Tag Archives: Opens

Trump impeachment trial opens as watchdog faults White House on Ukraine

Trump impeachment trial opens as watchdog faults White House on UkraineThe Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress. The assessment from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) was a setback for Trump, but it was unclear if it would figure in his trial in the Republican-led Senate given that key questions such as whether witnesses will testify or new evidence will be considered remain unanswered.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

North Korea's Kim opens huge mountain development

North Korea's Kim opens huge mountain developmentNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has opened a flagship construction project close to Mount Paektu, a symbol of the Korean nation and officially the birthplace of his father and predecessor, state media reported Tuesday. Pyongyang has poured huge resources into the rebuilding of Samjiyon, the closest town to the dormant volcano that straddles the border with China. Kim had “worked heart and soul to turn Samjiyon County, the sacred place of the revolution, into the utopia town under socialism”, North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Pakistan opens visa-free border crossing for India Sikhs

Pakistan opens visa-free border crossing for India SikhsThe prime ministers of India and Pakistan inaugurated Saturday a visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan each day. Imran Khan and Narendra Modi held separate opening ceremonies on their respective sides of the new border crossing.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Man Opens Fire in Georgia Walmart Dies After Turning Gun on Himself: Police

Man Opens Fire in Georgia Walmart Dies After Turning Gun on Himself: PoliceNo one besides the shooter was injured



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

UPDATE 1-Kenya opens $1.5 bln Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town and Nairobi

UPDATE 1-Kenya opens $  1.5 bln Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town and NairobiKenya’s opened a $ 1.5 billion Chinese-built railway line linking Nairobi to Naivasha on Wednesday, despite delays in building an industrial park in the Rift Valley town to encourage freight. The extension links to another Chinese funded and built $ 3.2 billion line between the port of Mombasa and Nairobi that opened in 2017 but is so far underutilised for cargo services. Upgrading Kenyan railways has been part of Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects aimed at improving land and maritime trade routes between China and Europe, Asia and Africa.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Kenya opens Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town to Nairobi

Kenya opens Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town to NairobiKenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is due to open a new $ 1.5 billion Chinese rail line on Wednesday linking the capital Nairobi to the Rift Valley town of Naivasha, despite delays in establishing an industrial park there to drive freight traffic. The development of Kenya’s railways has been part of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, a multi-billion dollar series of infrastructure projects upgrading land and maritime trade routes between China and Europe, Asia and Africa. Kenya had planned to open an industrial park in Naivasha, offering companies tax breaks for investing in manufacturing, and preferential tariffs for electricity generated in the nearby geothermal fields.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shot

Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shotA gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday, shooting two people including the presiding bishop before guests tackled the shooter and pinned him to the ground until police arrived, authorities said. Dale Holloway, 37, has been charged with first degree assault for shooting Stanley Choate, 75, in the chest at the New England Pentecostal church, according to the state’s attorney general office. A second person, Claire McMullen, 60, was shot in the arm.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Hong Kong opens for business after violent long weekend, braces for more protests

Hong Kong opens for business after violent long weekend, braces for more protestsHong Kong opened for business on Tuesday after a violent long weekend, with its metro rail system only partially functioning and authorities warning residents they may have trouble commuting due to widespread vandalism of infrastructure. The Chinese-ruled city braced for more demonstrations through the week and embattled leader Carrie Lam was due to address the media at a weekly news conference on Tuesday morning after the most violent clashes in around four months of anti-government unrest. The protests, which show no sign of abating, pose the biggest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Supreme Court, trying to remain above the partisan fray, opens 2019 term with a debate about insanity

Supreme Court, trying to remain above the partisan fray, opens 2019 term with a debate about insanityThe justices also focused their attention on new guidelines encouraging them to wait two minutes before asking questions, which they barely managed.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

U.S. Supreme Court opens new term, with an ill Justice Thomas absent

U.S. Supreme Court opens new term, with an ill Justice Thomas absentThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday debated the insanity defense in criminal prosecutions and delivered a potential setback to gun control advocates as it opened its new term on Monday with a flurry of activity on a day when its longest-serving justice, Clarence Thomas, was absent due to illness. The conservative-majority court returned after a three-month break to launch its new nine-month term with arguments in a trio of cases. The court hears the term’s first major case on Tuesday on whether a landmark federal anti-discrimination law that bars sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines