Lev Parnas worked his way into Trump’s world — and now is rattling it

Lev Parnas, center, a former associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani, arrives with his wife Svetlana Parnas for a hearing in October. (Bloomberg)
Lev Parnas, center, a former associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani, arrives with his wife Svetlana Parnas for a hearing in October. (Bloomberg)
A cascade of revelations by the former associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani overshadowed the opening of the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, raising a host of new questions about the Ukraine pressure campaign.

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Distrust and disputes in 2016 compelled revisions to the state’s famously arcane process. But with the changes come the possibility of fresh complications.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and European envoys are gathering for a summit to seek a lasting cease-fire in the Libyan conflict. But expectations are low.
Vacationers swim in New South Wales, Australia, with scorched trees in the background. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
Vacationers swim in New South Wales, Australia, with scorched trees in the background. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
A scorched forest in Mogo, New South Wales, Australia. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
A scorched forest in Mogo, New South Wales, Australia. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
Students rally as part of the global climate strike in Cairns, Queensland, in September. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Students rally as part of the global climate strike in Cairns, Queensland, in September. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Australia is angry. Part of its ire is directed at public policies that largely discount climate change as a problem worth addressing in the near term.
The incident marked a return to the sporadic violence that has occasionally erupted around the largely peaceful anti-government movement, now in its eight month.
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