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Here are the Russia probe conspiracy theories debunked by the DOJ inspector general report

The FBI’s investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia was not tainted by political bias and was adequately predicated, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog found.

10 Dec 2019 - 4:11PM

The FBI’s investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia was not tainted by political bias and was adequately predicated, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog found.

Here are the Russia probe conspiracy theories debunked by the DOJ inspector general report
The Trump reality show: Nato edition

Hot mics! World leaders caught on tape! A secret meeting! Impeachment!

5 Dec 2019 - 9:39AM

Hot mics! World leaders caught on tape! A secret meeting! Impeachment!

The Trump reality show: Nato edition
US senators want Trump probe of China’s new corporate social credit system

Lawmakers fear programme could be used to coerce US firms to move research activities to China, hand over technology or support Chinese policies.

3 Dec 2019 - 10:30PM

Lawmakers fear programme could be used to coerce US firms to move research activities to China, hand over technology or support Chinese policies.

US senators want Trump probe of China’s new corporate social credit system
White House won’t take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing

The second round of impeachment hearings will begin Wednesday.

2 Dec 2019 - 9:35AM

The second round of impeachment hearings will begin Wednesday.

White House won’t take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing
Official: ‘Millimetres’ separate US, China from phase one trade deal

Senior White House official’s comments add to growing confidence two sides will reach a preliminary agreement after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend

28 Nov 2019 - 6:16PM

Senior White House official’s comments add to growing confidence two sides will reach a preliminary agreement after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Official: ‘Millimetres’ separate US, China from phase one trade deal
Trump administration warns of Chinese and other foreign government influence on US research

Officials note ‘increasingly sophisticated efforts’ to exploit and influence potentially lucrative research activities.

11 Dec 2019 - 9:27AM

Officials note ‘increasingly sophisticated efforts’ to exploit and influence potentially lucrative research activities.

Trump administration warns of Chinese and other foreign government influence on US research
Trump’s strain with Pentagon inspires talk of more departures

US Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s ouster was just the latest collision between military leaders and the president, who has repeatedly ignored or overruled their advice.

26 Nov 2019 - 8:44PM

US Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s ouster was just the latest collision between military leaders and the president, who has repeatedly ignored or overruled their advice.

Trump’s strain with Pentagon inspires talk of more departures
Donald Trump shows off Conan the military dog from Baghdadi raid, calling it ‘the ultimate fighter’

US president says White House bestowed canine with medal and plaque during surprise Rose Garden appearance.

26 Nov 2019 - 5:36AM

US president says White House bestowed canine with medal and plaque during surprise Rose Garden appearance.

Donald Trump shows off Conan the military dog from Baghdadi raid, calling it ‘the ultimate fighter’
John Bolton claims White House blocked access to his Twitter account after departure

Former adviser left administration in wave of confusion in mid-September, with Trump saying he was fired while Bolton maintaining he had resigned.

23 Nov 2019 - 6:15AM

Former adviser left administration in wave of confusion in mid-September, with Trump saying he was fired while Bolton maintaining he had resigned.

John Bolton claims White House blocked access to his Twitter account after departure
Federal Communications Commission votes to edge Huawei and ZTE out of US networks

US telecoms regulator will block broadband subsidies from going to companies that do not rip out gear made by the two controversial Chinese telecoms giants.

23 Nov 2019 - 4:18AM

US telecoms regulator will block broadband subsidies from going to companies that do not rip out gear made by the two controversial Chinese telecoms giants.

Federal Communications Commission votes to edge Huawei and ZTE out of US networks
Donald Trump weighs new trade investigation to justify tariffs on EU

After missing deadline to tax European cars, US president could turn instead to trade provision used to justify wave after wave of duties on Chinese imports.

22 Nov 2019 - 4:28AM

After missing deadline to tax European cars, US president could turn instead to trade provision used to justify wave after wave of duties on Chinese imports.

Donald Trump weighs new trade investigation to justify tariffs on EU
Facing impeachment, Donald Trump test-drives Boring Trump

US leader usually mocks idea of being presidential as ‘acting like a stiff’, but even on Twitter, he has been letting others fight his fights via retweet button.

15 Nov 2019 - 8:03AM

US leader usually mocks idea of being presidential as ‘acting like a stiff’, but even on Twitter, he has been letting others fight his fights via retweet button.

Facing impeachment, Donald Trump test-drives Boring Trump
US likely to extend limited export waiver for Huawei

Six-month extension will allow US rural telecoms firms to conduct limited transactions with blacklisted Chinese tech company.

15 Nov 2019 - 6:16AM

Six-month extension will allow US rural telecoms firms to conduct limited transactions with blacklisted Chinese tech company.

US likely to extend limited export waiver for Huawei
Hillary Clinton says she is being urged by ‘many, many, many people’ to run in 2020

‘Never, never, never, say never,’ former US secretary of state says, declining to rule out future presidential campaign despite two failed bids.

13 Nov 2019 - 10:32PM

‘Never, never, never, say never,’ former US secretary of state says, declining to rule out future presidential campaign despite two failed bids.

Hillary Clinton says she is being urged by ‘many, many, many people’ to run in 2020
The insider’s guide to the Trump impeachment hearings

Americans will be able to watch, in real time, as Democrats try to draw out evidence that Donald Trump abused the power of his office and as Republicans seek to defend the president and discredit the impeachment process.

12 Nov 2019 - 12:58PM

Americans will be able to watch, in real time, as Democrats try to draw out evidence that Donald Trump abused the power of his office and as Republicans seek to defend the president and discredit the impeachment process.

