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US stimulus plan: what it could do, and what’s in dispute

Washington, United States | AFP | With American life upended, lawmakers in the US Congress are negotiating over a massive stimulus package to help pull the economy out of the steep decline caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Legislators are still negotiating the $2 trillion rescue which could be the largest emergency …

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Unity in shreds as triumphant Trump makes case for re-election

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address became a shocking display of US divisions Tuesday with Democrats protesting the Republican’s boasts before their leader, Nancy Pelosi, ripped up her copy of the speech on live television. The House speaker’s gesture at the very end …

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Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

Washington, United States | AFP |  Republicans and Democrats clashed over calling witnesses and demanding White House documents on the first full day Tuesday of the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. House impeachment managers led by veteran prosecutor Adam Schiff used the opening debate over trial procedures to lay …

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Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from office and Republicans determined to acquit him — and quickly, if possible. Four months after the Ukraine scandal exploded and went on to overshadow the …

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Democrats to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate next week

Washington, United States | AFP | US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she intends to transmit articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate next week, moving to end a taut standoff with Republicans over terms of the president’s trial. The top Democrat’s announcement virtually assures that a historic …

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Unswayed by Iran briefings, Democrats seek to check Trump war power

Washington, United States | AFP | US Democratic lawmakers pressed ahead Wednesday with plans to check President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran, despite Congress breathing a collective sigh of relief at the de-escalation of conflict with the Islamic republic. Republicans and Democrats alike expressed broad support for …

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Putin says Trump impeachment based on ‘made-up grounds’

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that the impeachment of Donald Trump was based on “made-up” grounds, adding he did not believe it marked the end of the US president. “It still needs to go through the Senate, where the Republicans have a majority,” Putin …

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Vote set on Trump impeachment charges for Friday

Washington, United States | AFP |  Democrats set a vote on impeachment charges against President Donald Trump for Friday morning after a frequently caustic 14-hour debate with Republicans over the US leader’s alleged misconduct in seeking political support from Ukraine. In a shock late-night end to a marathon hearing of the …

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