Siobhan Kennedy is the Washington Correspondent for Channel 4 News, based in DC.
Siobhan joined Channel 4 News in 2008 where, as Business Editor, she covered the financial crisis, austerity and its impact on the British economy and more recently, Brexit.
Before that, as a reporter for The Times, she worked as Politics and Business Correspondent and prior to that was a correspondent for Reuters in London and New York, where she covered the tech boom and bust and 9/11. She returns to the US just in time for the 2020 election campaign.
A fragile peace in northern Syria appears to have been shattered, with reports – denied by Turkey – that shelling has started again.
Tonight, as well as Brexit, members of the European Council are discussing Turkey’s agreement to ‘pause’ its military assault in Syria. The American Vice President Mike Pence, who is in Ankara to persuade President Erdogan to stop the offensive, says a ‘pause’ for 120 hours has been agreed.
President Trump is downplaying America’s ties to the Kurds as he attempts to defend his decision to withdraw US troops in Syria, which is what triggered Turkey to launch its offensive. But Republicans and Democrats remain unified in criticism of the President for abandoning an ally.
Turkey has launched a series of airstrikes and artillery fire against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria – as President Erdogan declared his mission was to eradicate ‘the threat of terror’. Witnesses reported panic in the streets, claiming civilian areas were being targeted. In the last hour – President Trump declared the US did ‘not endorse’…
Turkey says it has “completed preparations” to launch military action in Northeast Syria, just a day after President Trump’s decision to pull back US troops from the border.
Well there are suspicions that the timing of Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria could be a distraction from the President’s impeachment headache.
The US Democrats calling for Donald Trump to be impeached say that demanding other countries interfere in US elections for personal gain is a gross abuse of power.
He was already under pressure over his call with Ukraine’s President. Now Donald Trump is facing questions over another phone conversation with a foreign leader, this time the Australian Prime Minister.
In the United States, as Democrats try to speed up their timeline of an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, the President’s ramped up his attacks against them, and against the whistleblower, saying moves to remove him from office amount to treason, and might lead to civil war.
Kurt Volker the US special envoy for Ukraine has resigned – just days before he was due to give a deposition to Congress.
A formal impeachment inquiry is now investigating whether Donald Trump abused his powers.
Seeking to interfere in the 2020 election, and what’s more – attempting to cover it up. Those are the allegations facing President Donald Trump tonight.
Democrats in the House of Representatives have opened a formal impeachment investigation into whether President Trump put pressure on Ukraine to join an investigation into his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Boris Johnson isn’t the only world leader who has been unable to escape his domestic dramas at the UN in New York.
The teenager who inspired millions to take to the streets in a historic global protest over climate change has given a passionate speech to world leaders at the United Nations climate summit in New York.