Senate readies to vote on Trump impeachment: Live

Democrats and Trump’s lawyers make their closing arguments as the Senate ponders an ‘incitement of insurrection’ charge. House Democrats and Donald Trump’s defence team will make their closing arguments on Saturday on Day 5 of Trump’s historic second impeachment trial. Following the closing arguments, senators, who are serving as jurors in the trial, are expected […]

EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

European Commission President von der Leyen hails ‘new dawn in America’ as European Council President Michel laments Trump presidency. The European Union’s top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has changed after four years […]

Uganda opposition says HQ raided as it readies election petition

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has said troops “raided” the headquarters of his party, whose officials are preparing to launch a legal challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s declared victory in an election last week. “Heavily armed military and police have once again raided our party offices in Kampala,” said a Twitter update under the […]

Budget deficit fix? Oman readies third bond sale in three months

The largest oil exporter outside of OPEC is selling $3.25bn in debt in three parts. Oman is back in the debt market for the third time in less than three months, taking advantage of investors’ appetite for yield to help plug the Gulf Arab region’s widest budget deficit. The largest oil exporter outside of OPEC […]

US sets records for virus cases, California readies new lockdown

California’s governor says he will impose some of the nation’s strictest stay-at-home orders in the coming days when intensive care units are expected to reach capacity, as the United States continues to set records for new infections and deaths. More than 200,000 new cases and 2,900 new deaths were confirmed on Thursday according to a […]