– Live: House Judiciary debates articles of impeachment against Trump
The committee resumes their markup to iron out the details of the articles of impeachment that Pelosi and other Dem leaders introduced earlier this week. Afterwards, the charges will go to the House floor for all members to vote on.
– UK General Election 2019 LIVE: Voting to the Results
The Sun will bring you special live coverage of the UK General Election. From 09:00 GMT, we’ll show you who is turning out to vote around the country. Then at 22:00 GMT, when polls close, that’s when we’ll bring you the first exit polls. Stay tuned all night.
Dec 12 – 2019
Daily International News – Tin Thế Giới hằng ngày
OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is resigning as the Conservative leader, but will stay on until a replacement is named.
“I will be asking the Conservative Party National Council to immediately begin the process of organizing a leadership election. As our party embarks on this exciting opportunity of electing a new Conservative leader and Canada’s next prime minister, I intend to stay on as leader of the party and the Official Opposition,”
* Andrew Scheer resigns as Conservative leader after new allegation surfaces
Senior Conservatives allege that Scheer used party funds for his children’s private school education.
Andrew Scheer is stepping down as a Conservative leader.
He announced the decision Thursday morning at a caucus meeting. The decision comes less than two months after a disappointing election result and after weeks of Conservative infighting about whether he should have a future as the head of the party.
“I just informed my colleagues in the Conservative caucus that I will be resigning as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and I will be asking the Conservative Party national council to immediately begin the process of organizing a leadership contest,” Scheer said in remarks in the House of Commons.
“In order to chart the course ahead in the direction this party is heading, the party needs someone who can give 100 per cent,” he added. ““My only ask to my fellow Conservatives is this: let’s stay united.”
Mercedes Stephenson, a reporter for Global News, said that senior Conservatives are alleging that Scheer had been using Conservative party funds to pay for his children’s private school education. “#CPCsources tell Global News that members of the Conservative Fund are outraged and demanded Scheer’s resignation when they found out party money was being spent on private schooling. Sources say the expenditures were made without the knowledge or approval of the Fund,” she tweeted.
The UK is going to the polls for the country’s third general election in less than five years.
The contest, the first to be held in December in nearly 100 years, follows those in 2015 and 2017.
Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland opened at 07:00 GMT.
After the polls close at 22:00 GMT, counting will begin straight away. Most results are due to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning.
A total of 650 MPs will be chosen under the first-past-the-post system used for general elections, in which the candidate who secures the most votes in each individual constituency is elected.
In 2017, Newcastle Central was the first constituency to declare, announcing its result about an hour after polls closed.
Elections in the UK traditionally take place every four or five years. But, in October, MPs voted for the second snap poll in as many years. It is the first winter election since 1974 and the first to take place in December since 1923.
Anyone aged 18 or over is eligible to vote, as long as they are a British citizen or qualifying citizen of the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland and have registered to vote. Registration closed on 26 November.
People do not need a polling card to be able to vote but will need to give their name and address at their local polling station. People can only vote for one candidate or their ballot paper will not be counted.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cast his vote – he visited a polling station in central London, taking his dog, Dilyn, along with him, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn posed for pictures when he went to vote in north London. …
Boris Johnson took his dog to the polling station when he cast his vote
VIDEO & PIX: => First bodies of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam –
| * Families in Vietnam Receive Bodies of British Truck Victims! – 28/11/19.
News & VIDEO of the past days…
– WATCH LIVE: DOJ inspector general testifies about FBI’s investigation of Trump campaign
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is set to testify Wednesday about his findings that the FBI investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign featured “serious performance failures” but was not motivated by political bias. The testimony comes two days after the release a 434-page report analyzing the FBI investigation, launched in the summer of 2016 to determine if anyone in the Trump campaign was conspiring with Russia to interfere in the presidential election
– House Dems announce two articles of impeachment against Trump
Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters and Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Carolyn Maloney will announce the next steps in the House impeachment inquiry.
– Watch live: Pompeo, Russia’s Lavrov hold news conference.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hold a news conference after meeting.
