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Canada's Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority

Oct. 22, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau's Liberal party took the most seats...

US diplomat drawn into Trump's Ukraine effort set to testify

Oct. 22, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely central player in the events that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The retired career civil servant was tapped to run the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine after the administration abruptly ousted the ambassador. He...

Trump viewed Ukraine as adversary, not ally, witnesses say

Oct. 21, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind closed doors, President Donald Trump has made his views on Ukraine clear: "They tried to take me down." The president, according to people familiar with testimony in the House impeachment investigation, sees the Eastern European ally, not Russia, as responsible for the interference...

US diplomat in Ukraine text messages to testify to Congress

Oct. 21, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely central player in the events that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The retired career civil servant was tapped to run the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine after the administration abruptly ousted the ambassador. He...

Trump urges GOP to 'get tougher and fight' impeachment

Oct. 21, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans on Monday to "get tougher and fight" against the quickly moving House impeachment inquiry as Democrats blocked a GOP bid to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, a leader of the impeachment inquiry. Trump, defending his conduct at a...

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump "most afraid" of Schiff

Oct. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 7:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are "afraid" of the chief impeachment investigator, following a failed effort to censure him. Pelosi said "the GOP has not even tried...

US diplomat set to take center stage in impeachment inquiry

Oct. 21, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. A quick...

Mulvaney getting second-guessed over his defense of Trump

Oct. 21, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate Democrats and the 2016 elections. Then Mulvaney went...

4 suspects indicted in case of slain Slovak journalist

Oct. 21, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia prosecutors have indicted four suspects in the slaying of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the government. The four include the alleged mastermind, a businessman who was long suspected of involvement in the crime. The prosecutors...

Frustrated US diplomats fight back in impeachment probe

Oct. 21, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine. Over White House objections, the diplomats are...