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Donald Trump acquitted in historic impeachment trial; ex-US president says his movement has 'only just begun'
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Donald Trump acquitted in historic impeachment trial; ex-US president says his movement has 'only just begun'

Seven Republicans joined all Democrats to convict the former US president, but it was far from the two-third threshold required

'Coup attempt': US Congress to resume counting electoral votes after protesters storm Capitol
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'Coup attempt': US Congress to resume counting electoral votes after protesters storm Capitol

In a scene of unrest seldom witnessed in the history of the US capital, hundreds of people in the mob barrelled past fence barricades outside the Capitol and clashed with officers

SolarWinds cyberattack: US lawmakers slam Donald Trump's reluctance to blame Russia, urge strong response
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SolarWinds cyberattack: US lawmakers slam Donald Trump's reluctance to blame Russia, urge strong response

Dramatic details about the extraordinarily wide attack have emerged as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office next month amid already high tensions with Moscow

Donald Trump's mensis horribilis: Why June was such a disastrous month for the US president
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Donald Trump's mensis horribilis: Why June was such a disastrous month for the US president

As demoralising as June was for many Republicans, what was less visible were the frenetic attempts by top Republicans to soothe Trump and steer him away from self-sabotage, while also manipulating him to serve their own purposes

Donald Trump demands CNN retract 'phony' poll that shows him trailing Joe Biden by 14 percentage points
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Donald Trump demands CNN retract 'phony' poll that shows him trailing Joe Biden by 14 percentage points

In an unusual cease-and-desist letter, the Donald Trump campaign called on CNN to retract and apologise for a national poll this week that showed the president trailing his Democratic opponent, former vice-president Joe Biden, by 14 percentage points among registered voters

Donald Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial as re-election looms; investigation into his Ukraine dealings far from over
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Donald Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial as re-election looms; investigation into his Ukraine dealings far from over

As the president launches into his reelection campaign, pushing past the charges that threatened his legacy, it’s only a matter of time before fresh details, documents and eyewitnesses emerge.

Mitt Romney becomes lone Republican Senator to vote to impeach Donald Trump, defies party he'd personified
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Mitt Romney becomes lone Republican Senator to vote to impeach Donald Trump, defies party he'd personified

Senator Mitt Romney of Utah never became president, but he earned a new distinction Wednesday: He will be remembered as the first senator in American history to vote to remove a president of his own party from office

China most likely to become sole global superpower by mid-21st Century, says Republican Senator Mitt Romney
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China most likely to become sole global superpower by mid-21st Century, says Republican Senator Mitt Romney

China is most likely to become the sole global superpower by the middle of this century due to its "comprehensive, rigorous strategy to achieve global domination" and the United States' inaction, top Republican Senator Mitt Romney has said

Donald Trump's allies pressured Ukraine gas company Naftogaz to 'steer lucrative contracts', reports AP
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Donald Trump's allies pressured Ukraine gas company Naftogaz to 'steer lucrative contracts', reports AP

While it's unclear whether Trump's remark referred specifically to the behind-the-scenes manoeuvres this spring involving Naftogaz, The Associated Press has interviewed four people with direct knowledge of the attempts to influence Naftogaz.

Donald Trump attacks Democrats as pressure of impeachment inquiry increases, says Nancy Pelosi 'could be guilty of treason'
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Donald Trump attacks Democrats as pressure of impeachment inquiry increases, says Nancy Pelosi 'could be guilty of treason'

Donald Trump lashed out at the top Democrat in Congress on Sunday, saying Nancy Pelosi could be guilty of treason.

Second whistleblower comes forward with first-hand information of Donald Trump's Ukraine dealings: Lawyer
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Second whistleblower comes forward with first-hand information of Donald Trump's Ukraine dealings: Lawyer

The existence of a whistleblower claiming first-hand knowledge of the phone call would make it harder for the president and his supporters to dismiss the original complaint as hearsay.

Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney over Ukraine criticism, calls for impeachment of Republican senator
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Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney over Ukraine criticism, calls for impeachment of Republican senator

On Friday, Mitt Romney had slammed Donald Trump for asking China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

As impeachment battle heats up, Donald Trump blasts Mitt Romney for criticising him over pressuring China to probe Joe Biden
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As impeachment battle heats up, Donald Trump blasts Mitt Romney for criticising him over pressuring China to probe Joe Biden

In a later tweet, Trump said he was hearing that people in Utah regretted electing Romney to the Senate in 2018

‘Many agree with me’: Donald Trump’s ‘racist’ comments indicate willingness to rely on race, immigration-based rhetoric ahead of 2020 polls
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‘Many agree with me’: Donald Trump’s ‘racist’ comments indicate willingness to rely on race, immigration-based rhetoric ahead of 2020 polls

Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, US president Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of colour to get out of the US “right now,” cementing his position as the most willing US leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.

Donald Trump hasn't 'risen to the mantle' of presidency, says incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney
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Donald Trump hasn't 'risen to the mantle' of presidency, says incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, has slammed US president Donald Trump, saying his conduct over the past two years, particularly his recent actions, is "evidence that he has not risen to the mantle of the office"

Microsoft uncovers new Russian hacking attempts as US midterm elections approach
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Microsoft uncovers new Russian hacking attempts as US midterm elections approach

Microsoft said that a hacking group created fake internet domains, spoof two American organisations.

China's Great Wall Motor is interested in acquiring Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Jeep brand
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China's Great Wall Motor is interested in acquiring Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Jeep brand

Two people familiar with the matter said Great Wall Motor had asked for a meeting with FCA to make an offer for all or part of the Jeep brand.

Charlottesville violence: Heather Heyer's mother refuses to talk to Donald Trump for 'blaming both sides'
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Charlottesville violence: Heather Heyer's mother refuses to talk to Donald Trump for 'blaming both sides'

Susan Bro, whose daughter Heather Heyer was killed when a suspected white supremacist drove his car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, said she will not speak to US president Donald Trump.

Facebook and Harvard University to work together against hackers targeting US elections
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Facebook and Harvard University to work together against hackers targeting US elections

The project will be co-led by Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign manager and Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign manager.