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WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Tuesday released the transcripts of closed-door testimony by two more witnesses in an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump.

The testimony was from Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, and Kurt Volker, the Trump administration's former special envoy to Ukraine, both believed to be key witnesses in the impeachment inquiry over the White House's alleged efforts to withhold a military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son. (US-Transcripts-Impeachment)

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MEXICO CITY -- At least nine members of an American family, including three mothers and six children, were ambushed and killed by suspected members of a drug cartel in northern Mexico, officials said on Tuesday.

The victims -- all members of a Mormon family that live in northern Chihuahua state, but have U.S. nationality -- were travelling in at least two vehicles along a dirt road between Chihuahua and neighboring Sonora state when they came under attack Monday afternoon. (Mexico-US-Ambush)

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WARSAW -- European Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, in a Tuesday conversation with Polish media said he will not run in next year's presidential election in Poland, Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported.

"It (the election) calls for a candidacy that is not burdened by a load of difficult, unpopular decisions and I have been burdened by such a load since the times when I was prime minister," Tusk was quoted as saying by PAP. (Poland-Tusk-President)

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ALGIERS -- Algerian National Union of Magistrates (NUM) on Tuesday announced suspension of the strike they launched a week ago after reaching an agreement with the government, official media reported.

"Suspending the strike was reached thanks to good will mediations ... (the magistrates) responded favorably to the dialogue with the Ministry of Justice in the light of the circumstances the country is enduring," the head of NUM Issaad Mabrouk was quoted as saying by the state-run radio channel 1. (Algeria-Strike-Agreement) Enditem

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