US President Donald Trump

Democracy Denuded

On closer reflection, both the charge and the comeuppance are epochal. And so it has been in the House of Representatives. Mr Trump has been charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the storming of Capitol Hill, home to Congress, on 6 January.

Status of Cuba

The subtext of the message must be that the Castro regime must end its support for international terrorism and subversion of US justice. As much is clear from Mr Pompeo’s supplementary to his message.

Emergency in DC

The impending change of guard at the Oval Office appears to have so derailed Mr Trump that his supporters but mostly he ended up disgracing the country. It is cause for alarm that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned armed protests are being planned in all 50 US state capitals and the national capital in the final days leading up to Mr Biden’s inauguration.

Mending fences?

Historically, China has claimed that Taiwan, a democratic and separately ruled nation, as its own territory. This rather expansionist diplomacy is of a piece with Beijing’s anxiety to test the murky waters of Hong Kong, over which it regained control after Britain’s exit in 1997.

Polls and disease

States where Mr Donald Trump claims his support base, and some of which he won, are also the ones reporting the highest number of Covid positive cases as the United States set a new one-day record of 102,591 cases in a single day on Wednesday.

American muddle

The Democrats maintain that an election can be declared only after all votes are counted; Mr Trump argues that votes that have not reached by counting day should not be considered and says he will challenge legally any process that goes beyond this.

Trump calls 2020 election ‘fraud’, says he’ll go to SC

Without providing any evidence and despite millions of votes yet to be counted, the President said: "This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country.Frankly we did win this election." Trump added that he would go to the US Supreme Court and wanted "all voting to stop".