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Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Polish president and currently a board member for Ukrainian gas company Burisma, speaks to The Associated Press in his office in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Kwasniewski says that when Hunter Biden was tapped in 2014 to join its advisory board, he told then-Vice President Joe Biden's son that the company was working to overcome a difficult past and was determined to be well-managed and transparent. Kwasniewski also said he also told the younger Biden that if Burisma succeeded in tapping into Ukraine's gas deposits, it would help Ukraine gain energy independence from Russia, a key part of its broader struggle to exist as an sovereign nation.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 28, 2019 - 11:34 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Polish president and currently a board member for Ukrainian gas company Burisma, says Hunter Biden was chosen to join its advisory board because of his name and that that is simply how the world of business works. But Kwasniewski insisted in an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, enters to the courtroom wearing a chest vest that reads in Spanish: "Detained" during a hearing where she is appealing her detention in Lima, Peru. Keiko was detained as part of a money-laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
November 28, 2019 - 9:00 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — When opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison, her supporters will applaud her freedom and her detractors will lament what they consider more impunity for the corrupt, but the reality is the future is far from clear for the woman who twice almost won Peru’s presidency. The...
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Cincinnati couple Bryan Wright and Farrah Jacquez pose for a photograph at their home, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Cincinnati. Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment. Many families reflect the nation’s divisions, setting up heated holiday debates in households. Wright says "impeachment will definitely come up" as a divisive topic at his extended family's holiday meal. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
November 28, 2019 - 6:56 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted. Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment. Many families reflect the nation’s divisions, setting...
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President Donald Trump gestures after speaking at a campaign rally Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 28, 2019 - 6:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — What will the impeachment trial look like? While a Senate trial of President Donald Trump now appears inevitable, details of how it will unfold remain unknown. How long will proceedings last? Can either party summon witnesses to make its points? Senators will have to decide these...
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Policemen from Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit search for dangerous materials at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Police safety teams Thursday began clearing a university that was a flashpoint for clashes with protesters, and an officer said any holdouts still hiding inside would not be immediately arrested. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 28, 2019 - 4:37 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chanting “Stand with Hong Kong,” pro-democracy activists on Thursday urged the world to follow U.S. footsteps by passing laws backing human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, as police teams began a cleanup of a Hong Kong university earlier occupied by demonstrators...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 27, 2019 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Trump was told about...
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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the Workers' Party 7th Congress, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Da Silva, who governed Brazil between 2003 and 2010, is fresh out of jail after 19 months in a cell. He could return to jail if he loses his last appeals in Brazil's top court, but there is no date for those decisions to be made. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 27, 2019 - 6:42 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A court on Wednesday upheld a corruption conviction against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was released from prison earlier this month. A three-judge panel in Porto Alegre also ruled that da Silva’s prison sentence should be raised by four years to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, then-White House counsel Don McGahn listens as Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge has ordered McGahn to appear before Congress in a setback to President Donald Trump’s effort to keep his top aides from testifying. The outcome could lead to renewed efforts by House Democrats to compel testimony from other high-ranking officials, including former national security adviser John Bolton. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 27, 2019 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judge who ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress is temporarily delaying the effect of her ruling. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson says in a brief order Wednesday that she needs time to consider the legal issues raised by...
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Harry Rose talks about the impeachment hearings at dinner Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Sturtevant, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
November 27, 2019 - 8:26 am
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — There’s not a lot that Republicans and Democrats in this political battlefield agree on, but the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump may have surfaced one: The public hearings aren’t moving the needle. “Everything they say, it’s so repetitive. To me, it’s like they’re...
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Namibians queue to cast their votes at a polling station near Windhoek, Namibia in the country's elections Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Namibian President Hage Geingob's ruling party faces its biggest challenge since independence nearly three decades ago. The resource-rich southern African nation's registered 1.3 million voters are voting for president and National Assembly members. (AP Photo/Brandon van Wyk)
November 27, 2019 - 6:19 am
WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Polls opened Wednesday in Namibia, where the ruling party faces its biggest challenge since independence nearly three decades ago. The resource-rich southern African nation’s registered 1.3 million voters were choosing the president and National Assembly members. The ruling...
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