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Senators and chief justice sworn in as Trump impeachment gets under way

Senators and chief justice sworn in as Trump impeachment gets under way

While his job will be ceremonial in nature, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts will be a central figure in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump and he may be called to weigh in on some key disagreements between Democrats and Republicans.
Reuters
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Strikes against Macron in France

Strikes against Macron in France

Transport strikes in France have reached week six, and they're now the longest in the country's history. The strikes have been especially hard for Parisians, but the protesters have shown no signs of relenting.
Deutsche Welle
How much tourism can Austria take?

How much tourism can Austria take?

In Austria, plans are underway to build the largest glacier ski resort in the world. The project would require massive alterations to the environment. The proposed removal of a mountain peak has caused an uproar.
Deutsche Welle
Warren makes case: Democratic woman can beat Trump

Warren makes case: Democratic woman can beat Trump

Elizabeth Warren made a forceful case for a female president and stood behind her accusation suggesting sexism by progressive rival Bernie Sanders Tuesday night in a Democratic debate that raised gender as a key issue.
Associated Press
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The Dems debate: War, trade and a woman in the White House

The Dems debate: War, trade and a woman in the White House

Six Democrats squared off in Iowa Tuesday night, with the issue of war, trade and a woman in the White House taking center stage. It's the final chance for candidates to make their case to a national audience before the party's presidential nominatin
Reuters
2mins
Trump rallies supporters as Dems debate in Iowa

Trump rallies supporters as Dems debate in Iowa

President Donald Trump defended his decision to kill a top Iranian general and slammed Democrats as weak on national security. The president held a rally in Milwaukee as Democratic presidential candidates debated in Iowa.
Associated Press
3mins
Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting "Dumber"

Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting "Dumber"

Have you ever wondered if presidential speeches are getting dumber? Cheddar explains why the reading level of presidential speeches is declining.
Cheddar
Explainer: Why did Trump order the killing of Iran's Qassem Suleimani?

Explainer: Why did Trump order the killing of Iran's Qassem Suleimani?

Qassem Suleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad, was widely considered to be the most powerful man in Iran after the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – and Iran's leading military figure.
The Guardian
4mins
Felons who can vote sought for Wisconsin election

Felons who can vote sought for Wisconsin election

Community activists say thousands of former prisoners across Wisconsin don't know they have the right to vote. They say those people could be a factor this fall in a state known for deciding elections by the narrowest of margins.
Associated Press
2mins
Buttigieg tours temporary housing in Los Angeles

Buttigieg tours temporary housing in Los Angeles

Mayor Pete Buttigieg made a campaign stop Friday in Los Angeles at a Salvation Army Bridge Home Project. Buttigieg praised the work the facility is doing, saying he hopes to increase federal funding for projects like it if elected president.
Associated Press
1min
Joe Biden gets endorsement from Los Angeles mayor

Joe Biden gets endorsement from Los Angeles mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti endorses Joe Biden for president, calling him "the right leader at the right moment."
Associated Press
1min
Trump: killing Iran general saved American lives

Trump: killing Iran general saved American lives

President Donald Trump on Thursday at a rally in Toledo, Ohio, celebrated the killing of Iran's General Qassem Soleimani and mocked Democrats for wanting advance notice of military operations.
Associated Press
2mins
Dream of dancing a solo in "The Nutcracker"

Dream of dancing a solo in "The Nutcracker"

Semyon Semyonov is eleven years old, and is already an accomplished ballet dancer. Semyon has been chosen to dance a solo in "The Nutcracker" at the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok. He also studies ballet at a prestigious academy in the city.
Deutsche Welle
Poland: Adamowicz's widow

Poland: Adamowicz's widow

Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz was assassinated in January 2019. Some claim that hate speech helped to create the conditions in which the murder took place. Now, Adamowicz's widow, a new European MP, is fighting against hatred and violence.
Deutsche Welle
Bloomberg unveils sketch of his economic plan

Bloomberg unveils sketch of his economic plan

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is unveiling a rough sketch of his plans to create millions of new jobs focused largely in communities "left behind" by President Donald Trump.
Associated Press
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Warren: American people do not want war with Iran

