Davos: Trump decries climate ‘prophets of doom’ at World Economic Forum

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”We must reject the perennial prophets of doom” – TrumpUS President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.He called for a rejection of “predictions of the apocalypse” and said America […]

Trump impeachment: What you need to know about the Senate trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA beginner’s guide to impeachment and TrumpFor only the third time in history, an American president is facing an impeachment trial, with hearings set to start on Tuesday at 13:00 (18:00 GMT).Such a trial could, in theory, lead to President Donald Trump being removed from office. That […]

Trump impeachment: President’s lawyers demand immediate acquittal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump is facing two counts of impeachment President Donald Trump’s legal team, representing him at his impeachment trial, has demanded that he is immediately acquitted by the Senate. In a brief submitted on Monday, they called the impeachment “a dangerous perversion” of the constitution.Meanwhile House impeachment managers submitted their […]

Trump impeachment: What’s Ukraine got to do with it?

The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is about to begin. While all the wrangling between Democrats and Republicans over this case has been based exclusively in Washington, the reason Mr Trump has been impeached lies thousands of miles away on another continent. Paul Adams, BBC diplomatic correspondent, has been to Ukraine to find […]

Trump impeachment: Legal team says charges ‘brazen and unlawful’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opening statements in the impeachment trial against Mr Trump will begin next week US President Donald Trump’s legal team has given its first formal response to the impeachment case against him, describing the charges as a “dangerous attack” on the American people.The six-page letter said the impeachment articles failed to […]

Trump unveils high-powered impeachment legal team

Image copyright Reuters and Getty Images Image caption Ken Starr, Pam Bondi and Alan Dershowitz have joined the president’s defence team US President Donald Trump’s defence team in his Senate trial will include special prosecutors from President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.He will be represented by Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who investigated Mr Clinton, and Alan […]

Trump impeachment: Pelosi warns ‘president’s henchmen’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has called for Republicans to allow new documents and witnesses in the upcoming trial US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned Republicans not to become “the president’s henchmen” as the Trump impeachment trial began.Mrs Pelosi renewed her call for fresh evidence and witnesses […]

Trump ‘new exactly what was going on’, Giuliani aide claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas is an associate of President Trump’s personal lawyer An aide to Rudy Giuliani claims President Trump “knew exactly what was going on” regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son.Lev Parnas, a close associate of Mr Trump’s lawyer, made the […]