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Trump impeachment: Three law experts tell committee he should be removed

Trump impeachment: Three law experts tell committee he should be removed

There is no doubt that President Donald Trump’s actions require him to be removed from office, three scholars of US constitutional law have testified. The three experts described Mr Trump’s efforts to solicit help from a foreign nation as a crime and accused him of obstructing justice. Four experts, three picked by Democrats and one […]

Nato summit: Trump blasts Macron ‘bread dead’ comments as ‘nasty’

Nato summit: Trump blasts Macron ‘bread dead’ comments as ‘nasty’

US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being “nasty” for saying Nato was brain dead. Mr Trump is in London for a summit marking the bloc’s 70th anniversary. At a news conference, Mr Trump said Nato served a great purpose and Mr Macron’s remarks had been “very insulting”. He also […]

Bangladesh Islamists sentenced to death for 2016 cafe attack

Bangladesh Islamists sentenced to death for 2016 cafe attack

Seven Islamists have been sentenced to death for a 2016 attack on a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed. The attack on the Holey Artisan cafe in Dhaka was carried out by a group of five men, who took diners hostage. Eight people were on trial, accused of […]

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Protesters arrested as they run from campus

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Protesters arrested as they run from campus

Several protesters have been arrested while trying to run from a Hong Kong university campus surrounded by police. Around 100 people tried to leave the Polytechnic University, but were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. In the past week, the campus has turned into a battleground as long-running anti-government protests become more violent. A […]

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant in Gaza

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant in Gaza

An Israeli air strike has killed a senior commander of the militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza. Baha Abu al-Ata died along with his wife when a missile hit their home, the group said. Four of their children and a neighbour were reportedly injured. Israel’s prime minister said Abu al-Ata was a “ticking bomb” […]

Recalled US ambassador felt ‘threatened’ by Trump

Recalled US ambassador felt ‘threatened’ by Trump

A recalled US ambassador at the centre of the Trump impeachment inquiry said she felt threatened by a cryptic remark the president made about her on a call. Ex-envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told Congress she was “very concerned” by President Donald Trump’s comment in the phone call with Ukraine’s leader. Mr Trump told his […]

Iraq protests: Two dead as police fire tear gas amid fresh unrest

Iraq protests: Two dead as police fire tear gas amid fresh unrest

At least two people were killed as protests escalated in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with police firing tear gas to repel demonstrators. The dead were reportedly hit by tear gas canisters. Scores were injured, including security forces. Protests have erupted nationwide, with demonstrators marching on government buildings. They are demanding more jobs, better public services […]

Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Death penalty for 16 who set student on fire

Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Death penalty for 16 who set student on fire

A Bangladesh court has sentenced 16 people to death for the murder of a student set on fire after accusing her teacher of sexual harassment. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, died in April in Feni, a small town some 160km (100 miles) outside the capital Dhaka. Those convicted of murder included the headteacher Nusrat had accused […]

Canada election: Trudeau’s Liberals win but lose majority

Canada election: Trudeau’s Liberals win but lose majority

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win but he will now be prime minister of a minority government. The Liberals are projected to win 157 seats, 13 short of a majority, and will find it harder to pass legislation in Mr Trudeau’s second term. The opposition Conservatives are expected […]

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