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Impeachment Inquiry: Trump Directed Ukraine Pressure. Media playback is unsupported on your device A top US diplomat has told an impeachment inquiry that he followed President Donald Trump's orders to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. The instruction came from Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Ambassador Gordon Sondland said. The inquiry is assessing if Mr Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine as a precondition. He denies any wrongdoing. It is illegal in the US to seek foreign help to gain electoral advantage. Mr Biden is one of the top contenders for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election. Mr Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, told the latest hearing in the US House of Representatives that Mr Giuliani had sought a public statement from Ukraine's leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, announcing an inquiry into "corruption issues".

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During the first televised hearing of the inquiry, army veteran Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman said he "couldn't believe what I was hearing" when the call between Mr Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky took place on 25 July. Mr Trump is accused of asking Mr Zelenskiy to carry out two investigations to help his re-election - one targeting his rival and former vice president Mr Biden, the other involving a debunked theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election rather than Russia. Lt Col Vindman, who wore his military uniform and medals as he gave evidence, said: "It was inappropriate, it was improper for the president to request - to demand - an investigation into a political opponent. He added: "Frankly, I couldn't believe what I was hearing. " Driveways Wolverhampton.

World 'changing Habits' On Plastic. Media playback is unsupported on your device The world is beginning to tackle the threat of plastic waste, according to the renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. "I think we're all shifting our behaviour, I really do," Sir David said in an interview with the BBC. Describing plastic pollution as "vile" and "horrid", he said there was growing awareness of the damage it can do. "I think we are changing our habits, and the world is waking up to what we've done to the planet," he said. Sir David was speaking as he and the BBC's Natural History Unit (NHU) were announced as the winners of the prestigious Chatham House Prize for their Blue Planet II series of documentaries.

Chatham House, a foreign affairs think-tank based in London, awards the prize to people or organisations making a significant contribution to improving international relations. Its director, Dr Robin Niblett, described plastic pollution as "one of the gravest challenges facing the world's oceans". Follow David on Twitter. Skip Hire Hounslow. Roofing Ascot. Boris Johnson Challenges Jeremy Corbyn Ahead Of First TV Debate. Boris Johnson has issued a Brexit challenge to Jeremy Corbyn ahead of their first head-to-head TV debate of the election campaign.

In what could be a defining moment of the election campaign, during a one-hour programme the two leaders will clash on Brexit in the first half hour and then other issues. And just hours before the debate, the prime minister has written to the Labour leader posing a series of questions about his Brexit policy and accusing him of ducking them in the campaign so far. "This election is about breaking the deadlock in parliament that has prevented us from getting Brexit done and working in the interests of the British people," Mr Johnson writes. "The public have a right to know where the two candidates for prime minister stand on the big questions facing the country at this election.

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Answering questions about his links to Epstein for the first time, Prince Andrew said his stay was not "becoming of a member of the Royal Family". The prince spoke to BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis in an interview recorded at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. It will be broadcast on BBC Two at 21:00 GMT on Saturday. Prince Andrew, who is the Queen's third child, has been facing questions for several months over his ties to Epstein, a 66-year-old American financier who took his own life while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. In 2010, the prince was photographed walking with Epstein in New York's Central Park - two years after Epstein's conviction for soliciting a minor for prostitution.

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