Posts Tagged ‘US Government’

Trump impeachment: Major blow for Democrats in witnesses battle

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 31, 2020
US Democrats have been dealt a major blow in their efforts to call witnesses at President Trump’s impeachment trial.They needed four Republicans to vote with them to allow witness testimony, but one of the few wavering senators said he would not support the measure. Lamar Alexander said the Democrats had proved Trump acted inappropriately but […]

Trump Moves to Block Visas for Pregnant Women on ‘Birth Tourism’

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 23, 2020
The State Department on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women abroad from visiting the United States and directed them to stop “birth tourism” — trips designed to obtain citizenship for their children. The administration is using the new rule, which takes effect on Friday, to push consular officers abroad to reject […]

Venezuela’s Guaido in Colombia to meet with Pompeo

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 20, 2020
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido surfaced in Colombia on Sunday to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as his power struggle with President Nicolas Maduro entered a challenging new phase. “Already in #Colombia,” the Venezuelan National Assembly leader wrote on Twitter, thanking Colombian President Ivan Duque for his “support for the struggle.” The […]