Warren: American people do not want war with Iran

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren campaigned in New York on Tuesday night. She said the recent developments in Iran and Iraq are "a reminder why we need to de-escalate tension in the Middle East.":
Associated Press
2mins
Kelly Loeffler, new Georgia GOP senator, sworn in

Kelly Loeffler, new Georgia GOP senator, sworn in

Wealthy Republican businesswoman and political newcomer Kelly Loeffler was sworn in Monday as the newest senator from Georgia. She replaces GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson, who stepped down in December because of health issues.
Associated Press
1min
US assassinates top Iranian general

US assassinates top Iranian general

The United States killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and spearhead of Iran's spreading military influence in the Middle East, on Friday in an air strike at Baghdad airport, the Pentagon and Iran said. His deat
Reuters
1min
Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard goes surfing

Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard goes surfing

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard took a break from traditional campaigning to go surfing in the frigid Atlantic Ocean on the New Hampshire shoreline on New Year's Day.
Associated Press
2mins
Buttigieg: I wouldn't let son sit on Ukraine board

Buttigieg: I wouldn't let son sit on Ukraine board

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he wouldn't let a son sit on a board involved in U.S. diplomacy as then-Vice President Joe Biden did. He also says the Bidens are a distraction from the impeachment proceedings.
Associated Press
1min
Algeria's president appoints educator and former diplomat as new prime minister

Algeria's president appoints educator and former diplomat as new prime minister

Algeria's president appoints educator and former diplomat Adelaziz Djerad as new prime minister
Euronews
Ex-Hawaii governor calls for Gabbard to resign

Ex-Hawaii governor calls for Gabbard to resign

Former Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie on Monday called for long-shot presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard to resign from Congress after she voted “present” on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Associated Press
1min
Klobuchar, Buttigieg battle over who can win

Klobuchar, Buttigieg battle over who can win

At Thursday night's PBS NewsHour/Politico debate, Democratic presidential candidates Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg battled over experience and who can win.
Associated Press
1min
Klobuchar, Buttigieg battle over who can win

Klobuchar, Buttigieg battle over who can win

At Thursday night's PBS NewsHour/Politico debate, Democratic presidential candidates Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg battled over experience and who can win.
Associated Press
1min
Age and gender questions at Democratic Debate

Age and gender questions at Democratic Debate

The Democratic presidential candidates at Thursday night's PBS NewsHour/Politico debate were asked about former President Obama's recent comment that old men not getting out of the way are a major part of the world's problems.
Associated Press
2mins
Buttigieg takes the heat in latest Democrats debate

Buttigieg takes the heat in latest Democrats debate

The last U.S. Democratic presidential debate of the year saw all the candidates weigh in on impeachment. Sparks flew between Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren. PBS NewsHour and Politico hosted the debate a day after the US House voted to impeach Pr
Reuters
2mins
Warren, Buttigieg spar over fundraiser, wine caves

Warren, Buttigieg spar over fundraiser, wine caves

A dispute over fundraising between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg spilled onto the debate stage Thursday. Warren described a lavish Buttigieg fundraiser in a "wine cave" with $900 bottles of wine and crystal chandeliers.
Associated Press
3mins
Germany: Meet Rostock's Danish Mayor

Germany: Meet Rostock's Danish Mayor

The German town Rostock made headlines in 1992 following racist riots. Now many residents hope that their newly elected Danish mayor will inspire progress, modernize the city, and encourage economic advancement.
Deutsche Welle
Trump targets late Rep. John Dingell at MI rally

Trump targets late Rep. John Dingell at MI rally

President Donald Trump went after Mich. Rep. Debbie Dingell and her late husband, former Rep. John Dingell, the nation's longest-serving member of the Congress, during his rally in Battle Creek, Wednesday.
Associated Press
2mins
Pelosi throws impeachment into confusion

Pelosi throws impeachment into confusion

Minutes after the House impeached President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw the process into confusion by refusing to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.
Associated Press
3mins
Pro-impeachment rallies held across United States

Pro-impeachment rallies held across United States

Tens of thousands of people across the country marched in support of impeachment Tuesday evening. Liberal groups organized more than 600 events from Alaska to Florida. Turnout was lower than many other recent protests.
Associated Press
2mins
Sanders: impeachment 'is what the House has to do'

Sanders: impeachment 'is what the House has to do'

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders told KESQ-TV in Palm Springs that, "nobody wants to be spending an enormous amount of time impeaching a president," but that President Trump's conduct has made impeachment necessary.
Associated Press
1min
Johnson tells supporters after win "we did it!"

