1. TRUMP INVITED TO HIS OWN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY HEARING
The United States House Judiciary Committee issued a statement saying it will hold an impeachment inquiry hearing on December 4th, to which President Donald Trump and his counsel are invited.
The announcement came as Trump’s political rivals attempt to establish a case for the president’s alleged misconduct in office, a claim that Trump have repeatedly denied.
The judiciary panel is tasked with drafting articles of impeachment based on a report by the House Intelligence Committee, and summarizing key findings relating to allegations that Trump solicited foreign help for personal gain.
2. COLOMBIA HOLDS ANOTHER NATIONAL STRIKE AS PROTESTS CONTINUE
Colombian unions and student groups will hold their second national strike in less than week today in honour of a dead demonstrator and to protest rumoured government economic plans, corruption and police violence.
The series of protests began last week with a 250,000-person march and a nationwide strike.
Demonstrators are rallying against economic plans, like the rise in the pension age and a minimum wage cut for young people, as well a lack of government action to stop corruption and the murder of hundreds of human rights activists.
The administration of Colombian President Ivan Duque has been plagued by problems during his nearly 16 months in office, including a combative congress, low approval ratings and unsuccessful legislative efforts.
3. TWO ARRESTED FOR PLANNING TERRORIST ATTACK IN NETHERLANDS
A special anti-terror unit of the Dutch police arrested two suspects for allegedly planning a terrorist attack in the Netherlands.
According to the Dutch public prosecutor, the arrests took place in The Hague and Zoetermeer on Monday.
The two men, aged 20 and 34 years old respectively, are suspected of planning a terrorist attack with one or more car bombs and bomb jackets by the end of this year in the Netherlands.
The target of the planned attack is yet unknown.