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President Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case

President Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case

After the House impeached Trump, Starr described the action as "very vicious" and "unprincipled", and an "abuse of power". Trump's defense boiled down to the argument that neither charge constituted...

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Crimes? Impeachment prosecutors, defense lay out removal arguments

Crimes? Impeachment prosecutors, defense lay out removal arguments

But the "no crime, impeachment" approach has been flatly rejected by scientists and Democrats who had just been involved in a trial that described Trump's behavior as the "worst nightmare" for the c...

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Huawei's big week in court kicks off with extradition hearing in Vancouver

Huawei's big week in court kicks off with extradition hearing in Vancouver

Meng was detained in Canada a year ago and is fighting extradition to the United States. Court proceedings show the United States issued the arrest warrant, which Canada acted on in December 2018, b...

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Documents reveal how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune from her country

Documents reveal how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune from her country

She stopped living in Angola after her authoritarian father Jose Eduardo dos Santos , who ruled the country for almost 40 years, stepped down in 2017 for his anointed successor Joao Lourenco. Ms dos...

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White House to Block Possible Testimony from Lev Parnas

White House to Block Possible Testimony from Lev Parnas

House Democrats released the messages in a document dump on Friday, showing Parnas texting with Derek Harvey, a top Nunes aide. Parnas told Harvey in an April text message that he will interv...

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Germany's Seehofer warns of 5G delays if Huawei is excluded

Germany's Seehofer warns of 5G delays if Huawei is excluded

BT also uses Huawei's equipment in networks, but it is not deployed in the intelligent core of its fixed-line network and it is removing it from the core of its mobile network. Security forces in th...

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Venezuelas Guaido to meet Pompeo in Colombia

Venezuelas Guaido to meet Pompeo in Colombia

Guaido arrived in Bogota prior to the third ministerial counter-terrorism fight in the Western Hemisphere to be held Monday, while he is also expected to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. T...

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The recovery in tourism will see an upswing of $ 76 million

The recovery in tourism will see an upswing of $ 76 million

Tourism Australia had to pause its Matesong campaign in the United Kingdom as tourists were evacuated from bushfire areas. One in 13 Australian jobs rely on tourism and hospitality. "Therefore eng...

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Two dead, 15 injured in shooting outside US bar

Two dead, 15 injured in shooting outside US bar

Police said a security guard, who works at the club, shot and killed the suspect. Police say the shooting took place just before midnight, when someone opened fire on a waiting line of people. A F...

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Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Authorities in Malaysia said in November that Britain would take back 42 containers filled with plastic waste that had been illegally shipped to the country. Meanwhile, the minister said despite the d...

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Cruz Explains How Long Impeachment Trial With Witnesses Could Last

Cruz Explains How Long Impeachment Trial With Witnesses Could Last

Dershowitz responded, "When you have somebody who, for example, is indicted for a crime - let's assume you have a lot of evidence - but the grand jury simply indicts for something that's not a crime, ...

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Australian farmers count cost after bushfires wipe out livestock

Australian farmers count cost after bushfires wipe out livestock

Birmingham, who visited the Penneshaw Markets on Kangaroo Island which was open for the first time since the bushfires started, said that bookings from key worldwide markets were down by between 30 ...

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Schiff Holds Strategy Meeting Ahead of Impeachment Trial

Schiff Holds Strategy Meeting Ahead of Impeachment Trial

In his op-ed, Pence quoted former president Kennedy's 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Profiles in Courage , in which Kennedy praised Republican Senator Edmund Ross for breaking ranks and voting t...

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Two police officers killed in Hawaii shooting, multiple homes up in flames

Two police officers killed in Hawaii shooting, multiple homes up in flames

The man allegedly opened fire on the responding officers. "This is an unprecedented tragedy for not only the City and County of Honolulu but the entire state of Hawai'i", Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldw...

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Over 2,000 worlds richest hold more wealth than 4.6 bn poorest combined

Over 2,000 worlds richest hold more wealth than 4.6 bn poorest combined

Oxfam's report titled " Time to Care " shows how our sexist economies are fuelling the inequality crisis - enabling a wealthy elite to accumulate vast fortunes at the expense of ordinary peop...

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North Korea to appoint new foreign minister

North Korea to appoint new foreign minister

Ri Son-gwon will reportedly be appointed as North Korea's minister of foreign affairs. The agency quoting sources said notification was made last week and his official appointment may be announced thi...

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Russian airstrike kills five civilians in northwest Syria

Russian airstrike kills five civilians in northwest Syria

On 12 January, four civilians were killed and three others, including two children, were wounded in ground-based strikes that hit several residential neighbourhoods in the Government-controlled city o...

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Trump called top officials 'losers, dopes and babies'

Trump called top officials 'losers, dopes and babies'

However, Tillerson reportedly spoke up to the commander-in-chief. "I wouldn't go to war with you people", the president said to the room full of military officials, adding "You're a bunch of dopes and...

