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      Republicans dig in as Trump pushes for dismissal of impeachment charges
      Jan14

      Republicans dig in as Trump pushes for dismissal of impeachment charges

      Washington – Top Senate Republicans on Monday rejected President Donald Trump’s call for outright dismissal of the impeachment charges against him, but continued to grapple with the shape of the Senate trial that could begin as soon as this week. Most Senate Republicans are eager to stage a trial that ends with Trump’s acquittal...

      Nancy Pelosi poised to send Trump impeachment charges to US Senate for trial
      Jan13

      Nancy Pelosi poised to send Trump impeachment charges to US Senate for trial

      Washington – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives is expected to formally send impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate this week, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to help acquit his fellow Republican. Rather than immediately sending the two articles of impeachment passed by the House on...

      Trump impeachment: Fight for Bolton testimony echoes Monica Lewinsky saga
      Jan13

      Trump impeachment: Fight for Bolton testimony echoes Monica Lewinsky saga

      Washington – John Bolton meet Monica Lewinsky. Twenty-one years ago former White House intern Lewinsky was at the center of a tug-of-war over whether she would testify in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, a Democrat. Now it is Bolton, fired last September from his job as White House national security adviser, who...

      Shutterbugs, have you entered the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest?
      Jan13

      Shutterbugs, have you entered the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest?

      Cape Town – Submissions for the 2020 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest will be accepted until February 29. Submissions opened for the annual contest on December 22, the birthday of Stenin, who was born in 1980. The event was established in 2014 by news agency Rossiya Segondnya in memory of the photojournalist, whose car was...

      Iranians suffer as they protest against their regime, face crippling sanctions
      Jan13

      Iranians suffer as they protest against their regime, face crippling sanctions

      After days of denial and obfuscation, Iran’s authorities admitted that an Iranian surface-to-airmissile brought down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 last week. The mistaken strike – carried out in the shadow of a retaliatory Iranian missile barrage on U.S. positions in Iraq – led to the death of all 176 passengers...

      Trump tweets ‘world is watching’ amid Iranian protests over Ukrainian plane shooting
      Jan12

      Trump tweets ‘world is watching’ amid Iranian protests over Ukrainian plane shooting

      Tehran/London – Protests were reported late Saturday in several parts of the Iranian capital Tehran over the shooting down of the Ukrainian passenger plane by the Iranian military, according to Iranian media. Hundreds of people took part in Saturday night protest rallies outside Tehran, Amir Kabir and Sharif, according to news agencies IRNA...

      Rising tensions and condemnation after Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane
      Jan12

      Rising tensions and condemnation after Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane

      DUBAI – Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities including one in which Britain’s ambassador was detained. In what President Hassan Rouhani called a “disastrous...

      Iran admits it mistakenly shot down Ukrainian plane killing 176
      Jan11

      Iran admits it mistakenly shot down Ukrainian plane killing 176

      DUBAI – Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard and voiced deep regret, after initially denying it brought down the aircraft in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Wednesday’s crash heightened pressure on Iran after months of friction with the...

      Iran mistakenly shot down Ukrainian plane killing 176
      Jan11

      Iran mistakenly shot down Ukrainian plane killing 176

      DUBAI – Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard and voiced deep regret, after initially denying it brought down the aircraft in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Wednesday’s crash heightened pressure on Iran after months of friction with the...

      House to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate next week
      Jan10

      House to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate next week

      Washington – Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, on Friday said the House will move next week to transfer articles of impeachment to the Senate for President Donald Trump’s trial. The top House Democrat said she told Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring a resolution to the floor...