Tag: Trump

What’s next in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

The US Senate voted along party lines on Tuesday to set the rules for President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial. By a 53 to 47 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved an "organizing resolution" for the trial proposed by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Before approving...

Facebook exec says it helped put Trump in White House

by Glenn CHAPMAN A senior Facebook executive on Tuesday said the world's biggest social network unintentionally helped put Donald Trump in the White House but warned against dramatic rule changes. The Trump campaign did effectively use Facebook to rally support for his presidential run, and the...

US Senate leader ready to pass impeachment trial rules without Democrats

Republicans are prepared to press ahead with rules for US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, the Senate leader said Tuesday, ignoring opposition Democrats who want assurances that witnesses can be called. Mitch McConnell said he has the backing in his majority caucus to pass a...

‘Avenge his blood’: Iranians throng streets for Soleimani burial

by Amir Havasi Mourners thronged Qasem Soleimani's hometown on Tuesday, many of them baying for blood to avenge the assassination of the top Iranian military commander in a US drone strike. "No compromise, no submission, revenge!" they yelled as they tried to catch a glimpse of...

Iran army says US lacks ‘courage’ for conflict after Trump threat

Iran's army chief said Sunday that Washington lacked the "courage" to initiate a conflict after US President Donald Trump threatened to hit dozens of targets inside the Islamic republic. "I doubt they have the courage to initiate" a conflict in which the Americans threatened to...

Iran: US asked for proportionate response to general’s killing

Washington asked Tehran to respond "in proportion" after US forces killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed Soleimani, the commander of its Quds Force foreign operations arm, had been killed on...

How the world is reacting to US killing of top Iran general

The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint. The assassination was praised by US President Donald Trump's Republicans but elsewhere there were warnings of the danger it...

Iran warns of ‘severe revenge’ after US kills top general

by Amir Havasi Iran warned of "severe revenge" and said arch-enemy the United States bore responsiblity for the consequences after killing one of its top commanders, Qasem Soleimani, in a strike Friday outside Baghdad airport. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed the commander of its Quds...

Farewell 2019: a look back at a year of turmoil

The year 2019 saw an explosion of demonstrations across the world as people demanded an overhaul of entrenched political systems and action on climate change. Here is a look back at these and other events that marked the year. Protests sweep Latin America On January 23, Venezuela's...

US lawmaker says Trump treated worse than Jesus before crucifixion

A US Republican lawmaker said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, undergoing impeachment proceedings led by Democrats, has been treated worse than Jesus before his crucifixion, causing a stir on social media. "I want you to keep this in mind: When Jesus was falsely accused of...