The insider’s guide to the Trump impeachment hearings
Trump expected to delay EU auto tariff decision for 6 more months

The US president faces a Wednesday deadline on whether to slap duties on imports of vehicles.

12 Nov 2019 - 9:47PM

The US president faces a Wednesday deadline on whether to slap duties on imports of vehicles.

Trump expected to delay EU auto tariff decision for 6 more months
Emmanuel Macron ends China visit with slew of trade deals and green pact

Paris and Beijing signed 40 bilateral contracts in the fields of aviation, agro-food, energy, tourism, health, finance and digital.

7 Nov 2019 - 5:18AM

Paris and Beijing signed 40 bilateral contracts in the fields of aviation, agro-food, energy, tourism, health, finance and digital.

Emmanuel Macron ends China visit with slew of trade deals and green pact
Mitch McConnell says Senate would acquit Donald Trump if impeachment trial held today

Even if House impeaches president, senators would still have to vote to remove him from office.

6 Nov 2019 - 6:10AM

Even if House impeaches president, senators would still have to vote to remove him from office.

Mitch McConnell says Senate would acquit Donald Trump if impeachment trial held today
US starts Paris climate pact exit – now what?

The Trump administration’s move to start the clock on pulling out of the Paris climate agreement places the United States at odds with the entire rest of the world – once again – when it comes to committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

5 Nov 2019 - 11:58AM

The Trump administration’s move to start the clock on pulling out of the Paris climate agreement places the United States at odds with the entire rest of the world – once again – when it comes to committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

US starts Paris climate pact exit – now what?
China pressing Donald Trump to remove more tariffs ahead of ‘phase one’ trade deal signing

US officials struggling over how to ensure Beijing lives up to its side of agreement, with reimposition of duties being considered as main enforcement mechanism.

5 Nov 2019 - 5:52AM

US officials struggling over how to ensure Beijing lives up to its side of agreement, with reimposition of duties being considered as main enforcement mechanism.

China pressing Donald Trump to remove more tariffs ahead of ‘phase one’ trade deal signing
Trump threatens to end federal aid to California in tweets slamming Governor Newsom

The US president’s renewed criticism came while the state is dealing with a spate of devastating wildfires and power outages.

4 Nov 2019 - 1:54PM

The US president’s renewed criticism came while the state is dealing with a spate of devastating wildfires and power outages.

Trump threatens to end federal aid to California in tweets slamming Governor Newsom
Donald Trump says US Fed is bigger problem for economy than China

President renews Twitter attack on central bank chairman, whom he has called an ‘enemy’ in the past.

1 Nov 2019 - 2:34AM

President renews Twitter attack on central bank chairman, whom he has called an ‘enemy’ in the past.

Donald Trump says US Fed is bigger problem for economy than China
US research gaps hurt hunt for African swine fever vaccine

Research into African swine fever was halted by the US Agriculture Department in 2004 after 15 years and was not resumed until 2010. The disease now poses a serious threat to US pork production.

30 Oct 2019 - 4:14AM

Research into African swine fever was halted by the US Agriculture Department in 2004 after 15 years and was not resumed until 2010. The disease now poses a serious threat to US pork production.

US research gaps hurt hunt for African swine fever vaccine
Donald Trump goes on Twitter tear after White House official condemns his Ukraine call

Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official, plans to tell investigators that Trump undermined national security when he pressured Ukraine’s president.

30 Oct 2019 - 3:59AM

Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official, plans to tell investigators that Trump undermined national security when he pressured Ukraine’s president.

Donald Trump goes on Twitter tear after White House official condemns his Ukraine call
Donald Trump says phase one of China trade deal is ‘ahead of schedule’

‘Probably we’ll sign it,’ US president says, ahead of meeting with Xi Jinping at Apec summit in Chile.

29 Oct 2019 - 3:48PM

‘Probably we’ll sign it,’ US president says, ahead of meeting with Xi Jinping at Apec summit in Chile.

Donald Trump says phase one of China trade deal is ‘ahead of schedule’
How Donald Trump gabbed too much about the raid that killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Details president revealed could help terrorists piece together how US forces gather intelligence and execute such dangerous missions.

28 Oct 2019 - 1:05PM

Details president revealed could help terrorists piece together how US forces gather intelligence and execute such dangerous missions.

How Donald Trump gabbed too much about the raid that killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Donald Trump tries to outflank Congress as pressure grows on China

The vice-president is set to give a harsh speech as lawmakers press for stronger action to protect Hong Kong protests.

24 Oct 2019 - 3:32AM

The vice-president is set to give a harsh speech as lawmakers press for stronger action to protect Hong Kong protests.

Donald Trump tries to outflank Congress as pressure grows on China
How Justin Trudeau survived

He may be diminished, but he will remain Canada’s prime minister.

23 Oct 2019 - 5:03AM

He may be diminished, but he will remain Canada’s prime minister.

How Justin Trudeau survived
Donald Trump botches boast about giving away his presidential salary

The US president claimed he is the only commander in chief who’s donated his pay cheque since George Washington. That’s not true.

22 Oct 2019 - 7:34PM

The US president claimed he is the only commander in chief who’s donated his pay cheque since George Washington. That’s not true.

Donald Trump botches boast about giving away his presidential salary
After backlash, Donald Trump says his Doral resort won’t host G7 summit

The US president’s decision to hold the conference at a property he owns brought criticism from lawmakers he needs to help him fight impeachment.

20 Oct 2019 - 10:02PM

The US president’s decision to hold the conference at a property he owns brought criticism from lawmakers he needs to help him fight impeachment.

After backlash, Donald Trump says his Doral resort won’t host G7 summit