoming a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis.
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Tuktuk, newspaper of Iraq's uprising, aspires to be vehicle for change

Tuktuk, newspaper of Iraq's uprising, aspires to be vehicle for change

"If you kill us all, who will you rule over?" says the latest issue of Tuktuk newspaper, produced, printed and distributed by Iraqi anti-government activists to thousands of protesters camped out in Baghdad's Tahrir Square.
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Energy tycoon arrest in journalist murder case

Energy tycoon arrest in journalist murder case

Reuters sources say that Yorgen Fenech, a prominent businessman, was arrested as he attempted to leave the island of Malta in his yacht. It comes a day after news broke that police had detained a suspected middleman in the unsolved murder case of inv
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Scorched koala reunited with Australian rescuer

Scorched koala reunited with Australian rescuer

The woman who rescued a badly burnt and wailing koala from an Australian bushfire was reunited with the koala now known as Lewis on Wednesday at Australia's Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
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Israel fires rockets at 'Iranian targets' in Syria

Israel fires rockets at 'Iranian targets' in Syria

Israel fired rockets at Syria overnight, killing two people, according to Syrian state media. Israel said some if its targets belonged to Iranian Al Quds forces in Syria.
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Iran's Rouhani claims victory over unrest he blames on foreigners

Iran's Rouhani claims victory over unrest he blames on foreigners

Iranian President Rouhani on Wednesday claimed victory over unrest he blamed on Iran's foreign enemies, according to state media, after protests over an increase in gasoline prices last week that have shaken the country.
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Explainer: Beijing questions Hong Kong mask ruling

Explainer: Beijing questions Hong Kong mask ruling

China's top lawmaking body has questioned a Hong Kong court's decision to overturn a controversial mask ban, in a move likely to increase anger on the streets.
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Japan to greet Pope with AI song

Japan to greet Pope with AI song

Few aspects of life escape the touch of high tech in cutting-edge Japan, including an official song written to welcome Pope Francis when he visits Japan from Saturday.
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Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police tortured him

Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police tortured him

A former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate said Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and chained him as they pressed him for information about activists leading the pro-democracy protests, the BBC and Wall Street Journal repo
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Twitter says UK PM Johnson's party misled public with 'factcheck' account

Twitter says UK PM Johnson's party misled public with 'factcheck' account

The Conservative Party has been criticised after it changed the name of its press office Twitter account to Fact Check UK during a live TV debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.
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US Senate unanimously passes bill on Hong Kong

US Senate unanimously passes bill on Hong Kong

The United States Senate unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday that would protect human rights in Hong Kong, coming as anti-government protesters continue to be trapped at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, with more than a thousand arrests ma
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'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings

'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings

Four witnesses testified on Tuesday at the third public impeachment hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.
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Johnson, Corbyn agree to improve tone of political debate

Johnson, Corbyn agree to improve tone of political debate

Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook hands with his rival, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, during a live television debate on Tuesday as both men agreed to improve the tone of Britain's political debate.
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Over 100 killed in Iran unrest: Amnesty Intl.

Over 100 killed in Iran unrest: Amnesty Intl.

At least 106 protestors have been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over fuel price rises last week, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Conway G.
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Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled impeachment proceedings "a big scam" on Tuesday as witnesses testified in a televised Congressional hearing.
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New arrest in journalist murder, may be pardoned

New arrest in journalist murder, may be pardoned

Maltese authorities say they've arrested a suspected go-between for the hitmen and mastermind of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's unsolved killing. But they are also considering pardoning the suspect in exchange for more information.
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Two jail guards charged over Jeffrey Epstein death

Two jail guards charged over Jeffrey Epstein death

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges accusing two correctional officers of falsifying records on the night financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a New York jail cell. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Epstein scandal chills Prince Andrew's backers

Epstein scandal chills Prince Andrew's backers

A program for entrepreneurs founded by Prince Andrew has taken down the logos of its corporate sponsors from its website, as firms and charities distance themselves from the British royal over the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse scandal.
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Bei Bei takes 'Panda Express' to China

Bei Bei takes 'Panda Express' to China

After a month of preparations and good-byes, Bei Bei, the Washington National Zoo's most eligible giant panda bachelor, is set to leave for China on Tuesday, where scientists hope he will help increase the population of his species. Colette Luke has
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U.S. backing renews focus on Israeli settlements

U.S. backing renews focus on Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "moved" by U.S. backing for settlements on Israeli-occupied land. But Palestinians and Arab leaders are outraged.
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Vindman: Trump request for Biden probe 'improper'

Vindman: Trump request for Biden probe 'improper'

A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump that a phone call the president made to ask Ukraine to investigate his political rivals was improper.
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U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap

U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap

Afghan and Taliban sources confirm that a prisoner swap has successfully released American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, faculty at the American University in Kabul, in exchange for captured senior militant commanders.
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