BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Juan Guaido is a “privileged interlocutor” but no longer considered interim president, European Union states said in a statement on Monday, sticking by their decision to downgrade his status. The EU’s 27 states had said on Jan. 6 they could no longer legally recognise Guaido as after he lost his position as head of parliament following […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. The threats, and concerns that armed protesters could return to sack […]

BEIJING (Reuters) – With hours left in Donald Trump’s presidency, China’s foreign ministry took aim at its chief U.S. antagonist, “lying and cheating” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and said it would seek cooperation with the incoming administration of Joe Biden. Pompeo, who has unleashed a barrage of measures against China in his final weeks in office, delivered his own […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority force him out, warning that Trump is a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol. The House action could start as soon as Monday as […]

Officer Brian D Sicknick died on Thursday due to injuries sustained during clashes with rioters at the Capitol. Aljazeera – A US Capitol Police officer has died of injuries sustained during clashes with supporters of President Donald Trump, who stormed the Capitol building to prevent Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden, police said late on Thursday. Officer Brian D Sicknick […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to senior defense officials and […]

BBC – Vandals in the US have attacked the homes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Fake blood and a severed pig’s head were reportedly left outside Democrat Ms Pelosi’s California house, which was also daubed with graffiti. The words “where’s my money” and some expletives were scrawled on Republican Mr McConnell’s house in Kentucky. […]

(CNN)Two Republican members of the House of Representatives tell CNN that they expect at least 140 of their GOP colleagues in the House to vote against counting the electoral votes on January 6 when Congress is expected to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. President Donald Trump’s Republican allies have virtually zero chance of changing the result, only to delay by […]

In first comments since the security breach, Donald Trump says everything is ‘under control’ and undercuts blame on Russia. Aljazeera –  Donald Trump has downplayed the importance of a wide-reaching cyberattack on the United States government that was described this week as one of the worst in the country’s history, saying “everything is well under control”. On Saturday morning, Trump […]

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