Democrats in the United States (US) House of Representatives began an impeachment inquiry on September 24 to determine whether President Donald Trump abused his office for personal political gain when he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a July phone call to investigate a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Democrats met Republican demands for a full House vote on impeachment inquiry procedures, holding public hearings and releasing transcripts taken in secret, senior Republicans rejected the legislation.
Republican lawmakers, encouraged by President Donald Trump to get tougher in fighting Democrats’ attempts to impeach him, on Wednesday disrupted the United States House of Representatives impeachment inquiry and prevented a Pentagon official from testifying.
United States President Donald Trump added muscle to the legal team defending against an impeachment investigation led by congressional Democrats on Wednesday, after 2020 re-election rival Joe Biden called for the first time for his impeachment.
The first cases of the child-crippling polio virus in the Philippines for 19 years area warning for countries such as Ukraine, where low immunity offers fertile ground for viral epidemics, disease experts say.