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Presidential Elections

Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of presidential poll: election commission

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Elections posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni are seen on a street in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s election commission on Saturday declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival alleged fraud and urged......

Uganda’s Museveni in commanding election lead, rival alleges fraud

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KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s long-time leader Yoweri Museveni held a commanding lead in a presidential election according to partial results on Saturday morning, with final results expected later in the day, though his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud. Electoral campaign posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni hang on......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

Factbox: U.S. president-elect Biden pledged to change immigration. Here’s how

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(Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has promised a quick and dramatic reversal of the restrictive immigration policies put in place by his predecessor President Donald Trump. While Biden pledged to undo many of Trump’s policies starting the first day he takes office on Jan. 20, the layers of reforms......

Uganda’s President Museveni has early lead in election, preliminary results show

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Elections posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni are seen on a street in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in the presidential election race, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by the electoral commission. With 13.6%......

U.S. turmoil an ‘alarm’ for Western democracies, says France’s Le Maire

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PARIS (Reuters) – The political turmoil in the United States, where Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, has served as an alarm to Western democracies, France’s finance minister said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire,......

Exclusive: Trump considering lawyer who spoke at rally for impeachment defense – sources

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(Reuters) – President Donald Trump may hire a law professor who spoke at his rally before the riot at the U.S. Capitol to help defend him in an impeachment trial over a charge that he incited the violence, according to two people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: Law professor......

U.S. Republican Rep. Fred Upton will vote to impeach Trump: spokesman

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) speaks to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Fred Upton will vote to impeach President Donald Trump, Upton spokesman Josh Paciorek......

U.S. Rep. Kinzinger is third Republican to back Trump impeachment

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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., U.S., September 16, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger said......

Republican congressman Katko says he will vote to impeach Trump: Syracuse.com news website

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FILE PHOTO: House Homeland Security Committee member Rep. John Katko (R-NY) questions witnesses during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing about ‘worldwide threats to the homeland’ on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 17, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Representative John Katko said on......

Trump approves emergency declaration for Washington for Biden inauguration

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FILE PHOTO: Security fencing surrounds the U.S. Capitol days after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday approved an emergency declaration for Washington that lasts through Jan. 24, the White House......

U.S. House to consider impeachment article on Wednesday -lawmaker

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Rules Committee said......

Marriott will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against Biden certification

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FILE PHOTO: Signage for the New York Marriott Marquis is seen in Manhattan, New York, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Marriott International Inc, the world’s largest hotel company, confirmed Sunday it will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory......

Off-duty police, firefighters under investigation in connection with U.S. Capitol riot

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(Reuters) – As investigators seek to identify rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, police departments in Virginia and Washington state have placed officers on leave as authorities examine whether they took part in unlawful acts while off-duty. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump climb on walls at the......

Pence to attend Biden’s inauguration, official says

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reads the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November’s presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 7, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S.......

World Bank chief, a Trump appointee, ‘deeply appalled’ by storming of Capitol

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FILE PHOTO: World Bank President David Malpass responds to a question from a reporter during an opening press conference at the IMF and World Bank’s 2019 Annual Fall Meetings of finance ministers and bank governors, in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – World Bank President......

Draft of article of impeachment says Trump incited insurrection -MSNBC

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A draft of the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump drawn up by Democratic members of the House of Representatives after the storming of the U.S. Capitol accuses him of engaging in high crimes and misdemeanors by inciting insurrection, MSNBC reported on Friday. The draft says......

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