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Sondland's testimony targets Trump, Pompeo and confirms agreement with Ukraine

WASHINGTON – US Ambassador Gordon Sondland points his finger at President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former National Security Advisor John Bolton in an explosive public testimony on Wednesday where he explicitly said there was a "quid quo pro" "which linked a visit to the White House by the President of Ukraine to investigations by a political …

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The Hong Kong bill passes the US Senate as legislators aim to crack down on human rights violations

On Tuesday, the United States Senate unanimously approved a bill designed to protect human rights in Hong Kong, as a new escalation in the violence raises the now five-month protest against Chinese control of the semi-autonomous city. HONG KONG SHOWDOWN: 100 PROTESTERS 'SURVEY OF UNIVERSITY POLICY Hong Kong's human rights and democracy law, first introduced by Florida's GOP Sen. Sen. …

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2 American service members killed

Two US officials were killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday in Afghanistan, the US military said without providing further information. The crash is under investigation, but the military said the preliminary reports indicated that the incident was not caused by enemy fire despite a Taliban claim that it shot down a helicopter in eastern Logar province and caused fatalities. The …

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Hitler's birthplace in Austria to become a police station

BERLIN – After years of arguing about the future of the butter-yellow house in Austria where Hitler was born, the authorities have decided to turn the building into a police station, to make it less of a magnet for neo-Nazis. With the move, announced by the Interior Minister on Tuesday, the Austrian authorities hope to send a clear message to …

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Israel carries out "extensive strikes" against Iranian forces in Syria

Copyright copyright AFP / Getty Images Captions Syria's state media released images of what they say are destroyed houses near Damascus Israel says it has met dozens of targets in Syria belonging to the government and allied Iranian forces. The Israeli military says that the "extensive strikes" responded to rockets fired by an Iranian unit to Israel. Syria says that …

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Stream testimony from Gordon Sondland to the House Intelligence Committee today

CBSN What to know about Wednesday's impeachment hearing Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the Violence Study on Wednesday morning, beginning at 9 p.m. [19659004] Sondland was involved in conducting the press campaign to get Ukraine to open investigations to support President Trump politically. Read and see …

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Testimony from Kurt Volker, Tim Morrison to the House Intelligence Committee today

Day 3, Part 11: Kurt Volker's opening statement What happened at Tuesday's second weapons hearing Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, said he was not aware of efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch investigations was intended to address former Vice President Joe Biden. Volker testified with Tim Morrison, a former official of the National Security Council, who worried …

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