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From TheJournal.ie US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash Ukraine This post contains videos

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash

Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.

From TheJournal.ie Trump impeachment: White House 'violated law' by freezing Ukraine aid, non-partisan watchdog says Military Aid

Trump impeachment: White House 'violated law' by freezing Ukraine aid, non-partisan watchdog says

The damning assessment comes ahead of the Senate’s impeachment hearing getting under way next week.

From TheJournal.ie Trump boasts that Soleimani got 'American justice' as House vote to curb his military moves in Iran Fallout

Trump boasts that Soleimani got 'American justice' as House vote to curb his military moves in Iran

Trump said he had no plans to take further military action.

From TheJournal.ie A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops Iraq

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops

Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Iran's shrewdest retaliation for Soleimani assassination is political, not military Soleimani

Opinion: Iran's shrewdest retaliation for Soleimani assassination is political, not military

Tehran will want to ensure its response does not bring further cost to the nation, writes Scott Lucas, Professor of International Politics.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East' Crisis

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed Reinforcements

Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed

The air strike ordered by President Donald Trump in Iraq’s capital Baghdad killed General Qassem Soleimani.

From TheJournal.ie Pompeo to travel to Ukraine later this week ahead of Trump's impeachment trial Mike Pompeo

Pompeo to travel to Ukraine later this week ahead of Trump's impeachment trial

The trip will make Pompeo the most senior US official to visit Kiev since the scandal erupted.

From TheJournal.ie White House warns North Korea about sending a 'Christmas gift' Trump

White House warns North Korea about sending a 'Christmas gift'

Talks about denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula have been deadlocked since earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to hold first 2020 rally in Ohio as McConnell says he's not ruling out witnesses in Senate trial Impeachment

Trump to hold first 2020 rally in Ohio as McConnell says he's not ruling out witnesses in Senate trial

Ohio, once an extremely competitive swing state, has trended more towards voting Republican in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie US moved to freeze Ukraine aid 90 minutes after Trump's phone call with Zelensky Internal Emails

US moved to freeze Ukraine aid 90 minutes after Trump's phone call with Zelensky

Trump is accused of withholding $400 million in assistance to Ukraine to push Kiev to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.

From TheJournal.ie Pelosi says Trump gave Democrats 'no choice' as House heads for historic impeachment vote Impeachment

Pelosi says Trump gave Democrats 'no choice' as House heads for historic impeachment vote

The US President has this evening accused Democrats of waging an “assault on America”.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Salem 'witches' were better treated than he has been in impeachment process Impeachment

Trump says Salem 'witches' were better treated than he has been in impeachment process

In a letter sent on the eve of his expected impeachment, the US President has maintained that he did nothing wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Impeachment: 658-page report accuses Trump of 'criminal' conduct and bribery Impeachment

Impeachment: 658-page report accuses Trump of 'criminal' conduct and bribery

This comes days ahead of a House vote on impeaching Trump for abuse of office and obstruction of Congress.

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court agrees to hear cases next year over release of Trump's tax returns Financial Records

US Supreme Court agrees to hear cases next year over release of Trump's tax returns

Trump has been seeking to block access to his tax returns and other financial records in lawsuits.

From TheJournal.ie Articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House of Reps committee Impeachment

Articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House of Reps committee

The president is set to face charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

From TheJournal.ie China says it has reached 'phase one' trade deal with the US Phase One

China says it has reached 'phase one' trade deal with the US

The deal includes a progressive rollback of tariffs and the protection of intellectual property rights.

From TheJournal.ie 'Chill Greta': Trump mocks Thunberg after she was named Time's Person of the Year Twitter Spat

'Chill Greta': Trump mocks Thunberg after she was named Time's Person of the Year

In response, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to read “Currently chilling”.

From TheJournal.ie Democrats claim 'overwhelming' evidence as they unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump Impeachment

Democrats claim 'overwhelming' evidence as they unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

The charges stem from the president’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.

From TheJournal.ie Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US Weapons Test

Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US

This comes as Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.

From TheJournal.ie What comes next in the Trump impeachment inquiry? Explainer

What comes next in the Trump impeachment inquiry?

