Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given new life to the campaign to impeach President Donald Trump by announcing a formal inquiry into removing him from office, possibly bringing the Republican leader closer to joining a small list of heads of state who met similar fates. Trump has roundly resisted accusations that he illicitly sought help from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in investigating his potential 2020 rival Senator Joe Biden's alleged attempts to remove Ukraine's top prosecutor in 2016, a move Trump has claimed was aimed at protecting the lawmaker's son, Hunter, from corruption charges. Still, a growing chorus of Democrats has pushed Pelosi, who has been skeptical of such a course of action in response to previous scandals related to Trump, to now look into the matter. Among U.S. leaders, only two have been impeached and neither were removed from office by the Senate. President Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1872 for breaching the now-defunct Tenure of Office … [Read more...] about With Talks of Impeaching Donald Trump, Which World Leaders Have Been Kicked Out of Office?
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Fifty people are confirmed dead after Friday’s shootings at two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island. Forty-two people died at Al Noor mosque and seven at Linwood mosque. Another victim died later at hospital. As of Sunday, 34 people remained in hospital, including a four-year-old girl who is in a critical condition. A 28-year-old Australian man named Brenton Tarrant appeared in court in Christchurch on Saturday charged with murder. No application for bail was made and he is due to appear in court again on 5 April. The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has said the suspect planned to continue his attack and had two other firearms in his vehicle. She said the weapons used in the attack were modified. Tarrant remains the only person charged in relation to the attacks. A woman apprehended at the scene was released without charge. Another 18-year-old man arrested in a vehicle has been charged with firearm offences unrelated to the terrorist attack. New … [Read more...] about Christchurch shooting: what we know so far
Security experts are rarely optimists and security reports rarely optimistic. That holds true for the latest Munich Security Report published on Thursday. Titled "To the Brink — and Back?" it forecasts a new era of uncertainty on the horizon. "In the last year, the world has gotten closer — much too close — to the brink of a significant conflict," wrote Munich Security Conference (MSC) Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger, who has served as Germany's former ambassador to the US and UK. Ischinger pointed to ever-louder saber rattling between the US and North Korea, the growing rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and ongoing tensions between Russia and NATO in Europe. Read more: Germany's Angela Merkel needs a Donald Trump strategy American 'sabotage' The latest MSC report followed up on last year's forecast that the United States under President Donald Trump could forfeit its established role as the guarantor of international security by … [Read more...] about ‘World on the brink,’ warns Munich Security Report
Robert Mugabe was a controversial character in global politics, before his ousting as Zimbabwe's president in 2017 after nearly four decades of rule.It was a leadership marred by violence, persecution and corruption - and the former president's outspoken tendencies caused controversy, too.Following his death, we have curated some of the most revealing quotes Mr Mugabe made during his lifetime.:: He responded boldly to premature rumours of his death (2012)"I have died many times. That's where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once. I have died and resurrected and I don't know how many times I will die and resurrect." Advertisement :: And was enthusiastic about Hitler (2013)"I am still the Hitler of the time. This Hitler has only one objective, justice for his own people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people. If that is Hitler, then let me be a Hitler tenfold." Who was Robert Mugabe? Once seen as the man to heal … [Read more...] about Robert Mugabe: The most controversial quotes from Zimbabwe’s former leader
Robert Mugabe has been buried in his home village of Kutama, Zimbabwe, more than three weeks after his death.Mr Mugabe died on 6 September in Singapore, at the age of 95.He was forced to retire in 2017 after nearly four decades as Zimbabwe's president.A priest at his burial on Saturday told the crowd of about 200 people: "This man lives forever. This gathering is a paradox."We are mourning at the same time we are celebrating because this man lived his life in a manner that many of us would want to emulate." Advertisement Later, standing by the flag-draped coffin, the priest prayed: "God, take pity on him. Don't judge him harshly."Mr Mugabe styled himself as the "Grand Old Man" of African politics, and defenders say his government achieved improvements in health and education for the black majority. More from Robert Mugabe Robert Mugabe family backs down over burial after 'threat to Grace' Acres of empty seats as Zimbabwe says goodbye to Robert Mugabe Stadium … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t judge him harshly’: Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe is buried