Battle lines harden as Trump impeachment inquiry goes public
Democrats say Wednesday's extraordinary public session in the House revealed a striking account of Trump abusing his office by pressing the newly elected president of Ukraine for political investigations of rival Democrats, all while holding up needed military aid. “Bribery,” they said, and “extortion.” Republicans counter that the hearing showed none of that.
Trump impeachment inquiry hears new evidence
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Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, immediately outlined the question at the core of the impeachment inquiry -- whether the president used his office to pressure Ukraine officials for personal political gain.
Donald Trump allies pressured Ukraine for political gains, say diplomats
William Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, described his shock when he was informed that the President through acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had ordered a hold on assistance to Ukraine on July 18.
Donald Trump raises stink, claiming garbage from India reaches Los Angeles
Trump was particularly agitated that the rest of the world, particularly developing countries such as China and India, had corralled Washington into the Paris Accord on climate change and put the onus on the US to clean up the planet while themselves not doing much. The Accord, Trump claimed, would have done "trillions and trillions of dollars of destruction" to the US.
European shares fall on Hong Kong unrest, Trump's disappointing trade comments
Banks as well as trade sensitive auto and mining sectors were among the biggest decliners, along with media-related stocks.
Trump, Dems brace for open impeachment hearings
The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump hits a new phase this week with televised public hearings. While both sides believe it w...
Trump says China trade deal 'close' but dashes hopes for signing details
The S&P is up more than 36% since Trump took office, though two-thirds of that gain occurred in his first year in office before he began imposing tariffs on imports from China.
China, India, Russia doing 'absolutely nothing' to clean up their smokestacks, plants: Donald Trump
Terming climate change as a "very complex issue", Trump said he considers himself to be, "in many ways, an environmentalist, believe it or not". "So ...I'm very much into climate. But I want the cleanest air on the planet and I want to have - I have to have clean air - water," Trump said.
Tariffs' removal a 'condition' for US trade deal, says China
The Commerce Ministry’s remarks showed a sizeable distance still separates the Washington and Beijing dispute Trump's announcement last month that they had reached a “phase one” deal. Beijing and Washington have been embroiled in an 18-month trade war which has weighed on the global economy, and two sides have slapped punitive tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in two-way trade.
As impeachment probe starts new phase, Trump promises to release transcript
Trump said, he would likely release the transcript on Tuesday, describing it to reporters as "very important." He said on Twitter on Monday evening, however, that he would be releasing it "sometime this week," adding: "I am sure you will find it tantalizing!" Just two days before the first public hearings in the inquiry, Trump issued a series of scathing tweets.
Nikkei slips as Trump speech, Hong Kong unrest dent mood
Chaos in Hong Kong also undermined sentiment as the city prepared for more clashes.
Markets hope for positive signs from Trump trade speech
US stock markets have hit record highs in recent weeks on hopes the White House and Beijing are close to a trade deal.
Trump, Ukraine and Impeachment: The inside story of how we got here
This week, the House of Representatives begins public hearings that could lead to the impeachment of a president for only the third time in U.S. history. More than a half-dozen Trump administration officials have called the phone conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the events surrounding it insidious and shocking. Five officials who dealt with Ukraine have resigned since September.
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