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Canada forms own probe into Iran downing of Ukraine plane

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Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on boardBy ROB GILLIES Associated PressOctober 2, 2020, 10:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTORONTO -- Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board.The office of Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne told The Associated Press the team will collect, organize and analyze all available information, evidence and intelligence about the Jan. 8 crash near Tehran, and will advise the Canadian go...
Belarus protests: Kolesnikova ‘resists expulsion’ on Ukraine border

Belarus protests: Kolesnikova ‘resists expulsion’ on Ukraine border

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Impeachment inquiry: Trump directed Ukraine pressure – Sondland

Impeachment inquiry: Trump directed Ukraine pressure – Sondland

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A top US diplomat has told an impeachment inquiry that he followed President Donald Trump's orders to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden.Ambassador Gordon Sondland said the instruction came from Mr Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.The inquiry is assessing if Mr Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine as a precondition. He denies any wrongdoing. It is illegal in the US to seek foreign help to gain electoral advantage.Mr Biden is one of top contenders for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election. Mr Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, told the latest hearing in the US House of Representatives that Mr Giuliani had sought a public statement f...
Trump repeatedly urged Ukraine to investigate political rival

Trump repeatedly urged Ukraine to investigate political rival

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Donald Trump repeatedly urged Ukraine's new leader to investigate his political rival Joe Biden, a memo of a telephone call shows.In the call, the US president raised unsubstantiated allegations that former vice president Mr Biden sought to interfere with a Ukrainian prosecutor's investigation into his son Hunter. Speaking to Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Mr Trump said: "There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that."In the days before the phone call, Mr Trump ordered advisers to freeze $ 400m (£323m) in military aid for Ukraine, prompting speculation that he was holding out the money as leverage for information on the Bidens. ...
Trump impeachment: Pelosi launches inquiry into Ukraine claims

Trump impeachment: Pelosi launches inquiry into Ukraine claims

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The US Democratic Party has begun a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over allegations that he pressured a foreign power to damage a political rival.Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi said the president "must be held accountable". Mr Trump has denied wrongdoing and called the efforts a "witch hunt".There is strong support from House Democrats for impeachment, but the proceedings would be unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled Senate.The high-stakes move by House Speaker Ms Pelosi, prompted by allegations that Mr Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate his leading political rival Joe Biden, lays the groundwork for a potentially hugely consequential confrontation between...