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Trump Offers First Detailed Impeachment Defence

After refusing to cooperate with the Democratic Party-led impeachment probe in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump will on Monday offer his first comprehensive defense, before his trial begins in earnest in the Senate. Trump, only the fourth of 45 American presidents to face the possibility of being ousted by impeachment, has to meet a noon (1700 GMT) deadline ...

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After Weeks Of Delay: House To Send Impeachment Charges To US Senate

After weeks of delay, the House of Representatives is expected on Wednesday to send impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for that chamber to consider whether Trump should be removed from office. The weeks-long trial in the Senate is expected to ultimately end in the president’s acquittal. But it will focus attention on Trump’s ...

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Protests Continue In Iran Over Passenger Plane Disaster

Protesters denouncing Iran’s clerical rulers took to the streets and riot police deployed to face them on Monday, in a third day of demonstrations after authorities acknowledged shooting down a passenger plane by accident. Demonstrations, some apparently met by a violent crackdown, are the latest twist in one of the most serious escalations between the United States and Iran since ...

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We Shot Down Passenger Plane Due To Human Error, Iran Admits

Iran said on Saturday it unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane killing 176 people on board due to human error, after initially denying it brought down the plane in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Wednesday’s crash heightened international pressure on Iran after months of friction with the United States and tit-for-tat military ...

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Ukraine Airlines Jet With 176 People Crashes In Iran

A Ukrainian International Airlines plane carrying around 176 people crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in Iran killing everyone on board. The Boeing 737 is said to have been struck by technical problems just three minutes after takeoff from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. Engine failure caused the crash, according to the Ukrainian Embassy. However, the flight did ...

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In Iran Showdown, Conflict Could Explode Quickly – And Disastrously

Mourners at the funeral for Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani burn Israeli and U.S. flags. Hamid Vakili/NurPhoto via Getty Images Bear F. Braumoeller, The Ohio State University Despite the claims of optimists, the odds that an international conflict will snowball into a bloody war haven’t gone down significantly since the end of World War II. Trump administration officials’ confidence that the ...

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Killing Of Iranian Commander: Iran Attacks U.S. Forces In Iraq

Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East. Tehran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles from Iranian territory against at least two Iraqi facilities hosting U.S.-led coalition ...

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Refrain From Further Violence, Provocations, NATO Warns Iran

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, on Monday called on Iran to “refrain from further violence and provocations” after Tehran threatened retaliation over a U.S. airstrike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. “At our meeting today, in Brussels, allies called for restraint and de-escalation following an urgent meeting of NATO ambassadors. “New conflict will be in no one’s interest. So, Iran ...

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