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  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Trump Impeachment Hearings Highlight Immigrants' Stories

    One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds, sharing their families’ stories in highly personal opening statements. They drew a connection to how...

  • facebook Nov 21, 2019

    A Look at the Corruption Scandals Facing Israel's Netanyahu

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an attempted coup.”

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Fiona Hill Says Vindman Is ‘Excellent' on Ukraine Issues

    During her congressional testimony, former White House adviser Fiona Hill refuted claims that she had expressed concerns over the professional judgment of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment hearings. Vindman’s reputation and insight into the Ukraine investigations had come under question during testimony from fellow National Security Council staffer Tim Morrison on Tuesday.

  • facebook Nov 20, 2019

    Israel Heads Toward Unprecedented 3rd Election in 12 Months

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival announced Wednesday that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing the country closer toward an unprecedented third election in less than a year. The announcement by Benny Gantz, leader of the centrist Blue and White party, prolongs the political paralysis that has gripped...

  • Attorney General Sep 18, 2019

    Israeli Vote Leaves Netanyahu's Political Future in Doubt

    After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel’s election on Tuesday, he has been left well short of the parliamentary majority he had sought — not only to continue in power but also to fend off a...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2019

    Taliban Vows Future Afghanistan Won't Be Terrorists' Hotbed

    The United States began bombing Afghanistan after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to root out al-Qaida fighters harbored by the Taliban. Now, more than 18 years later, preventing Afghanistan from being a launching pad for more attacks on America is at the heart of ongoing U.S. talks with the Taliban. President Donald Trump’s envoy at the negotiating table says...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2019

    Taliban Vows Future Afghanistan Won't Be Terrorists' Hotbed

    America’s longest war has come full circle. The United States began bombing Afghanistan after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to root out al-Qaida fighters harbored by the Taliban. Now, more than 18 years later, preventing Afghanistan from being a launching pad for more attacks on America is at the heart of ongoing U.S. talks with the Taliban. President Donald...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Former President George H.W. Bush's Casket Arrives in Washington, D.C.

    George H.W. Bush’s casket travelled from Houston to Washington, D.C., where he will lie in state at the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol before a service at the Washington National Cathedral.

  • Europe May 31, 2019

    Captain Arrested in Hungary Boat Accident as Families Arrive

    Hungarian police have detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with a sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists, causing it to sink quickly in the Danube River, as loved ones of the missing and dead were expected to arrive Friday in Budapest. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven have been rescued, while 21 people remain missing...

  • Europe May 30, 2019

    Deaths Reported After Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

    Several are dead and more than 20 people are missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists collided with a larger cruise ship and sank on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.

  • facebook May 30, 2019

    Israel Faces New Elections After Parliament Dissolves

    Israel embarked Thursday on an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and instead dissolved parliament. In what seemed an improbable scenario just days ago, Israel’s newly elected Knesset dissolved itself in an early morning 74-45 vote and set a new election date for Sept. 17....

  • Donald Trump Jan 5, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Afghan Comments Inaccurate

    President Donald Trump’s comments about Afghanistan this week devolved into a history lesson gone awry and an embrace of the former Soviet Union’s decision to invade the country in the 1970s. Trump argued that the Soviets’ foray into Afghanistan was the right thing to do, even though he said it “bankrupted” Moscow and led to the demise of the Soviet...

  • Donald Trump Dec 4, 2018

    At Capitol, Bush Saluted as ‘Gentle Soul,' ‘Great Man'

    The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens alike. With Bush’s casket atop the Lincoln Catafalque, first used for...

  • Donald Trump Dec 3, 2018

    George H.W. Bush Was Guided by Concern for Humanity

    Former President George H.W. Bush teamed up with the man who ousted him from the White House to help victims of natural disasters. He created a program that has honored thousands of American volunteers. He also sent U.S. troops to Africa to help starving Somalis. It was all part of Bush’s vision for creating what he called a “kinder, gentler...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2018

    George H.W. Bush Remembered as a Great Statesman With Uncommon Decency and Kindness

    Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bush, who died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a state funeral at...

  • Massachusetts Dec 2, 2018

    Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at 94

    George Herbert Walker Bush, a World War II naval pilot who survived being shot down over the Pacific, led the CIA and served as the nation’s 41st president, has died. He was 94.

  • Massachusetts Dec 1, 2018

    George H.W. Bush Remembered as Humble American Patriot

    After former President George H.W. Bush died Friday night, he was remembered as a humble patriot and man of character by other presidents, including his son, and others in the political world. “George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” said former President George W. Bush,...

  • Massachusetts Dec 1, 2018

    Former President George H.W. Bush's Life of Distinction

    The nation’s 41st President George H.W. Bush, who on June 12 became the first former U.S. president to turn 94, died today.

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2018

    ‘We Are Not the Enemy': Hundreds of US Newsrooms Condemn Trump's Attacks on ‘Fake News'

    Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate. They did across the breadth of the country....

  • Russia Aug 4, 2018

    Russian Airline Says 18 Killed in Siberian Helicopter Crash

    A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday in Siberia, killing all 18 people aboard, mostly oil workers, authorities said. The Interstate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil aviation in much of the former Soviet Union, said the Mi-8 helicopter collided with the load being carried by another helicopter. Both had taken off from the same pad in Vankor, above the...

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