House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says he expects the committee to vote soon on charges against President Donald Trump that will focus on abuse of power on Ukraine and likely obstruction in the congressional inquiry. Nadler says he expects to bring articles of impeachment “later in the week.” But he won't commit to including the evidence of obstruction of justice in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report as part of the articles of impeachment. If the Judiciary Committee approves articles by Friday that would set up a final impeachment vote in the days before Christmas.
A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43 people.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | PostedDec 7th - 6:48pm
North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year.
Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called “comfort women” system.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedDec 7th - 1:27pm
North Korea said Saturday that denuclearization has “already gone out of the negotiation table” and it does not need to have lengthy talks with the United States as the end-of-year deadline set by its leader Kim Jong Un for substantial U.S. concessions in nuclear diplomacy looms.
With its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales gathered Saturday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after the resignation and exile of the former president amid protests over vote results.
John Leicester, Associated Press | PostedDec 7th - 5:10am
Only after finding safety in numbers, joining hundreds of other pro-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday, did Reddy Lin drum up the courage to slip into her red T-shirt marked, “China, I love you” and glue a heart-shaped Chinese-flag sticker on her face.
Kyodo News service has reported historical documents show the Japanese Imperial Army asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers. The documents, gathered by the Japanese government between April 2017 and March 2019, include classified dispatches from the Japanese consulates in China to the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, dating back to 1938. The documents appear to show a Japanese government role in the systematic forcing of women to serve as sex slaves for the Japanese military during the years leading up to and during World War II. They were known as “comfort women.”