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Democrats in impeachment trial say Trump abused his power for political gain

Democrats worked methodically at US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Thursday (January 23) to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted


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Iraq, Kurdistan Region among most corrupt countries in watchdog's 2019 index

Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International released its Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 on Thursday (January 23) with Iraq placing near the bottom of the rankings, reinforcing the fact that


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Greek island mayors press government to lighten migrants overload

Mayors of three Greek islands bearing the brunt of intensely overcrowded refugee and migrant camps demanded the transfer of thousands to the country’s mainland during a meeting with the new migration


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China locks down city of 11 million at epicenter of virus outbreak

China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scram


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Democrats accuse Trump at impeachment trial of corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine

Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday (January 23) of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America’s global prestige


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Senate rejects Democrats on documents, witness in Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and e


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Trump calls for more overseas investment in US as impeachment trial begins

Thousands of miles from his Washington impeachment trial, President Donald Trump took center stage at Davos to tout the success of the US economy, while criticizing the US Federal Reserve on Tuesday (


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Greta Thunberg calls on world leaders to listen to young activists

Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a new generation of activists to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, urged world leaders to listen to young people on Tuesday (January 21).


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Trump lawyers call for immediate acquittal in legal, political defense

US President Donald Trump on Monday (January 20) rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a me


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Ukraine presses for return of Iran plane black boxes

Ukraine on Monday urged Iran to return the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by the Iranian military with the loss of all 176 people on board.


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Pope condemns 'barbaric resurgence' of anti-Semitism

Pope Francis on Monday condemned the “barbaric resurgence” of anti-Semitism around the world, linking it to the rise of populism.


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In impeachment document, Democrats say Trump endangers security, Trump denies

Democratic US lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump said on Saturday (January 18) the president must be removed from office to protect national security and


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Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with US, talks with Afghan govt: sources

The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with US troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions with Afghan government officials if it reaches a deal with US negotiators in ta


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'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of some 10,000 protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday (January 17) before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political an


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Trump impeachment trial opens as watchdog faults White House on Ukraine

The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove US President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday (January 16) even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the la


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Countries demand Iran compensate relatives of plane-crash victims

Five countries whose citizens died when Iran shot down an airliner last week said on Thursday (January 16) that Tehran should pay compensation to families of the victims, and warned that the world is


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White House broke law by withholding Ukraine aid, congressional agency says

The White House violated federal law by withholding security aid approved by lawmakers for Ukraine, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said on Thursday, in a blow for US President Donald Trump as th


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US Treasury Dept will allow 90-day wind-down period for fresh Iran sanctions

The US Treasury Department said on Thursday (January 16) it would allow for a 90-day period to wind down transactions in certain sectors of Iran’s economy hit with fresh US sanctions last week.


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Acting head of UN Palestinian refugee agency says US, Israel working against it

The interim head of the UN agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday (January 16) of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Wash


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China, US sign initial trade pact but doubts and tariffs linger

China will boost purchases of US goods and services by $200 billion over two years in exchange for the rolling back of some tariffs under an initial trade deal signed by the world’s two largest econom


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