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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday confirmed he had been on Trump's call with Zelensky and he asserted that the president's approach did not reflect a shift in USA policy towards Ukraine. It is 'intended to take away the Power of the People, their VOTE, their Freedoms, ' Trump said. He said that the officials were each being asked to produce a "vast" number of documents, which the State Department needed to review to see if they could be publicly disclosed.
  • Pompeo Responds to House Subpoena: You’re Trying to ‘Intimidate,’ ‘Bully’ State Department

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    As part of the impeachment process announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , three House committees sent Pompeo a letter requesting interviews with State Department officials with possible knowledge of Trump's contacts with Ukraine . Pompeo, who is in Italy for a three-day trip, objected to Engel's request for the officials to be made available for depositions. Both Pompeo and Giuliani have been served with subpoenas from House Democrats seeking documents related to their involvement ...
  • San Francisco tour guide charged with carrying U.S. secrets to China

    San Francisco tour guide charged with carrying U.S. secrets to China

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    Prosecutors said Peng was acting under the direction of MSS agents in China and was told by his MSS handler in coded language the details of assignments, including where and when to conduct the package drop-offs, how much money to leave in exchange for the SD cards, and when to travel to China to deliver them.
  • ABC's Karl: Trump 'Imitating the Whistleblower' Could Be Impeachable Offense

    ABC's Karl: Trump 'Imitating the Whistleblower' Could Be Impeachable Offense

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    House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said it "exposed serious wrongdoing" and "certainly provides information for the committee to follow up with others". In his defense to the criticism , Schiff said his summary of the president's call was meant to be "at least part in parody". Mr. Trump was quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress , a Fox News contributor and host, who suggested that impeaching the president would lead to " civil war ".
  • Hong Kong upholds ban on National Day march after violence

    Hong Kong upholds ban on National Day march after violence

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    Meanwhile, pro-establishment political parties including the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong , the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong , the New People's Party and the Liberal Party have met with US Consul General Hanscom Smith one after another throughout September to express their discontent with the bill.
  • Giuliani subpoenaed in impeachment probe

    Giuliani subpoenaed in impeachment probe

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    The chairmen of three House committees say they expect "full compliance" from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as they investigate President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine . Pompeo flatly denied the request, insisting the Democrats were trying to "intimidate" and "bully" those officials, and claiming he will not "tolerate such tactics".
  • Australia offered help in May for White House probe of Mueller inquiry

    Australia offered help in May for White House probe of Mueller inquiry

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    According to public readouts released by the White House, Trump last spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sep. 5. Trump has long derided the investigation as a "witch hunt". Trump to reach out to a number of foreign officials to request assistance in the Department of Justice's review of the origins of the Mueller probe, a department spokeswoman said Monday.
  • Amber Guyger: US ex-cop who killed neighbour found guilty

    Amber Guyger: US ex-cop who killed neighbour found guilty

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    The jury can convict Guyger of murder, manslaughter or can choose to acquit. The former Dallas police officer now faces 5 to 99 years in prison. The jury is expected to return Tuesday afternoon for the punishment phase of the trial. Despite expectations that it would take longer, a jury voted to convict after prosecutors convinced them that the September 6, 2018 shooting was not accidental, but an incident in which Guyger deliberately opened fire before properly assessing the situation.
  • Typhoon bearing down on northern Taiwan

    Typhoon bearing down on northern Taiwan

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    Classes were canceled and government offices closed in Taipei and the surrounding areas of New Taipei City, Keelung, Yilan county, Taoyuan, and Hsinchu county. From Monday to Tuesday, Mitag is expected to bring heavy rain to some parts of Shanghai and provinces of Fujian, Zhejiang and Jiangsu. Meanwhile, weather forecasters on Jeju Island said the southern resort island will come under the influence of Typhoon Mitag beginning Tuesday.
  • SAFARI SOS: Prince Harry in Africa animal rescue mission

    SAFARI SOS: Prince Harry in Africa animal rescue mission

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    Britain's Prince Harry , center, exits a vehicle as he arrives at the memorial site for Guardsman Mathew Talbot of the Coldstream Guards at the Liwonde National Park in Malawi, Monday Sept. "It is fundamental to our survival and we must overcome greed, apathy and selfishness if we are to make real progress", he wrote. "If we interfere with it, rather than work with it, the system will break down".
  • Enormous iceberg breaks off east Antarctica

    Enormous iceberg breaks off east Antarctica

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    Known officially as D-28, the iceberg measures some 50 kilometres in length by 30 kilometres in width - that's the size of urban Sydney, according to scientists, who have been waiting two decades for this very moment. Earlier this year, scientists revealed that another huge Antarctic ice shelf the size of France, the Ross Ice Shelf, is melting 10 times faster than expected.