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Democrats launch first salvo at Trump impeachment trial, say U.S global standing at stake
on January 23, 2020 at 2:34 am
Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America's global prestige would suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him.
Strong winds and scorching heat reignite Australia's bushfire danger
on January 23, 2020 at 2:28 am
Soaring temperatures and strong winds stoked bushfires in Australia's southeast on Thursday, with Sydney forecast to hit 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit) following a few days of cooler weather.
U.S. senators on 'digital detox' as they hear Trump's impeachment trial
on January 23, 2020 at 12:20 am
Some members of the U.S. Senate hearing President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, a proceeding following decades-old precedent, said they welcomed at least one of the chamber's anachronistic rules: a ban on cellphones.
Britain must change how land is used to meet climate goal: advisers
on January 23, 2020 at 12:14 am
Britons should plant many more trees, eat less meat, cut food waste and restore peatlands if the country is to meet its climate target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the government's climate advisers said on Thursday.
Factbox: 'They don't have the material' - Quotes on Trump's Senate impeachment trial
on January 23, 2020 at 12:10 am
Here are some key quotes from Wednesday, the first day the U.S. Senate heard the Democrats' case for removing President Donald Trump from office.
Norway court to rule in Arctic oil drilling case
on January 23, 2020 at 12:04 am
An Oslo appeals court will on Thursday rule on a lawsuit that seeks to stop Norway's plans for more oil exploration in the Arctic on the grounds that it violates people's right to a healthy environment.
Protester shouting 'dismiss the charges' briefly interrupts Trump impeachment trial
on January 23, 2020 at 12:03 am
A protester burst into the Senate visitor gallery shouting "dismiss the charges" during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, only to be quickly subdued and led away in handcuffs by police.
Let them speak: Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - Reuters/Ipsos poll
on January 22, 2020 at 11:19 pm
A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and the public appears to be largely following the proceedings even after a bruising congressional inquiry that lasted several months, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released Wednesday.
Joe Biden wins backing of national iron workers union in White House race
on January 22, 2020 at 10:52 pm
With the first votes in the 2020 Democratic nominating contest less than two weeks away, former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday received a welcome endorsement from the national iron workers union.
U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': environment watchdog
on January 22, 2020 at 10:48 pm
The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.