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Articles of impeachment 'brazen and unlawful' attempt to overturn will of Americans: Trump's lawyers

The House of Representatives, controlled by the Democratic Party, on Wednesday voted to send articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, in a major development to remove him from office for his alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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  • Trump also praised a new chapter in relations with Beijing, calling it "the best relationship that we've ever had with China in many, many years." "China respects us now," Trump said.

    Pakistan urges US to review its travel advisories for Pak and encourage investment. Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was in Washington last week and had expressed hope that the US would back its efforts to get it off the grey list at FATF’s review meeting in Beijing this week.

    According to the indictment, between September 2014 and October 2019, the five operated an international procurement network of front companies that existed to acquire US-origin goods for the Advanced Engineering Research Organisation (AERO) and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). They exported US-made goods to the two Pakistani entities.

    A 2017 military crackdown on the Muslim minority, which UN investigators have called genocide, forced some 740,000 people over the border into Bangladesh. Beijing has stood strongly beside Myanmar and the Asian giant is now the country's largest investor even as distrust of its ambitions lingers among the public.

    "In this era of great power competition, China will emerge as America's strategic threat. Over 60 per cent of the world's GDP flows through the Straits of Malacca, and China is militarising the global commons," US Secretary of Army Ryan D McCarthy said in his address to the Brookings Institute think-tank.

    This was spearheaded by US Senator Frank Lautenberg in 1989-90, hence came to be popularly known as the Lautenberg Amendment that gave refugee status and eventually citizenship to a set of minorities from three countries. Indian diplomats have found this Act useful to strengthen India’s argument in the US.

    Bank of America reported a 25% rise in bond trading revenue, although that was far short of the 86% surge at JPMorgan Chase and Co and a 49% jump at Citigroup Inc.

    Parnas said he was working as part of Trump’s legal team and that Giuliani would tell Ukrainian officials that Parnas was working on behalf of Trump so the Ukrainians would take him seriously.

    For just the third time in American history, the hushed Senate chamber was transformed into a court of impeachment, presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who administered the oath to senators.

    Clean energy investment in the United States surged to a fresh record of $55.5 billion last year, despite the government's attempts to roll back supportive policies.

    It is important to point out that this is only Phase I of the agreement and Secretary Mnuchin is already talking about Phase II.

    Prosecutors had earlier said Flynn was entitled to avoid prison time because of his extensive cooperation, but their perspective changed after he hired a new team of lawyers.

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