Republicans managed to bring the U.S. House Democrats’ impeachment investigation to a halt on Wednesday as around two dozen Republican House members stormed into a closed-door deposition with a Defence Department official. Democrats said the move compromised national security as some of them brought electronic devices into a secure room.
William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely central player in the events that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump. The retired career civil servant was tapped to run the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine after the administration abruptly ousted the ambassador. He was then
An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. Mexican security secretary Alfonso Durazo said 30 members of the
The centre-left Socialist Party collected the most votes in Portugal’s general election Sunday, leaving it poised to continue leading the government for another four years. With 208 seats in the 230-seat parliament awarded in the official count, the Socialists reached 99 seats, compared with 74 for the second-place Social Democratic
A Brexit deal is possible, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday, adding that if the Irish border backstop which the British government wants removed could be replaced with alternatives, it would not be needed. “I think we can have a deal,” Juncker said in an interview with Sky News, adding that he didn’t
Drones claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. It wasn’t clear if there were any injuries in the attacks in
Residents of Russia’s capital voted Sunday in a city council election shadowed by a wave of protests that saw the biggest demonstrator turnout in seven years and a notably violent police response. City council elections are normally low-profile, but the vote grabbed wide attention after several opposition and independent candidates