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US, British ministers trade threats in tit-for-tat tax row involving tech firms

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his British counterpart Sajid Javid clashed over taxation on Wednesday in a brewing battle over how Europe taxes the world's biggest technology firms.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 20:48:49

Senate approves Trump trial rules

The Republican-controlled US 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 ensure witnesses are heard.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 20:48:40

Boeing says 737 MAX return delayed till mid-2020

Boeing on Tuesday officially pushed back the timeframe for the 737 MAX to return to the skies, overshadowing an earlier announcement of a first flight of the delayed 777X plane.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:08:40

US Senate passes Republican-proposed resolution guiding Trump impeachment trial

The US Senate on early Wednesday voted to pass the Republican-proposed resolution laying out rules guiding the ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, after a marathon debate that killed 11 amendments introduced by the Democrats.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 15:11:30

Bolivian Congress accepts Morales' resignation

Bolivia's Legislative Assembly on Tuesday formally accepted the resignation of Evo Morales, two months after he resigned the presidency and left the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 14:04:13

US Senate rejects Democrats' demand for documents from White House in Trump impeachment trial

The US Senate on Tuesday voted to table a motion proposed by the Democrats during an ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump demanding documents from the White House related to the president's dealings with Ukraine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 9:34:21

Honduras braces for 1,900 migrants deported from Mexico

Honduras is preparing for the arrival this week of at least 1,900 nationals deported from Mexico for trying to enter illegally on their way to the United States, the Honduran ambassador in Mexico City said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 9:09:25

Trump impeachment trial formally starts in Senate

The impeachment trial against US President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday in the Senate as the chamber debated, and would later vote on, a resolution stipulating rules guiding the process.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 7:53:39

1st case of novel coronavirus reported in US

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Tuesday that the first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been reported in the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 5:43:01

Mexican troops fire tear gas to repel border-storming migrants

Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to storm into Mexico Monday by fording the river that divides the country from Guatemala, but National Guardsmen fired tear gas to force them back.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 19:58:40

Wasted relief supplies stir public unrest

Protests broke out in earthquake-hit Puerto Rico on Monday as a judicial investigation was opened into the weekend discovery of unused emergency supplies leftover from the devastating Hurricane Maria.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 19:13:41

F1 rookie Latifi takes race number from area code

Canadian Formula One rookie Nicholas Latifi has made the call and will race with the number six on his car in a nod to the telephone area code of his home city Toronto.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 16:18:40

3 rockets land near US embassy in Iraq's Baghdad

Three Katyusha rockets on Monday landed near the US embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 8:59:00

Trump's lawyers urge Senate to reject impeachment, acquit him speedily

US President Donald Trump's lawyers on Monday argued that Trump had done nothing wrong, urging the Senate to reject the impeachment articles approved by Democratic-led House of Representatives last month and acquit the president speedily.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 8:31:49

2 female NASA astronauts complete spacewalk to upgrade battery

Two female US astronauts wrapped up a spacewalk out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, upgrading the battery for one channel on one pair of the station's solar arrays.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 7:44:47

Two police officers killed in Hawaii shooting

At least two police officers in Honolulu, Hawaii, were killed Sunday morning in an apparent shooting, according to local law enforcement sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 8:48:47

Trump lawyers present defense

US President Donald Trump's legal team on Saturday presented its line of defense for his upcoming impeachment trial, a process they dismissed as unconstitutional and “dangerous.”
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 22:13:40

Lipstick to learning: indigenous women using businesses to end violence

Cosmetics brands and a program are built, aiming at helping at-risk youths after losing three close friends to murder and suicide, and last year set up a consultancy to help indigenous women through education
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/19 17:33:40