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Worldwide Trump, GOP push theories to discredit whistleblower
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Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge said on Friday that the inspector general told lawmakers that the whistleblower didn't disclose the contact with committee staff, so the inspector general never looked into it. Schiff implied in interviews that he did not know what was in the complaint, and he said he was glad that the ICIG had referred the complaint to his committee because he might not have known about it otherwise.

Worldwide Democrats interfering in BOTH 2020 and 2016 elections, says Trump
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In a letter, the Democratic chairmen of three House committees cite reports that a Pence aide may have listened to the 25 July phone call in which Trump pushed Ukraine's new president - who was waiting for hundreds of millions of dollars of United States military aid that had been withheld - to investigate unfounded charges that Biden was involved in corrupt activities there.

Worldwide Boris Johnson preparing to 'squat' as Prime Minster to ensure Brexit
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Under his plan, sent to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Juncker on Wednesday, there would be two new borders after Brexit if new trading arrangements were not in place: a customs border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, and a regulatory border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

Worldwide Pelosi, Pence impeachment positioning: Darcy cartoon
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Trump says: "We are looking at corruption, we're not looking at politics". They're also threatening to issue a subpoena on Friday to the White House if it does not turn over documents related to Ukraine. US senator and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Friday it was "wrong and appalling" for Trump to push other nations to investigate Biden.

Worldwide Australian travel-blogging couple held in Iran released: Canberra
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An Australian-British blogger and her fiancé said Saturday they were "extremely happy and relieved " to be reunited with their loved ones after being freed from a three-month detention in Iran. She said all charges against them had been dropped. She added that they've returned to Australia. "We don´t accept the charges on which she was convicted and we would seek to have her returned to Australia", Payne added, declining to comment further.

Worldwide Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted presidential candidate's campaign
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Still, recent technology developments like increasingly realistic "deepfake" or otherwise manipulated videos have many cybersecurity experts concerned about how hackers might be able to manipulate public perception. Companies including Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft and Twitter Inc met with USA intelligence agencies earlier in September to discuss security strategies.

Worldwide Trump Administration Announces Tariffs on EU Imports
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The award is the largest in WTO history. The US decision to impose tariffs on French wines will penalise American consumers who will see a sharp rise in prices while severely hurting French producers on their largest export market, exporters said .

Worldwide North Korea says underwater-launched missile test succeeded
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Submarine-launched missiles are harder to detect than ground-based ones, increasing the threat posed to the USA and its allies. Its state news agency KCNA said that the Pukguksong-3 missile was test-fired at a high angle in the waters off Wonsan, a military base used for previous missile launches, and was created to contain external threats.

Worldwide US President Donald Trump says impeachment motion will fail
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). He said the whistleblower complaint "underscore [s] the pressing need for complete and meaningful oversight". GOP leaders have aggressively defended Trump against accusations that he abused his power when he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son.

Worldwide How Long Is Bernie Sanders' Recovery After Heart Stents?
Author: 0 How Long Is Bernie Sanders' Recovery After Heart Stents?

Sanders was scheduled to make campaign stops in California and Iowa in the coming days, however, campaign officials said those campaign stops are canceled until further notice . The sudden medical procedure begs the question: How serious is this heart condition, and how might it affect Sanders' future health? Warren already was pulling ahead of Sanders in most polls, and Sanders' health issues likely will accelerate that process.

Worldwide Joe Biden fires back at Donald Trump over repeated Ukraine accusations
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House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy wrote to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday asking that all efforts surrounding the impeachment inquiry be suspended until "customary rules and procedures are established". officials and Ukrainian officials as Trump withheld vital funding from that nation and asked them to help with his own personal agenda, " said David Pepper, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party.

Worldwide Bernie Sanders undergoes heart surgery
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UPDATE, with well-wish tweets Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders , "conversing and in good spirits" following the insertion of two heart stents last night, has canceled all events and appearances "until further notice", apparently including MSNBC's six-hour gun forum scheduled for today.

Worldwide Whistleblower spoke to Schiff aides before filing complaint
Author: 0 Whistleblower spoke to Schiff aides before filing complaint

House investigators say they will issue a subpoena demanding all White House and Trump administration documents related to President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden . "You are making me look like an idiot!" he was quoted as saying. "That's big stuff. That's a big story". But Schiff said that it showed Trump acting like a mob boss: "What those notes reflect is a classic mafia-like shakedown of a foreign leader", he said.

Worldwide Democrats to subpoena White House for Ukraine documents
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Pompeo is under increasing scrutiny from House Democrats leading impeachment proceedings against Trump. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said the subpoena is "nothing but more document requests, wasted time and taxpayer dollars that will ultimately show the president did nothing wrong".

Worldwide North Korea won't give up nuclear weapons: ex-Trump adviser Bolton
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In a statement released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, Mr Choe expressed optimism over the outcome of the meeting but did not say where it would take place. In his first public remarks since being ousted from the administration, Bolton also criticized Trump's lax reaction to recent short-range missile tests that he said clearly violate USA -led United Nations Security Council sanctions resolutions.

Worldwide Man kills 1, wounds at least 9 at Finland shopping center
Author: 0 Man kills 1, wounds at least 9 at Finland shopping center

Local news agency STT reported that nine people had been taken to hospital after the incident. "While I was helping the teacher, I started hearing other shouts for help". Police have confirmed a violent event at Kuopio Savo vocational school in Herman shopping centre. Gun laws have since been tightened. In 2017, two people were killed and eight injured in a stabbing attack in the main square of Turku, a city in southwest Finland .

Worldwide Divers search for victims after bridge collapses in Taiwan bay
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Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung claimed there had been five people on the bridge when it collapsed. According to Taiwan's state-run Central News Agency , the truck fell onto a number of fishing boats and sparked a fire. At least 20 people were injured. The center of Typhoon Mitag passed east of Taiwan on Monday night and early Tuesday, but the outer winds gusting up to 85 miles per hour affected the island before the storm moved to the northeast.