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Republicans on the spot as Senate braces for impeachment


There’s nowhere left for Republicans senators to hide. Come Tuesday, and the official start of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, it will become clear just how unpleasant the political price the GOP must pay to acquit their President of “high crimes and misdemeanors” will be. The 53 GOP senators must sit in silence while House managers unspool an incriminating record of documents and ...

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Ukraine PM offers to resign over alleged slurs against president


Kyiv, Ukraine – Ukraine’s embattled Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk tendered his resignation on Friday as a scandal develops over what appear to be leaked tapes of him lambasting the new, anti-establishment president’s “primitive” views on the economy. A man whose voice resembles that of Honcharuk is heard in three audio files posted on YouTube this week, which claim to be recordings of conversations ...

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Several US troops were wounded in Iran missile attack in Iraq


  The United States treated 11 of its troops for symptoms of concussion after an Iranian missile attack targeted an Iraqi base where US forces were stationed, the US military has said, after initially saying no service members were hurt. The January 8 attack was retaliation for a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3 that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the elite ...

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Iran’s Ali Khamenei delivers Friday prayer sermon in Tehran


  Iran‘s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is delivering a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time in almost eight years, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a United States air attack and popular anger after it accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger jet. The last time Khamenei led Friday prayers ...

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Here’s what Tom Steyer said about the ‘awkward moment’


  In a tense and dramatic exchange in the moments after the Democratic debate Tuesday night, Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of calling her a liar on national television. Sanders responded that it was Warren who called him a liar and said they should not talk about it right then. When the CNN/Des Moines Register debate concluded, the studio audience and viewers saw Warren walk over ...

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Charter plane crash-lands in Kajiado


A light aircraft en route to the Amboseli National Park on Thursday morning crash-landed at Mashuru area in Kajiado County. The plane was ferrying three tourists. The cause of the mishap was not immediately clear. The pilot and passengers escaped with minor bruises. The aircraft, belonging to Yellow Wings Air Services Limited, was being flown by Peter Almendinger. The tourists ...

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Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock overhaul


  Russia’s parliament will begin reviewing President Vladimir Putin’s nomination of a little-known tax chief as the country’s new prime minister on Thursday after his announcement of a sweeping constitutional shake-up fuelled speculation he plans to extend his hold on power. The lower house of parliament, or State Duma, which is overwhelmingly loyal to the Kremlin, is likely to approve ...

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired two men from his Cabinet in new changes.


    During his State of the Nation Address in Mombasa on Tuesday, the president dropped Mr Kiunjuri as Agriculture Cabinet secretary and replaced Henry Rotich as the National Treasury boss. While the president did not make any reference to the two in his speech, he appointed Mr Munya to replace Mr Mwangi Kiunjuri as as Agriculture Cabinet secretary and ...

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TSC, Knut condemn attack on teachers


  The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has strongly condemned the heinous killing of its teachers stationed at Kamuthe Primary School in Garissa by suspected Al-Shabaab militants. At the same time the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) threatened to mobilise tutors to leave insecure schools and regions. TSC assured teachers across the country that it was working closely with security ...

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Uhuru, Raila allies want Ruto out of Jubilee


  The political onslaught targeting Deputy President William Ruto continued to escalate after 12 lawmakers allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga told him to resign for undermining the President and opposing government initiatives. The Members of Parliament also told Dr Ruto to stop hiding behind the Building Bridges Initiative report and instead ...

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