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White House restricted access to Trump’s calls with Putin and Saudi crown prince
White House efforts to limit access to President Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders extended to phone calls with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, according to people familiar with the matter.
Those calls — both with leaders who maintain controversial relationships with Trump — were among the presidential conversations that aides took remarkable steps to keep from becoming public. (CNN)
Democrats have a long list of possible witnesses in Trump impeachment inquiry
House Democrats are said to be eyeing a fast-paced impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with the president of Ukraine, a process that could bring a resolution to the floor for a vote by the end of November. (Yahoo News)
Israel’s Air Force Is Armed with F-35s and F-15s
Two Israeli companies together have tested a new, supersonic air-launched ballistic missile with a conventional warhead that could allow fighters to strike heavily-defended targets at long range.
But the new Rampage ALBM isn’t without its drawbacks. The weapon is bulky. Its warhead is probably small compared to other missile types.(The National Interest)
Three-Dozen ISIS Fighters Killed in Series of U.S. Strikes in Libya
The U.S. military killed 36 ISIS militants in a series of three airstrikes in Libya over the past eight days, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced Friday.
“This ongoing campaign against ISIS-Libya demonstrates that U.S. Africa Command persistently targets terrorist networks that seek to harm innocent Libyans,” read a statement from AFRICOM’s director of intelligence, Navy Rear Admiral Heidi Berg. “We will continue to pursue ISIS-Libya and other terrorists in the region, denying them safe haven to coordinate and plan operations in Libya.” (National Review)
Afghanistan presidential election: voting begins amid reports of sporadic violence
Voting has begun in Afghanistan’s presidential election amid heavy security, with early reports emerging of attacks in several cities. (The Guardian)
Trump-Ukraine scandal: US special envoy steps down as crisis widens
Kurt Volker, the US special envoy for Ukraine, has resigned, according to a US official, becoming the first casualty in the rapidly growing impeachment crisis surrounding Donald Trump. (The Guardian)
Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn’t concerned about Moscow’s interference in election
Access to a memo of the meeting with Russian officials was limited to all but a few officials. The White House’s classification of such records is a focus of the impeachment inquiry. (The Washington Post)
Netanyahu will ‘return mandate’ next week; Gantz knows he can’t divide Likud
The prospect of Israel being forced to a third round of elections within 12 months is growing increasingly realistic, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inclined to announce as soon as next week that he cannot form a majority, and the rival Blue and White party aware that it is unlikely to break apart Netanyahu’s Likud party, Israeli TV reports said Friday night. (The Times of Israel)
3 monster black holes are going to collide
These three monsters stand near one another in a system of merging galaxies that’s about a billion light-years from Earth, according to a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal. (Fox News)