Trump is likely to face at least three articles of impeachment.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-White House counsel Don McGahn ordered to face impeachment inquiry Impeachment

Ex-White House counsel Don McGahn ordered to face impeachment inquiry

McGahn was a star witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Trump criticised for promoting conspiracy theories about Ukraine Impeachment

Trump criticised for promoting conspiracy theories about Ukraine

Experts have warned about the long-term damage that the popularity of dubious theories could have on US democracy.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong Democracy

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

From TheJournal.ie Impeachment probe told of ‘improper’ Trump phone call with Ukraine leader Impeachment

Impeachment probe told of ‘improper’ Trump phone call with Ukraine leader

Nine current and former US officials are giving evidence as the House’s impeachment inquiry accelerates.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's doctor dismisses rumours of chest pains following medical checkup Health Concerns

Trump's doctor dismisses rumours of chest pains following medical checkup

Yesterday, the Washington Post ran an editorial casting doubt on the official reason for the examination.

From TheJournal.ie Impeachment trial told that 'Trump cared more about Joe Biden probe than Ukraine' He's A Peach

Impeachment trial told that 'Trump cared more about Joe Biden probe than Ukraine'

The acting US ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor said an “irregular policy channel” was pushing for a probe into the Bidens.

From TheJournal.ie Inflatable baby Trump balloon stabbed and deflated during Alabama football game Alabama

Inflatable baby Trump balloon stabbed and deflated during Alabama football game

The balloon has been flown at protests around the world, including in Dublin and London.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower at centre of Trump impeachment probe Threats

Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower at centre of Trump impeachment probe

The whistleblower’s lawyers have said their client’s personal safety is at risk following threats.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak': White House official pens anonymous book on Trump Senior Official

'It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak': White House official pens anonymous book on Trump

Excerpts of the book, released on 19 November, were published in the Washington Post.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

RTÉ’s restructuring plan, the boil water notice and the Trump impeachment probe made the headlines today.

From TheJournal.ie Former US national security adviser fails to show up for impeachment probe interview John Bolton

Former US national security adviser fails to show up for impeachment probe interview

His move makes it unlikely that he will provide any testimony to the House about President Donald Trump’s handling of Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's White House chief of staff summoned to testify in impeachment probe Impeachment

Trump's White House chief of staff summoned to testify in impeachment probe

Mick Mulvaney is the latest official to be summoned in the investigation. paimage

From TheJournal.ie Boos and cheers: Mixed reception for Trump as he attends MMA fight in New York UFC

Boos and cheers: Mixed reception for Trump as he attends MMA fight in New York

Dozens of protesters had placards with slogans such as “Trump/Pence Out Now!” and “Headlock Him Up”.

From TheJournal.ie 'This deal ... you can't do it': Downing Street defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning Brexit Deal

'This deal ... you can't do it': Downing Street defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

Trump also launched an attack on opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn last night.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump goes on Nigel Farage's radio show and says Corbyn would be 'so bad' for UK On The Air

Donald Trump goes on Nigel Farage's radio show and says Corbyn would be 'so bad' for UK

Trump said a team made up of Farage and Boris Johnson would be an “unstoppable force”.

From TheJournal.ie US House of Representatives approves rules for Trump impeachment probe after vote Impeachment

US House of Representatives approves rules for Trump impeachment probe after vote

Pelosi said: “This is not any cause for any glee or comfort.”

From TheJournal.ie Trump comes under fire for comparing impeachment proceedings to a 'lynching' Impeachment

Trump comes under fire for comparing impeachment proceedings to a 'lynching'

A civil rights lawyer said the term is associated with public attacks on African-Americans down through US history.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton posts parody JFK letter mocking Trump's message to Turkey JFK

Hillary Clinton posts parody JFK letter mocking Trump's message to Turkey

“Don’t be a d**k, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba,” starts the letter pretending to be from president Kennedy.

From TheJournal.ie 'The best place to have it': Trump to host next G7 summit at his golf club in Florida Doral Golf Club

'The best place to have it': Trump to host next G7 summit at his golf club in Florida

The announcement sparked immediate accusations of corruption from the opposition Democrats.

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