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California teachers sue Delta airlines after jet dumps fuel on school

California teachers sue Delta airlines after jet dumps fuel on school

They mentioned their panicked college students screamed and cried. In their lawsuit, the teachers said they could feel the jet fuel on their clothing, skin and eyes and began feeling dizzy, nausea...

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Police arrest organizer of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

Police arrest organizer of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

Video posted online showed an organiser with a microphone asking the officers to show their warrant cards which they did not do, a frequent gripe among protesters. The gathering in the park was initi...

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Trump impeachment: Democrats set out case as Senate trial looms

Trump impeachment: Democrats set out case as Senate trial looms

Trump was impeached on December 18 by the House of Representatives over a phone call he made in July in which he asked the Ukrainian government to conduct an investigation into Trump's political rival...

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US Senate Approves New North American Free Trade Deal

US Senate Approves New North American Free Trade Deal

Trump signed a preliminary trade deal with China at the White House last Wednesday, committing Beijing to increase imports of us manufacturing, energy, and farm goods by $200 billion in 2020 and 2...

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Moving Lords out of London is an option says Government

Moving Lords out of London is an option says Government

Speaking about earlier reports on plans to leave the Palace of Westminster for several years from 2025 and onwards amid ongoing renovation , Cleverly said that the government has looked into an optio...

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US sanction law not enough to prove Canadian fraud: Meng's lawyers

US sanction law not enough to prove Canadian fraud: Meng's lawyers

Extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States based on American sanctions against Iran would set a risky precedent and could even undermine Canada's policy towards Ira...

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Trump's lawyers, Democratic lawmakers spar over who really broke the law

Trump's lawyers, Democratic lawmakers spar over who really broke the law

EST (22:00 GMT) on Saturday to file the document before the trial of the U.S. president starts in the Senate next week. "Well-founded articles of impeachment both allege that crimes were committed...

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Iran leader's speech fails to quell plane anger

Iran leader's speech fails to quell plane anger

On Friday, Khamenei insisted that demonstrations over the downing of the jet were not representative of the Iranian people . The US president described the Iranian Supreme Leader as "not so Supre...

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NSC Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs placed on administrative leave

NSC Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs placed on administrative leave

However, he is now on leave pending a security-related investigation, people familiar with the situation told Axios . A White House adviser on Europe and Russian issues is the target of a secur...

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Water cannon, tear gas & scores injured as Lebanese protesters clash with police

Water cannon, tear gas & scores injured as Lebanese protesters clash with police

A few protesters tried to breach metal barriers that separated them from the riot police, while hundreds more gathered down the blocked street leading to the Parliament building. President Michel Aoun...

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Ex-Congressman jailed for Australian stock tip

Ex-Congressman jailed for Australian stock tip

Sentencing guidelines prescribe Collins serve 46 to 57 months in federal prison, but the U.S. Probation Office recommended a lesser penalty: one year and one day in jail, a supervised release term a...

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Czech Republic: Fire at home for disabled kills eight

Czech Republic: Fire at home for disabled kills eight

The cause of the fire is unclear. Rescuers from neighbouring Germany came to help their Czech colleagues who were not able to use helicopters due to bad weather. Mr Volenik said seven ambulance unit...

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2 officers shot, in critical condition in Hawaii

2 officers shot, in critical condition in Hawaii

The Honolulu police announced on Twitter that they have shut down Hibiscus Drive and the surrounding areas as they investigate the matter. " This is an unprecedented tragedy for not only the Cit...

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Chinese officials confirm 17 new cases of coronavirus

Chinese officials confirm 17 new cases of coronavirus

One of the two patients in Thailand has recovered. Viruses can change over time, adapting to new conditions and, in some cases, mutating in ways that change how they spread. In its first statement s...

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Record-breaking snowfall blocks doorways in Canada as state of emergency called

Record-breaking snowfall blocks doorways in Canada as state of emergency called

John's so far and it's expected to just continue", Neil said from Gander, where high winds and snow had started to intensify by early afternoon. St. A picture of the home on Twitter showed the livin...

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WNY steps up to help Puerto Rico after devastating earthquakes

WNY steps up to help Puerto Rico after devastating earthquakes

Geological Survey. The earthquakes in Puerto Rico began on December 28, 2019 and were followed by hundreds of smaller earthquakes and aftershocks. Eddie Irizarry, an astronomy professor in Puerto...

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Farage accuses Government of being embarrassed by Brexit over Big Ben farce

Farage accuses Government of being embarrassed by Brexit over Big Ben farce

The cabinet will meet outside London on the week of 31 January, in a bid to highlight the government's plans for "levelling-up" regions outside London - and throw the focus forward to the future. ...

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