News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jul 18, 2019, 09.07 AM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

US House votes to set aside impeachment resolution against Trump

The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sideline an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided Democrats.

Karnataka crisis: Chief Minister Kumaraswamy to face trust vote today

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress JD(S) government will face the trust vote in the state Assembly on Thursday.

Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen

President Donald Trump intensified his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will be a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak is an international health emergency, but not global threat

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be a "public health emergency of international concern", saying the recent risk of its spread in the city of Goma and into Uganda had increased the threat.

US House rejects Saudi weapons sales; Trump to veto

Nearly a month after the Senate supported 22 resolutions disapproving of Trump's plan for billions of dollars in weapons sales despite Congress' objections, the House passed three of the 22, two on a vote of 238-190 and the third by a 237-190 margin, largely along party lines.