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Trump impeachment trial opens as senators clash over rules

The US Senate has rejected repeated Democratic attempts to secure new evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment as his trial began. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile backed off on a plan to fast-track the hearings after coming under pressure from fellow Republicans. Democrats said this would have been no …

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Trump impeachment trial set to open in US Senate

For only the third time in history, an American president is facing an impeachment trial, with hearings set to start on Tuesday at 13:00 (18:00 GMT). For only the third time in history, an American president is facing an impeachment trial, with hearings set to start on Tuesday at 13:00 …

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Trump impeachment: Legal team says charges ‘brazen and unlawful’

US President Donald Trump’s legal team has given its first formal response to the impeachment charges against him, describing the case as a “dangerous attack” on democracy. The document said the impeachment articles failed to allege any crime and were a “brazen” attempt to interfere with the 2020 presidential elections. …

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ECOWAS Finance Ministers, Governors discuss future of ECO

Finance and Economic Ministers and Central Bank Governors in West Africa have expressed reservations about the recent renaming of the common currency for member countries in the Francophone zone (CFA Franc) to ECO. They described the action as a “unilateral” decision that was not in line with the requirements for the …

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Brexit: ‘No alignment’ with EU on regulation, Javid tells business

The chancellor has warned manufacturers that “there will not be alignment” with the EU after Brexit and insists firms must “adjust” to new regulations. Speaking to the Financial Times, Sajid Javid admitted not all businesses would benefit from Brexit. Last year, the automotive, food and drink and pharmaceutical sectors warned the …

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New Chinese virus ‘will have infected hundreds’

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been 41 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts estimate the figure is closer to 1,700. Two people are known to …

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Panama: Seven people found dead after suspected exorcism

The bodies of seven people have been found in a mass grave in an indigenous area of Panama controlled by a religious sect. The deceased include a pregnant woman and five of her children. Authorities believe that a religious sect performed an exorcism on the victims in the Ngäbe-Buglé region …

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I caught HIV on a one-night stand and now I want to warn you

A Kenyan woman who was infected with HIV is speaking out about the risks of getting infected after she became HIV-positive following a one-night stand. Naomi Ireri, 41, a campaigner who warns youths against rushing into sex, told BBC Swahili how she had only known the man for a week …

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