House Democrats subpoena White House for documents in Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Democrats on Friday subpoenaed the White House for documents they want to see as part of their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. The chairmen of three House of Representatives committees said they want documents related to a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that… read more

Sanders health scare involved a heart attack, his doctors say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack earlier this week, his physicians said on Friday, describing his health scare in more specific terms than previously disclosed. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) takes the stage at the New Hampshire Democratic Party state convention… read more

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg brings call for climate action to Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Reuters) – Hundreds of people gathered in Iowa City on Friday to watch teenage activist Greta Thunberg speak at a rally to demand that political leaders and institutions take urgent action to combat climate change. FILE PHOTO: 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit… read more

Trump says he won’t tie Biden concerns to trade deal with China

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he heads to the Marine One helicopter to fly form the South Lawn to visit injured members of the U.S. military at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from the White House in Washington, October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said… read more

U.S. states fight back against Purdue’s bid to halt opioid lawsuits

(Reuters) – U.S. state officials are due on Friday to launch a counterattack against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP over its attempt to shield the company and its controlling Sackler family from thousands of lawsuits accusing the company of fueling the opioid epidemic. FILE PHOTO: A bottle of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by… read more

UK News Headlines

Johnson will ask for Brexit extension if no deal by Oct. 19, court told

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to the European Union asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been reached by Oct. 19, the government acknowledged for the first time on Friday. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves his Downing Street office in London, Britain,… read more

Explainer: Why the UK’s Brexit proposal falls short for the EU

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s latest proposal for an agreement on the terms of its divorce from the European Union has been widely rebuffed in Brussels because it does not meet the objectives of the so-called Irish border backstop. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Below… read more

Prince Harry to sue tabloid press owners over phone-hacking

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry is to sue the publishers of Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper and the Daily Mirror over allegations of phone-hacking as he and his wife Meghan step up their battle with the tabloid press. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is pictured during one of his activities joining a… read more

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