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Wang Yi addresses UN on China’s developments since founding

China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi used his address at the United Nations General Assembly to highlight China’s remarkable development since the founding of the People’s Republic 70 years ago. Without mentioning the United States by name, Wang said China would not be threatened.

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Key players in the US impeachment inquiry explained

The inquiry into whether U.S. President Donald Trump abused power to solicit foreign help to discredit a potential adversary in the 2020 presidential election involves a large cast of players. A look at those key figures and how they are all connected.

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Whistleblower complaint says Trump abused power

Read the whistleblower complaint at the center of an impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump. It alleges Trump abused the power of his office to “solicit interference from a foreign country” in next year’s U.S. election.

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Impeaching the US President: How does it work?

Impeachment is the filing of charges. not the removal from office. There’s actually a long process from when a U.S. president is impeached before he’s possibly forced from office, and no Congress has never successfully removed a sitting president. A look at how it works.

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Climate panel: ‘We’re all in big trouble’

“The oceans and the icy parts of the world are in big trouble, and that means we’re all in big trouble, too,” said one of the report’s lead authors, Michael Oppenheimer, professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University.

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Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims

U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to an unclassified official account of the a phone call released Wednesday.

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UN convenes day-long climate action summit

Climate protestors brought the streets of the U.S. capital to a standstill Monday—one of the civil disruptions aimed at world leaders in New York attending the UN Climate Action Summit—“action” because, so far, there hasn’t been enough to stave off a climate catastrophe.

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Saudi Arabia displays evidence blaming Iran for attack

New developments and accusations following the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations. The Saudis say the weapons involved were Iranian. United States President Trump sent his top diplomat to the region and said tougher sanctions against Iran are coming.

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China and Russia reach trade deals during summit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who’s on a three-day trip to Russia, met Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg. The two heads of government discussed expanding mutual trade, energy, and scientific collaboration.

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