Trump impeachment trial heads towards rapid conclusion

Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial could conclude on Saturday, leaving a divided US Senate to decide whether the former president incited his supporters to attack the US Capitol on January 6 in a last-ditch effort to stay in power after his November election defeat. Trump is the first US president to be impeached twice and […]

Britney Spears Conservatorship Case Heads Back to Court

The legal battle over who should control Britney Spears’s finances and personal life is scheduled to return to the courtroom later this week amid a renewed discussion of how she was treated during her meteoric rise as a teenage pop star and during her subsequent mental health struggles. The issue resurfaced in recent days after […]

Ecuador election heads into runoff with Arauz in lead

The 36-year-old is a protege of former President Rafael Correa and aims to end years of painful austerity measures. Ecuadorean economist Andres Arauz won the first round of the country’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing the Andean nation a step closer to ending years of painful austerity made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 36-year-old […]

Winter Storm Heads North After Battering New York and Other Areas

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Powerful Snowstorm Slams Northeast Heavy snow and high winds pounded New York City and surrounding areas, causing dangerous conditions across the region. “I know more is coming, so I’m just doing this in shifts because I think we’re going to get a few more inches.” […]

Kremlin critic Navalny heads home to Russia despite arrest risk

Alexey Navalny, who was in Germany for five months after he was poisoned, faces immediate arrest on his return to Russia. Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny took off on a plane bound for Russia to return home for the first time since he was poisoned in August, despite Russian authorities’ stated desire to arrest him and […]

Kazakhstan heads to the polls amid opposition boycott

Ruling Nur Otan party, promising political reform, expected to score a big win in the oil-rich Central Asian nation. Voters headed to parliamentary polls in Kazakhstan on Sunday with the ruling party expected to score a big win and the oil-rich country’s only registered opposition force boycotting the ballot. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, 67, has pledged […]

After unrest, Kyrgyzstan heads to presidential vote

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – The freezing, snowy streets of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, bear few traces of the events that shook the nation last October, when mass protests led to the annulment of disputed parliamentary elections. But over the past four months, the Central Asian country has taken a path few expected. With the old parliament still […]

Georgia heads to runoff polls with Senate majority at stake

Voters in the southern state of Georgia in the United States are set to decide the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s capacity to enact what may be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Polls open at 7:00am (1200 GMT) […]

Niger presidential election heads to February runoff

Ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum to face former President Mahamane Ousmane in runoff, according to provisional results. Niger’s ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum will face former President Mahamane Ousmane in a presidential election runoff in February, according to provisional results announced by the electoral commission. Bazoum, 60, led the first round with 39.33 percent of […]

Bitcoin heads for $29,000, quadrupling in value in 2020

This month alone, Bitcoin has surged almost 50 percent, putting it on track to make December its biggest month since 2019. Bitcoin it homing in on $29,000 as the world’s largest cryptocurrency pushes its mindnumbing rally in 2020 past 300%. The digital asset surged above $29,700 as of 3 p.m. Wednesday to a record. In […]

Niger heads to polls in search of first democratic transition

Some 7.4 million people are registered to vote for the new president, the ballot coinciding with legislative elections. Niger is voting in an election that is expected to lead to the first transfer of power between two democratically elected presidents in a country reeling from violence. Former Minister of the Interior Mohamed Bazoum, the ruling […]

Argentina heads for Senate vote on expanding abortion rights

Lower house of Congress has already approved bill that would expand availability of legal abortion. Argentina’s Senate will decide next week whether to give final approval to a government-backed bill that would expand the availability of legal abortion, a proposal that has divided a society with strong ties to the Roman Catholic church. On December […]

Israel Heads Toward Yet Another Election, Its 4th in 2 Years

JERUSALEM — Israel’s government teetered on the brink of collapse on Tuesday, a building crisis that looks likely to push the country into yet another early election — the fourth in two years. The Israeli Parliament was expected to dissolve itself at midnight on Tuesday. That would force a new election after weeks of infighting […]

Sudan gov’t rejects ruling council head’s move creating new body

A recent decree by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan established council ‘responsible for leading transition period, resolving differences’ between those in power, among others. Sudan’s transitional government has expressed its opposition to a move by the head of the country’s ruling council to create a new body with broad powers as the country navigates its fragile […]

Lebanon ex-army boss, intelligence heads charged with corruption

Beirut, Lebanon – A Lebanese judge has filed corruption charges against eight former high-ranking security officers, including an ex-army chief and the former top brass of army intelligence, two judicial sources familiar with the matter said. The officers were formally accused of “committing the crime of illicit enrichment and exploiting their official positions to accrue […]

Facebook, Twitter heads testify before US Senate: Live #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Facebook and Twitter CEOs Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on their handling of election disinformation. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have accused the social media companies of anti-conservative bias in their labelling of misinformation. Many prominent Republican Senators have backed Trump’s baseless claims of widespread election fraud […]

Moldova’s presidential election heads towards runoff #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Pro-Western former prime minister Maia Sandu will face the staunchly pro-Russian incumbent, Igor Dodon, in the second round. Moldova’s presidential election is heading to a runoff after no candidate earned a majority in a first round of weekend voting which, however, gave a narrow lead to a pro-Western candidate. The pro-Western former prime minister, Maia […]

Gunfire erupts in Guinea as president heads for third term #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Gunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday as security forces attempted to disperse protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning a high-stakes election that the opposition denounced as unconstitutional. Conde, 82, won twice as many votes as his nearest rival, opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo, with 37 of 38 districts counted, according […]