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World NATO meeting, impeachment investigation, Giving Tuesday: 5 things to know

11:25  03 december  2019
11:25  03 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Pompeo suggests debunked Ukraine election meddling theory should be probed

  Pompeo suggests debunked Ukraine election meddling theory should be probed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday suggested that Ukraine should be investigated over allegations that it interfered in the 2016 election, a debunked theory advanced by President Donald Trump that witnesses told the congressional impeachment inquiry was spread by Russian spy agencies. Pompeo was asked at a news conference if the United States should probe accusations of Ukrainian election meddling that Trump's fellow Republicans have raised in the Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives probe into whether Trump abused his power for domestic political gain.

Impeachment inquiry, LGBTQ rights at the Supreme Court, Yom Kippur: 5 things you need to know Tuesday . Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is scheduled to give a deposition Tuesday to three committees – Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight as part of the

Does impeachment overshadow the trip? Impeachment was front of mind for Trump, who tweeted Trump has meetings planned for Wednesday with the leaders of Germany, Italy and Denmark Trump is slated to meet one-on-one with Macron on Tuesday and will have a bilateral meeting Wednesday

NATO meeting comes as cracks in alliance's armor begin to show

Twenty-nine U.S. and European leaders will congregate on the outskirts of London on Tuesday and Wednesday for a NATO meeting, which has been downgraded from a full-blown summit to a "gathering" despite it falling during the alliance's 70th anniversary.The leaders, including President Donald Trump, will discuss a wide variety of strategic economic and security issues: threats from cyberspace, terrorism, Syria's eight-year-old civil war, China's growing military might, an assertive Russia, space warfare and more. But this week's gathering in London comes amid heightened transatlantic frictions, as well as to act as a bulwark again nationalist militarism through a strong U.S. presence on the continent and by encouraging European political integration. 

NATO Offers Trump a Budget Bonbon as Summit Nears

  NATO Offers Trump a Budget Bonbon as Summit Nears BRUSSELS — In another gesture to President Trump, NATO announced on Thursday that it had agreed to reduce the United States’ contribution to the alliance’s relatively small central budget, a move aimed at ensuring a calm leaders’ meeting next week in London. The military alliance’s own budget, which covers its headquarters and staff and some small joint military operations, is about $2.5 billion a year, compared with more than $700 billion for the Pentagon. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The White House has said US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing on Wednesday, citing a lack of The hearing by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee marks the next stage of the probe, with legal experts giving testimony that could

Everybody knows it.” Trump also claimed, without citing evidence, that Democrats are “getting killed in their own districts” for pursuing impeachment . “I will be representing our Country in London at NATO , while the Democrats are holding the most ridiculous Impeachment hearings in history,” Trump

House panel to vote on report of Ukraine investigation

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The House's impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump is set to take another step forward Tuesday, as the Intelligence Committee votes on a report of its findings after two weeks of open hearings. If approved, the report will be sent to the Judiciary Committee, which is expected to use it as the foundation of the case against Trump. The investigation has been examining claims that Trump tried to extract political favors from Ukraine in exchange for foreign aid. The Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday as it considers whether to recommend articles of impeachment to the full House.

Impeachment Fight at Home Hangs Over Trump's NATO Trip

  Impeachment Fight at Home Hangs Over Trump's NATO Trip The president, who as a candidate labeled the alliance obsolete, has upended past gatherings with his complaints that members must spend more on defense. But his White House has struck a more conciliatory tone ahead of the meeting to mark NATO’s 70th anniversary.Mr. Trump, who as a candidate labeled the alliance obsolete, has upended past gatherings with his complaints that members must spend more on defense. But his White House struck a more conciliatory tone ahead of the Dec. 3-4 meeting to mark NATO’s 70th anniversary, taking credit for increased military spending by member countries and declaring that the “trans-Atlantic relationship is in a very, very healthy place.

The House Intelligence Committee is moving forward with the impeachment inquiry. Members will reportedly begin reviewing a report on the panel's They will reportedly have a 24-hour window to sift through the report before it goes to a vote Tuesday . The vote is mainly a formality and is expected to

The NATO leaders meeting is a complicated backdrop for Trump to make his first extended overseas visit —he made a quick Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan — since Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry. Trump has repeatedly criticized fellow NATO members and complained

Travel Tuesday: Where are the deals?

Hot on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Travel Tuesday, a day the travel industry hopes will become as big as its holiday-shopping brethren. Travel Tuesday only arrived on the scene around 2017, but since then airlines and major providers like Orbitz, Travelocity and CheapTickets have joined in. Are there really good deals compared to the rest of the year? The folks at SmarterTravel.com walk you through what you need to know before you book. (Quick note: This day is not to be confused with the year-round hashtag #TravelTuesday, typically focused on sharing photos, stories and other travel info online.)

Trump predicts impeachment inquiry will be a "boon" to GOP

  Trump predicts impeachment inquiry will be a He spoke with reporters as he departed for a NATO summit in LondonThe president called the impeachment inquiry a "hoax" and predicted it would be beneficial for Republicans who are on the ballot in November 2020.

Give a gift. Digital subscription. The House Judiciary Committee will take over the impeachment of President Trump from the Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. I will be representing our Country in London at NATO , while the Democrats are holding the most ridiculous Impeachment hearings in

House Democrats are quietly debating whether to expand articles of impeachment to include charges beyond abuse of power in the Ukraine controversy, setting up a potential internal clash as the party races to impeach President Trump by Christmastime.

Giving Tuesday: Give back after that Black Friday, Cyber Monday spending spree

Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now it's time to give back. Giving Tuesday is devoted to charitable causes, allowing people to focus on giving to others. The event was started in 2012 by a New York City nonprofit,  92nd Street Y, as part of a partnership with the United Nations Foundation. More than $400 million was raised online last year, and 3.6 million gifts have been donated. That's more than double the $180 million raised in 2016. But it's not just about giving money. You can also give your time by volunteering at a local school or shelter in your neighborhood.

'Halo: Reach' comes to PC and Xbox One as part of 'The Master Chief Collection'

The Master Chief Collection, enhanced versions of the popular Halo series of Xbox video game, is finally arriving on PCs. "Halo: Reach," a prequel to the original 2001 "Halo: Combat Evolved," a game that helped drive the success of the original Xbox console, will be released Tuesday for PCs and Xbox One. "Halo: Reach" will be the fifth game in the Halo series to be optimized for Xbox One and improved PCs with up to 4K Ultra HD video and support for high dynamic range (HDR) for improved contrast, colors and details. It can be purchased as part of "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" ($39.99) or individually for $9.99 on PCs or Xbox One.

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Trump: I was asking Zelensky to help America, not me .
It’s all about “US,” the president tweeted.As the impeachment inquiries against President Donald Trump rocket forward, Trump tried Wednesday night to reframe the context of the phone call that sparked House Democrats' impeachment investigation. Rather than asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to dig up dirt on his domestic political rivals, Trump claimed that he had asked Zelensky to somehow help the nation as a whole.

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