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      US-China strategic rivalry and new technology propel global surge in military spending, IISS report says
      Feb15

      US-China strategic rivalry and new technology propel global surge in military spending, IISS report says

      Global defence spending saw its biggest jump in a decade in 2019, driven by the US and China, a study said on Friday, as rivalries and conflicts stoke military investment.The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said the 4 per cent rise, compared to a year earlier, was fuelled by competition between major powers, new military...

      Donald Trump impeachment: White House fires Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman, who testified against president
      Feb08

      Donald Trump impeachment: White House fires Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman, who testified against president

      The Trump administration on Friday removed Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the White House’s top expert on Ukraine, from his position after he testified against President Donald Trump during the impeachment process, Vindman’s lawyer said.Vindman was escorted out of the White House where he had worked on the National...

      After impeachment acquittal, Teflon Trump appears an unstoppable force
      Feb06

      After impeachment acquittal, Teflon Trump appears an unstoppable force

      With the final gavel banging down on impeachment, US President Donald Trump barrelled ahead in his re-election fight with a united Republican Party behind him, and emboldened by reassuring poll numbers and chaos in the Democratic race to replace him.Republican senators voted largely in lockstep to acquit Trump, relying on a multitude of...

      Trump triumphant as US Senate acquits him of all impeachment charges
      Feb06

      Trump triumphant as US Senate acquits him of all impeachment charges

      US President Donald Trump drew on staunch Republican support Wednesday to defeat the gravest threat yet to his three-year-old presidency, winning acquittal in the Senate on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.Only the third US leader ever placed on trial, Trump readily defeated the effort to expel him from office for...

      Iran ‘knew from start’ that missile downed plane, says Ukraine
      Feb03

      Iran ‘knew from start’ that missile downed plane, says Ukraine

      Kiev on Monday accused Tehran of knowing from the start that an Iranian missile had downed a Ukrainian airliner last month, after leaked recordings emerged from Iranian air traffic control.The recordings, aired on Ukraine’s 1+1 television channel on Sunday, feature a conversation between an air traffic controller and the pilot of another...

      Donald Trump impeachment trial: Senate votes against calling witnesses, clearing way for acquittal
      Feb01

      Donald Trump impeachment trial: Senate votes against calling witnesses, clearing way for acquittal

      The US Senate on Friday voted against calling witnesses and collecting new evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, clearing the way for Trump’s likely acquittal in the coming days.By a vote of 51-49, the Republican-controlled Senate stopped Democrats’ drive to hear testimony from witnesses like former national...

      Impeachment TV ratings rebound despite Donald Trump’s ‘death valley’ complaint
      Jan29

      Impeachment TV ratings rebound despite Donald Trump’s ‘death valley’ complaint

      Television viewership for the third presidential impeachment trial in US history rose as President Donald Trump’s lawyers began laying out their case for his acquittal by the Senate, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday.An estimated 10.1 million people in the United States tuned in across six broadcast and cable networks on...

      Impeachment trial: what does Trump fear most about Bolton’s new book? He has the ‘evidence’, Democrats say
      Jan27

      Impeachment trial: what does Trump fear most about Bolton’s new book? He has the ‘evidence’, Democrats say

      Senate Republicans are suddenly facing intense new pressure to call witnesses in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after a new report that the president told his national security adviser in August he wanted to continuing freezing aid to Ukraine until the government there investigated a political rival.The demand was outlined in a New York...

      Trump says lead impeachment lawmaker Adam Schiff has ‘not paid the price, yet’
      Jan26

      Trump says lead impeachment lawmaker Adam Schiff has ‘not paid the price, yet’

      US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the Democratic lawmaker leading the impeachment case against him, Representative Adam Schiff, has “not paid the price, yet” for his actions, a statement Schiff said he viewed as a threat.The vitriol from Trump against Schiff and other Democrats followed three days of their arguments in his impeachment...

      Trump wondered how long Ukraine could last in fight with Russia, recording shows
      Jan26

      Trump wondered how long Ukraine could last in fight with Russia, recording shows

      This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Kyle Cheney on politico.com on January 25, 2020.US President Donald Trump wondered how long Ukraine would survive in a fight against Russia, according to an audio recording from a private dinner in which he also calls for the summary dismissal of then-US...