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Democratic White House candidates unite on impeachment in most polite debate yet

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Democratic White House contenders united in condemning Republican President Donald Trump and supporting the inquiry into his impeachment at a debate on Wednesday, but largely backed away from the attacks that marked their earlier encounters. Senator Elizabeth Warren listens to former Vice President Joe Biden with Senator Bernie Sanders during the U.S. […]

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Wall Street dips as mounting US-China tensions cast doubt on trade deal

(Reuters) – Wall Street edged lower on Wednesday, as hopes of a trade deal receded following an escalation in tensions between Washington and Beijing that also overshadowed upbeat forecasts from retailers Target and Lowe’s. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 11, 2019. […]

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US Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong rights bill backing protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement that has gripped the Chinese-ruled financial center for months. Detained protesters lay on the floor after they tried to leave Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) […]

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China makes further concession in the trade dispute with the US

Just a few days ago, US President Donald Trump announced that he would postpone new punitive tariffs against China. Now China is sending another gesture of relaxation in the trade conflict. The trade dispute with China hits mainly soy farmers in the US The government in Beijing wants to exempt soy and pork from new punitive […]

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Ukraine Affair: There was a “highly irregular” channel

In Washington, the first public hearings for the democrat-targeted impeachment trial against Donald Trump have begun. All eyes are on the diplomats William Taylor and George Kent. And Action: The US Congress has opened the first public hearing of the impeachment investigation against US President Donald Trump. Witnesses included the US Ambassador to the US, William Taylor, […]

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Oil giant Exxon Mobil: Sues in the name of the climate

Crumbling profits, unsettled investors and then even more trouble in court: It could run better for the oil company Exxon Mobil. But there is a glimmer of hope. From New York Sabrina Kessler. Actually, they should have pushed the school desk. However, having a single business blame for climate change and shamelessly lying to the public makes students […]

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Comment: Again, the Kurds are the losers

With their withdrawal from northern Syria, USA betrays its most loyal ally in the fight against IS. For the future security situation in Europe this could prove to be a serious mistake, says Matthias von Hein. “No friends but the mountains”. The latest news from Washington seems to confirm this old Kurdish proverb. The US has announced that […]

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United States sell Ukraine Javelin anti-tank missiles

The Javelin is small, light and is considered the most dangerous weapon of its kind. She searches for her own goal and cracks it from above. 150 anti-tank weapons are now being delivered to Kiev by the US government. After the congress, the government in Washington has now approved the sale of Javelin missiles to Ukraine. The delivery […]

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Biden: “I do not care how dirty your attacks are”

The first showdown between US President Trump and his potential challenger from the Democrats is in full swing. The seniors do not give each other anything. The mud battle for the 2020 election has already begun. Despite impending impeachment , US President Donald Trump has openly encouraged Ukraine and China to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and […]

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China: Power demonstration with military parade

Beijing celebrated on Tuesday the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic with a major military parade. Many new weapon systems were shown. DW spoke with Gabriel Dominguez of IHS Jane’s about their significance. 15,000 troops, at least 160 aircraft and over 550 other military vehicles such as tanks, rockets and drones presented China’s People’s Liberation Army on […]