Donald Trump reels from Wednesday’s House vote making him only the third American president to be impeached

As Donald Trump reels from Wednesday’s House vote making him only the third American president to be impeached, a Washington Post reporter has claimed he overheard a White House staffer wishing colleagues a “Merry Impeachmas”, suggesting the president’s inner circle is not as united as he likes to insist. Mr Trump has meanwhile been attracting criticism from his fellow Republicans after attacking Democratic congresswoman Debbie Dingell and suggesting her late husband is in hell during his rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, this week, with Oklahoma’s Tom Cole branding his remarks “extraordinarily inappropriate”. Twitter was flooded with posts from people who … Continue reading Donald Trump reels from Wednesday’s House vote making him only the third American president to be impeached

As Washington awoke on Thursday to the realisation that it had impeached the third US president in American history, the capital remained racked with uncertainty about what will come next

As Washington awoke on Thursday to the realisation that it had impeached the third US president in American history, the capital remained racked with uncertainty about what will come next in an impeachment process defined by almost total partisanship and rancor. The two most powerful figures in the US Capitol, the Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Republican majority leader in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, almost immediately engaged in a huge showdown over who will have control over the impending congressional impeachment trial of Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine. The president seized upon Ms Pelosi’s comments … Continue reading As Washington awoke on Thursday to the realisation that it had impeached the third US president in American history, the capital remained racked with uncertainty about what will come next

This is the dramatic moment a leading British barrister is airlifted to safety from the Atlantic

This is the dramatic moment a leading British barrister is airlifted to safety from the Atlantic after his yacht was capsized by a freak wave ‘the size of a football stadium’. Richard Hendron was on a solo adventure in the 34ft Spirit of Daedalus when the seas around the Bay of Biscay took a dramatic turn for the worse. “Today we have a president who seems to believe he is a king or above the law,” the longtime South Carolina lawmaker said. Just outside the US Capitol, pro-impeachment protesters have found some fun, holiday-themed ways of expressing their displeasure with … Continue reading This is the dramatic moment a leading British barrister is airlifted to safety from the Atlantic

Investigations into why tourists were allowed to visit New Zealand’s White Island volcano before it erupted could take at least a year

Investigations into why tourists were allowed to visit New Zealand’s White Island volcano before it erupted could take at least a year and result in criminal charges and jail sentences, Jacinda Ardern said. “There remains now questions to be asked and questions to be answered,” the prime minister told reporters at her weekly press conference in Wellington after leading the country in a minute’s silence for the dead and injured at 2.11pm — the time the White Island volcano erupted on Monday last week. Four men have been arrested in raids leading to the seizure of several vehicles in an … Continue reading Investigations into why tourists were allowed to visit New Zealand’s White Island volcano before it erupted could take at least a year

North Korea says it has conducted another crucial test at a long-range satellite launch site, to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence

North Korea says it has conducted another crucial test at a long-range satellite launch site, to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence. It comes after the country carried out a test yesterday. The formal charge sets the scene for a high-stakes showdown in the full House of Representatives next week on whether to send President Trump for trial in the Senate for the “high crimes and misdemeanours” of abusing his office and obstructing Congress over his dealings with Ukraine. Republican party managers are confident that not one of their representatives or senators will vote to impeach. The Democrats, however, fear that … Continue reading North Korea says it has conducted another crucial test at a long-range satellite launch site, to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence

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

The New Zealand military will deploy to White Island at first light in an attempt to bring eight bodies home to their desperate families

The New Zealand military will deploy to White Island at first light in an attempt to bring eight bodies home to their desperate families – despite a serious risk of the volcano erupting again. Eight specialist military personnel will land on the island on Friday morning local time (Thursday evening UK) in an operation that is expected to last several hours, and involves multiple risk factors including the Island’s heightened seismic activity, the weather, and conditions on the ground. President Trump signed an executive order at the East Room reception designating Judaism a nationality as well as a religion, a … Continue reading The New Zealand military will deploy to White Island at first light in an attempt to bring eight bodies home to their desperate families

A tour guide who died in the White Island eruption said he feared the volcano would blow in a video taken by a tourist on an earlier trip

A tour guide who died in the White Island eruption said he feared the volcano would blow in a video taken by a tourist on an earlier trip. Hayden Marshall-Inman was among 47 people on the volcano off New Zealand when it erupted on Monday, killing at least six. The attacks were initiated by members of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, Aung San Suu Kyi told the court as she displayed detailed maps of Rakhine state showing, she claimed, where the first assaults began in late 2016. Myanamar’s security forces responded to that violence, she said. Once internationally feted as a … Continue reading A tour guide who died in the White Island eruption said he feared the volcano would blow in a video taken by a tourist on an earlier trip

The United States has blocked a British-sponsored meeting on North Korea’s human rights abuses

The United States has blocked a British-sponsored meeting on North Korea’s human rights abuses in a late effort to prevent a breakdown in diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, as the regime shows signs of preparing for a new long-range missile test. US diplomats withdrew their support for a proposal by eight other members of the United Nations security council, including Britain, to hold a discussion of North Korea to mark international Human Rights Day. The meeting would certainly have aired the many criticisms of the regime, which has been accused by UN investigators of crimes against humanity comparable to those of … Continue reading The United States has blocked a British-sponsored meeting on North Korea’s human rights abuses

A toddler who has spent her whole life in a detention centre is now facing being separated from her mother

A toddler who has spent her whole life in a detention centre is now facing being separated from her mother. Huyen Tran escaped from Vietnam due to religious persecution and arrived in Australia by boat as an asylum seeker in 2011. In his first interview with a western news outlet, Mr Khangoshvili’s brother, Zurab, 46, said that he had received intelligence that his own life was in danger. “I was asked to be careful,” he said. “I don’t go out alone.” The brothers, ethnic Chechens from the Pankisi Gorge region of Georgia, worked with the Georgian intelligence service to root … Continue reading A toddler who has spent her whole life in a detention centre is now facing being separated from her mother