Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction19 Dec, 2019
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Indian police ban protests amid citizenship law outrage19 Dec, 2019
Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India’s biggest cities Thursday as they defied a ban on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country’s secular democracy.
India’s Supreme Court delays hearing citizenship law pleas18 Dec, 2019
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed hearing pleas challenging the constitutionality of a new citizenship law that has sparked opposition and massive protests across the country. The court said it would consider the pleas on Jan. 22.
Cricket legend Tendulkar finds hotel worker who gave him batting advice16 Dec, 2019
A hotel worker whose unsolicited advice helped the batting of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been located after the Indian superstar launched an appeal.
7 years after Delhi gang rape, brutal India attacks continue16 Dec, 2019
The latest incidents come around the seventh anniversary of a gang rape on a moving bus in New Delhi that galvanized massive protests and inspired lawmakers to order the creation of fast-track courts dedicated to rape cases and stiffen penalties for those convicted of the crime.
China suspends planned tariffs on US goodsBy RSS
Beijing suspended additional tariffs on US products that had been due to kick in on Sunday, after Washington and Beijing announced a major thaw in their trade war Friday.
Thunberg tells governments: ‘You are misleading’ on climate11 Dec, 2019
“The real danger is when politicians and CEOs are making it look like real action is happening, when in fact almost nothing is being done, apart from clever accounting and creative PR,” the Swedish 16-year-old said Wednesday in a speech at the plenary of the ongoing U.N. climate talks in Madrid, or COP25.
Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases11 Dec, 2019
Mevlut Cavusoglu comments came amid reports that U.S. lawmakers had agreed on a defense bill that also includes calls to sanction Turkey over its decision to proceed with the purchase and deployment of Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems.
Two impeachment articles expected against Trump: reports10 Dec, 2019
It added that the full House of Representatives will vote on the articles next week, ahead of a trial in the Senate.
Toxic bushfire haze blankets eastern Australia10 Dec, 2019
A regional fire headquarters miles from the nearest blazes was reportedly evacuated, while mask-wearing commuters choked their way through thick acrid air and the organisers of a harbour yacht race said it was too dangerous to proceed.
5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano09 Dec, 2019
He said both New Zealanders and overseas tourists were among those who were dead, missing or injured. He said most of the 18 who survived were injured and some had suffered severe burns.
Sri Lankan gov't ready to cement friendship with China, says Rajapaksa09 Dec, 2019
The two countries enjoy a strong, long-standing friendship, which has laid the foundation for practical cooperation, Rajapaksa, who assumed office on Nov. 21, told Xinhua in an interview during his visit to the Colombo Port City, a project jointly developed by the Sri Lankan government and China's CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd.
Devastating fire kills 43 in Indian capital08 Dec, 2019
Firefighters had to fight the blaze from 100 meters (yards) away because it broke out in one of the area’s many alleyways, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, authorities said.
Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 307 Dec, 2019
The assault, which ended when a sheriff’s deputy killed the attacker, was the second fatal shooting at a U.S. Navy base this week and prompted a massive law enforcement response and base lockdown.
Indian police shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case06 Dec, 2019
The suspects were in police custody and had not been formally charged with any crime.
Pelosi OKs drafting of impeachment articles against Trump05 Dec, 2019
’’Our democracy is what is at stake,” Pelosi said. “The president leaves us no choice but to act.”
New Zealand PM aims to limit spread of hate05 Dec, 2019
In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described how she made decisions after the March 15 attacks at two Christchurch mosques, including introducing sweeping gun reforms and starting a global discussion on keeping violent extremism from the internet.
Japanese doctor dies after attack in Afghanistan04 Dec, 2019
The attack in Nangarhar province targeted Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura as he was heading to the provincial capital, Jalalabad, according to the provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani.
Infighting roils NATO as leaders gather in London03 Dec, 2019
Trump is due to hold separate talks with Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the summit. Johnson is also set to host talks on Syria with Macron, Merkel and Erdogan later Tuesday.