– Hong Kong Police Demonstrate Bomb Disposal
Hong Kong’s police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives seized during months of protests that have shaken the Chinese territory, Friday, December 6.
In a demonstration for media cameras, the bomb squad set off a series of controlled explosions in a disused quarry overlooking the city’s high-rise skyline, blowing up a watermelon and shredding the front of a minivan. (AP)
Canadian MPs return to Ottawa for first Question Period under Trudeau minority | LIVE
Canadian MPs are returning to Ottawa to debate in the House of Commons for the first time since Justin Trudeau was elected Prime Minister of a Liberal minority government, after a nearly 6-month hiatus.
VIDEO & Pictures:
=> Hong Kong protesters waved posters of Trump’s to thank him! |
– Pro-democracy protesters in central Hong Kong celebrated U.S. lawmakers and President Trump on Thursday night, thanking them for …
– U.S. sailor kills 2, injures 1 before shooting self at Pearl Harbor naval shipyard: officials -VIDEO
Two people have died and one has been injured in a shooting at a U.S. Navy and Air Force base at Pearl Harbor, according to the U.S. military.
– Kellyanne Conway slams Pamela Karlan: ‘Who the hell are you lady’-VIDEO
Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway sounds off on impeachment testimony from Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan on ‘Fox & Friends.’
– Trump impeachment inquiry moves to House Judiciary Committee | LIVE
The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump moves into its next phase with proceedings beginning at 10 am ET Wednesday at the House Judiciary Committee.
At a news conference on Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff said the report chronicles Trump’s “scheme” to interfere in the upcoming U.S. election, and said letting these actions slide would be opening the door for more
– Sen. Kamala Harris pulls out of 2020 Democratic race – VIDEO
Reaction from Fox News contributor Richard Fowler and Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell
– Trump, Macron hold bilateral meeting at NATO | LIVE
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected to hold an expanded bilateral meeting on Tuesday at NATO.
The meeting comes just hours after Trump said Macron’s comments last month about NATO being “brain dead” were “very nasty.”
* These Were Britney Spears’s Best Performances of All Time
On this day today, 37 years ago, pop music was invented—okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but it was the day Britney Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi. Since then, the Queen of Pop has graced the world with music gold: She’s brought us iconic music videos, stellar live performances, and record-breaking albums that have shaped and changed the pop scene today, not to mention influenced all of the artists who have followed in her shoes. These days, she’s also prepping a new residency, opening in Vegas come 2019.
In honor of her birthday, why not allow yourself to get lost in some of her most magic moments? Below, a deep dive into six of her stellar performances. …
– Carrie Lam says Hong Kong government will introduce 4th round of relief measures amid protests -VIDEO
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that her administration would introduce a fourth round of relief measures in the near term to boost the city’s battered economy after six months of unrest.
Lam was speaking after a mass demonstration over the weekend in the Asian financial hub that saw police firing tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters, ending a rare lull in violence.
Demonstrations are planned in districts across the city on Tuesday during the lunch break, with further protests planned in the evening.
Pompeo: Trump admin ‘relentless’ in pursuing Ukraine objective – VIDEO
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reacts on ‘Fox & Friends’ to the White House saying they will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s first public impeachment hearing amid the NATO summit in London
– Video shows French police forcefully removing ‘Block Friday’ protesters from Amazon site.
French police in riot helmets dragged “Block Friday” protesters from the outside an Amazon logistics centre near Lyon, France on Friday, hauling them away, video uploaded to social media showed.
Activists staged protests against online retailer Amazon around France to denounce the overconsumption of U.S. Black Friday shopping that has made its way to Europe and the environmental damage it can cause.
– Albania earthquake survivor found in collapsed building.
A survivor has been found in rubble almost two days after a deadly earthquake struck Albania’s Adriatic coast.
The man is seen trapped amidst the collapsed building in Durres before a rescuer hands him a bottle of water.
The death toll from Tuesday’s 6.4-magnitude earthquake rose to 40 on Thursday morning.
