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Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Donald Trump

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  • Total exports in November dropped 1.1 per cent from a year ago.

    U.S. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Saudi Arabia's King over the shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morn...

    Just months after senior U.S. officials delivered substantial military aid to Saudi Arabia to counter threats from Iran, America's relations...

    Imports were up 0.3 percent from the year earlier, after falling for the previous six months. Analysts polled by Bloomberg had predicted a drop of 1.4 per cent. China's trade surplus with the United States, a key point of anger in the White House, fell to USD 24.61 billion from USD 26.42 billion the month before.

    After unilaterally withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in May last year, the US began imposing sanctions on Tehran, including on oil exports, which it aims to squeeze to zero in a campaign of "maximum pressure". Iran has suffered a sharp economic downturn, with a plummeting currency sending inflation skyrocketing.

    “He’s going to make a report, I think to the attorney general and to Congress,” Trump told. “He says he has a lot of good information. I have not spoken to him about that information yet.”

    President Donald Trump helped light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday, taking part in a nearly century-old holiday tradition in the na...

    Exports to the United States fell 23% from a year earlier to $35.6 billion, customs data showed Sunday. Imports of American goods were off 2.8% at $11 billion, giving China a surplus with the United States of $24.6 billion.

    "The deal is still close," National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told CNBC. "It is probably even a wee bit closer than when I first made that statement in November." He described the talks underway with Beijing as "intense," adding that they occur almost daily. Wall Street has moved up and down with officials' commentary on the chances of sealing a deal.

    The bank, which is led by former US Treasury official David Malpass, defended its approach in a brief statement. "World Bank lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to reduce as part of our agreement with all our shareholders including the United States. "We eliminate lending as countries get richer," it said.

    A statement released by North Korea's U.N. ambassador, Kim Song, accused the Trump administration of persistently pursuing a "hostile policy" toward the country "in its attempt to stifle it." He also said Washington's claims it is engaged in a "sustained and substantial dialogue" with Pyongyang solely for "its domestic political agenda."

    Democrats on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said they may look beyond President Donald Trump's relations with Ukraine as they draw up articles of impeachment, to include his earlier efforts to impede former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of his campaign's relations with Russia

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