Trump faces deadline as House Democrats craft articles of impeachment

6 December 2019, 7:20 PM
President Donald Trump faced a deadline on Friday set by United States House of Representatives Democrats as they deliberate over what charges to bring against him after Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the Judiciary Committee to draft formal articles of impeachment.
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Former Trump campaign chief goes on trial for bank and tax fraud 31 July 2018, 7:34 PM

US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort went on trial on Tuesday on charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Iran says talks with Trump would be ‘humiliation’ 31 July 2018, 5:11 PM

Scepticism was rife in Iran on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump offered talks, with one lawmaker saying negotiations would be a "humiliation".

Malaysia civil aviation chief resigns over MH370 lapses 31 July 2018, 10:12 AM

The chief of Malaysia's civil aviation authority resigned on Tuesday after an investigation report on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 showed lapses by the air traffic control centre in Kuala Lumpur.

US spy satellites detects activity at ICBM factory in N Korea 31 July 2018, 6:08 AM

Photos and infrared imaging indicate vehicles moving in and out of the facility at Sanumdong.

Spain denies ‘mass’ migration, says Europe needs ‘new blood’ 30 July 2018, 7:45 PM

Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell denied Monday that the country was experiencing "mass" immigration and said Europe needed "new blood" to compensate for a low birth rate.

A woman with a baby on her back casting her ballot.
EU observers offer mixed picture of first Zimbabwe vote since Mugabe’s fall 30 July 2018, 5:30 PM

Zimbabwe held its first election on Monday since former President Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup and European Union observers said the vote was “very smooth” in some places and “totally disorganised” in others.

Trump threatens U.S. government shutdown over border wall 30 July 2018, 3:08 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats do not fund his border wall and back immigration law changes, betting that maintaining a hard line will work in Republicans’ favor in November congressional elections. However, a disruption in federal government operations could backfire on Trump […]

MH370 families hope for answers from official report 30 July 2018, 11:06 AM

Relatives of people aboard Flight MH370 said Monday they hoped a long-awaited report into the plane's disappearance might give them answers about one of the world's most enduring aviation mysteries.

The aftermath of the earthquake.
More than 500 hikers stranded on mountain after Indonesia quake 30 July 2018, 8:24 AM

Indonesia mounted a rescue operation Monday to reach more than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the holiday island.

A wildfire raged through an area of northern California.
California wildfire spreads, killing six and destroying more homes 30 July 2018, 6:09 AM

A 70-year-old woman and her two great-grandchildren were among six killed when a wildfire raged through an area of northern California and engulfed entire communities, officials and family members said.

Powerful quake kills 14 on Indonesian tourist island Lombok 29 July 2018, 4:32 PM

The death toll from a Northern California wildfire rose to five with the discovery of human remains believed to be those of a missing elderly woman and her two great-grandchildren, even as fire crews battled on to quell flames that have devastated entire neighborhoods. 

US government approves aid as California battles raging wildfires 29 July 2018, 6:56 AM

The US federal government approved aid Saturday for California as thousands of fire fighters battled to contain a series of deadly raging wildfires that have killed six people, including two young children and their great grandmother, and destroyed hundreds of buildings.

33 killed as Indian bus plunges off mountain road 28 July 2018, 3:17 PM

A bus carrying university workers plunged off a mountain road into a valley in western India on Saturday killing 33 people, police said.

Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon 28 July 2018, 1:02 PM

A powerful typhoon hurtled towards Japan on Saturday, prompting local authorities to issue early evacuation orders, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides in the storm's crosshairs.

Vladimir Putin met Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany last year.
Putin says Trump can ‘be my guest’ in Moscow 28 July 2018, 8:09 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted United States President Donald Trump to be his guest in Moscow, an idea that the White House welcomed despite lingering criticism over the Helsinki summit.

UN facing cash flow problem 27 July 2018, 8:45 PM

The United Nations is facing a cash flow problem due to member states not meeting their funding obligations on time.

Trump denies knowing about 2016 Russian lawyer meeting 27 July 2018, 6:10 PM

President Donald Trump denied Friday that he knew in advance about a meeting during the 2016 election campaign at which Russians promised to share dirt on his rival Hillary Clinton

Putin reiterates Russia’s prowess to help Africa with nuclear 27 July 2018, 5:05 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated his country's prowess and expertise to help the African continent in nuclear energy.

700 separated children still in US custody after deadline 27 July 2018, 8:47 AM

The US government said Thursday that hundreds of families it broke up at the border with Mexico have not been reunited as a court-ordered deadline to return all children to their parents elapsed.

Central America demands information on still-separated migrant children 27 July 2018, 6:08 AM

Officials from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico on Thursday called on the United States to provide more details on migrant children still separated from their parents.

Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan election 26 July 2018, 3:57 PM

Pakistan cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory Thursday in the country's tense general election, following accusations of "blatant" vote-rigging by rival parties.

Fire at their backs, Greek elderly flee with grandchildren 26 July 2018, 2:46 PM

Yiannis Philippopoulou was sure he saw his nine-year-old twins picked up by a boat after they fled the flames. But days since the family's chaotic escape from the inferno, the girls appear to have vanished.

Nearly 250 dead in IS attacks on south Syria 26 July 2018, 10:00 AM

The death toll in coordinated Islamic State group suicide bombings and shootings in southern Syria rose to nearly 250 overnight, more than half of them civilians, a monitor said Thursday.

Rescuers search fire-devastated Greek areas as toll hits 81 26 July 2018, 9:59 AM

At least 81 people died in huge wildfires around Athens, Greek authorities have said as rescuers scoured scorched homes and burned-out cars for victims of one of the world's deadliest fire outbreaks.

Rains hamper search for survivors after Laos dam collapse 26 July 2018, 6:43 AM

Rescuers battled fresh rains Thursday to reach scores of people still missing after a dam collapse in southern Laos that unleashed a torrent of water, washing away whole villages and killing at least 26 people.

UN humanitarians to cut jobs in Gaza Strip and West Bank 25 July 2018, 9:50 PM

The United Nations humanitarian agency responsible for the Palestinian refugees announced it would cut jobs in the Gaza Strip and West Bank following budget cuts imposed by the United States.

EU member states can refuse arrest warants: ECJ 25 July 2018, 5:51 PM

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Wednesday authorised EU members to refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland if they doubt defendants will get a fair trial there.

Dozens dead in IS attacks on southern Syria 25 July 2018, 9:21 AM

A string of suicide attacks in Syria by the Islamic State group has killed at least 40 people, mostly pro-regime fighters, in one of the jihadists' deadliest operations in months, a war monitor said Wednesday.

Greece in mourning as horrifying wildfires kill 74 25 July 2018, 6:30 AM

Greece is in mourning following some of the worst wildfires this century, with fears the toll at least 74 dead and 187 injured so far could rise, as rescuers search for people trapped in their homes or burned-out cars.

Nikki Haley angered many countries from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Group by arguing that they are generous in words but not in financial contributions to the UNRWA.
US Ambassador to UN is “arrogant”: Palestinian envoy 25 July 2018, 5:43 AM

The United States envoy to the United Nations was labelled as “arrogant” by her Palestinian counterpart after she slammed Arab and Islamic countries for talking up a big game in support of Palestinians without providing financially supporting their humanitarian needs.