– US-China trade deal in “final throes”, says Trump but we’re watching Hong Kong
US President Donald Trump said on November 26, 2019 that the trade deal with China was close to an agreement, after top negotiators from both sides spoke by telephone earlier that day.But Trump’s declaration came at the same time as he said the US was with Hongkongers who voted for pro-democracy parties
-Rep. Dean: We heard incredible testimony of bribery from a president- VIDEO
House Judiciary Committee member Madeleine Dean on the next steps in the impeachment process…
– Aftermath of 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Albania. VIDEO
Drone footage captured the ongoing rescue operations in Durres, on Tuesday, in the aftermath of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, amid reports that the death toll had reached 16 people. More than 600 were left injured, some of them being in critical condition, reports say..
– Elon Musk: Earlier Cybertruck Tests ‘Didn’t Even Scratch The Glass’ | TODAY -VIDEO
RAfter two weeks and 17 witnesses where the goal was to convince Republicans and the nation of the evidence of an impeachable offense, Adam Schiff and his gang of political malcontents failed miserably.
– Man caught smuggling 22 monkeys in his car across Russian border.-VIDEO
22 monkeys, presumably green monkeys, were rescued by customs officers last week in the Russian-Ukrainian border area in the Rostov Region. The animals were transported in the trunk of a car in plastic boxes for carrying pets.According to the customs department, the detained animals are subject to the Convention of UN Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
– 8 Bolivian soldiers taken hostage in clashes with protesters – report – VIDEO
Eight soldiers were taken hostage in clashes with protesters in the city of Cochabamba on Saturday, with seven eventually being rescued.
– Trump impeachment hearings: What happens next?
American University Historian Allan Lichtman joins The West Block to explain the impeachment process of U.S. President Donald Trump and how this may affect the American elections next November.
LIVE: President Trump Impeachment Hearing – Day 5. – Fiona Hill testifies
The fifth public impeachment hearing will feature testimonies from Fiona Hill, Trump’s former top Russia adviser and David Holmes, Political Counselor, U.S Embassy – Kiev, Ukraine. Chairman Adam Schiff is expected to gavel-in at 9 a.m. ET.
– Iranian Anti-government Protests Spawn Heavy Military Presence in Capital -VIDEO
Video from civilians in Iran shows increased military presence in the streets of Tehran and damage to stores in Shiraz, Wednesday, November 20, both resulting from nationwide anti-government protests over the past month.
– US says it’s supporting Iranians after ruining country’s economy- VIDEO
Though the latest unrest in Iran about the rising prices of fuel started as a purely internal issue, Washington quickly inserted itself into the dispute, seeking to advance its agenda of toppling the government in Tehran.
– Fox News Live: Trump impeachment hearing Day 4 – Gordon Sondland
The fourth day of the public impeachment proceedings will take place in two parts. Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, will testify at the public hearing before the House Intelligence Committee at 9am.
– Hong Kong police threaten to use live bullets as clashes with protesters continue
Police in Hong Kong have threatened to shoot more real bullets at protesters as fiery clashes around universities continue. Student protesters threw molotov cocktails at an armoured police vehicle, setting it on fire, as they use Polytechnic Unversity as their base. Mike Le Couteur reports
– Student protesters take over Hong Kong universities VIDEO
Warning: This video contains violent content. Discretion advised.
Student demonstrators have taken over campuses in Hong Kong, and set up barricades as the threat of a government crackdown looms.
* California school shooting: Santa Clarita attack leaves two dead.
Two students have been killed and three others injured by a gunman who opened fire at a secondary school in California, officials say. The shooting took place at the Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, minutes before the school day was due to begin.
* Hong Kong police patrol city in armoured vehicles, a day after protesters take up arms in clashes
After a long night of clashes with police who retaliated with tear gas at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, black-clad protesters used their arrows, javelins and bamboo poles to patrol the battered school, while riot police took to the city’s streets in armoured vehicles to disperse protesters who had been blocking traffic.
