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Huge Czech protest marking Velvet Revolution demands PM quit

Huge Czech protest marking Velvet Revolution demands PM quit

PRAGUE: Around a quarter-million Czechs flooded central Prague on Saturday (Nov 16) to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia, with protesters demanding that billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis quit over allegations of graft. Some demonstrators waved flags or brandished banners calling for Babis to step down and chanted “Shame!” and “Resign!”. […]

Trump impeachment: security figures had concerns about Sondland’s role in Ukraine | US news

Trump impeachment: security figures had concerns about Sondland’s role in Ukraine | US news

A former top US security official was concerned about the role of the US ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, in Donald Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine to carry out political investigations in return for military aid. According to transcripts from the impeachment inquiry released on Saturday, Tim Morrison, a former senior director for […]

Brexit Secretary Barclay – EU elites’ sympathies lie with a Corbyn government

Brexit Secretary Barclay – EU elites’ sympathies lie with a Corbyn government

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay speaks as he arrives at the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (Reuters) – Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has accused the European Union ‘elites’ of preferring a British government led by current opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn after […]

William Barr’s Partisan ‘Authoritarian’ Trump Defense Triggers Calls For His Impeachment

William Barr’s Partisan ‘Authoritarian’ Trump Defense Triggers Calls For His Impeachment

Attorney General William Barr’s latest extreme defense of Donald Trump has triggered a wave of calls for his impeachment — and disbarment. Richard Painter, the former chief White House ethics attorney in the George W. Bush administration, tweeted that Barr’s remarks Friday before the conservative Federalist Society were “another lunatic authoritarian speech” amid an impeachment […]

U.S. slaps travel sanctions on second senior Cuban official

U.S. slaps travel sanctions on second senior Cuban official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Saturday imposed U.S. travel sanctions on a second high-level Cuban official as it increased pressure on its old Cold War foe and Havana’s ongoing support of Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would bar entry for Cuban Interior Minister […]

Chile police stopped rescue workers helping dying protester: human rights watchdog

Chile police stopped rescue workers helping dying protester: human rights watchdog

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator takes cover from a spray of water during a protest against Chile’s government in Santiago, Chile, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s independent human rights watchdog said on Saturday it would file a formal complaint for murder against police officers who allegedly prevented paramedics from attending a […]

Nail-biter governor’s race in Louisiana reaches final hours

Nail-biter governor’s race in Louisiana reaches final hours

Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:44PM EST BATON ROUGE, La. — In a race that has become a nail-biter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards battled Saturday to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win reelection to a seat that U.S. President Donald Trump desperately wants returned […]

Streaming wars just warming up

Streaming wars just warming up

Robert Iger, Chief Executive Officer of Disney, poses in “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” during a media preview event at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, May 29, 2019. Mario Anzuoni | Reuters Disney+ is here, ushering in the unofficial kickoff to “The Streaming Wars” — the slew of monthly subscription services that are flooding the market […]

Two New Testimonies Put Sondland At Center Of Trump Ukraine Block

Two New Testimonies Put Sondland At Center Of Trump Ukraine Block

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts released Saturday in the impeachment inquiry show Ambassador Gordon Sondland playing a central role in President Donald Trump’s effort to push Ukraine to conduct political investigations as a condition for receiving needed military aid. The fresh details come from hundreds of pages of testimony released by House investigators from Tim Morrison, […]

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