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Trump impeachment: Senate falls short of majority needed to convict

Trump impeachment: Senate falls short of majority needed to convict

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The US Senate has fallen short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict former President Donald Trump on a charge of incitement to insurrection over the Capitol riot on 6 January.A majority of senators - 57 to 43, including seven Republicans - voted to convict Mr Trump, 10 votes short of the 67 required for conviction. After his acquittal, Mr Trump released a statement denouncing the trial as "the greatest witch hunt in history". This was Mr Trump's second impeachment. What verdict means for Trump, Biden and AmericaDid Trump's words at rally incite violence?'They thought they were going to die'If he had been convicted, the Senate could have voted to bar him from running for office ever again. After the vote, the senior Republican in Congress, Senator Mitch McConnell said Mr Trump was "...
Trump impeachment: Senate trial poised to start next week

Trump impeachment: Senate trial poised to start next week

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Georgia Senate election: Raphael Warnock projected to win seat for Democrats

Georgia Senate election: Raphael Warnock projected to win seat for Democrats

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Argentina abortion: Senate votes in favour of legalisation

Argentina abortion: Senate votes in favour of legalisation

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Senate raises concern about potential $24B sale of F-35s, Reapers to UAE

Senate raises concern about potential $24B sale of F-35s, Reapers to UAE

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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Members of Congress indicated concern over the planned sale of military equipment totaling $ 23.4 billion to the United Arab Emirates. This week the State Department approved three weapons deals, of $ 10.4 billion for 50 F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take-Off and Landing aircraft, $ 10 billion for 800 AIM-120C8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles and $ 2.97 billion for 18 Weapons-Ready MQ-9B "Reaper" Remotely Piloted Aircraft. Advertisement The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to demand that the State Department certify the deal "does not diminish Israel's qualitative military edge and poses no vulnerabilities to U.S. military systems and technology." The language has been included in a 2021 funding bill for the State Department. While the Defense Sec...