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What we’re reading: Biden impeachment hearing set, tensions rise between Canada and India, and more

President Joe Biden speaks at the Tarrant County Resource Connection in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

First Biden impeachment hearing set by House Republicans for Sept. 28

House Republicans are initiating an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, with their first hearing scheduled for Sept. 28, according to AP News.

The inquiry focuses on allegations regarding Biden’s involvement in his son Hunter’s overseas businesses and aims to explore constitutional and legal questions surrounding this issue. 

Republicans, led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, argue that Biden’s actions as vice president reflect a “culture of corruption,” and the committee plans to subpoena Hunter Biden and the president’s brother James Biden’s personal and business bank records. 

Canada and India expel diplomats amid assassination accusations

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a statement in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) (AP)

In a recent diplomatic dispute, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of being involved in the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh separatist leader in Canada. India vehemently rejected the allegation, calling it “absurd.” 

According to CNN, This conflict has escalated tensions between the two countries, resulting in the expulsion of senior diplomats from both sides and further straining their relationship.

The dispute threatens to impact bilateral trade negotiations, which were paused earlier in the year, and could potentially have long-lasting repercussions for Canada-India relations.


President Biden urges world leaders not to abandon Ukraine in U.N. speech

President Biden presses allies to maintain their support of Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, emphasizing that Russia is banking

US President Joe Biden addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (AP)

on other nations growing tired of the fight, according to NBC News.

With polls showing U.S. support for Ukraine dwindling, Biden warned that withholding support from Ukraine could leave all nations vulnerable to aggression. 

“If you allow Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation secure?” Biden said. “I respectfully suggest the answer is no.”

Biden’s strong condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and his call for continued aid received applause at the United Nations General Assembly.

Maine Republican leader survives boat capsize during Hurricane Lee

R-Winter Harbor, a 40-foot lobster boat belonging to Faulkingham, also a commercial fishermen, is seen in Winter Harbor, Maine. (Billy Bob Faulkingham via AP) (AP)

Maine House Republican leader Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham and fellow lobsterman Alex Polk survived a harrowing ordeal when their 40-foot fishing boat capsized during the remnants of Hurricane Lee, according to NBC News

The wave that flipped their boat was estimated to be 40 feet high, and they had only a second to react. They spent hours awaiting rescue on the overturned vessel, with Polk suffering injuries, before being rescued by Faulkingham’s cousin.

Despite the ordeal, Faulkingham, a part-time legislator, remains committed to his fishing livelihood.


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