President Donald Trump has released a video condemning the violent insurrection at the Capitol last week. The video was released Wednesday after he was impeached by the House for a record second time, this time with Republican votes.
Trump also called on his supporters to remain peaceful amid concerns about additional violence in the days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Trump said: “I want to be very clear: I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week.”
TRUMP IMPEACHMENT: President Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment heads to the Senate, where his fate rests with Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who now has more leverage than ever over the president in his final week in office. McConnell told Republican colleagues in a letter Wednesday he would block starting an impeachment trial before Joe Biden takes office Jan. 20 and control of the Senate shifts to Democrats. FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/3syYgjU
WUHAN: (AP) A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/3ig698X
UK VIRUS SURGE: The U.K. is preparing travel restrictions to stop the spread of a new coronavirus variant from Brazil. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced calls to act on the new south American strain during a meeting with lawmakers in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon and on Thursday one of his ministers said protective measures are being readied.
Johnson warned intensive care units could be overwhelmed as the country hit its highest daily coronavirus death toll since the pandemic began. The premier said there is a “very substantial” risk of intensive care capacity in hospitals being “over-topped,” and urged people to follow lockdown rules to curb the spread of the disease. FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/3bF1L2i
UGANDA ELECTION: Ugandan authorities stepped up security patrols and shut down the internet as voting started in a hotly contested election. The vote pits pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine, 38, against a man twice his age — Yoweri Museveni, who’s been in power for 35 years and for three-quarters of Uganda’s youthful population is the only president they’ve known. FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/38JuAIE
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