By Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello BRASILIA (Reuters) - Votes piled up against President Dilma Rousseff at her impeachment trial on Tuesday as opponents made final arguments for her removal, not just for breaking budget rules, but for plunging Brazil into a political and economic crisis. Rousseff, suspended from office in May pending the Senate trial, is charged with spending public funds without Congressional approval and illicitly using money from state banks to boost public works to favor her 2014 re-election, an accounting sleight of hand employed by many elected officials. With a final vote expected to convict her on Wednesday, Rousseff's dismissal would confirm a shift to the right and the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule that helped lift some 30 million Brazilians out of poverty.
Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump announced he will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with the country's president, just hours ahead of the Republican White House hopeful's much-anticipated Arizona speech on immigration.
North Korea has put to death a vice premier and sent two other officials away for re-education, South Korea said on Wednesday, following media reports of a high profile execution in the secretive state. "Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed," Seoul's unification ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee told reporters at a regular press briefing. The ministry said two other senior officials had to undergo re-education sessions.