BEIJING: A key meeting of China' s ruling Communist Party has reaffirmed its support for President Xi Jinping and warned of tough measures to deal with the unprecedented unrest in Hong Kong which threatened its national security. The much-delayed four-day plenary session of over 370 senior officials of the party, amid reports of rumblings in its ranks, ended here late on Thursday, reaffirming its faith in the leadership of the party. 'Plenum reaffirms Party leadership' read the headline of the state-run China Daily, while its deliberations remained confidential. The conclave was regarded as politically significant for Xi who became the most powerful leader after party founder Mao Zedong, due to the growing unease in the party ranks over protests in Hong Kong, trade war with the US and slowing down of the economy. Xi, 66, who is in his second five-year term, also heads the party and the military with prospects of a lifelong tenure in power following last year's constitutional amendment … [Read more...] about China’s Communist Party backs Xi; says won’t tolerate security threats to Hong Kong
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Email 7.30 By North America correspondent James Glenday and Niall Lenihan in Williamsburg, Virginia Posted November 17, 2019 06:14:07 Photo: Ms Luria joined six other first-term Democratic moderates to call for Mr Trump's impeachment. (ABC News: Niall Lenihan ) Related Story: It sounds complicated, but there are only five ways impeachment could end for Donald Trump Related Story: Republicans just got what they wanted in the impeachment inquiry — and that could be bad for Trump Related Story: Is there any truth to Trump's claims about the Bidens in Ukraine? Map: United States After hearing about the phone call between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Elaine Luria felt she no longer had a choice. Key points:Congresswoman Elaine Luria supports impeachment hearings against Mr TrumpShe is in a marginal Virginia seat and could lose in 2020Ms Luria said she felt like she had a patriotic duty to act The Democratic Congresswoman had resisted her … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings were triggered by Democrat Elaine Luria. Will it backfire?
An angry, energized President Donald Trump whipped supporters into a frenzy Thursday at a Minneapolis campaign rally where he predicted a 2020 election “backlash” against Democratic attempts to impeach him.Democrats are investigating Trump for possible impeachment over his alleged bid to pressure Ukraine into digging up dirt on election rival Joe Biden, who currently sits near the top of the Democratic pack.But to roaring cheers and boos from the full-capacity crowd in a basketball arena, Trump put two difficult weeks behind him.In a speech lasting one hour and 40 minutes, he bathed in supporters’ adulation, hitting all his favourite talking points with a trademark mix of jokes, insults and populist exaggeration.He said Democrats are only trying to impeach him because they’re “getting desperate.”“They want to erase your vote like it never existed, they want to erase your voice and they want to erase your future, but they will fail because in … [Read more...] about Donald Trump promises 2020 election ‘backlash’ against impeachment
A US State Department report has described the Communist Party of India (Maoist) as the world’s sixth deadliest terror organisation while ranking India as the fourth worst terrorism-hit country, where 57% terrorist incidents last year were reported from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).In its Country Report on Terrorism 2018 released on Friday, the State Department has blamed Communist Party of India (Maoist) for the killing of 311 people last year in 177 terror incidents even as the Union home ministry data shows there were 240 deaths in 833 violent incidents involving the group in 2018. It has ranked the Communist Party of India (Maoist) as the deadliest terror organisation globally after the Taliban (Afghanistan), IS or the so-called Islamic State, Al-Shabaab (Africa), Boko Haram (Africa) and the Communist Party of the Philippines. The report has ranked India as the fourth most terror-hit country globally after Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. It noted that “weaknesses in … [Read more...] about CPI (Maoist) 6th deadliest terror outfit in world: US report
Email Posted November 17, 2019 11:29:29 Photo: Barack Obama told Democratic presidential candidates not to ignore the "average American". (Reuters: Fabrizio Bensch) Related Story: Impeachment wasn't the story at the Democratic debate — Elizabeth Warren was Related Story: 'Rabid dog' Joe Biden should be beaten to death, says North Korea Related Story: Democrats fired another shot across the bow of Trump's re-election chances Map: United States Former US president Barack Obama has warned the Democratic field of White House hopefuls not to veer too far to the left, a move he said would alienate many who would otherwise be open to voting for the party's nominee next year. Key points:Barack Obama said Democrats should remember the "average American doesn't think we need to tear down the system"His words were interpreted as a warning to more progressive candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie SandersMr Obama said the loudest voices on social media do not always … [Read more...] about Barack Obama issues warning to Democratic presidential hopefuls not to veer too far left