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      Trump wins acquittal, but Ukraine saga far from over
      Feb06

      Trump wins acquittal, but Ukraine saga far from over

      WASHINGTON — The impeachment of President Donald Trump is over, but it’s far from case closed on Ukraine. A full accounting of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, stemming in large part from the foreign policy entanglements pursued by personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, remains unfinished despite Trump’s acquittal Wednesday in the Senate....

      Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile
      Feb03

      Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile

      KYIV, Ukraine — A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, despite days of denials by the Islamic Republic. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr...

      GOP senators seek to acquit Trump without condoning conduct
      Feb01

      GOP senators seek to acquit Trump without condoning conduct

      WASHINGTON — There is no question, Sen. Lamar Alexander said, that President Donald Trump actions were “inappropriate” when he asked Ukraine’s leader to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. But not bad enough, he said, to warrant Trump’s removal from office, or even to hear from witnesses or other evidence. That distinction has...

      Trump defense: Ukraine ‘quid pro quo’ not impeachable
      Jan30

      Trump defense: Ukraine ‘quid pro quo’ not impeachable

      WASHINGTON — In a striking shift from President Donald Trump’s claims of “perfect” dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted Wednesday at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment. Trump’s defenders relied on retired professor Alan Dershowitz,...

      US hits Russian railroad with sanctions over Crimea
      Jan30

      US hits Russian railroad with sanctions over Crimea

      WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Moscow-based private railway company that last month opened passenger service between Russia and Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014. The sanctions target Grand Service Express, its CEO and seven people who were slapped with European Union sanctions...

      Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to probe – report
      Jan27

      Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to probe – report

      WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it aided political investigations into his Democratic rivals, former national security adviser John Bolton recounts in a draft of his forthcoming book. The revelation challenges the defense offered up by Trump and his attorneys in his...

      Sacked security adviser says Trump tied Ukraine funds to Biden probe
      Jan27

      Sacked security adviser says Trump tied Ukraine funds to Biden probe

      WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told his national security adviser he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it aided political investigations into his Democratic rivals, according to a report in The New York Times on Sunday. The newspaper said John Bolton’s description of his exchange with Trump appears in...

      Impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long days
      Jan21

      Impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long days

      WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own verdict at the start of an election year. As the Senate reconvenes with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding over the rare impeachment court, senators sworn...

      Distortion in Trump’s impeachment defense
      Jan20

      Distortion in Trump’s impeachment defense

      WASHINGTON — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter. The claim marked a week of frequent exaggeration and distortion by the president heading into the opening statements of his impeachment trial. Just as his...

      Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published
      Jan17

      Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published

      KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s prime minister says he has submitted his resignation, days after he was caught on tape saying the country’s president knows nothing about the economy. In a Facebook post Friday, Oleksiy Honcharuk said that he has given his resignation to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “I took this post to implement...