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Trump slams fired IG who helped spark impeachment push as 'disgrace'

President Trump on Saturday slammed Michael Atkinson, the fired inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community, as a “disgrace,” saying Mr. Atkinson did a “terrible job” and that he had the absolute right to fire him.


p>”I thought he did a terrible job — absolutely terrible,” Mr. Trump said at …

Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Entire countries are on lockdown, state visits canceled, travel curtailed, key meetings postponed or moved online.


p>The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered international diplomacy. While the interruptions may seem to many like trivial inconveniences for a well-heeled jet set, they may have significant implications for matters …

Boris Johnson, UK prime minister, still in isolation due to coronavirus symptoms

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he will stay in isolation because he is still feeling the effects of his coronavirus infection.


p>”I still have a temperature so in accordance with government advice I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes,” said Mr. Johnson in a video …

UN chief: Cease-fire appeal backed by parties in 11 nations


p>UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that warring parties in 11 countries have responded positively to his appeal for a global cease-fire to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, but turning words into peace is enormously difficult and fighting has escalated in major conflicts including Yemen, Libya and …

Settlement reached in Florida dispute over college voting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Voter rights advocates declared victory Friday after Florida officials agreed to allow early voting sites back on college campuses.


p>A settlement announced Friday prompted the groups to withdraw legal challenges filed last year accusing the Secretary of State’s Office of attempting to stifle turnout among …