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CNN Top StoriesSep 21, 2019
Ukraine's Zelensky could win big by gambling on Trump
Ukraine has again returned to center stage in a critical international pirouette involving Russia and the United States for the first time since Moscow annexed Crimea five years ago. With media reports suggesting that President Trump pressured Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son during a phone call in July, a host of complex diplomatic and political forces have converged again in this corner of eastern Europe.

Chicago Sun-Times NewsSep 21, 2019
Joe Biden says President Trump ‘deserves' to be investigated for Ukraine call
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Yahoo NewsSep 20, 2019
Trump Didn't Mention Foreign Aid ‘Quid Pro Quo' During Call with Ukrainian President: Report
President Trump didn't mention an offer of providing foreign aid to Ukraine during a recent call with president Volodymyr Zelensky, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.Trump urged Zelensky to launch an investigation into Vice President Joe Biden's son on eight separate occasions during the July call but did not make an offer of foreign aid in exchange for the opening of a probe, as has been widely speculated.The president reportedly urged Zelensky to work with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to determine the veracity of allegations that Biden leveraged his position as vice president to quash an investigation into an energy company whose board his son, Hunter, sat on.The call, which Trump has defended as "totally appropriate," has been scrutinized in recent days in the wake of reports that the conversation between Trump and Zelensky prompted a whistleblower from within the intelligence agencies to file a complaint with the inspector general.Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have demanded to see the complaint, which reportedly relates to an undisclosed "promise" that Trump made to a foreign leader, but the Trump administration has thus far refused to comply with their subpoena.Giuliani has for months sought to advance an investigation into the corruption allegations leveled against Biden, meeting with a top Ukrainian official in Paris in July before sitting down with one of Zelensky's aides in August.The Trump administration began

Yahoo NewsSep 20, 2019
United States announces military response and Iran sanctions after attacks on Saudi oil facilities
The United States announced on Friday it would send military forces to the Gulf following attacks on Saudi oil facilities, hours after Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran. Mr Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength. The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices. Those attacks, combined with an Iranian attack on an American spy drone in June, represented a "dramatic escalation of Iranian aggression," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said. The Pentagon chief announced that the United States would send military reinforcements to the Gulf region at the request of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The US blamed Iran for the attacks on Saudi Aramco Credit: AP "In response to the kingdom's request, the president has approved the deployment of US forces, which will be defensive in nature, and primarily focused on air and missile defense," Mr Esper said. However Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford categorized the deployment as "moderate," with the number of troops not expected to reach the thousands. Earlier in the day the president attacked both critics who thought the mogul-turned-president would trigger war and hawks seeking a military r
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