From Davos, Trump returns to Washington impeachment trial in triumphant spirits Jan 23, 2020 0 331 12345 AFPDavos, SwitzerlandPresident Donald Trump flew back to his Washington impeachment trial in triumphant spirits on Wednesday after turning the Davos forum into a victory tour for the US economy and scoffing at his Democratic opponents.For two days, Trump was unstoppable as he ignored Davos’s supposed focus on global warming and inequality. Barely mentioning climate crisis, he relentlessly touted US employment figures and GDP growth and bathed in the attention of CEOs and billionaires.“Everybody is talking about America’s unprecedented economic success. It’s really the talk of the town,” he crowed at a press conference organised at the last minute before departure, enabling him to give himself one more shout-out.Wednesday morning was breakfast with a Who’s Who of American CEOs -- the bosses of companies like Morgan Stanley and Apple.Tuesday evening it had been the turn of foreign corporate titans and the boss of world soccer body FIFA, Gianni Infantino, who declared Trump to be “made of the same sort of fibre” as elite athletes.Then there was Trump’s speech on Tuesday, given top billing by Davos’s World Economic Forum for its 50th annual gathering in the Swiss mountain resort.While the Davos crowd watched in adoration or, in many cases, consternation, Trump’s real audience was back home in the US Senate and in the swing states like Wisconsin that will decide his fate in the November election. Trump was talking to the senators about to reconvene for a second day in his impeachment trial for abuse of office and obstruction.Half jokingly, Trump even said he would “love” to walk into the Senate himself and observe the trial. “I’d love to go. I’d sort of love (to) sit in the front row and stare in their corrupt faces,” Trump said at the press conference. RELATED ARTICLES China warns virus could mutate and spread; death toll rises to 17 Jan 23, 2020 0 477 Indian citizenship law in court battle as protests continue Jan 23, 2020 0 297 Greece elects first woman president Jan 23, 2020 0 113 GREEK ISLANDERS PROTEST AGAINST MIGRANT CAMPS Lesbos Island, Greece, Jan 22, 2020 (AFP) -Thousands of residents on Greek islands hosting large migrant camps kicked off a day of protests on Wednesday, demanding the immediate removal of asylum seekers. The .. Philippine volcano: Stubborn residents given 24 hours to leave Manila: Stubborn residents near an erupting volcano in the Philippines were given 24 hours from Wednesday to leave their homes in high-risk areas. Authorities warned that those who ignore evacuation advice should not .. US ramps up measures as it confirms first case of new China virus Washington/Beijing: The United States on Tuesday announced its first case of a new virus, joining countries around the world in ramping up measures to block its spread. The man, a US resident in his 30s who lives near .. Bangladesh tears down building seen as symbol of corruption Dhaka: Bangladesh authorities on Wednesday began tearing down the headquarters of a powerful garment lobby long viewed as a symbol of corruption in a move hailed as a victory for the environmental movement. The .. Pakistani premier compares India to Nazi Germany Davos, Switzerland: India is sliding towards a dictatorship, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned on Wednesday. The Indian government of Narendra Modi was reminiscent of Germany’s development between 1933 and .. ‘Climate refugees’ have no right to asylum: Germany DPA Berlin/Geneva Those who abandon their home countries as a result of climate change have no claim to asylum or refugee protection in Germany, according to the country’s government. A link exists between climate .. Trump to add a ‘couple of countries’ to US travel ban AFP Davos, Switzerland US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration was preparing to add a “couple of countries” to the controversial list of states whose citizens are subject to travel bans or severe .. Tsai urges WHO to include Taiwan after first virus case confirmed Taipei: Taiwan should not be blocked from international bodies such as the World Health Organization, its president said on Wednesday, a day after the island confirmed its first case of a SARS-like virus from China. The .. British MPs give PM green light for Brexit on Jan 31 DPA London Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit legislation completed its passage through parliament on Wednesday, paving the way for Britain to begin the formal withdrawal from the EU on January 31. Parliament’s ..