Democrats to argue Trump obstructed probe in third day of impeachment trial

Democratic managers from the House of Representatives will try to convince the Republican-controlled Senate that Trump improperly withheld key witnesses and documents. Democrats serving as prosecutors in United States President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will make their case that he improperly interfered in Congress’ probe of his dealings with Ukraine in their final day of arguments on Friday. Democratic managers from the House of Representatives will try to convince both the Republican-controlled Senate, which will determine if Trump finishes his term, and the American public, which will decide in November…

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Trump’s peace plan may polarize the Middle East it seeks to calm

Donald Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival centrist former general Benny Gantz to the White House next week. As United States (US) President Donald Trump prepares to host Israeli leaders in Washington to reveal details of his long-delayed Middle East peace plan, Palestinians warned on Friday that no deal could work without them on board. Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival centrist former general Benny Gantz to the White House next week, saying he would unveil the plan before his…

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Trump administration plans to add Nigeria to travel ban list

US President Donald Trump said in an interview with the Journal that he was considering adding countries to the travel ban but declined to state which ones. The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries – Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania – to its travel ban list, US media reports said on Tuesday. Some countries will face bans only on some visa categories, the Wall Street Journal reported. The list of countries was not final and could yet change, website Politico said. US President Donald Trump…

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