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President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment.

Donald Trump adds legal heavyweights Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
The idea that there was some ... effort to hide the truth or the reality on the ground just doesn't hold water, chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters Thursday.

Pentagon defends track record in Afghanistan

The Pentagon is rejecting accusations that military leadership "incentivized lying" to portray a more optimistic picture of U.S. efforts in the nearly two-decade-long war in Afghanistan.
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio Thursday. Tony Dejak-AP

US Senate prepares to set Donald Trump trial in motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office.
However minutes after the crucial votes the process was thrown into confusion when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

House Democrats name team to prosecute Donald Trump in Senate trial

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday inaugurated a seven-member team to prosecute President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in the Senate.
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Senate likely to begin Donald Trump’s impeachment trial next Tuesday

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
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Nancy Pelosi challenges Republicans to ‘fair’ impeachment trial

Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday challenged Republicans to allow a “fair trial” when Donald Trump’s impeachment case moves to the Senate, going head-to-head with the president who suggested the Senate should dismiss the charges against him outright.
Brig Gen Amir Ali Hajizadeh speaks in Tehran, Iran, on 21 September 2019. Atta Kenare-AFP-Getty Images

Iran’s commander: More air strikes were planned against US

Strikes against American forces in Iraq could have been just the beginning of a major operation across the region if the U.S. had responded, a senior Iranian commander was reported as saying yesterday.

Minimum wage: TUC set for showdown with state governments

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has stated that it is set for total showdown with various State Governments that are not willing or ready to comply with the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari over minimum wage implementation.
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Donald Trump under pressure to de-escalate tensions with Iran ahead of press conference

Republican senators have reportedly called on US President Donald Trump to tone down his reactions on the Iranian missiles attacks, ahead of Trump’s press conference on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court is shielding President Donald Trump's financial records from House Democrats for now.

Donald Trump warns Iran of ‘major retaliation,’ threatens sanctions on Iraq

US President Donald Trump threatened “major retaliation” Sunday if Iran avenges the killing of a key military commander and he warned of massive economic sanctions against ally Iraq if the country expels US troops based there.
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Oil, gold prices soar, equities tumble as Donald Trump tweets war

Oil prices surged, gold hit a more than six-year high and most equities tumbled Monday after the US assassination last week of a top Iranian general fanned fears of a major conflict in the Middle East.
FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington, Dec. 19, 2019.

Donald Trump threatens to strike Iranian cultural sites

People gathered in Tehran on Monday to mourn top general Qassem Soleimani, as his replacement vowed to take revenge for the U.S. airstrike that killed him, and U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to hit Iranian cultural site if Iran does retaliate.
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Donald Trump acknowledges Qassem Soleimani’s killing

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke publicly Saturday about the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. It was the first time the president has spoken about Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, since U.S. defense officials confirmed Soleimani had been killed in a U.S. airstrke late Friday in Iraq at Baghdad's airport.
President Trump has signed a law increasing fines on spammy robocalls and requiring phone service providers to begin authenticating calls across networks.

Trump signs law increasing max robocall fine to $10,000

President Donald Trump has signed a law increasing fines on spammy robocalls and requiring phone service providers to begin authenticating calls across networks.
Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years.

Congo’s veteran president set to run anew in 2021

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years.
Police banned public gatherings in parts of New Delhi and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests that have so far left eight people dead and more than 1,200 others detained.

India: Despite Narendra Modi defending citizenship law, protests continue

Deadly protests against India's new citizenship law passed earlier this month continue despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reassurance to Muslims that the legislation is not aimed at marginalising them.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump joins Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton in ‘exclusive’ club of impeached presidents

The 45th and current president of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump, has joined two American past presidents in the unenviable exclusive club of presidents that were impeached.
However minutes after the crucial votes the process was thrown into confusion when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

Donald Trump becomes third US president to be impeached

The House of Representatives voted to impeach on both charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after hours of debate.

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