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Sondland says Giuliani was pushing for Ukraine quid pro quo

Nov. 20, 2019 9:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that Rudy Giuliani was pushing a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine that he had to go along with it because it’s what President Donald Trump wanted. “Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of...

The Latest: Schiff warns Trump of peril of obstructing probe

Nov. 20, 2019 9:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9:35 a.m. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has opened Wednesday’s impeachment hearing with a warning for President Donald Trump’s administration. Schiff said the House...

‘I now recall’: What to watch in Trump impeachment hearings

Nov. 20, 2019 9:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly what is Gordon Sondland’s story? Certainly it’s full of international mystery, which House impeachment investigators are sorting through as they probe President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. But the intrigue is largely due to...

Media watchdog warns of pressure on independent Serbian TV

Nov. 20, 2019 8:23 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A media watchdog group on Wednesday warned that an independent television in Serbia is facing intimidation and a smear campaign from pro-government media and officials. Reporters Without Borders urged the Serbian government to “stop supporting and instead publicly...

Greece announces major overhaul of migrant camp system

Nov. 20, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece announced plans Wednesday to overhaul its migration management system, replacing overcrowded refugee camps on the islands with smaller detention facilities and moving some 20,000 asylum seekers to the mainland over the next few weeks. Deputy Defense Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis...

In first since 2002, EU not forcing any states to cut debt

Nov. 20, 2019 6:41 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — For the first time since 2002, the European Commission is not taking legal action against any of its members over high budget deficits or debt, and is instead encouraging some to spend more to help the economy. The EU’s executive arm said Wednesday that eight countries were at risk...

Time and again, Sondland’s Ukraine tale differs from others

Nov. 20, 2019 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The witnesses who have testified publicly and privately in the House impeachment inquiry so far have generally told a consistent tale. Then there’s Gordon Sondland. The U.S. ambassador to the European Union has said he cannot recall many of the episodes involving him that other...

The Latest: House panel wraps up 5-hour hearing

Nov. 19, 2019 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee has concluded a five-hour hearing with two former Trump administration officials. Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special...

Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks

Nov. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg’s dramatic rise from little-known Indiana mayor to a leading Democratic presidential candidate faces its toughest test on Wednesday, with rivals poised to lob debate-stage attacks in an effort to stall his momentum. The debate in Atlanta marks the first time Buttigieg...

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

Nov. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the economy Tuesday in a televised election debate that likely failed to answer the question troubling many voters: Why should we trust you? The two...