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Trump rejects impeachment charges as an affront to U.S. Constitution

2 hours 50 min ago
President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as affronts to the U.S. Constitution that must be rejected.

Key arguments in Trump's defense as impeachment trial to begin in Senate

2 hours 50 min ago
The White House unveiled its detailed legal defense as the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate gears up to begin President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Tuesday.

Ukraine presses for return of Iran plane black boxes

3 hours 5 min ago
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.

Armed U.S. gun rights activists rally against proposed Virginia gun laws

3 hours 6 min ago
Thousands of armed gun-rights activists filled the streets around Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way through the newly Democratic-controlled state legislature.

Key events in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's extradition case

3 hours 27 min ago
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, will appear in a Vancouver, Canada, courtroom on Monday for the first day of her extradition trial, a process expected to take months - possibly years - to decide whether she can be extradited from Canada to the United States.

China repeats call on Canada to release Huawei's Meng as extradition trial set to kick off

3 hours 27 min ago
China on Monday repeated its call for Canada to release Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, ahead of her expected arrival in a Vancouver courtroom for the start of a trial to decide whether she can be extradited to the United States.

Trump urges Senate to reject impeachment as affront to U.S. Constitution

3 hours 29 min ago
President Donald Trump's lawyers argued on Monday that the impeachment case against him is a product of a rigged process by Democrats and "must be rejected" in the Senate trial that gets under way in earnest on Tuesday.

Prince Harry seeks 'more peaceful life' as reluctantly ends royal role

3 hours 42 min ago
Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his sadness at being forced to give up his royal duties in a deal with Queen Elizabeth and senior Windsors, saying there was no other option if he and his wife Meghan were to seek an independent future.

Explainer: The new life of Prince Harry and Meghan after split from royal family

3 hours 42 min ago
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will stop using their royal titles, give up state funding and repay taxpayer money used to refurbish their home at Windsor Castle as they seek to pursue new careers outside of Britain's royal family.

Virus spreads to more Chinese cities, President Xi says containment is priority

3 hours 53 min ago
An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, authorities said on Monday, and a fourth case has been reported beyond China's borders.

Factbox: New coronavirus outbreak spreads in China

4 hours 15 min ago
Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan.

China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus: Xinhua

4 hours 16 min ago
China's National Health Commission confirmed on Monday that a new virus causing an outbreak of pneumonia in the country has been passed from person-to-person and has infected some medical staff, China's official Xinhua news agency said.

Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N.

4 hours 38 min ago
Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West.

Britain's Prince Harry meets African leaders in London

4 hours 42 min ago
Britain's Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, the day after he spoke of his sadness that he would shortly be giving up royal duties.

Four protesters, two policemen killed as Iraq unrest resumes

4 hours 47 min ago
Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks.

Global stocks stay near record highs; focus turns to central banks, earnings

5 hours 3 min ago
World stocks traded just below record highs on Monday, pausing ahead of this week's central bank meetings, economic data and earnings, while oil prices rose to their highest in over a week after blockades began shutting down two Libyan oilfields.

Factbox: As Trump goes on trial, a fight over witnesses remains unresolved

5 hours 50 min ago
President Donald Trump goes on trial in the U.S. Senate this week on charges he abused his office and obstructed Congress, with one of the most contentious questions still unresolved - should senators hear from witnesses?

Risk to UK of new coronavirus is currently 'very low': infection service

5 hours 53 min ago
The current risk to the United Kingdom from an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China is very low, the national infection service said on Monday.

U.S.-bound migrant caravan in tense standoff at border between Mexico and Guatemala

6 hours 1 sec ago
A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States contain mass movements of migrants.

Police arrest organizer of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 10:58pm
A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organization said on Monday, after a protest he helped organize in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds.