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U.S. Congress negotiators, White House set tentative deal on fiscal 2020 funding

9:36pm GMT

WASHINGTON Senior negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Thursday reached a tentative deal with the White House on a series of bills to fund federal agencies through Sept. 30, 2020, which would avert partial government shutdowns next week.

U.S. lawmakers begin debating impeachment articles against Trump

3:52pm GMT

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Wednesday to impeaching President Donald Trump as a key House committee began debating formal articles of impeachment that are expected to be brought to the House floor next week. | Video

Trump is fourth U.S. president to face impeachment as Democrats unveil charges

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, making him the fourth president in U.S. history to face a formal effort to remove him from office. | Video

U.S. Senate leader McConnell raises possibility of quick impeachment trial

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised the prospect on Tuesday of a short Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump in which no witnesses would be called.

U.S. Senate leader McConnell raises possibility of quick impeachment trial

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised the prospect on Tuesday of a short Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump in which no witnesses would be called.

UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate leader McConnell raises possibility of quick impeachment trial

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised the prospect on Tuesday of a short Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump in which no witnesses would be called.

Pelosi pursues articles of impeachment against Trump, says democracy at stake

06 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Warning that U.S. democracy is at stake, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi directed a congressional committee on Thursday to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a historic step setting up a fight over whether to oust him from office. | Video

House Speaker Pelosi calls Trump a 'coward,' tells reporter: 'Don't mess with me'

05 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON On most days, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempts to position herself as the tough but calm and controlled counterweight to President Donald Trump, who many Republicans applaud for being confrontational and unpredictable.

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi calls Trump a 'coward,' tells reporter: 'Don't mess with me'

05 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON On most days, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempts to position herself as the tough but calm and controlled counterweight to President Donald Trump, who many Republicans applaud for being confrontational and unpredictable.

Democrats accuse Trump of abusing power, obstructing Congress' impeachment probe

04 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his re-election chances, undermined national security and ordered an "unprecedented" campaign to obstruct Congress, Democrats said on Tuesday in a report that lawmakers will use as the basis of any formal impeachment charges. | Video

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