Democrats lay out case for impeachment against Trump Dec 10, 2019 0 1096 12345 AFPWashingtonDemocrats laid out the case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Monday as they prepared to issue formal charges against the US leader.Four months after an anonymous whistleblower sparked the investigation of Trump for seeking illicit political favors from Ukraine, Democrats said there was clear evidence that he had committed bribery, abused his power, and obstructed the investigation.“President Trump put himself before country. These facts are not in dispute,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said.Facing an almost certain vote in the coming weeks to make Trump the third president impeached and placed on trial, Doug Collins, the senior Republican on the committee, countered that the effort was a simply “a good PR move” for Democrats ahead of next year’s national elections.“It’s all political,” Collins said, dismissing the allegations. “This is all about a clock and a calendar.”It was not clear whether Trump was watching the proceedings that could cast a dark stain on his presidency.“Witch Hunt,” he tweeted as the hearing got under way.Tempers flared as Republicans tried to derail the hearing at its opening with procedural moves, and a lone protestor was ejected after shouting in the president’s defence.“We voted for Donald Trump and Americans are sick of this impeachment... Trump is innocent,” he shouted.Trump is accused of abusing his powers by pressuring Ukraine to announce an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden, his potential challenger in the 2020 election. RELATED ARTICLES Miss South Africa wins 2019 Miss Universe crown Dec 10, 2019 0 2912 North Korea renews verbal attack on Trump despite US military action threats Dec 10, 2019 0 654 Protests over Indian nationality bill Dec 10, 2019 0 837 Pakistan FM boycotts Indian minister’s speech at regional summit in Istanbul tribune.com.pk ISTANBUL Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday boycotted the speech of the Indian delegate at a regional conference in the Turkish city of Istanbul. The 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of .. Four-way Ukraine peace talks in Paris DPA Paris Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday joined French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for peace talks in Paris. The talks, .. China says it will continue ‘training’ Xinjiang people Beijing: China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue “training” residents, following explosive government document leaks detailing surveillance and .. 5 dead, many hurt after New Zealand volcano eruption Wellington: Five people were killed, 18 were injured and several more were left stranded after an island volcano popular with tourists erupted unexpectedly in New Zealand on Monday. Police said some 50 people were .. Sri Lanka shakes up intelligence agency after Easter attacks Colombo: Sri Lanka has for the first time named a military officer to head the country’s main intelligence agency, which was blamed for failing to prevent Islamist extremist bombings in April that killed 259 people. The .. Ten killed as truck bombing hits army outpost in southern Afghanistan Kabul: At least ten people were killed after a Taliban truck bomb hit an army outpost in southern Helmand province on Monday, officials said. The attack took place at around 10 am [0530 GMT] in Nad Ali district. A Taliban ..