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Back me or sack me, protege of Germany’s Merkel tells her party

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s would-be successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, urged delegates from her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to back her vision for Germany at their party congress on Friday or else “let’s end it here and now”. CDU delegates gave her an immediate standing ovation and Friedrich Merz, Kramp-Karrenbauer’s chief rival for the …


Trump says had Giuliani work on Ukraine because he is ‘great crime fighter’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday offered an explanation for his use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to work on Ukraine policy – a pivotal issue in the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry – by citing Giuliani’s crime fighting reputation and calling Ukraine a corrupt country. Trump made his remarks …