News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 20, 2019, 08:54 AM(IST)

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Story highlights

Top developments of the day.

Democratic US presidential hopeful Warren pushes for Trump impeachment

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren became the first presidential candidate Friday to call for the US House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, citing the findings of the Russian election interference probe.

US arrests former Marine connected to North Korea embassy raid in Spain

US authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stole electronics, two sources familiar with the arrest said on Friday.

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend President Sisi's rule 

Egyptians start voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader presenting himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.

Tripoli residents denounce Trump's call to Libyan commander Haftar

At least 2,000 people protested in Tripoli's central Martyrs' Square on Friday against eastern commander Khalifa Haftar's offensive, with some criticising US President Donald Trump's phone call to the commander.

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derails near Kanpur, 13 injured

Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday, injuring at least 13 people, railway officials said.


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