Newsy 26 Dec 2019

Report: Iraq's president threatens to resign


​Iraqi President Barham Salih said he'd rather resign than appoint the parliament's Iran-backed pick to be the next prime minister.

Over a thousand former Justice Department officials have called on Attorney General William Barr to resign after he overruled Roger Stone's sentencing. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang and Associated Press White House reporter Zeke Miller join CBSN to discuss the president's relationship with Barr.
Democratic hopeful and fmr. Vice President Joe Biden joins MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace to react to the calls for Trump's attorney general to resign his office. Aired on 02/17/20.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is under renewed pressure to resign after appearing in court over the alleged murder of his estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane.

Members of his party and the opposition want Thabane to step down before his planned retirement in July.

They say his departure will end the political instability that has crippled Lesotho as it struggles with widespread poverty and unemployment.

Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from the capital, Maseru.
Chinese broadcaster CCTV aired reports of President Xi Jinping's visit to Wuhan, where he inspected the hospital built in just 10 days to treat coronavirus patients and met members of the local community.

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