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Key dates in the Trump impeachment investigation

Nov. 14, 2019 6:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates related to the Trump impeachment investigation: APRIL 21, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks with then-President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy to congratulate him on his election victory. The White House says in a readout of the call that the president underscored unwavering support...

Charges against GOP operative Roger Stone now before jury

Nov. 14, 2019 5:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury deliberations will extend into a second day in the trial of Roger Stone, a veteran Republican political operative charged with lying to Congress and other charges stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Jurors on Thursday concluded about 6 hours of...

Correction: Ukraine-World War II story

Nov. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — In a Nov. 13 story about Ukraine’s capital Kyiv renaming streets, The Associated Press cited a Jewish organization’s leader as saying one of the streets had been named after Ivan Pavlenko, whom the leader identified as a Nazi collaborator. The Kyiv city government says the...

AP source: Second US official in Kyiv heard Trump call

Nov. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned. The July 26 call between Trump and...

Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Nov. 14, 2019 2:27 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. announced Thursday that he will try to reclaim his old job as Utah governor. The Republican kicked off his campaign with a swing through southern Utah, reintroducing himself to voters far from capital in Salt Lake City, where he served...

Syrian troops begin deploying along border with Turkey

Nov. 14, 2019 1:37 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces started deploying Thursday in areas close to the Turkish border in the country’s northeast as part of an agreement reached between Russia and Turkey, state media reported. News agency SANA said troops were deploying between the towns of Jawadiyeh and...

BRICS back Paris agreement, oppose Syria military solution

Nov. 14, 2019 12:44 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Members of the BRICS group of nations said Thursday that they are committed to implementing the Paris climate agreement and there cannot be a military solution to Syria’s conflict. The declaration issued by leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at a summit...

Moldova lawmakers vote to back new technocrat-led government

Nov. 14, 2019 11:24 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s parliament on Thursday voted to back a new, technocratic government led by a former finance minister. Sixty-two of the 101 deputies voted in favor of Prime Minister Ion Chicu’s government, two days after the collapse of the short-lived administration headed...

Battle lines harden as Trump impeachment inquiry goes public

Nov. 14, 2019 10:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to win over a deeply polarized American public. Democrats say Wednesday’s extraordinary public session in the House...

MH17 probe reveals close ties between Russia, Ukraine rebels

Nov. 14, 2019 10:04 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators piecing together a criminal case in the July 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine said Thursday that evidence suggests links between Russia and separatists in the region were closer than previously...