– Trump awards posthumous medal to man who saved thousands on 9/11
President Trump presents the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to veteran Rick Rescorla. Rescorla, who was head of security at Morgan Stanley, is credited with saving thousands of lives when he implemented emergency evacuation procedures during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
– US President Donald Trump confirms the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
US special forces have successfully carried out a top secret raid to kill ISIS terror boss Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, it was reported this morning.
– Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congressional panel | LIVE
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will face U.S. lawmakers over the company’s plan to launch a digital currency, Libra, and efforts to prevent foreign election interference when he appears before a Congressional panel on Wednesday.
– Trump holds a campaign rally in Dallas, Texas -VIDEO
President Trump travels to Dallas, Texas for his ‘Keep America Great’ rally. This takes place amid the House Democrats’ impeachment push and as Vice President Pence announces the U.S. and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria
* Historic Howdy, Modi event! Unity in diversity on display as Trump, thousand Indian-Americans join mega rally/
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 22 addressed the mega ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston with record crowd of 50,000 Indian-Americans present at the NRG stadium. The event has been organised by Indian-Americans in Texas for Prime Minister Modi. US President Donald Trump joined PM Modi at the mega event as a “special gesture” by him to underscore the special bond between the two countries. It is for the first time that Trump and Modi shared a stage together. This is for the first time that the leaders of the two largest democracies of the world were addressing a joint mega rally in the US.
The event was organised by the non-profit Texas India Forum, with the tagline ‘Shared Dreams, Bright Futures’. (Image: Twitter/@narendramodi)
Beautiful Quotes of Thomas Paine:
* Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
* I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
* He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
* It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.
Kim Jong Un’s elite bodyguards — famous for running next to his diplomatic Mercedes — were back for his entrance to Vietnam ahead of his second summit with Trump
Kim Jong Un’s 12 bodyguards, who seamlessly jog in formation around his official Mercedes, have made the journey to Vietnam for Wednesday’s US-North Korea summit.The suited guards shot to fame eight months ago when they jogged in formation around Kim’s car as it passed through Singapore during the first summit between Donald Trump and Kim, the first top-level meeting between the US and North Korea.They were captured again by TV cameras on Tuesday. Footage below from Euronews shows them transitioning into jogging formation as Kim’s official Mercedes passed crowds on the way to his residence in Hanoi…
North Korean bodyguards jog next to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un at the inter-Korean summit on April 27, 2018. They’re now back — at the 2019 Vietnam Summit between North Korea and US President Donald Trump.
You Can’t Unsee This Giant Parade Float of President Trump as an Emperor ‘Master-Drone’.The Trump float is called “The Master-Drone” and was made by artist Fabrizio Galli, who has made similar sculptures that satirize other political figures.
Kim Jong Un’s elite bodyguards — famous for running next to his diplomatic Mercedes — were back for his entrance to Vietnam ahead of his second summit with TrumpKim Jong Un’s 12 bodyguards, who seamlessly jog in formation around his official Mercedes, have made the journey to Vietnam for Wednesday’s US-North Korea summit.The suited guards shot to fame eight months ago when they jogged in formation around Kim’s car as it passed through Singapore during the first summit between Donald Trump and Kim, the first top-level meeting between the US and North Korea.They were captured again by TV cameras on Tuesday. Footage below from Euronews shows them transitioning into jogging formation as Kim’s official Mercedes passed crowds on the way to his residence in Hanoi…
The sculpture, which shows the president decked out as an emperor, complete with cape and sword, is appearing at the Carnevale Di Viareggio festival held in Viareggio each year during Carnival, an annual festival season before Lent.
This year’s festivities — which includes a weekly parade of large, elaborate paper-mâché floats that often have a political message — mark the 146th year of the event. It attracts more than 600,000 spectators each year, according to the official parade website.
The Trump float is called “The Master-Drone” and was created by artist Fabrizio Galli. Galli has made similar sculptures that satirize political figures in the past, including North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin
“The Master-Drone” shows the president in golden battle armor, including a sword covered in blue birds fashioned after the Twitter logo and a gold crown. He also has a large clawed hand.
On the float, an American eagle can be seen on one of Trump’s shoulders while Putin’s head rests on the other. The Statue of Liberty appears on one of his knees.