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Cory Booker out of race for Democratic nomination Cory Booker out of race for Democratic nomination

Cory Booker out of race for Democratic nomination

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Image copyright Reuters US Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has announced he is ending his campaign after disappointing poll numbers.The African-American New Jersey senator had failed to qualify for the Democratic debate on Tuesday in Iowa.The former rising star’s message of unity at a time of deeply divided politics failed to win over voters in…

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Trump impeachment: Pelosi warns ‘president’s henchmen’ Trump impeachment: Pelosi warns ‘president’s henchmen’

Trump impeachment: Pelosi warns ‘president’s henchmen’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Hear ye, hear ye!’ Trump impeachment trial beginsThe 100 lawmakers of the US Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts administered the oath to the senators to «do impartial justice».In…

Trump says he plans to expand US travel ban Trump says he plans to expand US travel ban

Trump says he plans to expand US travel ban

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Image copyright JIM WATSON/Getty Images President Donald Trump said he plans to add countries to his existing travel ban to bar more foreign nationals from entry into the US. The current ban — signed by Mr Trump two years ago — closed US borders to citizens from seven countries, most with Muslim majorities.Libya, Iran, Somalia,…

‘Birth tourism’: US steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants ‘Birth tourism’: US steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants

‘Birth tourism’: US steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants

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Image copyright Getty Images The US Department of State has unveiled new rules to deter pregnant women from travelling to the US to give birth.The policy takes effect on Friday and is intended as a crackdown on what is known as «birth tourism».Under the rule, pregnant women applying for US visitor visas may need to…

White House Farm: Who is Jeremy Bamber? White House Farm: Who is Jeremy Bamber?

White House Farm: Who is Jeremy Bamber?

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Jeremy Bamber in 1985 (left) and in a later, undated photo (right) A six-part drama, White House Farm, begins later, telling the story of the killing of five members of a family at their Essex farm house. But, 35 years on, why is there still so much interest in…

Qasem Soleimani: Why kill him now and what happens next? Qasem Soleimani: Why kill him now and what happens next?

Qasem Soleimani: Why kill him now and what happens next?

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChief international correspondent Lyse Doucet explains the significance of the attackThe killing of Gen Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds force, represents a dramatic escalation in the low-level conflict between the US and Iran and one whose consequences could be considerable. Retaliation is to…

Libya conflict: Warring sides meet in Moscow for talks Libya conflict: Warring sides meet in Moscow for talks

Libya conflict: Warring sides meet in Moscow for talks

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Libya has been wracked by conflict since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi The leaders of the two main sides of Libya’s civil war are in Moscow for talks on how to end months of fighting. It is hoped both the UN-backed government and forces loyal to Russian ally Gen Khalifar…

Oksana Masters: Paralympic champion on Chernobyl, Tokyo 2020 and upbringing in Ukraine Oksana Masters: Paralympic champion on Chernobyl, Tokyo 2020 and upbringing in Ukraine

Oksana Masters: Paralympic champion on Chernobyl, Tokyo 2020 and upbringing in Ukraine

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Media playback is not supported on this device Masters was born three years after the Chernobyl nuclear disasterStanding on a podium by Russia’s Black Sea coast, Oksana Masters felt a surge of pride as the anthems played. It wasn’t her first Paralympic medal, but this one was extra special.She had just won cross country skiing…

Why Iran plane crash protests mark most serious test yet Why Iran plane crash protests mark most serious test yet

Why Iran plane crash protests mark most serious test yet

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Many have been angered by the government’s actions over the plane crash The latest anti-government demonstrations sweeping Iran arguably pose the most serious challenge to the administration of any in its 40-year history.In recent years, Iran has seen two major surges of opposition — in 2017 (late December) and 2019…

Iran plane crash: Demands for justice after admission jet was shot down Iran plane crash: Demands for justice after admission jet was shot down

Iran plane crash: Demands for justice after admission jet was shot down

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOleksiy Danilov: «We already had enough to show…what really happened here»Iran’s admission it «unintentionally» shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet has sparked demands for justice for the 176 people on board who were killed.The calls were led by Ukraine’s president and the prime minister of Canada, which…

Strongman Putin stokes patriotism in small-town Russia Strongman Putin stokes patriotism in small-town Russia

Strongman Putin stokes patriotism in small-town Russia

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA mural in Kolomna shows Vladimir Putin as an Atlas figure carrying the globeKolomna has many stunning sights. This ancient Russian town has its own Kremlin and a myriad of onion domes from monasteries and churches. But what catches my eye is an ordinary nine-storey apartment block…

Senate impeachment trial live updates: Democrats make their case against Trump Senate impeachment trial live updates: Democrats make their case against Trump

Senate impeachment trial live updates: Democrats make their case against Trump

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-House managers began 3 days of opening arguments -The president’s lawyers made no motion to dismiss the charges -Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calls Tuesday ‘a dark day and a dark night’ for Senate -President Trump says he’s watching, calls trial ‘a disgrace’ After about eight hours of presentation, the first day of arguments by…

Lessons from the Clinton impeachment: Former House managers recall their experiences Lessons from the Clinton impeachment: Former House managers recall their experiences

Lessons from the Clinton impeachment: Former House managers recall their experiences

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«You’ve got to be focused, disciplined, not distracted by other things.»January 22, 2020, 9:19 PM7 min read Just 20 lawmakers have argued for a president’s impeachment on the Senate floor — seven during the trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868 and 13 during for the trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999. ABC News…

Trump attacks House managers, says he’d ‘love’ to attend Senate impeachment trial Trump attacks House managers, says he’d ‘love’ to attend Senate impeachment trial

Trump attacks House managers, says he’d ‘love’ to attend Senate impeachment trial

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Speaking in Davos, Switzerland, the president said he would be watching. January 22, 2020, 4:33 PM5 min read President Donald Trump Wednesday said that while he would prefer to see a lengthy Senate impeachment trial with witnesses, «national security» concerns would probably prevent that from happening. “I would rather go the long way,» Trump said.…

President Trump backs off threat to hit Iranian cultural sites President Trump backs off threat to hit Iranian cultural sites

President Trump backs off threat to hit Iranian cultural sites

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Trump made the comments before a meeting with the Greek prime minister.January 7, 2020, 8:08 PM4 min readWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed off his threat to strike Iranian cultural sites, a war crime under international conventions, amid elevated tensions with Iran. Asked about his weekend warnings to Iran that the United States…

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