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      Justice Department tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies
      Jun20

      Justice Department tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies

      Washington – The Justice Department moved abruptly Friday night to oust Geoffrey S. Berman, the US attorney in Manhattan overseeing key prosecutions of President Donald Trump’s allies and an investigation of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. But Berman said he was refusing to leave his post and his ongoing investigations would...

      Donald Trump unfit to be US president, says Nancy Pelosi
      Jun19

      Donald Trump unfit to be US president, says Nancy Pelosi

      Washington – President Donald Trump came under attack from both sides of the American political spectrum on Thursday as liberal Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and former White House aide and conservative hawk John Bolton both declared him unfit to lead the country. “President Trump is clearly ethically unfit and intellectually...

      Bolton’s new book reveals how Trump asked Xi for help with election
      Jun18

      Bolton’s new book reveals how Trump asked Xi for help with election

      Washington – President Donald Trump asked his Chinese counterpart to make agricultural purchases in order to help the US leader win over farmers ahead of the upcoming election, former top aide John Bolton claims in a new book. At a meeting, Trump turned to Xi Jinping and “stressed the importance of farmers and increased Chinese...

      SA, India and UK shutterbugs on Andrei Stenin press photo contest 2020 shortlist
      Jun17

      SA, India and UK shutterbugs on Andrei Stenin press photo contest 2020 shortlist

      Cape Town – The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest’s international jury of leading photography experts has selected the best entries from over 5 000 submissions. Young photojournalists from 75 countries competed in the contest this year. The shortlist includes photographers from 19 countries, including Russia, the United...

      Trudeau says Russia won’t be included in the G7 – despite Trump’s call
      Jun02

      Trudeau says Russia won’t be included in the G7 – despite Trump’s call

      Toronto – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that Russia will not be included in the Group of 7 nations, disagreeing with US President Donald Trump, who said he plans to invite Russia. Trudeau noted Russia was excluded from the group after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. “Its continued disrespect and...

      Trump seen asking how long Ukraine can resist Russians in recording
      May15

      Trump seen asking how long Ukraine can resist Russians in recording

      Washington – President Donald Trump enquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that included the indicted associates of his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. “How long would they last in a fight with Russia?” Trump is heard asking in the audio portion of a video...

      Obama describes Trump’s handling of coronavirus as ‘an absolute chaotic disaster’
      May10

      Obama describes Trump’s handling of coronavirus as ‘an absolute chaotic disaster’

      Washington – Former president Barack Obama described President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as “chaotic” in a conference call with former members of his administration, a source said on Saturday. Obama has largely kept out of the fray even as Trump has blamed him and his Democratic administration for...

      Chernobyl beset with wildfires on nuclear disaster’s 34th anniversary
      Apr26

      Chernobyl beset with wildfires on nuclear disaster’s 34th anniversary

      Kiev – More than a thousand firefighters were working in the radiation-contaminated Chernobyl exclusion zone on Sunday, the 34th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, amid a weeks-long effort to extinguish brush fires in the area. Authorities have attributed the fires in the predominantly uninhabited Chernobyl zone and in other parts of...

      Trump, Putin issue rare joint statement commemorating WW2
      Apr25

      Trump, Putin issue rare joint statement commemorating WW2

      Washington – US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin issued a rare joint statement on Saturday commemorating a 1945 World War 2 link-up of US and Soviet troops on their way to defeat Nazi Germany as an example of how their countries can cooperate. The statement by Trump and Putin comes amid deep strains in...

      The latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
      Apr22

      The latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

      Reported cases of the coronavirus have crossed 2.57 million globally and 178,574 people have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT on Wednesday. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS AMERICAS * The US House of Representatives will pass Congress’ latest coronavirus aid bill on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, paving the way for...