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      Rules finally set, Senate to hear case for pulling Trump from office
      Jan22

      Rules finally set, Senate to hear case for pulling Trump from office

      Washington – The US Senate was poised to hear opening arguments on Wednesday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, with Democratic House managers set to make their case that Trump abused power and should be removed from office. After late-night deliberations over the rules that will govern the process, the trial was on fast-track,...

      US Senate rejects Democrats on documents, witness in Donald Trump impeachment trial
      Jan22

      US Senate rejects Democrats on documents, witness in Donald Trump impeachment trial

      Washington – The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate blocked Democratic attempts on Tuesday to obtain evidence and call a witness in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could advance on lines favourable to Trump. As the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history began in earnest,...

      Democrats demand Trump’s lawyer testify at impeachment trial
      Jan21

      Democrats demand Trump’s lawyer testify at impeachment trial

      World – Democrats accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of trying to rig U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and demanded the president’s top lawyer be made a possible witness in the case. Hours before the start of Trump’s trial in the Republican-controlled Senate on charges he abused power and...

      Iran asks US, France for equipment to download Ukrainian plane’s black boxes
      Jan21

      Iran asks US, France for equipment to download Ukrainian plane’s black boxes

      Dubai – Iran has requested equipment it says it needs from US and French authorities to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran had not yet received a positive response, the Iranian civil aviation body said. Canada, Ukraine and other nations who had citizens on the flight in which all 176...

      Trump impeachment: Lawyers demand acquittal in legal, political defence
      Jan21

      Trump impeachment: Lawyers demand acquittal in legal, political defence

      Washington – US President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and political case against his removal. The 116-page Trial Memorandum sought to undercut charges that the Republican...

      Key arguments in Donald Trump’s defence as impeachment trial to begin
      Jan20

      Key arguments in Donald Trump’s defence as impeachment trial to begin

      Washington – The White House unveiled its detailed legal defense as the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate gears up to begin President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday. Trump, who is only the fourth of 45 American presidents to face the possibility of being ousted by impeachment, submitted his most detailed arguments to date...

      Donald Trump rejects impeachment charges, calling it an affront to Constitution
      Jan20

      Donald Trump rejects impeachment charges, calling it an affront to Constitution

      Washington – President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as affronts to the U.S. Constitution that must be rejected. “The Senate should speedily reject these deficient articles of...

      New Trump legal advisor distances himself from White House response to impeachment charges
      Jan20

      New Trump legal advisor distances himself from White House response to impeachment charges

      Washington – Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law emeritus professor who recently joined President Donald Trump’s legal team, on Sunday distanced himself from a response by two White House lawyers to House Democrats’ impeachment case against the president, noting that he did not sign on to the document. “I didn’t sign...

      Crimes, what crimes? Prosecutors, defence lay out arguments in Trump impeachment trial
      Jan20

      Crimes, what crimes? Prosecutors, defence lay out arguments in Trump impeachment trial

      Washington – President Donald Trump’s defence team and the prosecutors of his impeachment are laying out their arguments over whether his conduct toward Ukraine warrants his removal from office. Trump’s lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defence with the questionable assertion that the charges against him are invalid,...

      Iran seeks to examine downed Ukrainian plane’s black boxes – report
      Jan19

      Iran seeks to examine downed Ukrainian plane’s black boxes – report

      Dubai – Iran is trying to analyse the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that was shot down this month, the state IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, denying a report that a decision had been taken to send the plane’s recorders to Ukraine. Canada, which had 57 citizens on the plane in which 176 people were killed, and other nations...