Johnson tells supporters after win "we did it!"

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a majority in Britain's Parliament. He says the victory gives him a mandate to navigate Britain's exit from the European Union.
Associated Press
2mins
House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote

House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote

The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote late Thursday on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a nearly 14-hour session. Republicans said Democrats just wanted to be on TV.
Associated Press
2mins
UK Conservatives win big, Johnson claims mandate

UK Conservatives win big, Johnson claims mandate

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a thumping majority in Britain's Parliament - a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the E.U. next month.
Associated Press
3mins
Germany: Living with antisemitism

Germany: Living with antisemitism

Berlin has a large and thriving Jewish community. But many Jews in the German capital are concerned about the recent rise in antisemitism, including the recent synagogue attack in Halle.
Deutsche Welle
Lithuania battles cybercrime

Lithuania battles cybercrime

A group of Lithuanian volunteers called the "elves" have teamed up to fight fake news and other disinformation spread by Russian cyber-trolls.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: the garbage-truck library

Turkey: the garbage-truck library

Some garbagemen in Ankara were upset about people throwing away books, so they started putting them aside -- and now they've set up their own library.
Deutsche Welle
Bloomberg talks climate in Calif. campaign trip

Bloomberg talks climate in Calif. campaign trip

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making his first trip to California as a Democratic presidential candidate. At a stop in San Francisco, he talked about the environment and climate change to a convention of scientists.
Associated Press
1min
Trump on impeachment: 'There are no crimes'

Trump on impeachment: 'There are no crimes'

President Donald Trump, at a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania said Democrats approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement because they are embarrassed over impeachment.
Associated Press
2mins
Hong Kong journalist seeks justice after losing right eye

Hong Kong journalist seeks justice after losing right eye

Hit by a projectile fired by Hong Kong police while covering an anti-government protest nearly two months ago, Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah was blinded in one eye, but that has not blotted out the traumatic flashbacks filling her mind.
Reuters
2mins
Anywhere but Westminster | Scotland: fear and Lothian on the campaign trail

Anywhere but Westminster | Scotland: fear and Lothian on the campaign trail

As election day nears, John Harris and John Domokos head for a SNP/Labour marginal and talk to people whose lives have been turned upside down by universal credit, a policy imposed by the Tories in Westminster.
The Guardian
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WE ARE STILL READY TO TAKE OVER TSHWANE

WE ARE STILL READY TO TAKE OVER TSHWANE

UNDER THE UMBRELLA with Julius Malema, hosted by Simon Nare
24.com
Warren: Voters ready for female ticket

Warren: Voters ready for female ticket

Elizabeth Warren says she believes Americans are ready for a presidential ticket with two women at the top, rejecting concerns from some Democrats that a woman cannot beat President Donald Trump.
Associated Press
2mins
France: Militant vegans

France: Militant vegans

Attacks on butcher shops, restaurants, and cheese shops are increasing - especially in France where food is a culture in and of itself. Radical vegans are behind the acts of vandalism.
Deutsche Welle
Andrew Yang: Trump is not cause of our problems

Andrew Yang: Trump is not cause of our problems

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang tells the AP his "21st century" modern campaign is reaching voters through podcasts and and outreach. He also says Donald Trump is not the cause of our problems.
Associated Press
1min
Support for Elizabeth Warren drops to lowest since August in White House race - poll

Support for Elizabeth Warren drops to lowest since August in White House race - poll

Support for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren dropped nationally to its lowest level in four months, and nearly one in three potential Democratic primary voters say they don't know which candidate to pick with the first nominati
Reuters
1min
Pelosi OKs drafting of impeachment articles

Pelosi OKs drafting of impeachment articles

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. "Our democracy is what is at stake," Pelosi said. "The president leaves us no choice but to act."
Associated Press
3mins