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Democrats demand John Bolton testify at impeachment trial after report says Trump tied Ukraine aid to investigations

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his acquittal. The articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse...

 

Coronavirus death toll rises to 80 as China expands sweeping efforts to contain outbreak by postponing end of Lunar New Year hol

China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week’s Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80. Hong Kong announced it would bar entry to visitors from the mainland province at...

 

Asian stocks fall as virus fears spook markets, hit tourism

Shares tumbled Monday in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected in an outbreak of a potentially deadly virus.

 

AP source: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to probe

President Donald Trump said he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it aided political investigations into his Democratic rivals, former national security adviser John Bolton recounts in a draft of his forthcoming book.

 

Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle

Alê Roque wanders the untamed orchard in Rio de Janeiro, pushing aside leaves to point out what she helped plant last year. "This is cacao, developing well ... Look at this lime tree, it's full ... Lots and lots of tomato ... That one's acai ...," she says. It seems there's always more. "Ginger... Avocado... Pineapple... Sweet potato."

 

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes

The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed to unload some luggage to make its weight for flight.

 

China extends holiday to contain virus as death toll rises

China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80.

 

At least 38 killed in Turkey earthquake, officials say

Rescue crews in Turkey worked through Sunday to pull more survivors from collapsed buildings in the country’s east where a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Friday, claiming at least 38 lives.

 

Dozens of Long Islanders rally in Manhattan against India citizenship rules

They joined thousands of demonstrators outside the Indian consulate on the Upper East Side to protest regulations that critics say discriminate against Muslims.

 

Bolton book's bombshell: Trump linked Ukraine aid to the quid pro quo

As Bolton tells it, Trump tied Ukraine aid to investigation help, and other senior officials know more about the scheme than they have admitted.

 

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