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Rep. Jim Jordan when investigating impeachment: "American people see this for what it is"

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, beat Democrats Tuesday after the third day of the House Intelligence Committee's interrogation investigations against President Trump, predicting that Americans will elect him in another "Electoral College landslide." "The American people see [the impeachment inquiry] what it is, Jordan said of" Hannity. "" The Democrats have never accepted the fact that 63 million Americans voted for …

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MEDIA BUZZ: House that hears a dull change until Trump diplomat changes history

An spotless gun hearing got an electric charge Tuesday when a key Trump administration diplomat changed his testimony to criticize the administration's handling of Ukraine and vigorously defend Joe Biden. Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Kiev, is the second witness to revise his testimony, after Gordon Sondland, in what appeared to be a gift to the Democrats. He …

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Alibaba prices shares at HKD 176 for Hong Kong stock listing

Alibaba has set a probable price for institutional investor shares in its upcoming listing in Hong Kong, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told CNBC. The e-commerce giant's shares are likely to be priced at 176 Hong Kong dollars ($ 22.48), the source said. It's just less than 3% off the US final price. An American listed ADS, …

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Israel hits Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military on Wednesday said it hit dozens of Iranian targets in Syria and conducted a "large-scale" strike in response to rocket weapons against the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. Syrian state media reported that two civilians were killed. The military said that its fighter aircraft hit several targets belonging to the elite Quds force, including …

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The US Senate passes the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by unanimous vote

The vote will be seen as a boost for Hong Kong's protocratic protesters, and a challenge for the Chinese government in a time of strained US-China relations, marked by a prolonged trade war and geopolitical twilight. The United States government treats semi-autonomous Hong Kong, which has its own legal and political systems, different from mainland China in terms of trade …

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Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Pictures from the inside as the siege is nearing its end

Image copyright Getty Images Captions Hundreds of demonstrators staying inside PolyU now remain A four-day siege of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is nearing an end, though dozens of protesters remain. About 800 to 900 protesters have already left campus, hundreds of them were under 18, police said. The campus – which turned into a fiery battlefield over the past …

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Chris Murphy offers the house investigators his own account of Ukraine's visit

In his letter to the House for Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) And House Monitoring Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.), Murphy said he did not intend to contradict Johnson's story of the trip, but rather offered additional context. Murphy (D-Conn.) Told Schiff and Maloney that he wanted to travel to Ukraine with Johnson after the administration failed to send …

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Beijing's Customs Requirement Can Extend US-China's "Phase One" Trade Agreement Significantly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A "phase one" trade agreement between the United States and China would be a limited agreement that would allow leaders from both countries to claim a simple victory while calming financial markets. FILE PHOTO: A US Dollar Banknote with US Founder Benjamin Franklin and a China Yuan Banknote with the late Chinese President Mao Zedong seen among …

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Sondland's testimony can be an important point in the dismissal

The ambassador will testify on Wednesday at the most consequential moment yet in Parliament's inquiry into violence with his own, and President Donald Trump's future at significant risk. If he implicates the president, Republicans must shred the credibility of Sondland, the son of refugee parents who fled the Nazis, to settle a case that Trump was trying to bribe the …

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In secular India, it becomes tougher to be a Muslim

Now, over 70 years later, there are indications that Nehru's hopes for the nation may be their greatest threat. Hindus believe that the place is the birthplace of Lord Ram, one of the most revered gods in Hinduism. But Muslims have also been praying there for centuries. The judgment at the Ayodhya site was seen as a blow to Muslims. …

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