The U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, will become the first witness with a direct line of communication to President Donald Trump to testify in public to the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.
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Israel launches air strikes in Syria, Damascus says two killed
Israel said its aircraft struck dozens of Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel a day earlier.
Iran's Rouhani claims victory over unrest he blames on foreigners
Iranian President Rouhani on Wednesday claimed victory over unrest he blamed on Iran's foreign enemies, according to state media, after protests over an increase in gasoline prices last week that have shaken the country.
Beijing tariff demands may expand U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal significantly
A "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China was supposed to be a limited agreement that would allow leaders from both countries to claim an easy victory while soothing financial markets.
Flare-up of Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong knocks world shares off 22-month high
World stocks were knocked off 22-month highs on Wednesday as a renewed flare-up in Sino-U.S. tensions and the creeping return of U.S. recession fears fueled a bid for bonds and other "safe" assets such as gold.
U.S. to provide ship to Vietnam to boost South China Sea patrols
The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships, boosting Hanoi's ability to patrol the South China Sea amid tensions with China.
Navy could remove Gallagher from SEALs, even after Trump intervention
A U.S. Navy SEAL whose rank was recently restored by President Donald Trump following a court-martial is now facing a bid by Navy brass to remove him from the SEALs, U.S. officials and his lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.
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