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House opens hearings with state critics of Trump

WASHINGTON – State Department officials who questioned President Donald Trump's effort to push Ukraine to investigate a political rival and an ambassador who were removed to clear the way for his back-channel diplomacy are the first public witnesses in Week 8 of the House Democratic poll about violence. The House Intelligence Committee holds its first public hearings after three panels, …

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Facts study of Trump's blockade of tweets against impeachment

Trump has made the same (or very close) statements before. But since public hearings begin on Wednesday, it's worth splitting his case. Various witnesses who testified in the reconciliation investigation have had firsthand knowledge of various parts of the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine. Witnesses to Colonel Alexander Vindman and Tim Morrison of the White House National Security Council both …

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US, Australian professors kidnapped in Afghanistan will be released in exchange for Taliban prisoners, Afghan leader says

"In consultation with our international partners, especially the United States, we have adopted a mechanism and strategy to ensure that the release of these three men would not strengthen. . . enemy and intensify attacks on them, "he said. All three prisoners are members of the deadly Haqqani network, a hard disk faction of the Taliban. They include Mali Khan, …

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Americans suspected of ISIS connections captured in no man's land between Turkish and Greek borders: reports

An American citizen suspected of being a member of ISIS is reportedly trapped in a heavily militarized no man's land between the country's borders that kicked him out, Turkey, and the one who refuses to receive him, Greece, officials say President of the Center for Analysis of terrorism in France, Jean-Charles Brisard, shared a video from local Turkish media on …

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Bolivia crisis: Evo Morales says he fled to Mexico because life was in danger

Media playback is not supported on your device Media texts Evo Morales gets off the plane after being granted political asylum in Mexico Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Mexico City and said he asked for asylum for his life was in danger. Mr Morales resigned on Sunday after weeks of protests over a disputed presidential election result. The …

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In private speech, Bolton suggests that some of Trump's foreign policy decisions are governed by personal interest

Former national security adviser John Bolton mocked President Donald Trump's daughter and grandson during a private speech last week, suggesting that his former boss stated US policy for Turkey is motivated by personal or financial interests, several people present for the comments told NBC News. According to six people who were there, Bolton also questioned the benefits of Trump applying …

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Bolivia's ex-leader claims to have spent one night after he left lying on the floor under the blanket, landing in Mexico

Bolivia's socialist ex-president Evo Morales released a photo late Monday showing how the ousted leader allegedly spent the night after his dramatic fall, lying on the floor under a blanket in a nasty spot before fleeing to Mexico for asylum. [19659002] Morales interrupted Sunday after weeks of violent protests triggered by allegations of electoral fraud in the October 20 election …

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