Senate Approves McConnell’s Impeachment Rules In Party-Line Vote After Senate Leader Softens Positions
After establishing rules for the impeachment trial Wednesday morning, the Senate is preparing to hear opening arguments at 1 p.m. from the House’s impeachment managers.The impeachment managers and White House lawyers spent 13 hours debating 11 amendments to the rules resolution proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).All the amendments, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer‘s (D-New York) proposal to guarantee the inclusion of additional evidence and witness testimony, were voted down by the GOP majority. Only one vote did not fall along party lines.SLIDESHOW: ...
Positions 'fundamentally diverging' in W.Sahara talks: UN
Geneva (AFP) - A second round of talks on the disputed Western Sahara region ended Friday with the sides agreeing to meet again, but with the UN acknowledging many positions remained far apart.Morocco and the Polisario Front liberation movement appeared to have come no closer on the thorny issue of an independence referendum to decide Western Sahara's fate. The Polisario has demanded a vote -- a proposal categorically rejected by Rabat."This is not and will not be easy," United Nations envoy and former German president Horst Kohler told reporters in Geneva."There is still a lot of work ahead,"...