Extradition hearings to begin for Huawei executive

The formal extradition hearings for a Chinese Huawei executive who was arrested in Canada more than a year ago are to begin on Monday. Meng Wanzhou was held in late 2018 in Canada on suspicion of fraud and breaching US sanctions on Iran. The US wants Ms Meng to stand trial on charges including fraud linked to the alleged violation […]

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Explainer: How Donald Trump's impeachment trial will work

The U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will begin in earnest on Tuesday, when senators may begin hearing opening statements on why he should be removed from office. While senators will serve as jurors, legal experts say an impeachment trial will look fundamentally different from a U.S. criminal proceeding. Here are the reasons why. HOW DOES AN IMPEACHMENT […]

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Two dead and 15 injured after shooting outside Kansas City bar

At least two people are dead and 15 were reportedly injured in a shooting outside a bar in Kansas City, Missouri. The shooting took place shortly before midnight on Sunday. Police said officers found “a chaotic scene” and had to call in help from around the city. Two people were found dead, including a woman in the car park. Police […]

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2 police officers killed in Hawaii shooting

HONOLULU (NYTIMES) – Two police officers in Honolulu were shot and killed after a gunman opened fire on Sunday (Jan 19) afternoon, officials said. The Honolulu mayor’s office confirmed the two fatalities and issued a statement on Twitter offering “deepest condolences to the family and friends of the two officers as well as the entire Honolulu Police Department”. A police […]

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SpaceX says 'picture perfect' test paves way for human mission

CAPE CANAVERAL (REUTERS) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday (Jan 19) in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a big step its mission to fly NASA astronauts for the first time as soon as this spring. A Crew Dragon astronaut capsule launched at 10.30am and softly splashed down […]

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Trump impeachment: President’s legal team calls charges ‘brazen and unlawful’

Donald Trump’s legal team has filed its first formal response to impeachment charges against the president, calling them a “dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president”. In a six-page document filed before opening statements are made on Tuesday in the president’s Senate trial, Mr Trump’s lawyers said the two articles of impeachment – abuse […]

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US Space Force defends ‘ridiculous’ camo uniforms

The US Space Force has defended its newly unveiled camouflage uniforms after they were roundly mocked on social media. The force, officially launched by US President Donald Trump last month, posted a picture of the uniform to its Twitter account. The uniform in the picture has a woodland camouflage design with badges embroidered on the arm and chest. Reacting to […]

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Trump targets Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines on her birthday

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) – The Trump administration moved on Friday (Jan 17) to roll back school nutrition standards championed by Mrs Michelle Obama, an effort long sought by food manufacturers and some school districts that have chafed at the cost of Obama’s prescriptions for fresh fruit and vegetables. The proposed rule by the Agriculture Department, coming on the former first lady’s […]

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Democrat shows her strength by winning push-up challenge

Tulsi Gabbard, the Hawaii Democrat, came prepared for an unexpected push-up contest after she was challenged at a New Hampshire town hall. Ms Gabbard, a combat veteran who served in Iraq and a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard, had previously shared videos of her workout routine on social media. “@TulsiGabbard challenged to a push-up contest at a Manchester […]

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