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      Newsdeck: White House objects to Bolton book; Trump impeachment trial starts new phase
      Jan29

      Newsdeck: White House objects to Bolton book; Trump impeachment trial starts new phase

      WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday objected to the publication of a book written by President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton that depicts Trump as playing a central role in a pressure campaign on Ukraine, as the Senate impeachment trial entered a new phase. …read more...

      Newsdeck: Trump told Bolton he wanted to hold Ukraine aid pending help on Biden probe -NYTimes
      Jan27

      Newsdeck: Trump told Bolton he wanted to hold Ukraine aid pending help on Biden probe -NYTimes

      WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump told his then-national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats, including presidential rival Joe Biden, the New York Times reported on Sunday. …read more...

      DECLASSIFIED UK: ‘The benefits of doing nothing at all’: Why Britain is unlikely to support a ban on Russian mercenaries 
      Jan24

      DECLASSIFIED UK: ‘The benefits of doing nothing at all’: Why Britain is unlikely to support a ban on Russian mercenaries 

      The rise of Russian mercenaries in conflicts across Syria, Ukraine and numerous African countries is concerning the UK’s Ministry of Defence, yet Britain appears unlikely to support a ban on such mercenaries because of its own private security industry. …read more Source:: Daily...

      Newsdeck: Democrats in impeachment trial say Trump abused his power in attempt to sully rival Biden
      Jan24

      Newsdeck: Democrats in impeachment trial say Trump abused his power in attempt to sully rival Biden

      WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president. …read more Source:: Daily...

      Newsdeck: Democrats launch first salvo at Trump impeachment trial, say U.S global standing at stake
      Jan23

      Newsdeck: Democrats launch first salvo at Trump impeachment trial, say U.S global standing at stake

      WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America’s global prestige would suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him. …read more Source:: Daily...

      Newsdeck: Iran most likely downed Ukraine airliner with missiles, U.S. officials believe
      Jan10

      Newsdeck: Iran most likely downed Ukraine airliner with missiles, U.S. officials believe

      WASHINGTON/KIEV, Jan 9 (Reuters) – A Ukraine airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was most likely brought down accidentally by Iranian air defenses, U.S. officials said on Thursday, and President Donald Trump said he did not believe the crash was due to a mechanical issue. …read more Source:: Daily...

      Newsdeck: Iran investigation says airliner caught fire before crash, Ukraine outlines theories
      Jan09

      Newsdeck: Iran investigation says airliner caught fire before crash, Ukraine outlines theories

      DUBAI/KIEV, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine outlined four potential scenarios on Thursday to explain the deadly crash of one of its airliners in Iran, including a missile strike and terrorism, as Iranian investigators said the plane was on fire before it fell to the ground. …read more Source:: Daily...

      Newsdeck: Iran crash is first fatal incident for Ukrainian airline Source: Reuters
      Jan08

      Newsdeck: Iran crash is first fatal incident for Ukrainian airline Source: Reuters

      KIEV, Jan 8 (Reuters) – A plane crash In Iran on Wedneday that killed 176 people was the first fatal incident involving Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), and the Boeing 737-800, one of the best in its fleet, was flown by experienced pilots, UIA officials said. …read more Source:: Daily...

      Newsdeck: U.S. House intelligence chairman says Trump impeachment report early next month
      Nov26

      Newsdeck: U.S. House intelligence chairman says Trump impeachment report early next month

      WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee that is leading the inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine said on Monday the impeachment process would move to the next step shortly after lawmakers return to Washington next week from a break. …read more Source:: Daily...

      Newsdeck: Former Trump aide calls Ukraine meddling theory fiction; Trump would welcome Senate trial
      Nov22

      Newsdeck: Former Trump aide calls Ukraine meddling theory fiction; Trump would welcome Senate trial

      WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election. …read more Source:: Daily...