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Sri Lanka Ex-Minister Arrested Over Phone Recording Scandal

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a former minister who allegedly recorded 100,000 phone calls, the sometimes lewd and compromising contents of which were leaked on social media. In what has become a major scandal, Ranjan Ramanayake is heard discussing court cases with judges, police, politicians and local celebrities in some of the recordings. Police, who... Continue Reading →

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Ukraine PM Tenders Resignation After Leaked Recording

Ukraine’s prime minister offered his resignation on Friday after audio was leaked of him reportedly criticizing President Volodomyr Zelensky’s understanding of the economy. “To remove any doubts about our respect for and trust in the president, I have written a resignation letter and handed it over to the president,” Oleksiy Goncharuk wrote on his official... Continue Reading →

Senate Trial ‘Should Go Very Quickly’, Says Trump

President Donald Trump predicted Thursday that his impeachment trial in the US Senate will not take long and again dismissed the abuse of power charges against him as “a hoax.” “I think it should go very quickly,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office as the upper chamber’s members were sworn in to serve as... Continue Reading →

US Senate Prepares To Set Trump Trial In Motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will then be sworn in to preside over the trial and... Continue Reading →

Greek PM Proposes Top Female Judge As Next President

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday nominated top female judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou to become the country’s next president. If approved by parliament, the 63-year-old head of the Council of State would become the first woman to hold the largely ceremonial post. Her appointment is expected to be a formality as Mitsotakis’s conservative New Democracy... Continue Reading →

US Resumes Joint Military Operations In Iraq

The United States on Wednesday resumed joint military operations with Iraq that had been put on pause after the US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, the New York Times reported. Two US military officials quoted by the paper said the Pentagon wanted to resume these operations in order to pick... Continue Reading →

US Democrats Lock Horns Over War, Gender In Last Debate

Leftist Bernie Sanders attacked frontrunner Joe Biden on foreign policy Tuesday but found himself fighting accusations of sexism in the final presidential debate before Democrats begin choosing who challenges incumbent Donald Trump in November’s election. With no candidate yet to carve out a clear lead less than three weeks to go before the first votes... Continue Reading →

Senate Likely To Begin Trump’s Impeachment Trial Next Tuesday

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.  McConnell said he expected the House of Representatives to deliver the articles of impeachment against Trump to the upper chamber on Wednesday. “We believe that... Continue Reading →

Trump revives bad memories in new storm over intelligence

President Donald Trump's reputation for bending truth for political ends and conflicting administration rationales for taking out Iran's top general are stirring a new debate over intelligence with troubling echoes in recent history. Administration officials are tying themselves in knots to avoid contradicting Trump's statement that Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks on four US embassies... Continue Reading →

Pelosi calls McConnell’s support of dismissing impeachment articles a ‘cover up’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's supporting a resolution to dismiss the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump a "cover up." "The dismissing is a cover-up. Dismissing is a cover-up," Pelosi said during an interview on ABC's "This Week." "If they want to go that route, again... Continue Reading →

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