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Ecuador President Lasso dissolves National Assembly, triggers early elections

Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso addresses the nation next to Secretary General of Government Sebastian Corral and Interior Minister Henry Cucalon, after he dissolved the National Assembly by decree, bringing forward legislative and presidential elections, a day after he defended himself in an impeachment hearing, in Quito, Ecuador, on 17th May, 2023

Quito, Ecuador Reuters Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso dissolved the National Assembly by decree on Wednesday, bringing forward legislative and presidential elections and heading off an attempt by opposition politicians to impeach him. Police and military decked in riot gear guarded the National Assembly building from behind barricades in capital Quito, allowing no-one inside. Ecuador’s President […]

With Trump impeachment trial over, wounded Washington grapples with divisions

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Washington DC, US Reuters Former President Donald Trump’s acquittal on charges of inciting a deadly attack on the US Capitol left Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on Sunday even as his Democratic successor, Joe Biden, sought to move on with his political and economic agenda.  Democrats said they looked to the courts for possible civil […]

US Senate acquits Trump as Republicans save him in impeachment again

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Updated: 8.50amWashington DC, US Reuters  The US Senate acquitted Donald Trump on Saturday in his second impeachment trial in a year, with fellow Republicans blocking conviction over the former president’s role in the deadly assault by his supporters on the US Capitol. The Senate vote of 57 to 43 fell short of the two-thirds majority […]

US House impeaches Trump for a second time; 10 Republicans vote yes

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Updated 3.30pm (AEDT) Washington DC, USReuters Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president in US history to be impeached twice, as 10 of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats in the House of Representatives to charge him with inciting an insurrection in last week’s violent rampage in the Capitol. The vote in the Democratic-controlled House […]

In the US, Democrats barreling toward impeaching Trump in wake of Capitol siege

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Washington DC, USReuters Democrats in the US House of Representatives plan to impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday unless he steps down or is removed before then, after drawing up charges accusing him of inciting insurrection ahead of last week’s siege of the Capitol. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told his fellow Democrats the chamber would […]

US House Democrats to pursue impeachment if Trump not removed

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Washington DC, USReuters US House of Representatives Democrats plan a vote on Monday to urge Vice President Mike Pence to take steps to remove President Donald Trump from office after his supporters’ deadly storming of the Capitol, before attempting to impeach him again. The plan, spelled out by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter […]

In the US, Congressional Democrats to pursue second impeachment of Trump – sources

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Washington DC, USReuters Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to introduce misconduct charges on Monday that could lead to a second impeachment of President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with the matter said, after a violent crowd of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in an assault on American democracy. With a majority in […]

In the US, Democrats inch toward second Trump impeachment after Capitol siege

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Washington DC, USReuters Congressional Democrats were moving closer to a historic step on Friday as they weighed impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time, two days after his false claims of election fraud helped encourage a mob that breached the US Capitol. Top Democratic leaders, including House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate […]

US Catholic leaders, progressive and conservative, condemn the violence at the Capitol; Faith groups join calls for impeachment

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Vatican CItyRNS Progressive and conservative Catholic leaders condemned the storming of the Capitol, calling the mob’s actions on Wednesday “sinful” and “appalling,” while reminding Catholic faithful “this is not who we are as Americans”. “We Americans should honor the place where our nation’s laws and policies are debated and decided,” said Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the […]