The House Judiciary Committee will vote on the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump on Friday

The House Judiciary Committee will vote on the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump on Friday after an abrupt end to Thursday’s 12-hour marathon debate over their merits, a session characterised by Republican stalling and heated protestations.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile gave an interview to Sean Hannity on Fox News yesterday evening and pledged “total co-ordination” between GOP senators and the White House should a trial take place in January, raising fresh concerns about impartiality.

By the time she’d had her second baby, the mum-of-two was dangerously overweight and too afraid to get on the scales.

Victoria was trapped in the cycle of over-eating but was now so self-conscious about how she looked that she stopped leaving her house.

Meanwhile, offshore emergency medical staff were on standby in boats from which scientists using remote sensing equipment constantly monitored the volcano for signs of an imminent eruption.

GNS Science, New Zealand’s seismic and volcano monitoring organisation, had said that there was a 50 to 60 per cent chance of a second eruption. During the operation, there were vigorous steam and mud bursts and conditions remained “highly volatile”.

Bild later changed its website’s banner to reflect Mr Johnson’s pun on Brexit and Breakfast, quoting him in English. In the article it explained Mr Johnson’s pun about having breakfast first, the German word for breakfast, ‘frühstück’, does not chime with Brexit as it does in English. Above the headline it says: ‘Landslide victory ++ Johnson announces ‘timely’ withdrawal from the the EU’

Italy’s second biggest newspaper La Repubblica ran the headline, ‘Europa bye-bye’, and below it a story (top left) titled, ‘The final game of Brussels.’ And at the top of its page, ‘London has chosen’, was the tagline. The newspaper’s website made mention of President Donald Trump’s congratulations for the British Prime Minister high up in its report. It also spoke of the worst defeat for Labour since 1935

Johnson had initially approached the negotiations on the withdrawal agreement with bullish, uncompromising talk, but swiftly broke his red lines to concede to a customs border in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

The Irish taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, hinted at private assurances from Johnson that he would sign up to EU standards in order to secure a trade deal.