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Democratic leaders in the US House of Representatives have unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of high crimes and misdemeanors. The Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler said the charges included the abuse of power and obstruction of justice. He set out the reasons for the first article.
It is an impeachable offense for the president to exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the national interest. That is exactly what President Trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 presidential election, thus damaging our national security, undermining the integrity of the next election and violating his oath to the American people. President Trump has called the impeachment sheer political madness.
The International Court of Justice in the Hague has heard opening arguments accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority. Myanmar's de facto leader, the Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi attended the proceedings. Anna Holligan reports.
Aung San Suu Kyi listened as a lawyer for the Gambia described how the mother of a one-year-old boy was beaten to death. A woman, eight-month pregnant, was stamped on and raped eight times and her babies were thrown into burning homes. The Gambia is asking judges to intervene urgently with emergency measures to order Myanmar to stop any further acts of violence and refrain from destroying any evidence of genocide.
Two former Algerian prime ministers and seven other former senior officials have been jailed for corruption just days ahead of a presidential election. Ahmed Ouyahia received a 15-year jail sentence while Abdelmalek Sellal was jailed for 12 years. Both have been convicted for abuse of power. Abla Clar reports.
In normal times, the sentencing of officials and senior figures on corruption charges would be welcome news to the Algerian people but protesters have been demanding political reform, reviewing these sanctions as tactics by the military to quell their anger ahead of the presidential election. The two former prime ministers served under the former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who stood down in April following anti-government protests. The mostly student-led movement has continued for months to put pressure on the military's de facto leadership to cancel the elections this Thursday.
The former mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, has died at the age of 83. Mr. Luzhkov was a hugely significant figure in post-Communist Russia who oversaw Moscow's transformation from the gray Soviet capital to a glitzy modern capitalist city.
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1.two articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of high crimes and misdemeanors.
In eight years, she battled impeachment attempts and attempts of a military takeover.
2.That is exactly what President Trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 presidential election
They were planning to solicit funds from a number of organizations.